Mom’s Favorite Sport: Fantasy Football #SnickersMinis #Cbias

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Mom’s Favorite Sport: Fantasy Football

Confession time! Yes, again. Here it is — I am obsessed with fantasy football! No, not footballFantasy football. I blame my dear husband (that’s him grinning up there). Back when we were dating, he asked if I wanted to join his league. That year it was free and I said sure. I knew nothing about football.

The guys let me play and I won! I won the entire season! I beat all of those silly guys! Now here we are five years later and I’m still playing. We play for money now and I’m still in. I still know nothing about football but I know how to research! I have placed in the top 3 for the past 4 years but have never won again.

Last year was amazing. It was J and I in the finals, so no matter what we took all the winnings. But I wanted to win so bad! I wanted the bragging rights!

Did it happen?

No!

I came in second, but at least my husband used the money to take me out on a fabulous date! Except he has the “trophy” which actually looks more like a wrestling belt or something.

Snickers Minis Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Draft

The draft is one of my favorite parts of the entire season. We do it online but most of us get together to do it. We have hosted it at our house a few times and I planned to do the same thing this year. We’re a keeper league and my keeper is Drew Brees. I love starting the draft with an amazing quarterback. I also enjoy talking a little smack.

But I also provide goodies, so I think the guys let me get away with a little talk. I was feeling inspired by some things I’d seen on Pinterest so I headed out to Walmart. I was on the hunt for SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis. Football team themed SNICKERS®? How perfect for a fantasy football draft party!

SNICKERS® Minis Fantasy Football Draft Party

Well, three Walmart stores later and all I could find were my ordinary SNICKERS® Minis but I didn’t let that stop me! I grabbed a bag and the rest of my supplies and headed home to get baking for the boys! I wanted to butter them up with tasty snacks and sweet treats! I was hoping they would be distracted by their full bellies and I would get some great players!

Snackadium inspired by Pinterest

Pinterest Inspired Snackadium

I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration for my party. I knew this could be dangerous but I also knew it had the potential to be brilliant! So I decided to try my hand at my very own Snackadium and it was a huge success! The only think I would change would be the amount of guacamole dip and the salsa. I would use more guacamole dip for a bigger field. And I would use a thicker salsa.

But this is an easy no-bake appetizer that is perfect for any football themed party or get together. It would be perfect any day of football season! It was huge hit! But we also needed something sweet to round out the goodies.

That is where my SNICKERS® Minis came into play!

Snickers Minis Cupcakes

SNICKERS® Minis Cupcakes

On Pinterest I had seen a number of SNICKERS® brownies. The ingredients were on my list but I changed my mind when I was at Walmart. J’s favorite cake is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. So I got it in my head that yellow cupcakes with a SNICKERS® Mini in the middle could be amazing.

I hadn’t seen anyone make them before. I hadn’t read a recipe. I was ready to just wing it! So here’s how it went!

What you need:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 12 ounces of clear soda (this is my alternative to using oil and eggs)
  • 18-24  SNICKERS® Minis (depending on how many cupcakes you make)

What you do:

  • Preheat over according to directions on cake mix box.
  • Empty the cake mix into a bowl. Add the soda. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Place cupcake liners in muffin pan. I didn’t use liners and some of my cupcakes stuck to my pan. So use liners!
  • Fill each liner 3/4 full.
  • Place on  SNICKERS® Mini in the center of each cupcake.
  • Bake according to directions on cake mix box.
  • Cool before serving.

 SNICKERS® Minis Yellow Cupcakes from Formula Mom

I grated a bit of frozen #SnickersMinis on top to give it a little something special. I didn’t add any frosting to these because the cake was already so moist. That is one of the perks of using the soda. It keeps the calories and fat down but also gives you an extremely moist cake!

What I loved about these cupcakes is that the cake covered the candy. If you did frost these, there would be a special surprise inside that no one would know about!

