So Christmas and New Years has come and gone, so what’s next? Of course, for me, I have my 25th birthday on the 13th and there’s Downton Abbey. Nevertheless, for those repressed culinary arts aficionados, don’t worry for though the Super Bowl is only a month away, January is playoff season so this will give you plenty of time to apply your creativity in the kitchen. Now for those who don’t live in the US, Super Bowl Sunday is the day of the NFL professional football championship in which the winning team that wins receives the Vince Lombardi trophy and a special player gets the Super Bowl MVP trophy, too. Of course, Super Bowl Sunday is sort of like an unofficial national holiday in America, in which families across the country to watch the two best football teams such as the NFC champion and the AFC champion for the ultimate Vince Lombardi trophy. Now being from the Pittsburgh area, I usually watch the Super Bowl if the Steelers are playing and I know this year, they’re in the playoffs. Of course, the bad news is that they play my Uncle Mike’s team, the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in the Wild Card spot. Yet, if the Steelers do make the Super Bowl, I’ll certainly be torn between local loyalties and watching Downton Abbey, which is one of my favorite shows (it’s really that good). Still, I may not be into the Super Bowl party scene or sports in general (I love my Downton though, especially the Dowager Countess), but my dad played football in high school and has been watching football games ever since while I’ve spent eight years in high school and college marching band. Nevertheless, there are many who have Super Bowl parties and might be looking for ideas for food (and believe me, a lot of food is consumed during the Super Bowl, not all of it healthy). Of course, there are the traditional dishes like nachos, Buffalo wings, hamburgers, hotdogs, potato chips, tacos, pretzels, bacon, and anything else that’s not good for your arteries, all with the side of beer. However, I try to take the unconventional turn. So without, further adieu, here are some great Super Bowl treats to score a touchdown with your Super Bowl party guests. Also, this post has nothing to do with the NFL and it will probably be sponsored with brands like Chevrolet, McDonald’s, Burger King, Bud Light, Miller, Dodge, Ford, Honda, and Budweiser. Some treats might be from previous years.
1. For those from Baltimore, here are some winning cookies for the Baltimore Ravens.
Sorry, Uncle Mike, but Aunt Jane will never ever make these for you. Also, I can’t believe this person has jerseys of a guy with two murder allegations and a guy caught on a security camera for knocking out his wife in an Atlantic City casino. Yeah, the Ravens are a great team of role models aren’t they?
2. I think I’ll take a 30 yard pass with these deviled football eggs.
They may not be the appetizers you like, but they’re a lot healthier than a lot of the traditional tailgating football fare.
3. Behold, the Mega Snackadium.
You’ll see a lot of these in this post. Still, this is the largest of the snack stadiums by far. Of course, since this one is probably used by a restaurant, it doubles as an all you can eat buffet.
4. To honor the late Vince Lombardi’s Italian heritage, score a touchdown with this delicious pepperoni pizza Vince would’ve wanted his mother to make.
Now I know that footballs are brown but I’m sure pepperoni will do. Also, despite that pepperoni contains lots of salt, this pizza is probably better for you than a lot of things. This is called the Vince Lombardi special.
5. For those in New England, here are the jersey cake pops of your favorite Patriots.
Now the New England Patriots are known for winning 3 Super Bowls in 4 years as well as Spygate. However, they lost their last two Super Bowls against the New York Giants. And one of them was when they were undefeated until then. Still, the Patriots are one of those teams you’d love to hate.
6. While you can munch on the Snackadium during the day, save room for some stadium desserts.
With cookie crusts, icing stands with sprinkles, fruit roll-up flags, and pudding turf, I’ll take it. Now I’m sure those sprinkles had very expensive seats because Super Bowl tickets aren’t cheap.
7. Since hamburgers are a staple tailgating dish, why not have them for dessert?
Sure these cookie and cream replicants don’t exactly resemble cheeseburgers, but I’ll have them. Besides, they’re probably better for you than a Big Mac or a Whopper.
8. Now this 12th Man Snack Stadium is a great winning addition in a Super Bowl party for any Seattle Seahawks fan.
This one even has cookie versions of its key players on the team. Of course, they all look the same though. Still, they’re the most recent Super Bowl Champions who beat the Denver Broncos last year. Steelers beat their ass in 2006 though.
9. Grace your Super Bowl party dessert platter with this large Cheeseburger cake.
Of course, if it’s a chocolate cheeseburger cake, I’d call it a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” in the words of Jimmy Buffett. Of course, I’m sure Parrottheads know what I’m talking about.
10. Nothing says Super Bowl party than a football shaped bread bowl filled with chili.
And if you have leftovers, chili even tastes better the second time you heat it up. Not sure about the bread bowl and cheese though. Yet, the golden brown bread almost matches the color.
