5 Kid-Friendly Big Game Dessert Ideas!

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!

Football Party Desserts for Kids

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Apple Nachos with Reese’s

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  • On a serving platter, arrange the apple slices like nacho chips (on top of one 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.
  • Next, sprinkle with the chopped Reese’s Minis.
  • Drizzle the rest of the peanut butter/chocolate chip mixture on top.
  • Add the Reese’s Pieces on top.
  • Serve.

Football Cookie Cake

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  • 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. Then, 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 then form 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

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  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or a liner.
  • In the microwave, or a double boiler, 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, so that the the chocolate cools and hardens.
  • 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, and grapes
  • Wooden Skewers


  • Layer the fruit on skewers, and serve.

S’mores Nachos

Shopping List:


  • Preheat the 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.

5 Kid-Friendly Big Game Dessert Ideas

How Can I Involve Kids in My Game Day Party?

Kids love spending time with Mom and Dad, helping in any way that they can! Depending on your child’s age, enlist their help in any age-appropriate chores or party prep tasks that need to be done, from cleaning up the house before/ after the party, to planning the menu, grocery shopping, and cooking together! My daughter has always enjoyed setting the table and using her artistic flair to personalize place settings and the food table, so that is usually her job of choice!

Consider the age of the children coming to your football party, and then plan activities around that. Set up a crafting station for kids to make this fun football craft from Mom On Timeout, or ref a kid’s football game in the backyard. Make sure you have plenty of kid-friendly snacks on-hand. Offer make-your own sundaes, or cupcake decorating.

Invite kids to watch the game with you and cheer on their favorite team!

5 Kid-Friendly Big Game Dessert Ideas!

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