Super Foods For Your Super Bowl Party

We have all been there. You get invited to a party last minute and you have nothing to bring, so you contemplate not going at all. If you find yourself in this position for the Super Bowl this weekend, here are quick and easy foods to bring to a party so you do not need to miss out!

Football Shaped Oreo Truffles: 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Oreo cookies 
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese softened
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips 
  • White vanilla frosting 

Directions:

  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
  • Using a Food Processor, crush Oreo cookies {centers included} into fine crumbs
  • In a large bowl, place softened cream cheese
  • Add the Oreo crumbs and combine well
  • Use a cookie dough scoop about 2 tablespoons to get uniform sizes
  • Roll into balls, then roll into an oblong shape and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper
  • Pat down the top slightly and pinch the ends slightly to form the football shape
  • Place in freezer at least 1 hour
  • Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl (glass works best), and melt beginning with 30 seconds, stir then continue to heat 20 seconds at a time
  • Work with a few truffles at a time, coat truffles in chocolate and place on lined cookie sheet 
  • After the chocolate is set, about 10 minutes. Add frosting to a ziploc bag with a small hole cut out to form a tip and pipe on the lines 

Pastrami Football Finger Sandwiches:

Full Recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/pastrami-football-finger-sandwiches-recipe-2121214

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1/3 cup Cento roasted red peppers chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 slices cocktail pumpernickel bread squares
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced pastrami or deli meat of choice
  • 16 bread and butter pickle slices
  • 1 to 2 slices white cheese, such as muenster or white American (you want about a 4-inch square slice)

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix the shredded cheese, peppers, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Stack 4 slices of the bread on a cutting board. Using a knife or 2 1/2-inch round cutter, trim the bread into football shapes, save the trimmings for another use. Continue with the remaining bread.
  • Lay the bread slices on a rimmed baking sheet and brush with the melted butter. Place in the oven and toast until crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Spread about 1 tablespoon of the pepper cheese mixture on the bread. Top with some pastrami, a pickle and another slice of bread.
  • To make the laces, cut the cheese into 16 long strips. Cut each strip into 1 long and 3 short pieces. Lay the long strip lengthwise on the sandwich, and then the 3 short strips crosswise to make the laces. Repeat with all the strips. Put the sandwiches back into the oven for 2 minutes to set the cheese laces. Secure the sandwiches with a toothpick and serve

Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Ingredients:

  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 1-2 cans of shredded white chicken depending on amount needed
  • 1 bag of shredded cheese, such as mexican four cheese mix 
  • Buffalo sauce to your liking. 

Directions:

  • Mix the chicken, cream cheese, buff sauce, and half the bag of cheese together and and 
  • Cream until well mixed 
  • Sprinkle the other half bag of cheese on top
  • Microwave for 5 mins 
  • Serve with celery sticks, carrot sticks, tortilla chips, crackers or toasted baguette slices

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