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Being in a house with three boys, we are looking forward to the Big Game. My kids especially love the food that they are anticipating as well as some healthy competition. They debate about everything. Two of my boys strongly support rival baseball teams. Can you imagine how that plays out? One favorite debate is over the best foods. So, this year we decided to have some fun setting up a stadium for our snack and settling once and for all the age-old question in snacking: Sweet or Salty?
We wanted our project to be something fun, yet simple. And of course something which included lots of snacks we all love. This is what we came up with. I hope you have as much fun making yours as we did ours!
First, I headed to Walmart to pick up my snacks. Then I set to out to get creative.
Ingredients and supplies I used for my Snack Stadium
- Cookie Sheet
- Green plastic table-cloth (I was lucky enough to find one decorated like a football field.)
- Faces stickers (If you can’t find any cute ones, you could draw them and cut them out and glue them on your “players”.)
- Glue gun
- 1 SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® Variety 35 oz. bag
- 1- 41 oz. bag Skittles® XL
- 2- 12 oz. 12 packs Pepsi™
- 1- 12 oz. 12 packs Diet Pepsi™
- 1 bag TOSTITOS® Scoops Party Size
- TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa
- stuffed pretzel sticks
- meat sticks
- Cut tablecloth a couple of inches longer than your baking sheet.
- Tape the tablecloth to the baking surface.
- Turn over baking sheet so that tape is on the underside of the field.
- Cut two end zones out of construction paper and place them at the ends of your field.
- Decorate your end zones to support your team. I used Skittles® to spell out my team names by using a glue gun to attach them to my construction end zone. I like that they added so much color to the stadium.
- I made my goal posts out of beef sticks held together by toothpicks.
- Glue your goal post to the middle of your end zone.
- Carefully flatten the bottom of 11 SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® to make your sweet players. I dressed them up with my stickers and arranged them on the field.
- I created my salty players using stuffed pretzels.
- Create benches, referees and other fun details with other candies or other supplies.
- Arrange your Pepsi™ and Diet Pepsi™ bottles around your arena as spectators.
- I picked tall and short containers to display my snacks.
- I put my homemade Simple Creamy Salsa Dip (see recipe below), TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa, TOSTITOS® Scoops and other savory snacks on one side to root for my salty team.
- On the other side, my candy such as SNICKERS® and Skittles® are cheering on the sweet team.
Here is the recipe for my Simple Creamy Salsa Dip
12 oz. TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa
12 oz. sour cream
Stir together sour cream and salsa in small bowl. Top with cilantro. Serve with TOSTITOS® Scoops for a crowd pleasing dip that is so easy to make.
Making this snack stadium was like a party in itself, and we are really looking forward to watching the game and enjoy our sweet and salty snacks. I’m sure we will be rooting for different teams on the big day as the competition is so much fun, but being together with family and friends will be the biggest prize in the end. If you would like other tasty Snack Stadium or Big Game recipe ideas check out this site.