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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Buckeye Bears - Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Teddy Bears

You may think these Buckeye Bears are too cute to eat, but you wont be able to resist their peanut butter fudge filled chocolate bellies, caramel snouts, and chocolate chip noses.
They make the sweetest treats for Valentine's Day.

Buckeye Bears - Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Teddy Bears make adorable Valentine's Day treats. Recipe and tutorial from HungryHappenings.com

Are you familiar with a traditional Ohio candy called the buckeye?

They are peanut butter fudge balls dipped in chocolate made to resemble a buckeye nut.

I grew up making these treats for holidays and assumed everyone all over the country did too. So imagine my surprise when I opened my candy store, just one state over in Kentucky, and found most of my customers had never even heard of them. 
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Zesty Cheddar Ranch Crispy Fried Chicken Footballs & Helmets plus ... Baby Bella Bacon Cheeseburger Dip for the Big Game

The Big Game is this weekend, and I'm wrapping things up by sharing two final recipes including a Zesty Cheddar Ranch Crispy Fried Chicken Footballs & Helmets and Baby Bella Bacon Cheeseburger Dip as part of a post brought to you by #Collective Bias.  #BigGameSnacks

Zesty Cheddar Ranch Crispy Fried Chicken Footballs & Helmets and Baby Bella Cheeseburger Dip are perfect appetizers for your Super Bowl or Tailgating Parties from HungryHappenings.com

With the Big Game less than a week away, I know many of your are finalizing your grocery shopping lists, buying decorations, and pulling together recipes to make for your party guests.

Have you figured out your party menu yet?

I hope not, because I have two more fun recipes I'm sure you are going to want to make.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chocolate Topped Rice Krispie Treat Footballs

It's wouldn't be a Super Bowl party without them.  Hi, it's Kim, The Partiologist back with another game day favorite.  I don't think I've ever been to a super bowl party with out seeing a rice krispie treat and these are so simple and impressive, you can have them ready before kick off.
Chocolate Topped Rice Krispie Footballs

Even if you're not a football fan, you can use this method with ANY silicon pan you own.  The possibilities are endless!

The chocolate coated RKT football is nothing new, but these, showing the perfect football design is.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

28 Super Bowl Snacks and Festive Party Food Ideas

What's more American than Super Bowl Sunday? 
Perhaps it's the proliferation of Super Bowl snacks!


You can score a touchdown with recipe and festivity ideas from here at Hungry Happenings and a slew of my favorite food bloggers like Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons, The PartiologistPink Martinis and Pearls, and more. Whether you are an avid football fan or are just in it for the food, here are some great ways to kick off your football fun!
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Game Time Ritz Cracker Crunch Footballs & Coca-Cola Truffle Footballs

Prepare to party for the Big Game by serving Ritz Cracker Crunch Footballs, Coca-Cola Ganache filled Truffle Footballs, and a Decorated DiGiorno Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza. This post is brought to you by Collective Bias and it's advertiser. 
#PrepareToParty #CollectiveBias

Game Time Ritz Cracker Crunch Footballs, Coca-Cola Truffle Footballs, and a Football Helmet Pepperoni Topped DiGiorno Pizza from HungryHappenings.com

I've spent the past few weeks creating all sorts of fun food for the Big Game, and this spread of appetizers and desserts is my absolute favorite. Everything not only tastes great, but the buffet table looks perfect. I got tired of using the same old decorations, so I got some new ones and created two new amazing recipes to share with your for your own celebrations. 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Taquitos Goal Posts and Nacho Bite Pennants for the Big Game

When you have a crowd coming over to watch the big game, and you want some festive yet easy appetizers to make you can quickly turn José Olé® Taquitos into goal posts and José Olé Nacho Bites into pennants. Prepare all this for your party in under 30 minutes.
Post sponsored by José Olé #BigGameAppetites.


I promised you that this year, I'd try to create some super simple edible craft projects, and these Super Bowl snack ideas couldn't be much easier. Even though they took me very little time to create, when everything was laid out on my table, it looked really impressive and fun. 
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Good Morning Sunshine Sweet Rolls and Breakfast Buffet

During the gloomy days of winter when it's hard to get out of bed in the morning, I thought it would be fun to create a fun Good Morning Sunshine Breakfast featuring Pepperidge Farm Pecan Caramel Sweet Rolls, Florida Orange Juice, eggs, bacon, and fruit to share with my friends as part of a sponsored post for #Collective Bias. #WarmUpYourDay


Do you deal with dreary winter days well? I don't. I feel sluggish and tired unless the sun is shining, If I wake to a sunbeam streaming into my room, even at 6 a.m., I bounce out of bed, happy to start my day. I'm actually annoyingly cheerful in the morning, at least that's what I've been told.

