It isn’t game day until the snacks are ready. These quick desserts are the perfect addition to the spread for tailgates, couches and anywhere in between.
There’s nothing quite like sitting down with friends to watch a big game. And it seems like a party that’s easy to put together. After all, don’t you just have to turn on the game and get ready to watch?
But what about snacks?! The snacks are almost as important as the game itself. Having that perfect spread takes what could otherwise just be watching TV and turns it into a party!
The big thing we’re looking for with football snacks are that they’re easy to make and easy to eat! This isn’t the time for a layered cake or really anything that needs a fork. We’ve got a few great dessert options that balance salty, sweet and easy just perfectly.
The coolers are packed, the tiny charcoal grill is set up and the tailgate is going. But inevitably, someone is going to come looking for something sweet. There’s the classic option of breaking out a few bags of candy that are easy to snack on (you can even coordinate the wrappers to the color of your favorite team!).
But maybe you’re looking for something homemade to break out once the hot dogs are all gone. We’ve got those options to.
Coconut and chocolate make for an awesome game day combination. These chewy dessert bars are super easy to make and will travel nicely if you’re headed to a tailgate. Made with MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes and HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips, these treats are best chewed between cheers.
If you want to be a little more on theme for your football party, that works too! Just ice these chocolate cookies too look like footballs! They’re fun enough without the extra surprise of the REESE’S Miniature inside each one.
You can do a few things a little differently if you’re watching at home since there’s no need to worry about how the desserts will hold up while traveling. It opens up the door to the world of snack delicious snack mixes that combine sweet, salty and crunchy in perfect harmony to make a great game time treat.
Popcorn is a crowd pleasing favorite. Everyone loves the airy crunch and the perfect hint of salt. This popcorn, made with melted HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips, will be the MVP of game day. Prepare for it to go fast.
Pretzels and peanuts bring the salt. An assortment of REESE’S Miniatures, REESE’S PIECES Candy and REESE’S PUFFS Sweet ad Crunchy cereal bring the chocolate and peanut butter combination that will keep people coming back. This is an awesome no-bake solution to the game day dessert question. Don’t have REESE’S PUFFS Cereal? Just use another cereal to add that crunchy base to your mix.
Maybe you want dessert to be the star of your show. There’s plenty of ways to make dessert as great as the game without having to do anything too complicated.
A homemade truffle only sounds complicated. Using HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates filled with Caramel creates the perfectly sweet and creamy caramel filling, without requiring you to be in the kitchen all day. Add sprinkles with your teams colors to the outside instead of nuts for a fun themed dessert.
Okay, we did say no forks at the beginning. But this giant cookie is worth breaking out some silverware. You can add HERSHEY’S Cocoa to the dough to double the chocolate, top with ice cream or cut into handheld bars if you’re really dedicated to no forks. No matter how you slice it, this cookie cake is a big win.
Big games mean big snacks are on the horizon. No matter where you find yourself on game day, one of these recipes can help you score a quick touchdown with a dessert everyone will love.