Friday, January 18, 2013

football fudge on a marshmallow field

pretty soon my son will have his first double digit birthday.
and i will be getting more gray hairs.

while at party city, we were trying to come up with a theme for his bday party. i tried to convince him to have an ugly doll party but before he could answer i already knew it was a no go. 
"how's about an ugly doll football party then?" i asked.
dumb question.

i vow someday to have an ugly doll party someday in my lifetime! maybe i'll try an ugly doll easter party?
no go.
(hey! who said that?!)

anyway, short story long, we settled on an all sports theme. in the next coupla posts you'll be seeing some sports related things here and there.

which is kinda fortunate for me, as far as football goes, since the football theme seems to be in season at the moment.

here's my first treat i made.
wanna make some?

you'll need:
your favorite chocolate fudge
large marshmallows-you can use the stackers but i didn't have any
green and white candy melts
lollipop sticks

i almost went to the store to search for the stackers but was way lazy and i already had the usual marshmallows staring at me. 
i almost made these into cake pops but was concerned about dipping the footballs in chocolate and ruining the grass.
i almost didn't post this cuz i saw some other bloggers make footballs on a field and didn't wanna look like a copy cat even though i already did it but whatev.

sometimes i make something, plan on posting it, and find someone already did a similar thing.
i guess great minds think alike?
whatev.
i think i'm in great company nonetheless.

anyway,  i did this:
HUT ONE
i cut the marshmallows in half after i smooshed them so they wouldn't be too thick.
HUT TWO
next melt some green candy melt and:
HUT THREE
now go for a long shot and make some chocolate fudge.

or fumble and buy some, like me.
now go for the first down!
(i have no idea if that makes sense, being the football illiterate that i am)
make sure you don't get a penalty!

WHOA! look out for that 300 pounder coming at cha!
ok keep going-going-going...

you.
can.
go.
all.
the.
way!
way to go man!
er, woman!

you just made a homerun, strike, goal,3 pointer shot,TOUCHDOWN!!!

i really must catch up on my football knowledge.

naw, i'd much rather hang out with the ugly dolls.



53 comments:

  1. OMG those came out so cool! And well lets be honest here I really want to eat one like right now! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. here Tracey....CATCH! i just threw you a long shot now go for the touchdown and munch away! heehee

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  2. Cool football treat! Hey, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my post @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/versatile-blogger-award.html

    T'onna

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    1. WHADA WHAT?!?!?!! SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR!
      no actually open it cuz i'm gonna yell really loud now and don't wanna bust your eardrums!
      ready?
      YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
      THANK YOU THANK YOU T'ONNA! you totally made my weekend :>D!!!

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  3. Oh my goodness - how fun are these!! I don't have a birthday to celebrate coming up for awhile, but these would be so fun for the Super Bowl! I'd love to have you come and link up at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

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    1. okey dokey i just linked up Deborah! thank YOU sooo much for the invite :) your blog is so PRETTY and my goodness has so much deeliciousness! hope you make these footballs for the super bowl! (which BTW i only watch for the commercials-heehee)

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  4. Hey! You're having a "sack lunch, munch-munch-munch-munch-munch" kinda party!
    We want to come to the party...will be there in spirit. xoxo

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    1. LOL! forgot to mention avoid getting sacked and then do the salsa dance when you get a touchdown! YOU are always with us, no matter what :) XOXO

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  5. WOW! so cute and creative!! I hope you stop by to link every Tuesdays and it's open for a week- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/breakfast-valentines-day-party.html
    Nancy

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    1. i will i will Nancy! thanks so much for stopping by to play some football with us :>D

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  6. Fantastic edible craft idea for Super Bowl too. Pinning.

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    1. YAHOOOO! when the QUEEN OF EDIBLE CRAFTS pins you, your day is complete. so ok, i think i just scored another touchdown! :>D

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  7. These look fanTAStic! So glad you shared them at Shine on Fridays!!! {And I'm a huge football fan! Go RAVENS!} Have a great weekend!

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    1. happy to oblige Amy! don't shoot me but i had to look up who the Ravens were! LOL

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  8. These are really fun and yummy, too!! I like how you made the grass, very cool! I'm making a superbowl set so there might be something you could use in there. I also think the ugly dolls are pretty darn cute!