Yellow Cupcakes with  SNICKERS® Minis at Formula Mom

I would have loved to have the SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis to go along with this party because they are perfect for the theme. I will definitely  be picking some up to have during football season. But even without them, the cupcakes turned out to be fabulously delicious! The SNICKERS® Minis turned my normal yellow cupcakes into something special!

#SnickersMinis Fantasy Football Draft Party

Dad Loves Fantasy Football Too

Of course, J loves football but I had a more pressing question on my mind during this party. What about the food? It was the first time I’d done multiple dishes inspired by Pinterest.

The verdict?

Thumbs up all around! The guys loved the food and ate almost everything while their eyes were glued to the television. What was on TV?

Are You Read for Some Football?

Football, of course!

That’s the way a real online draft goes! People can wander about a bit, eat some food, watch some football, and keep an eye on their computers. I prefer the flexibility of an online draft because of the resources it provides as well. I’m all about the research. I will miss my 2011 team that carried me to my second place finish but I know I will piece together a great team for 2012!

As soon as my roster is finalized I will update you! With great players and some great bagged candy, I know I’ll make it through! I’m aiming for a return to the top. Although I don’t know what I would do with my victory belt if I won. Maybe my husband would let me stash it on his bookcase where we keep it now.

You can find out more about SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis on the SNICKERS® Facebook page and on Twitter @SNICKERS.

Is your family a football family? How about a Fantasy Football family? What do you do to make your parties a little sweeter?

Formula Mom Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and #SnickersMinis. All experiences and opinions are 100% my own! #CBias

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.

Comments

  1. Nice post!!! I am a CRAZY football person too!! LOVE it!! Those cupcakes look delish!! =)
    Kristin Wheeler (MamaLuvsBooks) recently posted..Kids’ Book Review: Bob Books

  2. I’ve never joined the fantasy team but Brian plays it every year. I like having parties and watching the game without worrying about what my fantasy team is doing! I do enjoy the show The League though – hilarious.

  3. We’re not big into football, but boy oh boy I sure am big into your snickers recipe! That looks AMAZING! I have never heard of using soda in a cake before. I MUST try this out! My birthday is coming up in 2 weeks, I may have to do this then. :)
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  4. My boyfriend use to play but I never have. I would start to play just for a party like that!
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  5. I LOVE football, but don’t 100% understand Fantasy. Maybe because I am too partial to my team?

    Your dip and cupcakes look amazing as well!
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  6. I cannot believe that you don’t watch football – and you’re in a fantasy football league!! I think if you ever let yourself get to know the rules, you would love it!! I have football in my blood and I crave the game. I don’t have the research/statistics brain that you have so I can’t let myself get involved in the fantasy football thing. I don’t think they give points for cutest butt, favorite commercial, recognizable name…that’s what my picks would be based on. ;)
    JanetGoingCrazy recently posted..Creating Family Traditions with Family Game Night #DipDipHooray #CBias

  7. I had never heard about using clear soda in place of eggs and oil! I will have to try that one! Love the idea of baking a snickers inside the cupcake!
    Stephanie recently posted..Kicking off Football Season with SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis #SNICKERSMinis

  8. NICE! Congrats on being able to win! I would be so clueless if I tried to play fantasy football. Your snacks look amazing, too!!!
    Jennifer recently posted..After School Food Ideas #HotPocketSnacks

  9. I just LOVE your DIP DISPLAY! My kids would have been throwing chips and snickers through the goals the whole time!
    and if ONLY I could win at something against my dear hubby. a girl can dream!
    Kathy recently posted..Fantasy Football with #SnickersMinis #CBias

  10. Awesome party! I love the recipe and the story of how you got started (I won my first year ever and never again!)! Thank you for sharing!
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  11. What a fun story…we love Fantasy football too!!! Love the recipes!!!
    Rebecca E. Parsons recently posted..Fantasy Football Draft Party by the Pool with #SnickersMinis

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