These Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Footballs are tasty little snackers that are super simple to make, and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any tailgating or big game party!
When I come up with recipe ideas, more times than not it's because it's something I have a taste for, or because it's something I know I'd enjoy eating.
These Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Covered Footballs are no exception.
**Please Note - The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Covered Football Crackers is available near the end of this post. Or Click on the "jump to recipe" button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.
The easy ingredient list:
- Oval Shaped Crackers
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter (your favorite variety)
- Jelly (your favorite flavor)
- Confectioners Sugar
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- butter knife or offset spatula
- baking sheet
- parchment paper (optional)
- microwave-safe bowl
- sandwich bag
Why this recipe works:
I had to literally force myself from eating all of these football snacks after taking these photos, so then I sent the remaining footballs with my husband to share at his workplace and get them out of the house!
This may well be one of the easiest recipes I've ever shared.
Let's face it if you're hosting a big game party, or any party for that matter, you need food that comes together quickly and food that can be made in advance if needed.
Tips and tricks for making PB & J Football Crackers:
- Do NOT overfill the crackers, or press them together too tightly. In doing so, you'll risk squishing the filling out from the center of the crackers.
- Before freezing, if needed, clean up any filling that has squished out from the crackers with a clean finger, or napkin.
- VERY IMPORTANT - DO NOT overheat the chocolate in the microwave. When melting chocolate, low and slow is always better. If heated to quickly or on too high of heat, the chocolate will seize up, and won't melt properly.
- The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled if needed. Please plan accordingly.
Can these sweet and savory football crackers be made in advance?
You can make them up to 3 days in advance and then store covered them in a single layer at room temperature.
A sheet tray works great for storing.
Additional gameday-inspired recipes:
*Sriracha Firecracker Cracker Snackers (pictured below)
*Game Day French Onion Sloppy Joes (pictured below)
*Patty Melt Dip (pictured below)
*PB&J Chocolate Football Crackers (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information for today’s football cracker snacks.
If you've made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I'd appreciate it if you'd take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you're so inclined. I thank you most sincerely! 🙂
Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Footballs
- 30 oval crackers
- ¼ cup peanut butter your favorite variety
- ¼ cup jelly your favorite variety
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tablespoon warm milk more if needed
- Spread one side of the crackers with peanut butter.
- Spread the other side of the crackers with jelly.
- Gently press the peanut butter and jelly crackers together with the filling in the middle.
- Place the crackers on a baking sheet (parchment paper optional) and freeze the filled crackers for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl along with the butter, and microwave on VERY LOW POWER, removing and stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is smooth and creamy. DO NOT overheat the chocolate or it will seize up and not melt.
- One at a time, place the frozen filled crackers into the melted chocolate and gently toss to coat the entire cracker with chocolate.
- Allow the excess chocolate to fall off the crackers, and place the coated chocolate cracker onto a baking sheet.
- Continue the process with the remaining frozen crackers.
- Return the chocolate coated crackers to the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk the confectioner's sugar and milk together. Spoon the mixture into a sandwich bag and work the sugar glaze to the bottom corner of the bag.
- Snip a tiny corner from the bag and carefully pipe the laces onto each football.
- Return the completed footballs to the freezer until ready to serve.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Football Crackers as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!