Dig Into These Groundhog Day Treats

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Groundhog Day is a cultural holiday on February 2nd which revolves around a certain rodent coming out of its burrow to see its shadow, which will determine the weather conditions in the coming weeks (not really). If it sees its shadow, then it’s 6 more weeks of winter. If it doesn’t, early spring or so the legend says. If it comes out of its burrow situated on the wrong side of the road, then it’s basically roadkill (just kidding, but that one is probably true). Now I am no believer in rodent weather meteorology and I can even say that human meteorologists aren’t accurate on the local news. Hell, the closest thing I come to when celebrating Groundhog Day is basically watching part of The AMC marathon of Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray when Punxatawney Phil not only sees his shadow on that particular day but every day. Yet, in some parts of Pennsylvania, Groundhog Day is taken very seriously. In the southeast part of the state, Groundhog Lodges celebrate the holiday with fersommlinge, social events in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g’spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. At this event, only the Pennsylvania German dialect is spoken and those speaking English must pay a fee in a bowl at the center table. Yet, the largest Groundhog Day celebration is in Punxsutawney where crowds of as much as 40,000 gather to see Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow. This event has been a town staple since 1886 and is still going strong, especially since the move Groundhog Day. There’s also a lot of partying going on in the area as well. So if you need to make some treats for Groundhog Day, then come no further than me for some suggestions. So without further adieu, I give you some Groundhog Day treats for your viewing pleasure.

1. Nothing would please your party guests more than these adorable groundhog popping cupcakes.

I'm not sure if the groundhogs are edible. Yet, I am absolutely certain that the green icing will make your tongues green for awhile. Still, adorable.

I’m not sure if the groundhogs are edible. Yet, I am absolutely certain that the green icing will make your tongues green for awhile. Still, adorable.

2. See that these cupcakes depict Punxsutawney Phil coming out from his little den.

Of course, the icing seems like it's either yellow snow or light brown dirt. Yet, at least the groundhogs are basically cuter than the real thing (which isn't much to look at).

Of course, the icing seems like it’s either yellow snow or light brown dirt. Yet, at least the groundhogs are basically cuter than the real thing (which isn’t much to look at).

3. Nothing hits the spot this Groundhog day than some groundhog pudding.

Now I like how this cute groundhog looks with his face, paws, and ears being made from vanilla wafers. Still, I bet the eyes, nose, and teeth are icing.

Now I like how this cute groundhog looks with his face, paws, and ears being made from vanilla wafers. Still, I bet the eyes, nose, and teeth are icing.

4. Treat your kids this Groundhog Day with these tasty groundhog cookies.

Now these are just so cute. Wonder where they could get those groundhog cookie cutters. Still, would be a shame seeing them get run over by a car, wouldn't it?

Now these are just so cute. Wonder where they could get those groundhog cookie cutters. Still, would be a shame seeing them get run over by a car, wouldn’t it?

5. No Groundhog Day party is complete without a cake of Punxsutawney Phil rising from the ground.

Now this cake groundhog seems to resemble a bear with buck teeth. Or one of those animals from Whack-A-Mole. Still, this should feed plenty of your guests.

Now this cake groundhog seems to resemble a bear with buck teeth. Or one of those animals from Whack-A-Mole. Still, this should feed plenty of your guests.

6. Nothing graces a Groundhog Day party table than acorn pretzels.

I like how these pretzels are filled with peanut butter and are half covered in chocolate. Can I take one, please?

I like how these pretzels are filled with peanut butter and are half covered in chocolate. Can I take one, please?

7. Of course, you don’t always need pretzels to make acorns.

Now these are made of Hershey's kisses, peanut butter chocolate chips, white icing, and vanilla wafers. Seem to have the same effect as peanut butter sandwich cookies from my Thanksgiving post.

Now these are made of Hershey’s kisses, peanut butter chocolate chips, white icing, and vanilla wafers. Seem to have the same effect as peanut butter sandwich cookies from my Thanksgiving post.

