I think Super Bowl parties are my favorite- and this is only because of the snacks! You are allowed to eat amazing junk food like popcorn, nachos, tater tots and wash it all down with an ice cold beer. Heaven.
Oh, and I guess the game is interesting as well….or at least the commercials are! Honestly, I don’t watch sports on TV, so I compensate by diving into the sporty details and throwing a helluva party.
This year, my husband and I went the easy route- we reserved a few tables at our favorite local dive bar and invited a few families to join in. They are allowing us to bring dessert, so I thought something salty and sweet would be ideal for all ages.
Every month, I receive a delivery of edible goodies from Degustabox– a food subscription box that includes 10-15 full size surprise items every month for only $19.99. I have discovered a lot of my favorite this way- this month’s new obsession is Cello Whisps, which are pure cheese crisps. I popped them on top of my tomato soup, in a caesar salad, and straight out the bag.
Another discovery this month was ALO, an aloe vera drink that has amazing flavors like Cucumber Cantaloupe. I could drink this every day- extremely refreshing with a unique texture. Finally, I reintroduced microwave popcorn into my life. Jolly Time Healthy Pop was in this month’s Degustabox. I have a mini “old fashioned” popcorn machine at home that I usually pop my stuff in, but I have come to discover how messy it is to make. I loved that Healthy Pop has only 20 calories per serving, and is naturally flavored.
For the Super Bowl, I wanted to make single serving size snacks for our crowd. I cut brown construction paper and shaped it into cones with double stick tape, then painted football laces on with White Out.
Next, I popped the Jolly Time in the microwave, let the bag cool, then poured it onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
I placed about 1/2 cup of Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips into a microwave-safe bowl and warmed it on high for 30 seconds. I took it out, stirred, then microwaved at 15 second intervals to make sure it didn’t burn.
I then let my kids drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn and let it cool for about 10 minutes. All you have to do is place the cooled chocolate-drizzled popcorn in the cones and you are all set! The only tough part is deciding how to serve it. I have a mason jar caddy that I bought from Cost Plus World Market that I use for crayons and markers. I emptied it out, washed the mason jars, and placed the cones in them.
You can also cover a box in construction or wrapping paper and cut holes in the bottom to pop the cones in.
Enjoy and have a fabulous Super Bowl Soirée!
Disclosure: I receive Degustabox for review purposes; all opinions are honest and my own as always!