11. Now I’d sure like to intercept a cream football covered with chocolate chips.
God, I would really like to have this chocolate chip football on my Super Bowl party dessert platter. I mean who can’t resist a chocolate football, or anything else chocolate for that matter?
12. Speaking of chocolate footballs, here’s a tray of them covered with chocolate.
I think what’s under those footballs has to be cake, preferably chocolate cake. Still, I’ll eat them. Seriously, those look good. Really good.
13. Score in your Super Bowl dinner with these football calzones with tomato sauce as a side.
Now compared to the other game day delights, these calzones and tomato sauce actually resemble something like a gourmet meal. You know, like what you’d see on a cooking show or a recipe book.
14. These Rice Krispie football treats will make your Super Bowl Sunday worthwhile.
Now I’m not sure if you’d take to them, but I’m positive your kids will. Then again, they’re made from chocolate Rice Krispies at least I hope so.
15. To wet your appetite for the big game, try these nice football bites.
Now these have footballs shaped kielbasa slices, cheddar cheese, and Ritz crackers. Of course, I don’t know what the white stuff is on the meat. Probably cheese.
16. Behold, I give you the mushroom and cheese Denver Broncos tortilla pizza.
Actually that’s a pretty good rendition of the Denver Broncos logo. I mean, that’s pretty damn good. Still, I don’t know if the mushrooms make a good substitute for a blue background. Still, the Broncos lost the Super Bowl last year, even though they had Peyton Manning.
17. Enjoy your Super Bowl party with these edible cupcake wraps.
I’m not sure whether these are manufactured or made by some repressed art student, but chocolate ones have the football while vanilla ones have the yard lines.
18. And now, I give you all, Hoagie Snackadium, home of Super Bowl BLT!
Hey, that’s the football pepperoni pizza I posted earlier. Still, to me this seems like a healthier option than the other stadiums so far, but seems to contain a lot of carbs and fat.
19. Of course, you can’t have any Super Bowl party without a side of football shaped beer bread decorated with bacon and cheese.
Nevertheless, this is certainly a basket of Super Bowl bread rolls fit for any man. I mean it contains all the things men would want as well as the high cholesterol content. Keep these away from your dog though.
20. For Super Bowl Sunday, it’s best to serve the guacamole dip as a football field.
Of course, this person couldn’t afford to build a snackadium so they just stuck with a guacamole dish instead. Nevertheless, pretty clever.
21. Nothing says a Super Bowl party like a red velvet football shaped and chocolate chip covered cheese ball.
Can’t believe this is my second chocolate chip covered cheese football I’ve posted already. Guess I have a thing for chocolate. Of course, nobody can have too much of that.
22. Now it seems like this person wants to honor the playoff season with hotdogs representing each team.
I wonder what the hotdog from Pittsburgh would look like. Also, why does the New York one have blue ooze on it? That can’t be normal. Oh, it’s supposed to represent the Giants. Also, that Green Bay hotdog looks disgusting.
23. Now these are the perfect cookies for any city of Champions.
Now this person really got the team logo right on this one, which the Pittsburgh Steelers have on only one side of their helmets. Nevertheless, not bad for the 6 time Super Bowl champions, am I right?
24. Of course, you can’t really go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries.
Still, they also make great Valentines Day gifts for men, if you know what I mean. Of course, they’re also seen as a health food as well.
25. For your Super Bowl party, why don’t you design the cupcake platter from one of your old playbooks?
I don’t know about you, but I sort of wish that every football team recorded their plays like this. Seriously, it would be just all the more awesome.
26. I’m sure this stadium cake would satisfy Green Bay Packer fan.
I actually watched that 2011 game when the Packers won the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers. At least I got to see Adrien Brody sing in that Stela Artois commercial. Now he is a very good looking guy, my friend. Well, so what if he has a large nose? He’s way hotter than Channing Tatum, in my book anyway.
27. Of course, if you love seafood, here’s a football of crab spread.
Of course, this crab spread also has cheese on it, which doesn’t make it kosher in some Jewish sects. This is especially true with the shellfish. Yet, if they live in Baltimore, I’m not sure that they care.
28. Welcome, to the Ham Sandwich Snackadium.
The stadium walls are made from ham sandwiches as I can recall. Yet, they seem to contain a lot of snack foods like Doritos, nachos, potato chips, and Ritz crackers. Still, contains lots of carbs.
29. Now this snakadium allows you to make your own sandwich as far as I can see.
Wow, seems like there’s a lot of ways you can customize your sandwich in this stadium. Unfortunately, there’s only one type of bread. Yet, I’d rather have something hot instead. I don’t like hoagies for some reason. Seriously, I don’t.
