Feb 4

Super Bowl Chocolate Crunchie Munchies

in Appetizers, Candy, Chocolate, Dessert, Fuji Favorites, Oyatsu/Snack, Recipes by Type

Superbowl Sunday! I know some of you are in it for the football…me, not so much, I’m a college football kind of girl.  Mr. Fuji?  He likes the football.  I personally love the commercials and the excuse to eat lots of yummy munchies.

Super Bowl Sunday Chocolate Crunchie Football

Have you planned out your munchies list yet?  I’m thinking burgers and lots of finger foods.  Maybe some edamame, creamy tortilla pinwheels, and veggies and dip.  But no good munchie lineup is complete without chocolate, right?  Right???

Super Bowl Chocolate Crunchie Munchie Closeup

Dorie Greenspan recently posted a quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Crunchies that looked delicious.  I decided to make my own twist on the recipe, substituting some of my favorite things.  The end result makes for perfect football food—these little candies are quick and easy to make and incorporate all of my favorite “C” words: Chewy, Crunchy, CHOCOLATE, Cashews, Coconut, Craisins, and Crispy Rice.  Thank you Dorie, you’re a genius, as always!

Super Bowl Chocolate Crunchie Munchies

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Super Bowl Chocolate Crunchie Munchies

Adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe

Makes 2 – 3 dozen pieces (depending on how big you make them!)

1/2 cup roasted and salted cashews
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 6 ounces finely chopped semi- or bittersweet chocolate

1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

2. Finely chop the cashews.  Put the cashews, craisins, coconut, and crispy rice cereal into a medium size bowl and gently mix everything together with a wooden spoon.

3. Gently melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a microwave oven on low power.  Pour the melted chocolate over the ingredients in the bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until all of the ingredients are evenly coated.

4. Drop small spoonfuls of the candy mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.  Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

3) Drop mounds of the candy mixture into paper petit-four cups or onto a sheet of wax paper.  (I use a 2-teaspoon cookie scoop to do this, but you can divide the candy by heaping teaspoonfuls.)  Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.


Coming Tomorrow: World Nutella Day!!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Cookin' Canuck February 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

What a fun treat for Super Bowl! I love how versatile these are – you could throw in almost any kind of nut, dried fruit, or chocolate.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Yum! These look fantastic! I’ll be getting ready to head to NYC on Monday AM, plus they’re calling for a decent snow storm Friday-Saturday, so I’m not sure what we’ll do for our Super Bowl celebration… Homemade pizza, probably!


Bob February 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Awesome. I’m not into regular football, but I can totally get behind those! :D


Paula - bell'alimento February 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Absolutely adorable! That’s my kind of football ; ) These are going on my par-tay munchie list ; )


Alta February 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Easy and yummy! I’d love these!


Cookie February 4, 2010 at 3:22 pm

How cute are those! My favorite parts about Superbowl is the food and the commercials! It’s just a great reason to get together and have a great time on a Sundy!


DianasaurDishes February 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I LOVE the one you made in the shape of a football! So cute :)


megan February 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

What a great treat. I love those no bake goodies especially for the hot summer months. Love the football shaped one.


Fearless Kitchen February 5, 2010 at 2:07 am

This looks delicious! The football-shaped one was really clever.


Fuji Papa February 5, 2010 at 4:48 am

They taste great. However, I’m looking forward to your nutella post. That nutella/meringue thing you made hit the ball out of the park (to use a baseball metaphor). I’m still licking my chops over that one.


Pink Panda February 5, 2010 at 9:11 am

Easy and tasty looking . Saved!


sippitysup February 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

cute food always makes me smile!


Divina February 6, 2010 at 1:19 am

Looks really heavenly. Nice to have some dessert for the super bowl.


Megan February 6, 2010 at 7:23 am

These sound delicious-they have all of my favorite ingredients! I added this to my recipe collection and can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing :)


sugar plum February 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Ok i missed these crunchies too didn i?
Eliciously good…aint no super bowl here but i feel the fever all right-the food fever part of it ie:-)))))


Mansi February 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

OOH! I love that Chocolate football! nice work:)

this would be perfect for the Super Bowl day giveaway I’m hosting on my blog. would be great if you could participate!



Christine August 13, 2010 at 5:07 pm

We’d love to feature this recipe in our new, upcoming recipes edition on vitaljuice.com. If you could email me at [email protected], I’d be happy to give you more information!



tom October 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

can’t wait to try this next weekend. i’m sure the kids would enjoy it.
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Crispy Munchies September 29, 2011 at 4:55 am

Crispy Munchies cookies i like


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