#TBT 15: Mini Football Snacks

Today, there can only be one possible candidate for today’s #ThrowbackThursday post…

MINI FOOTBALL SNACKIES (For those of you who don’t have the SportsCenter App clogging up your phone, tonight is the start of this season’s Thursday Night Football).  :)

Now it’s officially starting to feel like Fall is coming. Last night I had dinner at Panera and we sat outside on the patio. We actually had to call it a night early because the air was so chilly. A far cry from last week when we were still sweating outside at 8pm. By the way, if you’re a Panera fan (or Paradise Bakery for Arizonians!) I highly recommend the new Autumn salad: Arugala with apple slaw, ancient grains (including Freekeh!), pumpkin seeds, grapes and apple cider vinegrette. There was supposed to be chicken but the waitress forgot it and I wasn’t feeling particularly carnivorous anyways. Okay tangent over, I leave you with this blast-from-the-past:

Mini Football Snackies

Originially Posted September 15, 2014

Which football games did you watch this weekend? Even the unsporty-est of the people can find something they enjoy about football season. You get to plan team-colored outfits, prepare fan-friendly appetizers, maybe some drinks or cocktails, tailgate parties, house parties, sports bar parties, trash-talking the opposing team. I don’t want to hear about Ray Rice anymore, let’s talk about the actual players and games! Or food. That’s cool too.

Mini Football Pretzel Snackies from Stronglikemycoffee.com

My weekend was spent working at our home-opener football game. (I’m a sports marketing intern for our athletics department). After working 2.5 hours at a volleyball tournament, I spent 7 hours on the football field. Our boys stepped out in brand new uniform designs and we kicked off brand new game-day traditions. I’m sad to report that I didn’t have any glamorous or “wow” jobs during the game. Typical intern grunt work. But the boys kept me entertained with touchdown after touchdown, killing the opposing team. Brought home a W and that’s all a fan can ask for, right?!

Sports marketing interns on game day (stronglikemycoffee.com)Okay moving on….It’s not really a secret that I like to make things pretty. Why have pretzels when you can turn them into adorable football pretzels? For some reason, I will use any excuse to make DIY crafts and recipes that have a theme. Just appease me.

Peanut-butter filled pretzels + chocolate = BOOM. 2 ingredient recipe. (Not to mention the best flavor combo EVER.)Mini pretzel football ingredients (stronglikemycoffee.com)

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt your milk/dark chocolate, and dunk the tops of the pretzels into it.
  • Set them, pretzel-side down onto the paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Place the sheet into the freezer for ten minutes while you melt your white chocolate
  • If you don’t have a piping tool that is thin enough to outline the laces onto the pretzels, you can just use a ziplock bag. Push a toothpick through the corner to create a tiny whole, and fill the bag with your melted white chocolate.

Making mini football pretzels (stronglikemycoffee.com)

  • Pipe the laces onto the pretzels and place them back into the freezer. Store in the freezer until you’re ready to place in a dish for your party, because if you leave them out they will be G-O-N-E. ;)Mini Football Snackies Recipe (stronglikemycoffee.com)

They were a hit! And yes, they do taste better than regular chocolate peanut butter pretzels because they are made with love. Football love.

That’s just the start of weekend football festivities, we have a long season to go. More snacks and recipes to come!

Mini Football Pretzels Tailgate Party Snacks (stronglikemycoffee.com)


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Posted on September 17, 2015, in Healthy Lifestyle. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What a cute idea. I love chocolate covered pretzels. 😃

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