8. Now you can’t make candy groundhogs without Almond Joy can you? Or at least I think it’s Almond Joy.

Now these groundhogs sure are cute. However, I think that Almond Joy bars are disgusting since they're filled with coconut. Then again, these could be peanut cookies with nuts on top of them.

Now these groundhogs sure are cute. However, I think that Almond Joy bars are disgusting since they’re filled with coconut. Then again, these could be peanut cookies with nuts on top of them.

9. Celebrate your Groundhog Day with this one of a kind cake of Bill Murray.

Because if you're Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, every day is Groundhog Day. Of course, we've all seen the movie have we? I mean it's on AMC on February 2 for 24 hours, since it's kind of the point.

Because if you’re Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, every day is Groundhog Day. Of course, we’ve all seen the movie have we? I mean it’s on AMC on February 2 for 24 hours, since it’s kind of the point.

10. This groundhog cake is staring right at me.

I'm not sure if Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow through the chocolate dirt. Yet, I can't help thinking how adorable he is, which is a lot of what I can say about most groundhogs, particularly Gus who was the spokesman for the Pennsylvania Lottery.

I’m not sure if Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow through the chocolate dirt. Yet, I can’t help thinking how adorable he is, which is a lot of what I can say about most groundhogs, particularly Gus who was the spokesman for the Pennsylvania Lottery.

11. For those who don’t like cake, then here is a nice Groundhog Day fruit tart.

I call this a tart because it seems like it's on a smaller plate. Yet, I'm sure this groundhog looks as if it's been run over or something. Somehow it looks like either a bear or possum.

I call this a tart because it seems like it’s on a smaller plate. Yet, I’m sure this groundhog looks as if it’s been run over or something. Somehow it looks like either a bear or possum.

12. For your Groundhog Day party, how about some groundhog pizza to make it more festive?

Now this contains tomato sauce, olives, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese. Yet, it seems to resemble a groundhog's insides for some reason. I don't know why.

Now this contains tomato sauce, olives, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese. Yet, it seems to resemble a groundhog’s insides for some reason. I don’t know why.

13. Wake up in the morning to these Groundhog Day jelly donuts.

Of course you can tell they have jelly in them because there are fruit in the their eyes. Best treat you can give to your neighborhood Punxsutawney police officer. Seriously, they'll need it.

Of course you can tell they have jelly in them because there are fruit in the their eyes. Best treat you can give to your neighborhood Punxsutawney police officer. Seriously, they’ll need it.

14. Have your kid eat lunch on Groundhog Day with this one of a kind groundhog lunch sandwich.

Okay, now the ground is made from a whole wheat tortilla while the groundhog is made from bread. The grass is of lettuce and cucumber. And the white stuff of cheese. Yet, I'm sure your child will love it since it's so cute.

Okay, now the ground is made from a whole wheat tortilla while the groundhog is made from bread. The grass is of lettuce and cucumber. And the white stuff of cheese. Yet, I’m sure your child will love it since it’s so cute.

15. Now let’s see if this little guy could see his shadow.

Now it seems that Punxsutawney Phil is coming out of his den as if it's an egg shell. However, I like how they use a flower and snow just to blend both possibilities.

Now it seems that Punxsutawney Phil is coming out of his den as if it’s an egg shell. However, I like how they use a flower and snow just to blend both possibilities.

16. Treat your kids this Groundhog day with these groundhog cake pops.

Of course, you have sprinkles for the hair as well as M&Ms for the cheeks and ears. As for the eyes and nose, I bet you they're candy. Still, adorable.

Of course, you have sprinkles for the hair as well as M&Ms for the cheeks and ears. As for the eyes and nose, I bet you they’re candy. Still, adorable.

17. Of course, you can’t have Groundhog Day without these groundhog heart cookies.

I like how the ears are made from chocolate chips and the eyes from icing and peanut butter chips as well. Yet, I'm not sure using a raisin for a nose is a great idea. Because I don't like raisins.

I like how the ears are made from chocolate chips and the eyes from icing and peanut butter chips as well. Yet, I’m not sure using a raisin for a nose is a great idea. Because I don’t like raisins.

18. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow over the giant wall of chocolate bundt?

