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13 Irresistible Kid-Friendly Sport Day Recipes

These super-cute Super Bowl Brownie Bites from What's Gaby Cooking are made from scratch, but you could decorate store-bought brownie bites, too.

When I asked my friends what their kids go nuts for at parties, the most frequent response was Seven-Layer Dip. I can see that. I can also see my kid having a blast filling little individual cups, like Christy at The Girl Who Ate Everything.

When it comes to quick—and sorta healthy—desserts, you can't beat a chocolate covered strawberry. Add some white chocolate lines, and BOOM: football. Jackie at Domestic Fits shows you how it's done.

Even easier than those strawberries: Ready-made ice cream sandwiches, turned into frozen footballs. On. A. Stick. Kim at The Celebration Shoppe scores major points with this one.

Peanut butter dip? With chocolate chips mixed in, shaped into a football, and covered in chocolate sprinkles? Oh yes she did. Dorothy at Crazy for Crust did, I mean.

Pizza + football = pizza pockets no fan can resist. And only five ingredients! (Four, if you don't like pepperoni.) Thank Noreen at Picture the Recipe for this bit of genius.

It's amazing how many foods can be made to look like a football. These cracker-based Football Bites by Ali at Gimme Some Oven come together in minutes! It's assembly more than cooking, so even little kids can help.

Sure, you could top deviled eggs with strips of scallion to look like football stitching. Or you could go one step further and actually make your eggs look like footballs. Kim at Sand & Sisal has the ingenious details. Bonus: These are stuffed with bacon and cheese.

If there's a hot dog involved, my kid goes nuts. Put it on a stick and it's a home run—errr, touchdown. Trish from Mom on Timeout made these adorable party-sized corn dogs.

Hot dog option #2: Turn a chili dog into a football! You don't even need a recipe for this one. Hat tip to Jeanne Benedict for the idea.

Seems like the "snackadium" is a thing come Super Bowl time. I've seen some that are bigger than my kitchen, and more elaborate than any Sandra Lee tablescape. This one, by Meagan at Sun and Sippy Cups, seems downright doable.

The smart folks at the Watermelon Board know that even the most indulgent Super Bowl party needs some lighter alternatives. Watch their video to learn how to carve a football helmet out of a watermelon.

Photograph by Debbie Koenig

And finally, researching this post inspired me to jump on the football-themed bandwagon: Cookie Dough Truffle Footballs, at Parents Need to Eat Too.

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