The same can't be said when clouds block out the sun. On those days, I'd rather pull the covers over my head, roll over, and wait for that sunbeam. But I can't. So, I have to do things to brighten my day like turn breakfast into a sunny celebration.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Candy Filled Football Pinata Brownies

Making candy filled piñata cookies is so fun and today I've added a twist. I used brownie batter instead of cookie dough to make Football Piñata Brownies filled with mini Reese's Pieces. 


I had to bake the brownies in thin layers then cut them into football shapes, stack and fill them. The brownies that were cut from the edge of the pan are crispy like a cookie and those that were in the center of the pan are a bit softer and chewy. 

The brownies really worked great as a base for a piñata style treat. 

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Referee Cake

Hi everyone, it's Kim, The Partiologist!  With the Super Bowl being only days away, I wanted to make a cake for the occasion.  Remember the Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake I created a few weeks ago?  Well, I hope you didn't pack that sweater pan away yet.  In fact, don't ever pack it away, I have a feeling I'll be using it all year long.  Starting today.
Referee Cake

Referee Cake  www.ThePartiologist.com

I thought about making a Jersey, but didn't want to show favoritism to my team.  A referee is part of every game, so why not a referee jersey?
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

4 Ingredient Reese's Fudge Footballs

This week as I prepare festive food for Super Bowl, I'm focusing on quick and easy recipes that look so impressive that your party guests will think you spent hours.
These Reese's Fudge Footballs were ready in about 45 minutes.

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Footballs from HungryHappenings.com

Have you tried the new Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread?

I've gone through 3 jars since discovering it last month. Chocolate and peanut butter together is my absolute favorite flavor combination and I'm a big fan of Reese's Cups. Now I can have that flavor by the spoonful. Even better, I can use it to create amazing desserts, like this fudge.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Bread Footballs

It's so easy to turn a boxed bread mix into these festive Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Bread Footballs for your Super Bowl party and no one needs to know you didn't slave all day in the kitchen.

Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Bread Footballs from HungryHappenings.com

As much as I like to bake from scratch, there are times when I either don't have time, don't want to wash a ton of dishes, or I don't have the correct ingredients on hand, so I grab a boxed mix. I am not ashamed to admit that I have an entire shelf full of boxed mixes in my pantry. I have found many that have great flavor and the convenience just can't be beat.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Beer Bacon Cheese Dip Footballs for the Big Game

Are you looking for some fun Game Time Grub? These Beer Bacon Cheese Dip Footballs served with Alexia Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries with Sea Salt  that I made as part of a post sponsored for #CollectiveBias will make your hungry fans happy no matter the outcome of the game. #GameTimeGrub 

Beer Bacon Cheese Dip Footballs served with Alexia Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries make great snacks for your Super Bowl Parties from HungryHappenings.com

Whenever I make food for the sports fans in my life, I can't go wrong if I include bacon, cheese, and beer in the recipe. Last year, I served some Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs, and they were a huge hit, so I thought it would be fun to play around with some other recipes using the same flavor combination and came up with this Beer Bacon Cheese Dip. 

Of course, you know I can't just throw a dip in a bowl and serve it. I just can't. I have to make it look festive. 
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Stuffed Pizza Football for your Super Bowl Party

This week here at Hungry Happenings it is all about Super Bowl Party Food and today I'll share with you a super simple Stuffed Pizza Football

Make a Stuffed Pizza Football for all the fans at your Super Bowl Party. It's super easy and super fun. | HungryHappenings.com

The Super Bowl will be here before you know it, so you might want to start planning your party menu now. There are so many tasty appetizers to choose from, and my goal each year is to find a way to turn those recipes into something super fun and in this case, something super easy.
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Yard Line Oreo's are a fun treat for Super Bowl

Are you ready for some Football?  Hi, it's Kim, The Partiologist, back with a simple cookie for your football gathering, the play offs are here!  And because I don't want to show favorites, I decided upon a cookie suitable for any team.
Yard Line OREO'S

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Eggnog Snowflake Cake Topped with Eggnog Ganache

On this incredibly chilly winter morning, I'm enjoying a piece of Eggnog Snowflake Cake
Yes, I eat cake for breakfast. Don't you?

Eggnog Snowflake Cake Topped with Eggnog Ganache by HungryHappenings.com

The forecast was calling for several snow showers in our area this week, but the 6 inches we got on Monday night has, so far, been the extent of it. Looking out my window onto the open expanse of glistening white snow put me in the mood to bake this cake. 

I had actually planned to make this for Christmas, but am glad I waited. We had more than enough treats at our Christmas celebration and it feels more appropriate to make this now that we have a blanket of snow covering everything around us.

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