Now I like how this person used flour for snow on this chocolate bundt cake. And I think the groundhog in the center is just so adorable.

Now I like how this person used flour for snow on this chocolate bundt cake. And I think the groundhog in the center is just so adorable.

19. Now you can make your Groundhog Day cupcakes with Oreos and M&Ms for the groundhog’s face.

Now these M&Ms can come in many different colors so there are plenty of groundhog kinds to choose from. I'll take the one with the blue cheeks, please.

Now these M&Ms can come in many different colors so there are plenty of groundhog kinds to choose from. I’ll take the one with the blue cheeks, please.

20. Nothing makes Groundhog Day better than a cheese ball of Gobbler’s Knob.

Sure I think the groundhog might not be edible but there aren't a lot of Groundhog Day food ideas on Google Images. So I'll take it.

Sure I think the groundhog might not be edible but there aren’t a lot of Groundhog Day food ideas on Google Images. So I’ll take it.

21. As a side dish for your Groundhog Day dinner, have a helping of these little groundhog buns.

I like how they're in these little cups as if they're coming out of their dens. Also like their cute little ears, too.

I like how they’re in these little cups as if they’re coming out of their dens. Also like their cute little ears, too.

22. Entertain your guests this Groundhog Day with these cookies of Punxsutawney Phil coming out of his den.

I like how they used the teddy bear heads and made them pop out of their holes. Also like the use of sugar and icing as if it was dirt. Still, these are adorable.

I like how they used the teddy bear heads and made them pop out of their holes. Also like the use of sugar and icing as if it was dirt. Still, these are adorable.

23. Now nobody should celebrate Groundhog Day without these dirt pudding bowls.

Of course, these groundhogs are made from sandwich cookies, chocolate chips, almonds, peanut butter chips, and icing. Still, the Oreo dirt can also stand in for asphalt. Just saying.

Of course, these groundhogs are made from sandwich cookies, chocolate chips, almonds, peanut butter chips, and icing. Still, the Oreo dirt can also stand in for asphalt. Just saying.

24. Wake up from your den this Groundhog Day morning with this groundhog face pancake.

He many not be able to see his own shadow, but he may be able to see yours. Still, you have to admire how this person used bananas, marshmallows, and chocolate chips for the features.

He many not be able to see his own shadow, but he may be able to see yours. Still, you have to admire how this person used bananas, marshmallows, and chocolate chips for the features.

25. If you don’t like groundhog pancakes for breakfast, I’m sure these groundhog donuts will catch your fancy.

Actually these Groundhog Day doughnut treats are better suited for dessert than breakfast. Yet, they still use the same kind of sandwich cookies as the previous pudding ones.

Actually these Groundhog Day donut treats are better suited for dessert than breakfast. Yet, they still use the same kind of sandwich cookies as the previous pudding ones.

26. Experience how Punxsutawney Phil gets out of his den with these Groundhog Day push pops.

Of course, these are probably mostly made from icing and cake as well as other toppings like sprinkles for grass. Still, this is very cute.

Of course, these are probably mostly made from icing and cake as well as other toppings like sprinkles for grass. Still, this is very cute.

27. Whether it be 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring, you can’t have a Groundhog Day dinner without a groundhog hotdog.

As seen here, you can use your groundhog hotdog in buns or mashed potatoes. Yet, I'm not sure how they got the ears.

As seen here, you can use your groundhog hotdog in buns or mashed potatoes. Yet, I’m not sure how they got the ears for these though.

28. If you’re not keen with the groundhog getting out of his den, here are some cupcakes with its face on them.

Now these seem to resemble all kinds of rodents like wood chuks or beavers. Still, they're adorable with their chocolate chip and icing eyes as well as buck teeth.

Now these seem to resemble all kinds of rodents like wood chuks or beavers. Still, they’re adorable with their chocolate chip and icing eyes as well as buck teeth.

29. Come out of your den this Groundhog day with this little sausage rodent in rice.

Of course, it seems to be in with some veggies and grapes. Yet, I'm sure it's made from ground beef. I just used "sausage" because it's shaped that way.

