My husband and I are more in the “homegating” than tailgating crowd. He is an avid football fan and we tease him often that he is most passionate rooting for the underdog. This makes for some spirited gameday gatherings at our house; and whether it’s just he and I, the whole family or even friends and family invited to share the fun, I enjoy making food and snacks that I know he will enjoy as much as he loves the games. Chips and dips, cheeses, summer sausage and crackers, are his favorite easy-to-handle finger foods and I typically have it all on hand, along with a veggie tray and dip that I, secretly, hope will encourage him to broaden his tailgating/homegating palate. I like to have a sweet treat or two ready for gameday, too. Sweets are where I’m allowed a little more leeway to be creative and so that’s the one part of our homegating menu that can be different from week-to-week.
This week I created a recipe that incorporates his favorite candy bar, Snickers, into a delicious confection that would be as at home on a party buffet table or a holiday gift tray as it is amongst our homegating snacks. Mars has added a new size of Snickers and Milky Ways to their lineup. They’re called Bites and the wonderful bite-size candies are packaged in small bags and completely unwrapped which makes them great for “popping” and equally easy to incorporate into recipes.
You can use this coupon to try new Mars Bites, for yourself. The fun thing about this particular coupon is that if you share it on Facebook or Twitter or email it to at least three people, the value of the coupon will DOUBLE! Delicious and budget-friendly! That’s a good combination!
Here’s my delicious recipe for Snickers Cheesecake Truffles. Make them for your family’s next homegating party, or for a get-together with friends, or enjoy them all by yourself in a secret hideaway where no one can find you. :) Sharing is definitely optional!
What are your favorite tailgating (or homegating) snacks? How would you incorporate the new Mars Bites into your options?