Football-Themed Snacks for Game Day

Football-Themed Snacks for Game Day

All summer long, we come across football-themed snack recipes that we just can’t wait to try out once football season rolls around. Thankfully, that time has finally come! The best football-watching snacks are quick, easy and delicious, with a little pizazz in the presentation to make them truly party-worthy.

Here’s our go-to list of crowd-pleasing treats that will take your game-watching party all the way to the end zone.

Football-Shaped Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese goes gourmet! Using this recipe for Football Shaped Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for reference, gather up eight slices of white bread, butter, jalapenos, cream cheese and shredded cheddar to make these spicy, cheesy sandwiches that will surely score a tastebud touchdown. Cut the sandwiches into football shapes and pipe them with cream cheese to complete the effect.

Football Pizza Pockets

This tutorial for Football Pizza Pockets shows you how to make mini pizza pockets that your guests will want to pop into their mouths by the plateful. Once you get the basic recipe down, you’ll be able to experiment with different filling combinations to build a party platter that’s sure to win points with everyone from vegetarians to meat lovers.

Jalapeno Popper Football Cheese Ball

Although it’s a little more complex than we typically prefer for game day, this recipe for a Jalapeno Popper Football Cheese Ball yields 30 servings in only 15 minutes — that’s nearly enough to feed an entire football team! The recipe calls for several cheeses, bacon, jalapenos, breadcrumbs and green onions along with quite a few other ingredients, so you’ll definitely want to make sure you have everything on hand before you begin. But once you’ve presented this spicy football of deliciousness to your guests with some pretzels and crackers on the side, you’ll be the Most Valuable Player of the watch party.

Strawberry Footballs

Everyone loves dessert, and with 30 strawberries, chocolate candy coating and vanilla piping, you’ve got everything you need for this recipe for chocolate-coated Strawberry Footballs. They’re sweet, a little tart and an excellent treat for doing an end run after halftime.

Football Puppy Chow 

For uninterrupted grazing before, during and after the game, nothing beats a huge bowl of puppy chow — except for this recipe for Football Puppy Chow. Basically, it’s the classic Chex party mix recipe, but with the addition of candy melts and chocolate chips to create a football color scheme. Oh, and the almonds made to look like little footballs with piped icing really push it over the goal line. This is the stuff your team will devour, bowl after bowl, so you may want to make plenty ahead of time and store it in bags — it keeps well.

Go team!