It’s that time of the year. I love it when the Superbowl NFL playoffs come around each year. My daughter has recently discovered a love of all things football, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite game day appetizers with her to celebrate the occasion. These Game Day cheese balls are fun, colorful, and most of all – delicious and easy appetizers!
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These game day cheese balls will tempt both sweet and sour taste buds.
These cheese balls have a cheesecake like texture and are just plain amazing!
And since Jess is also a huge Skittles fan (as in dive right in there and have a Skittles party kind of gal) I thought that using her favorite candy would be such fun to do as well. For this year’s party fun, I plan to make two cheese balls that use Skittles candy. One will make use of the normal Skittles candy and the other uses Skittles sour candy. These game day cheese balls have a whole sweet and sour thing going on for Game day and will satisfy both taste buds in a fun way. Which are you? A sweet or a sour Skittles party person?
Both of these appetizers are fun to make. With ingredients like these, it’s also a tempting project.
Be sure to have extra Skittles on hand for snacking, both during the Game day and during the cooking day!
Basically both appetizers are some version of a candied cream cheese dip, but each has its own twist on the idea. The basic Skittles candy ball combines peanut butter and brown sugar and has the Skittles candy both on the inside and decorating the outside of the ball. How fun and colorful this will be on your Game day table! I used shortbread wafers and fruit for dipping into this ball. Vanilla wafers also work well.
The consistency of the sweet ball is perfect for dipping. It is not too thick and dips well on a small wafer style cookie. It is sweet and creamy and will satisfy your sweet tooth with just a few nibbles. Serve this one with a spoon for easy dipping.
The Skittles sour ball has most of the Skittles sour candy inside the ball, along with nuts, sharp cheddar, and dried cranberries as well as the cream cheese. This slightly more savory ball with a tangy sweet surprise is coated with chopped pecans and has a few Skittles sour candies on top. I will serve this one with some sliced vegetables and round knot pretzels.
The sour ball has a consistency more like a normal cheese ball. Have a knife nearby to spread on your veggies or pretzels. It is tart and tangy, with lots of crunch and just a hint of sweetness.
Whichever Game day cheese ball is your favorite, one thing will be sure ~ both are super delicious and a fun addition to your Superbowl celebration.
Both dips are super fun and your guests will love them. They are creamy and chunky and satisfy your taste buds, whether then tend more to sweet or to sour. For best consistency, remove them from the fridge about 30 minutes or so before party time so that they can be easily dipped or spread.
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These two recipes for Game day cheese balls are not only great tasting but colorful as well! They will disappear from your Game Day table before you can say Super bowl!
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What do you think of these Game Day cheese balls? Which would be your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.
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