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!
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!
In fact, these are made just like the Valentine treats … don’t add the heart or lips … add laces instead!
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
- 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.
- Remove from oven and top each Rolo with an O pretzel, press down slightly.
- Let cool until chocolate hardens or pop them in the fridge for a few minutes (be sure that the baking pan is cooled).
- Melt white candy according to package directions and place in squeeze bottle or disposable decorating bag. Draw laces on football.
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 😉
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?