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Last week we talked football. Well, more the act of eating while watching football on the side. (Ha! Ha!) We talked about some popular football foods and I shared one of our favorite game day eats, Spinach Artichoke Dip.
But what about football watching desserts?
Yeah. Yeah. I know. Desserts aren’t the ‘go to’ football food. Desserts aren’t usually considered ‘manly’ and are certainly not your typical greasy, cheesy, spicy food that everyone expects to nosh on while watching football.
But I am a firm believer in dessert to celebrate any special occasion, even at macho tailgating events! : )
If you are looking to make a dessert to take to your next game day event, I’ve got you covered with these Chocolate Blossom Bites!
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a favorite around these parts and I have wanted to make a chocolate version for quite sometime. After some testing and tinkering, I came up with a rich chocolate version of that classic peanut butter favorite. Because I wanted an indulgent chocolate cookie I decided to top this super chocolatey version of the blossom cookie with Snickers and Milky Way Bites (uh, and yeah, did you know they come unwrapped, saving like a million seconds of prep time (and my sanity) from not having to unwrap 30-40 candies).
Since these cookies are easily portable, they are great for tailgating. Not to mention can be devoured in just two bites (or less), if you know, your team scores a winning touchdown and you need your hands to go crazy with high fives and whoops and hollers!
Chocolate Blossom Bites
by Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Prep Time: 20-30 minutes Wait Time: 30-60 minutes Bake Time: 8-9 minutes Yields: 32-40 cookies
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 (8 ounce) package Snickers or Milky Way Bites (or both!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place baking chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds; remove from microwave and stir. Return chocolate to microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Stir and repeat melting process until chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream together 2/3 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter; mixing until light and fluffy. Slowly add in eggs and vanilla; beating until well mixed. Mix in melted baking chocolate.
In a separate bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed until thoroughly combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until dough is stiff and easy to work with.
Place remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small bowl. Using a tablespoon shape chilled dough into balls. Roll dough balls in sugar to evenly coat. Place dough on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8-9 minutes or until cookies begin to crack.
Remove from oven and immediately press one Snickers or Milky Way Bites into the center of each cookie. Place baking sheet back into the oven for an additional 10 seconds.
Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool slightly on baking sheet. Remove cookies from baking sheet and finish cooling on a wire rack.
Store cookies in an air tight container for 3-4 days.
Want to make these Chocolate Blossom Bites for your next football watching party or tailgating event (or just to satisfy your chocolate craving)? Here is a coupon to try these convenient unwrapped Snickers or Milky Way Bites. Note: If this coupon is shared socially (Twitter, Facebook, Email) the value of the coupon will double! So share and snack away!
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