It was a big day for Husker football, today, and my husband was front and center in the family room to kick off the season for their first game of the season. I love having special treats and snacks for him when he watches a game, so when I received the challenge to create a game day dessert with the Limited Edition SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis, my mind started churning about what adds up to a good football snack. You can find the new limited edition SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis in special displays at Walmart. (If you want to see more pictures of my shopping trip, check out my album on Google+.) I even found a bag in the regular candy aisle after a second look. The wrappers on have NFL team logos on them and they would be a fun addition to any football snacking buffet table.
Football snacks, at our house, generally include meat and cheese with crackers, something salty, something sweet and everything is usually fairly portable, no-muss, finger food. Leave it to me to try and incorporate all of those elements into a dessert recipe. I don’t usually share epic fails with you, but suffice it to say, my first recipe still has potential – just not today. I missed something in the execution when I combined bacon (the meat AND the salty), vanilla, cream cheese (the cheese), Snickers (sweet), brown sugar and a few other ingredients in a dessert bar. 🙂 Don’t laugh! It was such an inspired idea and what doesn’t taste better with bacon, right? Well, apparently these bars. I’ll have to work on that recipe some more, before it’s ready for release to the masses. lol In the meantime, I think you will love this simple and delicious Snickers Cookie recipe that I whipped up with my ten-year-old. Hubs LOVED them and made a big dent in the batch during the ball game.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups chopped Snickers candy bars
- Cream the butter and sugars together.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
- Mix in the dry ingredients.
- Add the chopped Snickers bars to your cookie dough.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until they are lightly golden brown and the edges are firm, but the centers are slightly soft. It will seem like you are under-baking them, but trust me; pull them out and let them cool on the sheet on a cooling rack. They will finish cooking right on the pan and you will have soft, chewy delicious cookies, for your effort!
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