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10 Football-Shaped Super Bowl Snacks Because Food Should Be Fun

What could be a more perfect snack for a Super Bowl party than something that looks like a football? The answer is nothing. While die hard fans need little help getting into the spirit of the game, even those who watch the Super Bowl more for the commercials than the game itself, can channel a burning passion for the event. It just depends on one little ingredient : good food. After all, everyone knows the best way to get into the spirit of a good party is with good food.

Whether your guests like savory or sweet, cheesy or garlicy, here are 10 hors d'oeuvres that are inspired by the iconic shape of the pig skin and are sure to be a flavorful touchdown.

1. Football Pizza Pockets

Pizza is one of the go-to party foods. The only downside is that it's messy. Thankfully these cheesy pockets of goodness solve this problem. Now you can transport all the deliciousness around with you as you walk from screen to screen.

Bonus: These are made from pre-made dough so you can bake these guys up fresh faster than you could get take-out delivered.

Get the recipe here.

2. Football Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs appear as an appetizer at almost every party, but this classic dish just got contemporary. With a few artistically laid chives, you can easily transform these eggs into festive footballs.

Get the recipe here.

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

These little footballs are a great way to get some make-ahead recipes into your game day menu.

They're fun and flavorful, and best of all they will be done the day before so you can spend that much less time in the kitchen and that much more time cheering for your team (or whatever it is that you do during the Super Bowl).

Get the recipe here.

4. Jalapeño Cheese FootBall

Cheese balls are a favorite for a reason. They are easy peasy to whip up and terrifically delicious to enjoy. In this case, in the spirit of celebrating pig skins, this one is coated in bacon.

What more could you ask for in a spread? Get the recipe here.

5. Frosted Football Brownies

Naturally, you're going to need a dessert to break up the monotony of savory snacks. Try these ultra-fudgy (and cute!) brownies as a pallet cleanser.

Get the recipe here.

6. Turkey and Avocado Onigiri Footballs

Onigiri is traditionally made with raw fish, but for the sake of your health substitute some cooked meat. Super Bowl snacks sit out way too long for you to be using raw protein.

But it doesn't mean that these little bite-size creations are any less wondrous. Get the recipe here.

7. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Footballs

Consider this snack a practice round for Valentine's Day - which is just around the corner!

Perfect your chocolate dipping technique this weekend. Get the recipe here.

8. Prosciutto and Asiago Rice Footballs

Warm, cheesy, and carb filled. This is exactly the combination required for an appetizer to score a touchdown with your guests. Plus it's a great way to use up leftover rice. (Your guests don't have to know you cooked it for dinner last night!)

Get the recipe here.

9. Football Pepperoni Pita Pizza

This is a wonderful kid-friendly option because it's easy to prep and even easier to eat.

All you need are five ingredients and some basic knife skills to reproduce this convincing football shape. Get the recipe here.

10. Football Zucchini Fritters

Add some veggies to the available options this weekend with zucchini fritters. Packed full of vegetarian goodness, they are deceptively tasty, especially when paired with your favorite dipping sauce.

Get the recipe here.

Read More: How to Celebrate the Super Bowl Whether You're a Patriots or Falcons Fan