Sweet, Salty and Gooey Footballs

The biggest and last football game of the season will take place in a few days … Super Bowl!  There will be parties, pizza delivered, many bags of chips opened, avocados smashed for guacamole, etc.  Don’t forget to serve something sweet, too!  I have got the perfect solution for that sweet snack … Sweet, Salty and Gooey Footballs!

Sweet, Salty and Gooey Footballs - SweetSimpleStuff

I used the same Tic, Tac, Toe pretzels that I used in the Hugs and Kisses Snack Mix…XOXO and the XOXO Hugs & Kisses … Pretzels + Rolos.  The idea of these footballs popped into my head as I was putting the hearts and lips on the Hugs & Kisses … Pretzels + Rolos.  The “O” pretzels aren’t a perfect circle … they’re a little more oval-shaped, like a football!

Chocolate, caramel & pretzel footballs - SweetSimpleStuff

In fact, these are made just like the Valentine treats … don’t add the heart or lips … add laces instead!

Rolo and Pretzel Footballs - SweetSimpleStuff

Sweet, Salty and Gooey Footballs

  • 1 package (11 ounces) Hershey’s Rolo candies (approximately 50)
  • 100 pretzels (50 X’s and 50 O’s)
  • 4 ounces white candy coating/candy melts
  1. Unwrap/remove foil from Rolo candies.  Sort out whole pretzels (broken ones make great snacks), 50 X’s and 50 O’s.  Heat oven to 350°F.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.  Arrange X pretzels on prepared baking sheet and top with a Rolo.  Bake for 3 to 5 minutes … just until candy is soft and slightly melted.
  2. Remove from oven and top each Rolo with an O pretzel, press down slightly.
  3. Let cool until chocolate hardens or pop them in the fridge for a few minutes (be sure that the baking pan is cooled).
  4. Melt white candy according to package directions and place in squeeze bottle or disposable decorating bag.  Draw laces on football.

Pretzel Rolo Hugs - SweetSimpleStuff.com Pretzel Rolo Kisses - SweetSimpleStuff.com Football candy sandwich - SweetSimpleStuff

To tell the truth … found drawing the laces to be a bit tedious.  If you feel the same way, don’t decorate all of them … put the undecorated ones on the bottom of the bowl and place the pretty ones on top!  Yes, I called footballs pretty … please don’t tell my hubby or sons, they’ll roll their eyes … probably as they’re eating the pretty footballs 😉

Chocolate, Caramel and Pretzel Footballs - SweetSimpleStuff

By the way … I just announced the winner of the heart cake pan that I used for the Cookie Lover’s Bark.  If you have a chance, read the interesting  comments that were left … seems like cake pans should be called multi-purpose pans!

Are you going to watch the big game?

 

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