This weekend is for friends, football and food! We all love food during the big game. It’s also a great chance to get your kiddos involved in the cooking. Today on Family Food Live, 5 Kid-Friendly Big Game Dessert Ideas!

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Apple Nachos with Reese’s

Shopping List:

  • 3-4 Apples, sliced
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips, melted
  • 1 cup Reese’s Minis, chopped
  • 1 cup Reese’s Pieces


  • On a serving platter, arrange the apple slices like nacho chips (on top of another)
  • In the microwave, melt the peanut butter and chocolate chips together for 1 minute. If not all the way melted, put back in the microwave at 10-second increments
  • Drizzle half the melted peanut butter/chocolate mixture on top of the apples
  • Sprinkle with the chopped Reese’s Minis on to
  • Drizzle the rest of the peanut butter/chocolate chip mixture on top
  • Drizzle the Reese’s Pieces on top of that
  • Serve

Football Cookie Cake

Shopping List:

  • 1/2 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • White Decorating Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a liner
  • In a food processor, pulse the oats until finely ground
  • Mix together the oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl
  • Mix the butter and 1 cup of sugar on medium-high with a hand mixer
  • Add the egg and beat until mixed together completely
  • Beat the peanut butter and vanilla into the mixture until nice and creamy
  • Gradually add the flour mixture until the dough is well combined
  • Put the dough on the parchment paper or liner and put the dough into a football shape
  • Sprinkle remaining sugar on top of the cake
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
  • Allow to cool for about 15 minutes
  • Using the white decorating frosting, draw the football laces on the cake
  • Serve

Nutter Butter Football Pops

Shopping Lists

  • Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips or 1 pound Chocolate Wafers
  • White Decorating Icing
  • Popsicle Sticks


  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a liner
  • In the microwave or a double boil, melt the chocolate
  • Add a popsicle stick to the center of the Nutter Butter and dip all the way in the melted chocolate
  • Put the football cookies into the refrigerator for the chocolate to cool and harden
  • Once completely cooled take the white decorating icing and create laces on center of the football
  • Serve

Fruit Kabob

Shopping List

  • Assortment of fruit including strawberries, pineapples, melon, grapes
  • Wooden Skewers


  • Layer the fruit on skewer and serve

S’mores Nachos

Shopping List:

  • Graham Crackers, 2 sleeves broken into small pieces
  • 1 bag Large Marshmallows
  • 3 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a cast iron skillet, layer graham crackers and half the marshmallows.
  • Add 2 cups of the chocolate chips
  • Top with another layer of marshmallows
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown (you can put it on broil to make it a toasty top)
  • In a mixing cup, put the remaining 1 cup of chips in the microwave for 1 minute or until completely melted
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top and serve

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