Serve up this easy and delicious football chocolate bark. Field goal pretzels, sprinkles for the crowd, coconut for grass, and a football lace made with white chocolate. This is the perfect no bake Super bowl dessert to whip up.
Kids and adults will gobble up this chocolate bark piece by piece. Within 10 minutes you have your chocolate bark setting up and almost ready to cut into and serve up. A football dessert you got to try.
Or if you are looking for a football themed birthday party idea, this is a fun dessert as well. A football party that kids will go nuts for. The goal posts and grass are my favorite parts.
Why Make This Chocolate Bark
Easy – So simple to whip it, it makes it a no-brainer. Give it a try and let me know for yourself what you think of this no bake chocolate bark.
Change it up – Use your favorite teams colors in terms of candy melts to add a personal touch. I wanted basic colors for a fun look.
No Bake Dessert – No need to turn on the oven. You can warm the chocolate in the microwave so you don’t even have to fuss with the stovetop if you don’t want. This no bake football dessert is always a hit.
Variations to Dessert
- You can use different colored chocolate to showcase a specific team.
- Temper chocolate in replace of almond bark or candy wafer melts if you prefer.
- Skip the sprinkles for the showcase of a crowd.
- Pipe on field goals instead of pretzels.
- Add on pieces of tootsie rolls shaped like footballs with an icing white lace for footballs.
How to Make
Step 1: Start by melting your almond bark in the microwave in 20-30 second increments. Once fully melted pour in a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: With a spoon or spatula spread it out evenly.
Step 3: Break pretzel sticks and make the field goals. The sides will be shorter and the stick at bottom I used to make a bit longer. Randomly place these on the bark.
Step 4: In a bowl, add your coconut, and a few drop of green food coloring. Stir and mix until it reaches desired color. You can add more color if you need.
Step 5: Drop some on the bark all over, creating clumps of grass.
Step 6: Heat up some white chocolate almond bark and pipe on football laces. A line then 2-3 short lines across it. I used a bottle to squirt on.
Step 7: Next, add on some sprinkles to look like a crowd in the bleachers.
Step 8: Let all your chocolate set up then cut into pieces or break and serve.
Store your chocolate bark in an airtight container on the counter for 1 week. The pretzels will be the first to go stale on this recipe.
You can freeze the chocolate bark if you don’t plan to eat it right away. The pretzels won’t taste too good once thawed, they tend to go stale. That is the only thing to be aware of.
I would only make this party dessert up to 24 hours in advance of when you plan to serve it up. A fun birthday party football theme that kids and adults can enjoy.
- Make sure to have items ready, as the chocolate bark will set up fast.
- Gently press the sprinkles and coconut into the chocolate to ensure it sticks to the chocolate.
- When mixing up the coconut use a throw away container or glass, as it can stain the container.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions that are asked when making this football chocolate bark. It is an easy dessert and a fun dessert idea for your next game day event.
- 1 package chocolate flavored almond bark, 24 ounces
- 1/4 cup white almond bark
- 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 1-3 drops of green food coloring
- Sprinkles - optional
- 12-15 Small Pretzel sticks
- In a small bowl add your coconut and food coloring. Mix well to make the coconut turn green. If need add more food coloring. Set aside.
- Melt your brown chocolate flavored almond bark in the microwave with heat cycles of 20-30 seconds. Stir between each cycle.
- Once done pour the chocolate on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spread it out evenly to a layer.
- Now break your small pretzel sticks to make football posts. Do two smaller pretzels on the side, with one on bottom connecting the two sticks. Then place a longer stick in center to make a "Y" shaped style post.
- Next take the green coconut and sprinkle areas with the green coconut to mimic grass.
- Then sprinkle on the sprinkles to look like a crowd. I put the chocolate around each field goal post.
- Then heat up white almond bark and pipe a straight line with 2-3 short lines going the other way to make it look like football lace.
- Let the football chocolate bark set up, then break or cut apart, and enjoy.
- Enjoy and serve! if you have extra store in a bag or airtight container.
Chocolate - You can use candy melts if you want or even baking chocolate. You just need to temper the chocolate or add in a teaspoon of shortening to the chocolate.
Coconut - For the grass I used a sweetened coconut, you are welcome to use unsweetened if you prefer.
Pretzel Sticks - Pretzel sticks are what I used to make the field goals. Feel free to use other style of straight line cookies or chips if you prefer. We love the salty component it adds.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 279mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.