Unless the Saints or LSU is playing, I usually don't care about watching football games. Football parties are just a fun excuse for me to have yummy snacks and drinks with friends. I came up with this super cute and easy recipe as an entry for All You Magazine's Game Day Dessert Contest and I was so excited when I found out I won second place- the prize was $250 and a chance to be featured in the magazine! I got my prize money in the mail but never received the magazine. After searching every store in the area, I wrote to them only to find out the magazine is no longer in print. Booooo. So, if they won't share it with you- I will! Here's my Playoff Pudding Parfaits:
Prepare one 3.9 ounce box instant chocolate pudding as directed on the package and divide the mixture between 6 small parfait cups. Place in the fridge to chill.
Place 1 cup shredded coconut in a zip top sandwich bag with 5 drops of green food coloring. Zip the bag closed and shake and mash it until the food coloring is evenly distributed.
Place 6 chocolate sandwich cookies in a separate zip top sandwich bag and mash with a rolling pin until crumbled.
Using a cookie cutter, or by tracing a paper stencil, cut out 6 goal posts from 2 large flour tortillas. Place the cutouts on a cookie sheet and toast in a toaster oven until crisp (about 3-5 minutes). Once the cutouts are crisp, spray with yellow edible food color mist (easily found at most craft and grocery stores).
To assemble parfaits, top each pudding cup with mashed chocolate cookie crumbs, then colored coconut. Stick a goal post cutout in the cups and place a football pretzel or chocolate candy on top.
These can be made ahead and stored in the fridge or served immediately.
I could also use a little help on another entry of mine. If you have a moment, please go vote for my entry HERE
My Citrus Roasted Beet and Ricotta Toast can be voted on each day through Thursday!