30. Since burgers are tailgating fare in football, why not have a football shaped burger?
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s pretty appropriate for a Super Bowl party. Of course, my dad would usually have some American cheese on his toasted bun.
31. Wet your appetite with these rice cake footballs.
I’m sure cheese was involved here as far as I could tell. Or do rice just brown that way? Then again, at least you can dip it in something.
32. Behold, the cheese pizza dedicated to Super Bowl XLVI in which the New England Patriots face off against the New York Giants.
Man, that’s one amazing pizza. Still, I know quite well that the Giants won this one and Eli Manning got another MVP trophy, to his older brother Peyton’s dismay.
33. For vegetarians and health nuts out there, here’s a veggie stadium platter for you.
A healthy options, Super Bowl party vegetable platter? What kind of NFL heresy is this? Seriously, football food needs to be at least bad enough to kill a man through heart disease.
34. Get your child to know the calls in football with these cupcakes.
Now some of the signs on here consist of, “False Start,” “Delay Game,” “Off-Side,” “Pass Interference,” “Face Mask,” and “Horse Collar.” Still, I’m surprised they don’t have the call, “Unnecessary Roughness” or “Excessive Celebration” on here.
35. For the Pittsburgh Steelers heading to the Super Bowl, here’s a dessert table befit for the City of Champions.
Now let’s see here: Steeler jersey cookies, Black and Gold gobs, popcorn, Steeler cupcakes, Steeler cake pops, football cake, and beer. Too bad this was assembled in 2011, when they lost the Super Bowl to the Green Bay Packers.
36. No cheese ball is better for the Super Bowl party than a bacon and cheese ball for your crackers.
Of course, the bacon gives this cheese football its color after being ground up into tiny bits. Still, definitely not for people with high cholesterol.
37. Don’t forget to kick a field goal into these cupcakes.
Of course, I’m not sure about the yardage here. Then again, take two of these and you get a football field, albeit a very small one.
38. Now this snackadium is just epic, literally.
Now I know this one has been done quite some time ago since they have Twinkies and Ho Hos as parked cars in the lot outside. Hostess has been out of business since 2012 at least.
39. Celebrate the Super Bowl with this football cake on the grass.
Of course, the artificial turf on this cake looks more realistic than the turf on Cougar Mountain will ever be.
40. Of course, this snacktadium was made for a bar and grille.
I see this one contains beer as I see it and other dishes. Still, I wonder if that grass is real. Looks like it compared to what I’ve seen on Cougar Mountain, that is. Also contains helmets from almost all the NFL teams.
41. Grace your Super Bowl party platter with football fritters containing potato, bacon, and cheddar cheese.
Now I’m sure my dad will really love these. Yet, I know they’d be very bad for him. Contains lots of salt, seriously. Eat enough of them and you’ll get a heart attack.
42. Nothing makes a Super Bowl than a football soft pretzel.
Of course, in Pittsburgh, we call this, “the Ben Roethlisberger Special.” Did I spell his name right? Seriously, did I spell his name right?
43. For frozen treats, you can’t do wrong with these football ice cream sandwiches on sticks.
The great part of these is that how the plays are written on the sticks. Still, wish real football teams did this with their plays. Maybe they’ll remember them better.
44. For all you winos out there, nothing makes a great Super Bowl party than a stadium cheese platter.
Of course, while the black olives are in position, the green olives seemed to have called a time out. Wonder if the green olives realize they’re losing. Losing teams tend to do this near the end of games.
45. Nothing makes great artificial turf for your snackadium than celery.
Okay, I bet this is the low budget version of the Super Bowl veggie platter. And they have an almond to act as a football. For those who have limited cooking skills, you might want to try this.
46. When it comes to snackadium walls, you might want to go with sandwiches on one end and lunch meat and graham crackers on the other.
What my question about this stadium is: How the hell did they get the ham, graham crackers, and pastrami to stand up like that? Seriously, how did they do it?
47. I’m sure your party guests will delight in this one of a kind Super Bowl sundae.
And I guess this is with a sprinkles in a cone as well as chocolate chip mint ice cream. Can I have one, please? I’ll take it. Seems like someone’s about to score a touchdown.
48. Behold, I give you, the Super Bowl Taco Bowl.
Of course, while this item may be among the healthier dishes on this post, it may give you a case of gas by the 3rd quarter. I mean it’s probably covered with refried beans for the other contents to stick to.
