Football Dessert Board for Game Day

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Making your shopping list for the Big Game? Don’t just stick to savory snacks–whip up this super easy, deliciously chocolaty treat for your Super Bowl party. Whether you’re hosting, attending a friend’s, or just staying home (party of 1!), this football-themed dessert won’t last long. The best part? It’s perfect no matter who you’re rooting for! It’s perfect for a sweet celebration or a much-needed comfort–you’re covered either way. But you know I’m a California girl, so…go Rams!

For more game day ideas, check out my Build Your Own Hot Dog Bar, Game Day Meatball Board, Chicken Wings Board, Soft Pretzel Charcuterie Board, and Football Cheese Board.

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Make the Chocolate Cheese Ball

Check out the video tutorial!

  • 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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How to Make this Football-Themed Dessert Board

The best part about this board is using candies to match your team’s colors. I made this board before we knew the final Super Bowl teams.  I got lucky with the yellow and blue for the Rams. But for this year’s Super Bowl, you can easily switch out the red gummies for orange ones to root on the Cincinnati Bengals. Gummies and Licorice are perfect for this kind of display.  I 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 Orange or Red Candies  
  • Assorted Blue Candies
  • Assorted Yellow Candies

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!
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Don’t Forget About Valentine’s Day!

Whether you plan to celebrate with a significant other or your best friend(s), V day falls on the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday! This February 14th, skip the overpriced restaurants and crowded bars and whip up something delicious at home: 

Want Other Football-Themed Ideas?

Check out my other candy board…

Show Me Your 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

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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