9 Fun Football-Themed Snacks to Make You the Real MVP
Score extra points with your game day crew by transforming regular recipes into impressive football-themed foods. With these savory and sweet snacks, victory will be yours no matter which team wins.
Seven Layer Dip
This dip by is a "must-have" for game day, and, as many users report, it disappears quickly. "Every time I make this, everybody raves. There's never any left!" says Allrecipes home cook CJFARRAR1. Though it's delicious any time of the year, this dip really takes the stage when decked out in team colors. Take a page out of Allrecipes user (and Packers fan) Kathigh's book and use cheese, sour cream, and a steady hand to show your team pride.
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
This flavorful dip has all the savory flavors of a baked potato without the hassle of having to bake anything. This certainly comes in handy at a tailgate, where barbeques may be commonplace, but ovens are pretty tough to come by. This dish can be prepared in advance, so take some pressure off yourself on game day and whip it up the night before.
Football Cheese Ball
This creative cheese ball is the perfect snack to nibble while you wait for everything on the grill to finish cooking. This recipe has been a big hit on Allrecipes, with many users suggesting to make this in advance. Not only does this reduce your to-do list on game day, but it helps the flavors shine. Allrecipes home cook Mary confirms this, saying, "The taste was SO much better the following day after spending some quality time in the fridge."
Gridiron Sheet Cake
Who says tailgating food has to be all grilled meat and salty dips? A chocolate sheet cake decorated to look like a football field is a surefire crowd-pleaser and can easily be made to represent whichever two teams are playing. Any little football fans in the house will enjoy lending a hand with this cake. Separating the gummy bear "players" by team colors is a fun task for children—just make sure they don't eat them all!
100 Yard Football Field of Dips
Can't decide between dips for the big day? Skip the choice and just make 'em all. This impressive appetizer has something for everyone, and will be the topic of conversation for the whole tailgate. Here's a handy step-by-step to help you pull it all together. If you build it, they will dip.
Soft Sugar Cookies IV
Iced sugar cookies are an ideal tailgating food. They require no utensils, are easy to transport, and can be decorated to look like team logos, mascots, or even just footballs themselves. A football-shaped cookie cutter and a bit of chocolate icing can turn a tasty cookie into perfect game day treat.
Mini Football Meatloaves
These mini meatloaves are an Allrecipes favorite throughout the year, but they really shine during pigskin season. They're small and bite-size, which makes them ideal for tailgates and viewing parties. For a kickoff-themed bite, shape them into footballs and use a piping bag full of bechamel to create the stitching.
Pile High Snack Stadium
This massive snack centerpiece is perfect for a huge group—the stadium walls alone are comprised of 200 sandwiches. Be prepared for lots of admirers; even tailgaters supporting the opposing team will want to know how you've done it. And no, you don't have to make 200 sandwiches if you're fielding a smaller crowd.
Smart Cookie Football Cake
"Layers of yellow cake are painted with buttercream 'grass' and topped with a scrumptious football," Smart Cookie says of this "touchdown in dessert form."