49. Nothing says a Super Bowl party than a team sized football burger.
Now I’m sure this was made by a restaurant. I mean burgers don’t tend to be that big. Then again, this might be a close up image. Nevertheless, the top bun certainly looks like a real football.
50. For the kids, I’m sure these football cookies will do quite nicely.
I don’t know about you but I really like these expressions on these football. I also love the use of sprinkles for the crowds on the football stadium ones, too.
51. Now these cheese potato skin footballs make a great side dish for your Super Bowl party.
Of course, I thought this was a scalped potato dish, wondering, how did they managed to get a dish shaped like that? Then I realized that was potato skin.
52. Score on the big game day with this football shaped veggie platter.
Have to love how the old pig skin is made from peppers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. The turf is represented by the broccoli.
53. Nothing scores bigger on your Super Bowl dessert platter than these football cake pops.
Sure these might be covered in chocolate, but, hey, I’ll take a bite out of one of them. Nevertheless, very fitting for the big game.
54. Now I’m sure your guests will be delighted with these tasty football brownies.
Now these brownies look so delicious that it’s making me hungry. Seriously, I really love brownies and chocolate.
55. For your desserts during the half-time show, take a time out with this pull apart football cake.
Because if this doesn’t distract you from looking at Katie Perry’s boobs, I don’t know what will. Still, love the icing, yet I wish the cupcakes were chocolate though.
56. I’m sure this football shaped tortilla sandwich will make a great Super Bowl entree during the game.
Of course this may be a seven layer dip with tortillas overlapping each topping. I’d proceed this dish with caution if I were you.
57. If Rice Krispie football treats aren’t your thing, perhaps go with a superized one.
However, though this might be the size of a real football, doesn’t mean you should pass it around with your guests. Seriously, don’t.
58. If you don’t want to give your guests coronaries, then perhaps cover your football cheese ball with nuts.
Of course, ingesting too much cheese may not be good for you. Then again, at least your Orthodox Jewish guest may be allowed to take part in this dish as well.
59. Nothing makes a Super Bowl party than an appetizer dish of sauteed mushrooms.
Sauteed mushroom dish? Seems more like something you’d serve for a Wimbledon party to me. And only rich folks attend those.
60. Nobody can do much wrong with these field cupcakes for their Super Bowl parties.
Warning: green icing may cause your guests to sport green lips, which are much more appropriate for Saint Patrick’s Day.
61. Presenting the Super Bowl salad bowl.
And it looks like the salads in this arrangement is being served in tortilla bowls. Also, is that salad dressing or masking tape?
62. Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party with these football bites.
Now these bites seem to contain, Ritz crackers, kielbasa slices, and cheddar cheese. And I guess the lines are drawn with salad dressing.
63. During the Super Bowl, the best way to eat fruit salad is via a watermelon helmet.
Fruit helmet? Hey, kid, football isn’t the sport for queers (I’m just kidding on this, seriously). Also, that dish doesn’t seem to fit the dietary guidelines for football food, which is supposed to be bad for the arteries.
64. Nothing makes a great Super Bowl party than a dish of refried dip shaped like a football.
Warning: May cause gas like in the iconic Blazing Saddles scene if this isn’t seven layers. Then again, football is more of a men’s sport anyway and Super Bowl Sunday more of a men’s holiday.
65. Oh, when the Saints go marchin’ in. Oh, when the New Orleans Saints go marchin’ in….
Of course, after winning the Super Bowl in 2010, they became implicated in a high profile scandal in which the coach issued bounties on certain players for his crew to beat up. They haven’t been as good since. So much for living up to their name.
66. Of course, nothings honors the big day like a Super Bowl gingerbread stadium.
I don’t think this display was made for eating. Nevertheless, it’s going in the post anyway. Seriously, it’s very good artistry.
67. Of course, when the Steelers are playing in the Super Bowl, you can’t do without a Terrible Towel cake.
Now the tradition of the Terrible Towel began with the Pittsburgh Steeler’s announcer Myron Cope during the team’s glory days in the 1970s. It’s been a Pittsburgh Steeler tradition since then. Sadly, Myron died in 2008 but he’d always be remember as a local sports personality.
68. Show your support for the Green Bay Packers with this cheese head cake.
The main reason why the Green Bay Packers fans are called, “Cheese Heads” is because the team was originally founded and sponsored by a food packing company. Also, because of Wisconsin’s association with dairy products.
69. Nothing makes a great Super Bowl party than a cake of the Vince Lombardi trophy.
I’m sure this cake is professionally made and that trophy is just a replica as far as I can see. Looks very well done though.
70. I now give you, Graham Cracker Snackadium.
Though the outside is graham crackers the inside tends to be aluminum foil, crackers, and guacamole. Still a great snack platter though.