Football Food is Game Day Food!
Get ready for football season with football brownie bites topped with chocolate covered almond footballs.
Sprouts brand organic pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice are the secret ingredients that welcome fall flavors.
You didn’t expect the pumpkin, did you?
The addition of pumpkin provides moisture to these brownies without the overwhelming flavor of all things pumpkin. Substituting applesauce or pumpkin instead of oils in many baking recipes is a great idea.
Even if you are not quite ready to let go of summer, football season is upon us and it brings with it a great excuse to focus on friends and food. We all know that tailgating with friends is part of the fun of football games, and this dessert is perfect for a crowd.
Do you need to bake for friends who require gluten free food? If you are new to gluten free baking, start here with this Guide for Gluten Free Baking. You’ll learn tips and tricks to get you started.
This can easily be made gluten free if you leave off the grassy green decoration made with green apple twists. Gluten pops up in unexpected ingredients, doesn’t it?
Additionally, if you are eating gluten free due to a health condition like celiac disease, I’d recommend skipping the bulk food sections and buying your almonds for this recipe in a sealed bag.
Contamination can occur with bulk bins. People may not knowingly use scoops that have touched products with gluten. When these scoops dig into the bins with otherwise gluten free products, the result is contamination.
Game food that travels well
Are you traveling to the game or to a pot-luck with these sweet treats? Simply place the brownie bites into a mini muffin pan so that they don’t topple over on your travels.
This recipe does offer you two more options: take the easy way out and simply make a bowl of the chocolate covered almond footballs to add a spirited touch to your game day feast.
Buy the chocolate covered almonds in Sprouts bulk bin section and decorate with a few easy lines to turn it into a football.
Not a football fan?
Leave the decorations off and serve these pumpkin brownie bites well into the autumn.
Gluten free (without the decorations), these brownies offer a quick dessert by “dressing up” a box of brownie mix with the added pumpkin flavors for pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. These could happily grace your Thanksgiving dessert buffet too.
NOTE: omit the vegetable oil called for in the Brownie Mix
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 66 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Protein: 2g
Originally published September 2017.