Of course, it seems to be in with some veggies and grapes. Yet, I’m sure it’s made from ground beef. I just used “sausage” because it’s shaped that way.

30. Treat your guests this Groundhog Day with these pop up groundhog cookies.

Of course it's fair to say that these groundhogs are made from candy bars or chocolate. Yet, they're still quite adorable. And the cookies actually look like dirt.

Of course it’s fair to say that these groundhogs are made from candy bars or chocolate. Yet, they’re still quite adorable. And the cookies actually look like dirt.

31. Nothing makes a Groundhog Day dinner complete than a groundhog meatloaf.

Now despite being made from ground meat, this one doesn't look very pleasant for some reason. Yet, you have to love its whiskers.

Now despite being made from ground meat, this one doesn’t look very pleasant for some reason. Yet, you have to love its whiskers.

32. If you can’t create groundhogs, then I suppose bear cookies will do just fine.

Well, of course, some of the crumbs serve as dirt as well but light soil means clay. Also, the cupcake is covered in green sprinkles for grass.

Well, of course, some of the crumbs serve as dirt as well but light soil means clay. Also, the cupcake is covered in green sprinkles for grass.

33. Looks like there are a lot of groundhogs popping from this cake.

I like how all the groundhog cake pops are attached to this green cake, which I think is charming. Also, those groundhogs are quite cute if I do say so myself.

I like how all the groundhog cake pops are attached to this green cake, which I think is charming. Also, those groundhogs are quite cute if I do say so myself.

34. Of course, you can’t do wrong on Groundhog Day with these pop up cookies.

If these were Halloween cookies, they'd work well as tombstones. Yet, I guess chocolate covered cookies were used for groundhogs.

If these were Halloween cookies, they’d work well as tombstones. Yet, I guess chocolate covered cookies were used for groundhogs.

35. If you don’t have any chocolate pudding perhaps chocolate chips and ice cream can substitute for dirt just fine.

Of course, I'm not sure if chocolate ice cream would make this taste better. However, I do like how they used vanilla wafers as groundhogs and almond ears.

Of course, I’m not sure if chocolate ice cream would make this taste better. However, I do like how they used vanilla wafers as groundhogs and almond ears.

36. Of course, you don’t need icing for a groundhog cupcake if you can use a Snicker’s bar.

 And I suppose the teeth are made from candy corn possibly left over from Halloween. Not to mention, the grass and snow probably consist of coconut. Yet, each setting is to highlight the 2 possible outcomes.


And I suppose the teeth are made from candy corn possibly left over from Halloween. Not to mention, the grass and snow probably consist of coconut. Yet, each setting is to highlight the 2 possible outcomes.

37. If you’re in the mood for ice cream on February 2nd, perhaps try this groundhog sundae.

This might contain chocolate ice cream, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and a nut bar. Still, it looks pretty cute but may cause diabetes or a sugar high.

This might contain chocolate ice cream, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and a nut bar. Still, it looks pretty cute but may cause diabetes or a sugar high.

38. These groundhog donuts are certainly a real treat.

Now white donuts symbolize 6 more weeks of winter while chocolate ones stand in for early spring. Either way, the groundhogs are very adorable with the buck marshmallow teeth and chocolate chip eyes and noses.

Now white donuts symbolize 6 more weeks of winter while chocolate ones stand in for early spring. Either way, the groundhogs are very adorable with the buck marshmallow teeth and chocolate chip eyes and noses.

39. Of course, these marshmallow teddy bears would make fine groundhogs for these cookies.

Of course, these sugar covered marshmallow candies are hardly edible stuff. Yet, these cookies look so adorable just the same.

Of course, these sugar covered marshmallow candies are hardly edible stuff. Yet, these cookies look so adorable just the same.

40. Of course these peanut sandwich cookies should do nicely for your Groundhog Day cupcakes.

Of course, the chocolate icing is already sprinkled with green sugar that would've been better put to use on Saint Patrick's Day. Still, I'm sure they're cute enough for kids to love.

Of course, the chocolate icing is already sprinkled with green sugar that would’ve been better put to use on Saint Patrick’s Day. Still, I’m sure they’re cute enough for kids to love.

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