Saturday, September 8, 2012

#SnickersMinis Football Cookie Bars

Let me tell you why I love football season so much: I LOVE all the recipes that come out of the woodwork! From the dips to the chilis to the hot wings - every season I find new treasures during good ol' tailgating season. Even non-football fans come up with the most creative recipes, both sweet and savory, to serve up during game-time. Football season is a Foodie Season, or at least that's how I see it. :)

I decided this was the year to share my own little football party recipe! With football season just getting under way, it was time to get cooking. I headed to the store for my baking ingredients - which included my favorite candy bar, Snickers. Check out my shopping trip on Google+.

I was looking for SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis, they are regular minis - but each wrapper has a different NFL team on them. Unfortunately, my Walmart didn't carry them. :( And honestly, I did pout a little bit. Thankfully I was by myself and the hubby didn't have to witness it. haha

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With my 40oz bag of SNICKERS® Minis, I headed into the kitchen to whip up some football-inspired sweet treats. I had a couple of beggars looking for some spare SNICKERS® Minis, so I put them to work. My hubby and son did all the chopping for me - they are such sweeties, even if an ulterior motive is present. :)

25 SNICKERS® Minis go into these delicious cookie bars. Each one was cut into 9 pieces.

By getting the 40 oz. bag of SNICKERS® Minis, there are enough to make these cookie bars and then some. We used the extras to serve alongside the cookie bars. This would make a perfect dessert tray for a football party!

Aren't they just adorable?

I also love the size of the SNICKERS® Minis since my self-control goes out the window when I am baking. These are small enough that I don't feel bad if I pop a couple, or three...

What are you serving at the next football party you will be attending? You know that I want to know!!

Snickers Football Cookie Bars - PRINTABLE RECIPE
yields 10 cookie bars
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
25 SNICKERS® Minis
1. Heat oven to 375
2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt
3. Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla extract. Add eggs one at a time, making sure each is fully combined into mixture. Gradually add flour until just incorporated. Fold in chopped SNICKERS® Minis by hand.
4. Spread mixture into a 13x9 baking pan lined with parchment paper.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let completely cool on wire rack.
6. On a flat surface, use a cookie cutter to cut out preferred shapes.

*For icing: Fill a frosting bag with ½ cup of white baking chips, microwave for 30-45 seconds - until chips are melted, cut small hole in tip and use to make laces on footballs.

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