Planning a Super Bowl party, or any football-themed party for that matter, can be fun for even the most craft-adverse host, as almost anything brown can turn into a football with just a little decoration. With a little planning, you won't be serving up any Pinterest fails this Sunday night.
The easiest to way to create five-minute Super Bowl treats is to turn your chocolate cupcakes, cookies, and cakes into footballs. Be creative—you can make footballs out of anything from gourmet chocolate truffles to chocolate-covered strawberries. Just create the football seam out of white frosting and you have a festive Super Bowl dessert that takes hardly any time to create: painless, cute, and easy. Take that, Martha Stewart!
First, you'll need some white frosting and a piping bag with a tip. If you don't have a piping bag, you can still do this easily with a plastic bag or a medicine dropper. Have some toothpicks on hand to correct your work and fix any mess-ups.
If you don't have a piping bag, but do have young kids at home, then this will probably be the first time you'll be happy to use the medicine syringe. Just wash it out well, and it's an awesome frosting tool that creates very straight lines and is easy to handle.
If you don't have kids, then you can also just use a plastic bag to get the job done. Scoop the frosting into one corner and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag.
Now it's time to get started on making all your football-themed snacks.
Elevate your Super Bowl dessert offerings this year with chocolate covered strawberries. Whether you buy them already made or you dip them yourself, it only takes a few minutes to transform them into little footballs with stems.
Layered dips are a true game-day food, but Mindy from Creative Juice transformed the top layer of guacamole into a football field. She used a ziplock to pipe sour cream lines, and another bag to create a refried bean football. You may or may not be able to fit a full "100 yards" on there, but don't force it if you can't—accuracy isn't important here.
I've made these before with regular pretzels, and they are highly addictive. Just use football-shaped pretzels and Rolos, and you have a perfectly themed football snack. These babies only need a few minutes in an oven.
If you don't want to mess with piping icing or sour cream, then up your glass game with white masking or washi tape . Give these to your guests whom you think will be drinking beer, Coke, or iced coffee to get the football effect.
Rice Krispies Treats are probably my favorite nostalgic dessert, and they are no-bake and easy to make. Just make yours with Cocoa Krispies, and you can shape them into little brown footballs in a flash.
If you want to just serve the standard wings, chips, and pizza, and don't want to mess with themed food, then use these free printables to create football-themed snack containers.
Check out these 5 cheese dips that don't use Velveeta, Gatorade-infused treats for game day, an easy football-shaped pull-apart "cake" made from cupcakes, low-fat buffalo wings that are just as good as the fatty ones, and this recipe for a hearty white chicken chili that will feed a crowd.