Are you ready for some football? This Graham Cracker Football Fields Football Treat Idea is perfect for football parties, tailgating, bringing to your child’s football games, or just because, and it’s a fun edible craft to get the kids involved in too.
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Okay, I’ll be honest here for a moment. We don’t really follow professional football, for a couple reasons. I used to be a huge Packer’s fan, but I just became disinterested in watching professional football in general for some personal reasons (plus we don’t have regular TV.). However, we do enjoy playing football here and there and I can see at least one of my boys getting into it when he’s older, so it is still a fun snack for all of us.
The kids really enjoyed helping me make these, and it was a great opportunity for them to work on fine motor skills, get a little creative, and learn to follow instructions, all to be rewarded with a delicious football treat.
This Super Simple Rainbow S’more Snack is another fun way to use your graham crackers!
The other day we were walking through the store looking for a few items. One of those items was the mellowcreme pumpkins to make a video for my very popular Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups. While I was over checking out the fall candies, I saw a new candy cornshape I hadn’t noticed before–footballs. This Graham Cracker Football Fields Football Treat Idea popped in my head immediately when I saw these candy corn footballs.
Hosting an event? Serve these or make it an activity for everyone to participate in! It’s sure to be a touchdown.
Let’s kick off this tasty football treat tutorial!
Graham Cracker Football Field Football Treat Idea
What you need:
- Graham crackers (any variety, in tact or in half depending on what style you make)
- White chocolate or White Candy Melts
- Green gel food coloring
- Confetti sprinkles
- Football candy corn
You will also need:
- Wax paper
- Frosting knife/angled spatula
- Chocolate writing pen or frosting bag with round tip
- Printable template (below)
Prepare the frosting by mixing green food coloring in until you’ve achieved your desired green color. I used a decent amount in mine so it would be fairly bold, but not too bold (no tongues changing color here.). Set aside.
Tip: if you don’t want to make frosting yourself and don’t love the canned frosting, ask your grocery store’s bakery for a jar of plain frosting.
Print out this template so you can make all of your white chocolate pieces the right size:
Place a piece of wax paper over the template then melt the chocolate chips (1/4 cup chocolate plus 1 teaspoon of oil–I used sunflower oil). Use a chocolate pen or frosting bag with a round tip (or even a bag with a tiny piece of the corner cut off) to draw over the lines with the chocolate. I recommend using the chocolate pen if kids are helping. It can be a little challenging to use still, but is great for strengthening their hands, working on fine motor skills, and my oldest did a pretty good job using this. Sometimes frosting bags can be a little too easy to squeeze and it just makes a mess.
Set these pieces aside or place them flat in the refrigerator to harden completely.
Dump a pile of sprinkles onto a piece of wax paper. Add a strip of white chocolate to the top of a piece of a Kit-Kat bar, then dip it into the sprinkles until the top is totally covered. It will make for a cute stand of fans!
Grab out your graham crackers. I realize that many times these break in half before you even have the package open, so you may want to do a combination of smaller fields and larger fields like I did. This is also great if you are serving to guests as some may want a smaller amount than others and they won’t have to worry about wasting anything.
Carefully spread the green frosting onto the graham cracker to make the field.
Begin adding the decorations. First, add the lines. I kept one side a little further out so I had room for the field goal post. I added several lines (as many as on the template, though I used the template to make extras in case something broke) then I added a 10 near the end zone and a 20 further down. If you want to get extra fancy, cut the white tip off of candy corn and use it as the arrows next to the numbers, pointing to the end zone.
Place the Kit-Kat stands on one side of the field and a candy corn football somewhere in the center.
You can make these as simple or complex as you wish. Make simple pieces from graham cracker halves. Make the full shebang. They will be awesome either way!