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A Bacon-crusted Mac & Cheese Football Is a Must-make Super Bowl Snack

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

Every Super Bowl party needs this insane bacon football calorie bomb

Is there a better way to watch the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI than with a bacon-crusted football made of mac and cheese? Um, don't think so.

If ever there was a good excuse for excess and debauchery, it's Super Bowl Sunday — the one day of the year when you are actually expected to drink lots of beer and gorge yourself. So, yeah, this football recipe seems totally appropriate.

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Tip: You'll need football cake pans to get the perfect shape — grab them at Jo-Ann.

Give this recipe a try and let us know how it goes in the comments below.

Every Super Bowl party needs this insane bacon football calorie bomb

Image: Gabriela Arellano/SheKnows

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Every Super Bowl party needs this insane bacon football calorie bomb

Image: Claire Gallam/SheKnows

Originally published February 2016. Updated February 2017.

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