Sometimes I think the best part about football season is the food! My husband is a die hard NFL lover and he really gets into his game watching with the kids. They love their football! I do enjoy football but I have to admit, I enjoy creating football themed food even more. Of course the eating part isn't half bad either ha! Recently I bought a big ol' 48 count box of Snickers candy bars from Sam's Club, they also carry a 105 count variety bag too. The price was really good and for as often as we love to enjoy Snickers bars these were a great buy. I'm thinking of using some of the bars as teacher gifts when the kids go back to school too. You can never go wrong with chocolate dessert recipes or Mars candy! #Chocolate4TheWin
Even though we are only just in the NFL preseason I thought it would be fun to make a little chocolatey football themed dessert. Since everybody already has football on the brain, why not run with the theme for our after supper dessert tonight. This dessert recipe would of course be really great for a game day party too. It is so easy to make and so delicious! If you wanted to change it up you could add some hazelnut or peanut butter spread into the cream cheese frosting. My kids used up all my peanut butter the day I needed to make this or else that would have been in there. I just cut the brownie pizza into wedges when it is time to serve and that works out really great.
In just a few easy steps you can make this delicious treat! Let's get started!
-fudge brownie mix and ingredients listed on the packaging
-8 oz soft cream cheese
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-4 Snickers candy bars
*peanut butter or hazelnut spread is optional for adding into the frosting
1. Preheat your oven to 350F
2. Mix the brownies according to package directions
3. Line jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper
4. Pour brownie batter in pan and let it spread out on its own as it bakes
5. Bake for 18-20 minutes then let cool completely
6. Beat until fluffy -- 8 oz soft cream cheese with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp vanilla
7. Using a knife trim brownie into a football shape, it is easy to lift out of the pan with the parchment
8. Place football shaped brownie onto a big cutting board, you can leave parchment on
9. Spread brownie with frosting leaving the edge all around free
10. Chop 3 Snickers bars into cubes and decorate around the edge
11. Chop 1 snickers bar in half then into three long strips each section, eat one it then put the rest onto the middle of the brownie football for the laces
12. This needs to be refrigerated if not eating right away, it can totally be made a day ahead of time and then pulled out to serve cold from the fridge. ENJOY!
“football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”
― Vince Lombardi