On Sunday Feb. 3, the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl LIII. And whether you care about the game or not, there’s one thing we can all get excited about: Super Bowl snacks.
There are no rules when it comes to football snacks, but things like Buffalo chicken, chili and cheese dips are classics. If you’ve been eating these things all season, though, you might want to shake things up and go the extra mile for Super Bowl Sunday. A great way to do this is to try football-themed snacks. I’m talking all your favorite sweet and savory snacks, decorated or shaped like footballs, jerseys and more.
If that seems like overkill, hear us out. The Super Bowl only happens once a year, and it’s a pretty big deal. If you’re putting the effort into hosting a get-together or if you’re heading to one and need something to bring, it’s worth making sure your snacks are the best they can possibly be. Many of the ideas below are super-simple and great for beginner cooks or kids, while others (football pizza pockets, anyone?) are a little more involved. No matter which ones you choose, they’re guaranteed to get you through the game — and they might just be better than actual football.
Chocolate cheesecake football shooters
Not super-jazzed about the Super Bowl? Sweeten the deal with these multilayer chocolate cheesecake shooters.
Jalapeño-cheddar cornbread footballs
Maybe it’s corny to bake snacks in football-shaped molds, but it’s the perfect way to serve this jalapeño-cheddar cornbread on Super Bowl Sunday. (And hey, the cornbread is delicious even if you don’t spring for the custom molds.)
Chocolate football pretzel rods
If you’re looking for a quick, cute football treat that your kids can help out with, these chocolate football pretzel rods are as easy as buying pretzels, melting chocolate and piping some basic stitches.
Bake up a batch of your favorite brownies as you usually would, then cut ’em into footballs and pipe some frosting on top for football brownies!
LA Rams crispy rice treats
Cheering for the Rams this year? Show your allegiance with these LA Rams crispy rice treats.
New England Patriots pretzel bites
Or if you’re a die-hard New England fan, whip up these Patriots pretzel bites.
Chocolate chip cookie dough footballs
If you love cookies but hate baking, these no-bake cookie dough footballs are the perfect compromise. (And come on, everybody knows cookie dough is better than an actual cookie.)
Football deviled eggs
Bonus: These simple, adorable football deviled eggs are a protein-packed snack that’ll keep you energized to cheer until the end, even if it goes into overtime.
Meatballs are a great football snack, but the Super Bowl calls for extra-special mini meatloaves shaped like footballs.
Football pizza pockets
Save your frozen Hot Pockets for a weeknight — these homemade football pizza pockets are far tastier and much more on-theme.
Football & field layer dip
Take seven-layer dip to the next level (er, layer?) with this football and field layer dip made with refried beans, sour cream, cheese and guacamole.
Taco dip football bread bowl
Believe it or not, this football bread bowl is made with canned French bread dough. The taco dip is really simple too!
Bacon-cheddar football cheese ball
No matter what your stance on football, you’ll love this particular bacon-cheddar football — because who can resist a big ball of cheese?
If you’re hosting a big party, you might as well go big with your snack situation. This snack stadium takes a little doing, but once it’s built, you can fill it with whatever snacks you like!