It’s officially Friday and we’re now just two days away from the most exciting night in football…not that I’m counting or anything. Do you have big plans for the Super Bowl? Mine are actually pretty low key. I’ll be hosting a small group at my home but I still have plenty of prep work ahead, so my goal is to keep the menu fairly simple. This can sometimes (or all the time) be pretty difficult for me, considering that I’m not really a simple gal, but I’m relying on many of the recipes I created at last year’s Super Bowl celebration, which will definitely make things much easier on me.
Since I’m from the PNW and a serious Seahawks fan, I want to be able to make ahead as much as possible, so I’m able to relax and actually enjoy watching the game come kickoff. If you can relate and are looking for last minute treat and snack ideas for Sunday, I have you covered with this simple party popcorn recipe.
All you need is a few quick ingredients and M&Ms in shades of your favorite team’s colors. Warning….this will require some color sorting, but it’s totally worth doing to achieve a team themed look! If you have kids at home, sorting is a really fun job for them to take part in.
I cannot forget to mention the DIY miniature footballs. Seriously how adorbs right?! They literally take seconds to make and although tiny, they add so much festive fun to recipe and a taste that’s touchdown worthy!
Super Bowl Party Popcorn
Sweet and salty popcorn mix made with coconut oil, almond butter, M&Ms mixed nuts and pretzels. perfect party food and for celebrating your favorite team during Super Bowl Sunday! Go Hawks!!
Popcorn Popper (I own one and love it but you can also make your popcorn on the stove or in the microwave.)
1/3 organic popcorn kernels
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp orgnaic smooth almond or peanut butter (I use Trader Joes brand)
1 tsp agave nectar
3/4 pretzel bites (TJ’s pretzel sesame squares were used in this recipe, but any pretzel will do)
3/4 cups mixed nuts
1 medium sized bag of regular chocolate M&Ms sorted (colors blue, green and brown for the Seahawks)
mini paper serving cups
Make popcorn in popcorn maker. While popping melt your coconut oil in the microwave, or on the stove for 30 seconds. Once melted, add in your almond or peanut butter and agave nectar to the oil and stir until completely blended.
Mix together popped popcorn and mixed nuts until fully incorporated.
Pour oil/butter mixture over the top of your cooked popcorn and mixed nuts. Stir well until coated.
Add in pretzels and stir to incorporate.
Set aside for 30 minutes so the popcorn mix has time to set, then add your colored chocolate M&Ms.
While your popcorn is setting, you can make your mini footballs. Instructions below!
Serve your party popcorn in individual containers for your guests.
Grab and enjoy!
DIY Mini Footballs
Mini chocolate footballs made using brown peanut M&Ms and piped white chocolate for the laces.
1 oz white chocolate
sorted brown peanut or almond M&Ms
sheet of parchment paper
1 ziplock bag
Place all sorted brown peanut or almond M&Ms on a sheet of parchment paper (M side down).
Place your white chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.
Pour melted white chocolate into a ziplock bag and snip the tip. Make sure that the tip is small enough to create a thin line on each M&M.
Holding your hand steady, pipe one straight line down the center of each peanut M&M.
Complete the look of the football laces by piping 3 crossed lines over the straight center line.
Allow 1 hour to dry.
Once M&M footballs have dried, place one to two in each individual container of party popcorn for a winning finishing touch!
So honored to watch our hawks play again this Sunday! Their energy is truly incredible and I can’t wait to see them on the field! I’d love to hear what your plans are for Super Bowl Sunday and I hope you give this recipe a try.
Happy Friday and GO hawks!!
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