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    1. hey i can't wait to see your printables Michelle! i'm sure they'll be awesome as usual! glad you like the football grass :>D maybe i can make some ugly dolls playing in it-heehee

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  9. Those are too cute! I found them next to my link up at Nifty Thrifty Sunday. :) Megan

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    1. hiya neighbor! thanks so much for stopping by Our Pinteresting Family! let's play ball :)

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  10. Way to cute to eat! So fun!
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party/

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    1. LOL! they better eat these Leigh Anne cuz my shape will end up looking like a football if they don't! :>D
      oh, and i linked up!

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  11. So cute what a great idea would love it if you came by and shared at http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/01/share-it-one-more-time-4-2013.html

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    1. thanks Tammy! ooo i love finding new blogs! thanks so much for the invite. on my way to your place now. :)

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    1. thank you Camille! and i love how you left me a sweet comment :)

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  13. By far the coolest thing I have seen today. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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    1. THE COOLEST THING?!?! WOW! your comment is by far the coolest thing i got today Shockingly Domestic! THANK YOU!!! :>D

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  14. Holy cow you are a genius! I love this Lisa! So clever how you made the grass!

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    1. oh my goodness! YOU are sooooo sweet malia!!! candy melts that aren't great for dipping make this real easy to do. thank YOU so much :)

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  15. Ah! These are SO CUTE, and ultra-inventive as usual!! : ) I also love that they're not cake pops; so many people are intimidated by (or just plain don't want to mess with) cake pops!

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    1. LOL! guess I took the cake pops shortcut! a gazillion thank yous Heather :>D!!!

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  16. These are too dang cute. I got to make these for the Superbowl!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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    1. YAY! i hope you do get to make them Marcie! :) thanks so much!!!

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  17. These are great! I love the idea of using fudge to make the footballs, that seems like it would help simplify. We've got a *certain football party* that I always bring snacks to coming up and something like this would be a huge hit! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. oh YIPPEE! make away Adrianne!! i may be football illiterate but i do know that "certain football party" you speak of :>D

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  18. A cup of coffee would go great with these. I'm currently hosting a giveaway to win a $20 Starbucks gift card and would love for you to enter! http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/2013/01/love-is-in-air-giveaway.html

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    1. that darn starbuck's coffee goes good with anything! thanks Sarah for stopping by :)

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  19. I loved your humor as I read this how-to (great pictures, cool idea btw). Is football fudge a play on words? I so hope you do an ugly doll project. Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

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    1. LOL! your request may be enough incentive to make an ugly doll project! and as far as football fudge being a play on word? i dunno? it's football, fudge, right? heehee thanks SO much EveryDay Bloom!!!

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  20. Thank you for sharing these WAYYYYY COOOL TREATS in the linky party, and cooking up a storm each week! Appreciate your baking enthusiasm and contributions! :-)

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    1. oh thank YOU Rose! i love your WAYYYY COOOL comment! heehee :)

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    2. WOAH! i just saw you featured me!!!! THANK YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUU Rose!!!

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  21. Awesome!!! I love that you used fudge-very creative! I bet your son was thrilled with these! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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    1. he just said "mom those are awesome." and went about his business. guess he is used to my craziness! LOL thank you so much Tanya!!! :)

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    1. question-can a grown woman get giddy with another grown woman visits her blog?
      answer-of course because i just did! thank you so much Jill! :>D

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  23. I love these! Im planning my sons HS graduation and he is my football guy so that is our theme :) I was debating on making the cake pops but I think I like the fudge better! Saw your post on Bloom Designs, super cute!
    raspberrywillows.blogspot.com

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    1. hooray! i'm so happy Jen that i gave you this idea-cake pops are fabulous but they take a lot of time to make. anywho, hope you make these and congrats to your son! :)

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  24. I've seen these all over Blog-land and I love them! So fun and creative!
    Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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    1. i think it's crazy Karyn that so many people like these when i was honestly too lazy to make cake pops! i should be lazy more often-LOL thanks for your awesome party! :)

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  25. OH my goodness! These are adorable! I realize that I always fall in love with your great ideas and feature you like ALL the time, but I guess I just think you are pretty awesome! :) I'm a fan! :)
    You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing with us last week! We can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

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    1. GAHHHHHHH! MacKenzie!!!! my stomach just did a flip when you said you are a fan. excuse me while i wipe away another happy tear! XOXOXO

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