Take Me Back Tuesday: A Post Super Bowl Snack Recap

I know everyone has their opinions about the Super Bowl– the crazy ending to the game, the commercials, the Katy Performance and her outfit that looked like a cross promotion for a bag of Cheetos Flamin’ Hot chips…

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But let’s discuss what isn’t being discussed:

How CUTE are the Seahawks Uniforms?! I mean, Navy and neon green?! Who would’ve thought? I have to say I feel so on trend, because I do have a navy sundress with neon greenish yellowish trim that I ADORE but seriously, how great is this much underused color combo?!

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Nothing better than a cute pop of color out there on the field! and I’d so be okay with  Lululemon making a pair of these leggings.

Okay, I feel better now that I got that off my chest. So let’s move it right along…

Now that we’ve all recovered from the post sugary/snack haze let’s relive it with a Super Bowl Snack Recap. Mainly because I’m proud that I baked from scratch even when the recipe called for boxed mix. And this time, it was the exact opposite of paleo/gluten-free/sugar free. It was a dessert fest for the masses (the 7 others I was at Super Bowl party with)

First up: I added a twist to Maria Provenzano’s Peanut Butter Bon Bons by decorating them with the team colors in sprinkles. Mainly because sprinkles make everything better. And by better I mean cuter and more fun to look at. And, well more sugar is never really a bad thing.

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And while we are on the salty/sweet kick I made a batch of these pretzel buttons (so easy: take pretzels, melt hershey kisses on them for about a minute in the oven, smash them down a bit with a knife and then decorate with M&Ms)

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As I mentioned on Friday, I ordered a 101 piece cookie cutter set and I’m prettttty excited about it. Well, except the part when the Amazon delivery man woke me up at 8 A.M. on Saturday morning to deliver it…

The whole plan was to make adorbs football themed shaped cookies with the new cookie cutters using a gluten free sugar cookie mix but then the dough was way too sticky to cooperate. So we tried coating the dough in flour… but that didn’t work. So we tried adding more flour and it still didn’t work. So The Boy suggested I make it into one big football cookie. Genius!

It came out pretty cute:

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Except, since we added all the extra flour, it didn’t taste as good as it looked. Oh well, we were going for the cuteness themed factor here. #youwinsomeyoulosesome

And now for the pièce de résistance: The “Why Choose When You Can Have It All. No Like Really, ALL” Dessert concoction.

It  all started with a layer of homemade cookie dough, followed by plopping some Double Stuffed Oreos on top and filling in the holes with m&m minis (because minis are the best kind of m&ms!):

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Then I poured some homemade brownie batter on top of the mixture and baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes:

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And when sliced and served, it was a (fudgey) party on the top, a (cookie-dough-ey) party on the bottom and a (crazy delicious) party in the middle:

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I couldn’t eat them because they are clearly not gluten free BUT the reviews that came in from the party (and from my co-workers the next day) make me think that you should whip up a batch of these too. And who says you have to share?

Also, I’m thinking out of the oven when they are still warm and gooey they might be pretty amazefest with a scoop of ice-cream on top.

And the options with these are really endless. I’m pretty sure it would be quite delish with some Peanut Butter cups in the center or perhaps Twix? Orrrr…  Peanut Butter Twix?!

Okay now I’m just getting hungry.

xoJ

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