When planning our Super Bowl party, I tried to make sure there were goodies for both the kids and adults to enjoy. It is too much work to prepare two different menus, so I always attempt to make foods that everyone will like. Sloppy Joe’s are always a big hit, so we’ll have that for sure. Of course, we will need some popcorn, chips and Pepsi. I also decided to attempt some popcorn footballs for the event.
The day before the Super Bowl, mom and I made a quick trip to our local Bi-Lo to pick up some game day snacks. We were hoping for some good sales and were not disappointed. Just as we walked in the door there was a big Pepsi sale display, so we were off to a good start.
I needed some supplies for the popcorn balls like marshmallows, peanut butter, and of course popcorn. We had a major score over on the popcorn isle. Orville Redenbacher was buy one get one free! Time to stock up! We go through a lot of popcorn and it has to be Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Butter variety in our house.
The family loves Cherry Pepsi and I have grown quite fond of the diet version, so it was really good to see that Pepsi products were also on sale. We found a lot of good deals on our party foods at Bi-Lo on Saturday.
Sunday morning, I decided to get the popcorn footballs out of the way. I had a general idea of how to make them and this is what I came up with:
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1 (10 oz) bag of Marshmallows
1 (12 oz) bag of chocolate chips
2 bags of Orville Redenbacher Popcorn (I used most of 2 pop-up-bowl bags)
2 – 3 tablespoons softened butter
White frosting & round decorator tip
They were pretty easy to make. Pop 2 bags of popcorn in microwave and put most of it into a large bowl – snack on the rest. Then warm peanut butter in the microwave for about a minute, until soft. Next, in a separate bowl melt the chocolate chips and marshmallows in the microwave on low for one minute. Mix the peanut butter into chocolate mixture. Stir into popcorn. Rub the softened butter onto your hands and shape popcorn mixture into footballs. Snip the end off of a sandwich bag or use a round decorator tip to pipe frosting laces onto each football.
I think they came out pretty cute. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate was pretty tasty. The kids and adults both loved them.
We had a lot of fun during our Super Bowl party. We ate lots of good food and everyone got into the game. At one point I thought popcorn was going to spill all over the floor, because of the cheering. Our team didn’t win the game, but we still had a great time. I was glad to pull off a Super Bowl party that even the kids would approve of!
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