The Super Bowl is always a great excuse to eat delicious treats and forget about the gym or your diet for a day. I also always love a theme or some reason to get creative with a party. As guests this year, I chose to bring an old fan favorite of mine and also try a new spin on chocolate covered strawberries that I saw on Pinterest. Both were a hit and there were no leftovers to bring home afterwards.
Chocolate Covered Football Strawberries
These were very simple to make, the hardest part was getting the top off of the white icing tube. I used chocolate discs and melted them in the microwave. The box recommended that the strawberries be dry for the chocolate to stick better. After washing them, I then dried each with a paper towel. Following the directions from the package, I microwaved them in 30 second increments, stirring in between each round.
Once the consistency was very smooth, I dipped each strawberry in the chocolate and placed them on a plate. If I were to have read the instructions at the store, I would’ve bought wax paper, but of course that didn’t happen. (but definitely do so if you are planning to make these!) Once all the strawberries are covered, place them in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to harden.
After the 15 minutes, I used Cake Mate Writing Gel icing to create my laces on the “footballs”. I first made the vertical line on each followed by the horizontal lines. All in all this treat took minimal effort, time and skill to pull off but were the hit of the party!
Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
My godmother always makes these for special holidays and they have been my favorite for as long as I can remember. They are tedious to make, but the steps are worth it!
24 cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1. Remove stems from tomatoes
2. Place tomatoes stem side on cutting board and cute a thin slice around the top
3. With a small spoon (I used a melon baller ) scoop out the inside
4. Place upside on paper towel for 3o minutes to drain
5. Dice and fry bacon
6. Drain and cool on paper towels
7. In a bowl mix mayonaise, bacon and green onions
8. Fill tomatoes with mixture
9. Refridgerate for several hours before serving