We didn’t go all out for this year’s Super Bowl, like we have in the past (2016, 2014), but we tried out some new recipes and rekindled some old favorites!
We’ll start with dessert.
I used my very favorite rice krispie treat recipe and swapped normal Rice Krispies for Cocoa Krispies. These take less than 5 minutes to make and they’re delicious!
Cocoa Krispie football treats
Make a batch of the rice krispie per the instructions and spread them out on a jellyroll pan instead of a 9″ x 9″ pan, making them thinner than a normal batch (about 1″ tall).
Once cooled, use your football cookie cutter to cut out your treats.
Use icing (I used store-bought icing from my pantry, but you could easily make your own) to draw on your laces.
We also enjoyed a large plate of shredded pork nachos, topped with my infamous black bean and corn salsa (recipe below!), which I can’t believe I haven’t shared here yet.
I hope you had a great Super Bowl 51. I’d love to hear about any favorite recipes from your game day celebrations!
Megan’s Black Bean and Corn Salsa
I’ve committed this recipe to memory and trigger that memory by going through the colors of the rainbow: red (tomato), orange (and orange), yellow (corn), green (cilantro, lime juice), blue (no ingredient, but a stickler for Roy G Biv), and purple (shallots).
Combine the following in a bowl:
- 1 can corn, rinsed
- 1 can black beans, rinsed
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1 Roma tomato, chopped (or a handful of grape tomatoes, whatever you have on hand!)
- 2 shallots, chopped
- The juice of one orange
- ~2 T lime juice
- ~2 T White balsamic vinegar (I haven’t tried the normal balsamic vinegar because this one is too good! Buy it. It’s worth it.)
- A liberal drizzle of honey (maybe 1 T?)
- Salt and pepper to taste
The nachos were a hit, especially with Michael!