Hosting a super bowl party? Try these great recipes that I stumbled across, I know I will be creating these delicious treats to take to the party.
Dip apples. Soak apples in lemon-lime soda for 10 to 15 minutes; remove from soda and dry completely. Melt light cocoa and white Candy Melts candy, separately, according to package directions. Use tongs to dip slices into melted light cocoa candy. Tap to smooth and remove excess candy. Place wedges on parchment paper-covered cake board. Chill until firm, about 10 minutes.
Decorate wedges. Use melted white candy in cut parchment bag to pipe laces and stripes onto each dipped treat.
PEANUT BUTTER FOOTBALL COOKIES
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 teaspoon Crisco or vegetable oil
White icing or white chocolate chips, for the laces
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or silpat baking mats.
- Cream butter, peanut butter, and both sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add egg, vanilla, milk, and salt and baking soda. Mix until combined. Slowly add flour and mix until dough comes together.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls of dough. Place on cookie sheet 2” apart. Press lightly with your palm to flatten to about 1/2” thickness. Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch the ends to make the cookies look like footballs.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until they just begin to brown. Cool completely on cookie sheets.
- Melt the chocolate chips with the crisco or oil, heating in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until smooth. Place chocolate in a ziploc bag and cut of a teeny tip (or use a squirt bottle). Outline the football shape on the cookie, then fill in with the chocolate. Tap the cookie sheet to even out any wrinkles in the chocolate, then chill to harden.
- Make the laces with a little white frosting or some melted white chocolate chips. (White frosting is easier!)
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
NOTES: Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to make larger football cookies. Baking time will be affected. Yield: 24 cookies.
Super bowl fun fact: The first Super Bowl was played in 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.