8 Football-Shaped Foods for Your Game Day Party
From tailgating outings to Super Bowl parties, make these cute football-shaped appetizers, sandwiches, desserts and more when you need a winning game day recipe.
My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a yummy peanut butter coating. These are sure to be winners at parties, bake sales and sports-watching events. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, WV
Classic empanadas from South America are stuffed pastries of beef or chicken, usually fried. That doesn't mean "classic" never changes. Chicken goes well with black beans, corn and jalapenos in this baked version with a Southwestern spin. —Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida
With some simple sweet touches, you can transform regular sugar cookies into a special treat for football fans at your pigskin party. —Sister Judith LaBrozzi, Canton, Ohio
Made as single servings, these handheld pies are ideal for football games or other parties. They always disappear quickly. You can also use large cookie cutters to create holiday shapes in the tender pastry. For Valentine's Day, I cut a small heart into the top crust. —Jennifer Stoltz, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Guests won't need much coaching to run for the sandwiches when they're served on tasty football buns, like those I baked for a theme party. They were part of a sporty dinner I planned for residents at a nursing home, where I head the food staff. —Sister Judith LaBrozzi, Canton, Ohio
These luscious truffles combine peanut butter and chocolate deliciously. They're terrific shaped into balls for a holiday treat tray. But they also make snappy footballs on top of cupcakes for a tailgate party or any gathering to cheer on your favorite team. —Kim Barker, Richmond, Texas