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For your Super Bowl party, don’t just stick to savory snacks–whip up this super easy, deliciously chocolaty treat. Whether you’re hosting, attending a friend’s, or just staying home, this football-themed dessert won’t last long. The best part? It’s perfect no matter who you’re rooting for!

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Make This Game Day Dessert

Check out the video tutorial!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 20 chocolate cookie sandwiches, crushed
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and butter and beat until fluffy and combined, about 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated. Reserve 3 tablespoons in a small zip-top bag; seal and set aside.
  • Add chocolate syrup and crushed sandwich cookies and beat until combined.
  • Line a large bowl with plastic wrap. Place the cream cheese mixture into prepared bowl and fold the plastic over the cheese. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Unwrap plastic from the top of the cheese mixture (leaving it underneath) and turn out on a plate or small serving platter (wrapped side up). Shape into a football, then remove the plastic and press chocolate chips onto the tops and sides until completely covered.
  • Using your reserved bag of cream cheese mixture, snip off the corner and pipe “football laces” on the top of your cheese ball. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

Not in the mood for sweet? No prob! Make this savory version instead.

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Color Coordinate This Football-Themed Dessert

The best part about this board is using candies to match your team’s colors. I made this board before last year for the Rams and Bengals (hence the colors!), but it’s super easy to customize. This year for The Chiefs you can use red and black and for The 49ers, you can use red and yellow. If you’re having trouble finding yellow candies, you could go for gold-wrapped chocolates (like Hershey’s nuggets). I used gummies and licorice for the bold bright colors, but feel free to tailor it to your preferences–not everyone is a fan of gummy candy!

When I’m making candy boards, I often shop at Sockerbit, World Market, and Dylan’s for a variety of candies in different colors.

Carbs

  • Pretzels
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Sweets

  • Chocolate Cheese Football (recipe above!)
  • Assorted black candies (Licorice Wheels are my go-to)
  • Assorted red candies
  • Assorted yellow or gold candies
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Put It All Together

  • Place chocolate cheese football in the center of a small serving platter. Fan the pretzels around the entire football, then fan the wafers around the pretzel layer.
  • Place the small platter onto a larger one (this makes cleaning up easier!).
  • In a medium bowl, mix the Bengal-themed candy to evenly distribute. Add to one side of the large platter. In the same medium bowl, mix the Rams-themed candy to evenly distribute. Add to the opposite side of the board.
  • Enjoy, and may the best team win!

Game Day Dessert Pairings

When it comes to sweets, I personally like to pair them with wine. For this board, the creaminess of the sweet cheese football would be best paired with a dry, crisp white wine to help cut through the richness and temper the sweetness.

That said, you could also pair it with a fruit-forward co*cktail or seltzer! If you go for berry-flavored candies, go for berry-flavored drinks. Citrus candies? Go citrus! You get the drift. No matter what, stick to the clear liquors that don’t have a robust flavor of their own, like vodka!

Football Dessert Cheese Ball How-To Video

Here’s how to make the dessert football:

Want Other Football-Themed Ideas?

Check out my other candy board…

Healthier Football Desserts

Trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions or just wanting to balance out all the salty snacks? Try making:

  • Chocolate covered strawberries with white chocolate laces
  • Fruit salad in the shape of a football with whipped cream laces
  • Team color fruit sorbet
  • Rice Krispies Treats with team color sprinkles
  • Team color fruits with Chocolate Dip or Cream Cheese Dip

Show Me Your Football Dessert Boards

I hope this post inspires you to create delicious party snacks. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful spreads you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg and #AintTooProudtoSweet so I can see and share!

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Football Dessert Board for Game Day

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Description

This football-themed candy and dessert board is the finger food to round out your Super Bowl spread.

Ingredients

Carbs

  • Pretzels
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Sweets

  • Chocolate Cheese Football (recipe in post)
  • Assorted Black Candies
  • Assorted Orange or Red Candies
  • Assorted Blue Candies
  • Assorted Yellow Candies

Instructions

  • Place chocolate cheese football in the center of a small serving platter. Fan the pretzels around the entire football, then fan the wafers around the pretzel layer.

  • Place the small platter onto a larger one (this makes cleaning up easier!).

  • In a medium bowl, mix the Bengal-themed candy to evenly distribute. Add to one side of the large platter. In the same medium bowl, mix the Rams-themed candy to evenly distribute. Add to the opposite side of the board.

  • Enjoy!

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FAQs

What time is the Super Bowl? ›

The 2024 Super Bowl, Super Bowl LVIII, is scheduled to take place on February 11th, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Super Bowl 58, between the Kansas City Chiefs & the San Francisco 49ers kicks off at 6:30 PM EST, 3:30 PM PST time (local time for the game).

What are the 5 most popular Super Bowl foods? ›

Super Bowl Food: What is the most popular for parties?
  • #8- Meatballs. ...
  • #7- Pigs in a blanket. ...
  • #6- Veggie tray. ...
  • #5- Deviled Eggs. ...
  • #4- Sliders. ...
  • #3- Nachos. ...
  • #2- Pizza. ...
  • #1- Wings. According to the National Chicken Council, 1.45 billion chicken wings are expected to be consumed for Super Bowl Sunday.
Feb 11, 2024

What are the top 2 Super Bowl snacks? ›

To help plan your game day menu, we've rounded up some of our favorite Super Bowl appetizers that are sure to be a hit. These are the classic foods like Buffalo wings and nachos — plus more than a few innovative ideas, such as fried potato salad bites and a pimento cheese bar — that'll make your spread a success.

Who is in halftime show 2024? ›

Alicia Keys joined Usher as a surprise guest during the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show. She sang her song “If I Ain't Got You” before joining Usher in their duet “My Boo.”

How long is the halftime show? ›

The halftime show usually lasts between 12-15 minutes.

Who is singing at the Super Bowl 2024? ›

Full list of Super Bowl performers for 2024. Usher - The singer headlined the halftime show, joined by Alicia Keys, H.E.R., will.i.am, Ludacris, Lil Jon and more. Alicia Keys - The singer appeared as a special guest performing with Usher during the halftime show.

What is the number 1 super food? ›

1. Dark Leafy Greens. Dark green leafy vegetables (DGLVs) are an excellent source of nutrients including folate, zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and fiber.

What food do people eat during the Super Bowl? ›

Snack foods remain a popular choice for many. Chips and classic game day favorites top the Super Bowl food shopping list with 75% of Super Bowl watchers planning to buy chips, followed by dips / salsa / guacamole (67%), pizza (47%), chicken wings (42%), and nachos (22%), Numerator figures show.

What food should you have at a Super Bowl party? ›

Here are some delicious yet casual food ideas that are popular for Super Bowl parties:
  • Buffalo chicken wings - Always a crowd-pleaser. ...
  • Pizza - Order a variety of pies or make individual flatbreads.
  • Sliders/mini burgers - Make them easy to eat while watching the game.
  • Chicken tenders - Bake or fry with dipping sauces.
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