We teamed up with Oliva Culpo — Boxed super fan, football fanatic, and girlfriend of Patriots receiver Danny Amendola — to create the ultimate Game Day menu, complete with eats and drinks for everyone at your party, no matter who they’re cheering for on Sunday. From colorful cookies to football-inspired cocktails, these recipes will make your Game Day party a total touchdown.
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Team Spirit Popcorn
This sweet popcorn recipe is a delicious way to show your team spirit. Recipe from Two Sisters Crafting.
- 10 cups of popped Pop Secret Popcorn
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 3 cups Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows
- M&M’s (pick out your team colors)
- Melt butter in a saucepan and add marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are melted.
- Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn slowly, making sure most of the popcorn is covered. Leave a little bit of the mixture leftover.
- Place popcorn onto a cookie sheet and drizzle the remaining marshmallow mixture on top. Add the M&M’s, then break into pieces and serve.
Give your classic brownie recipe a Game Day makeover and turn them into football treats with the help of a cookie cutter and some frosting. Olivia’s favorite brownie mix is Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix because it’s so rich and chocolatey.
Everybody loves cookies, and this recipe is a winner. Want to add some team spirit to your cookies? Use some of those M&M’s from your pretzel bites in your team’s colors and add them on top of your cookies for added flare. Recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
- 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
- 1 cup Domino brown sugar
- 1 cup Domino white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 oz milk chocolate M&Ms
- Mix butter and sugars together in a mixer, then add eggs and vanilla.
- Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix until incorporated.
- Refrigerate dough for two hours.
- Preheat oven to 350º F and roll dough into small balls. Add M&Ms to each ball, then place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet. Be sure not to overcrowd the sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
Patriot Pretzel Bites
This is another snack that is so easy to make and perfect for a game viewing party. Recipe from Two Sisters Crafting.
- Place pretzels on a cookie sheet, then place a Dove chocolate in the middle of each pretzel.
- Place in a 250ºF oven for 2 to 2 ½ minutes.
- Add an M&M on top of each pretzel bite.
Show your team spirit with cocktails celebrating your team. Olivia’s pro tip? Make a big batch of each of these by multiplying the recipe and serving them out of a pitcher.
- 2 oz Tanqueray Gin
- 1/3 Tbsp of True Lime
- 1 big Tbsp of Smucker’s Raspberry Preserves
- Top with Polar Seltzer
- Grab a shaker and add all ingredients except the seltzer.
- Add ice and shake until cold and jam is mostly dissolved.
- Pour over ice and top with seltzer.
The Patriot Paloma
- Add Casamigos to a glass. Top with LaCroix and garnish with chili flakes.
The Bourbon Handoff
- Add Bulleit Bourbon to a glass. Top with Perrier Strawberry and garnish with ground cinnamon.