Game Time with Coke, Ritz and DiGiorno® Pizza and Ritz Balls Recipe

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Game Time with Coke Ritz and DiGiorno

Are you ready for the Big Game? Great brands like Coca-Cola, DiGiorno® Stuffed Crust Pizza  and Ritz Crackers make it easy and affordable for anyone to throw a great football party! Last weekend we enjoyed a day of football and food.  Today I’m going to share my recipe for Ritz Balls and I’ve got some other tips for how you can creatively use these products to make your football party food fun and fresh!

DiGiorno at Walmart

DiGiorno® Pizza is located in the freezer section at Walmart.  Look for special displays on the end cap of the freezer, featuring their Stuffed Crust Pepperoni variety.

pizza

I like to have all my party food ready to go!  DiGiorno® Pizza is so delicious and affordable, and because “it’s not delivery,” it is a worry-free menu item, making it perfect for your game day buffet.  Plus it takes just 20 minutes to make extra pizza, and that extra mouthful of cheese in DiGiorno® Stuffed Crust Pizza is to die for!

If you want to make the pizza presentation a little more creative, try cutting the pizza in to slices, then roll the slices, and secure with tooth picks to make delicious pizza rollers.  These are perfect to eat alone, or dip them in garlic butter, ranch, or any other sauce you like.

And to make your party table pop, try decorating with food tents and other fun party printables.

Coke at Walmart

We are definitely a Coke drinking family!  Currently I’ve got my fridge stocked with Coca Cola 24-packs and their 6-pack .5 liter bottles.  You may also find the products as part of a Home Bowl 2015 display at the front of your store.

Coke Bar

I like to have drinks, cups, and plates separate from food.  It gives you two separate areas for people to gather, and in the event of a spill, you don’t have to worry about grabbing up your food and other party items.

For parties, it’s easy to make your drink bar fun and festive.  Here I used just a little decor (place mats, a football lantern, plates, cups, ribbon, and plates) to make things a little more festive.  You can also dress up you cups and bottles with some printable labels.  Also, add some fun paper straws to your bar for a little added flair!

And just add a gallon of vanilla ice cream to create a fun Coke Float Bar!

 

Ritz Crackers at Walmart

 I always have Ritz Crackers on hand for snacking.  Look for the products in the cracker and cookie aisle.  The product is also featured in the Home Bowl Display with Coke in select stores.

Ritz with Toppings

Ritz Crackers are so versatile and are a must-have item if you’re serving easy appetizers! Serve them alongside your favorite dips. (I love them with Spinach Dip and Ranch Dip.)  Or add them to a meat & cheese tray.  Here are just a few options:

Bacon and Cheese Topped Ritz

Ritz Topped with Cheese and Bacon Bits

Ham and Cheese Topped Crackers

Ritz Topped with Ham & Cheese

Pepperoni Topped Crackers

Ritz Topped with Pepperoni & Cheese

And if you’re up for some hearty meal time options, add Ritz Crackers to chili or your favorite soup or stew.  They also make a great crumble for macaroni & cheese, casseroles and other main dishes!

Ritz Peanut Butter Balls

You can also incorporate Ritz in to your dessert menu!  I love making these Ritz Balls for parties!  With just 3 ingredients, they are quick and easy to make, and very affordable. And they will definitely make you and your guests ponder, “How can something so simple be so good?”

Ritz Balls

Yield: About 36 Balls

Ritz Balls

Ingredients:

2 sleeves Ritz crackers

1 1/3 cups peanut butter

10 blocks almond bark

Directions:

Crush up crackers inside a zipper bag. Pour crumbs in to a small bowl. Add peanut butter and mix well. Chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes so the mixture will be less sticky.

Roll in to one inch balls using a cookie scoop or roll out by hand. (If you're rolling out by hand, and the mixture is still sticky, you should return it to the freezer, or cover your hands with a little flour or powdered sugar to prevent the peanut butter from sticking to you.

Let balls chill in the refrigerator or freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.

Next melt to your almond bark using your microwave or double boiler. Dip your balls and place on a sheet of wax paper. Let set and serve.

Notes

Use sprinkles, candies, decorator gel, or icing to decorate, if desired.

You may also use chocolate chips for dipping.

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ritz balls

 As for other party food tips, just think “variety.”  Try to have a a mix of hot and cold items, and be sure to consider everyone on your guest list when you get ready to plan your menu so you have something for everybody.

And remember that a little goes a long way.  Keep your menu simple.  Don’t be afraid to use convenience items, and never be afraid to think outside the box!

Coca Cola Bar

 

Are you planning a football party?  What will YOU be serving?

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Comments

  1. Magan Bellflower says:

    Go DAWGS!

  2. These brands are definitely the makings of a great game time party. Love the Ritz Balls!

  3. Everything looks awesome, love the food! Especially the Ritz Balls. Football snacks and food is the best, cause it is all about the food, besides the game. Décor is awesome too!!

  4. James Robert says:

    Wow, I have some buddies from work coming by tomorrow to watch the games, the Ritz Balls would be great to have for them

  5. Looks so fun! I like to serve pizza too

  6. Looks so fun! I like to serve pizza too!

  7. I’m not sure I would have thought to put Ritz into a candy like this- sounds tasty though.

  8. Judith M. says:

    This is the best pizza and drink combo.

  9. carol clark says:

    love the display i have the same football tray i love the style of it thanks for the tips

  10. Love the way the theme is set up! Will be bookmarking for future games

  11. Oh those Ritz Balls look so good! I have never heard of those before! Oh I cannot wait to try them! