Go Broncos!

Well, I feel like I can't be a Broncos fan and not post something about the Super Bowl tomorrow. We have been Broncos fans forever. The good thing about being a faithful fan is that you can stock up on team paraphernalia during the tough years (read Jay Cutler, and Jake Plummer), and then be all set when everyone thinks they're awesome and Broncos stuff is expensive again, yay Peyton!

Needless to say, we are excited. We've been having lots of Broncos snack times here so I thought I'd just throw up some of our orange and blue ideas, in case you need anymore for tomorrow.

Sometimes game food gets kind of heavy, so we went with a few lighter options, in team colors:

  • Dried apricots 
  • Chex muddy buddies in silicon muffin cups - I love using these reusable muffin cups. Snacks are grab and go, we save money not buying muffin liners all the time, and the bright colors can tie into any theme, we got ours here, but they would be a useful souvenir from anywhere : )
  • Apple O's (Apple Jacks), just the orange ones, crunchy and sweet, a kid fav.
  • No-bake chocolate football treats- these are so easy, and actually kind of healthy, and you probably have all the ingredients already. I based our recipe on this one I found on pinterest, but we make a few adjustments, so I'll share our favorite combo. We usually make them without the chocolate coating, but forming them into football shapes and covering with chocolate almond bark makes them the perfect Super Bowl treat. Here's the recipe:

No-bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup oats (not quick)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup dried natural coconut flakes (unsweetened)- pulsed in a a food processor until finely chopped
1/2 cup ground almonds or pecans OR crushed cereal
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. Form dough into 1" balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge. 
Makes 2 dozen

To make footballs, form into football shapes and dunk one at a time in melted chocolate almond bark. Use a fork to pull the cookie out of the chocolate and tap to remove excess before placing on a foil-lined tray to harden.

Use white sprinkles to make laces on the football (before the chocolate hardens) or pipe laces with white frosting.

Happy snacking! Go Broncos!!


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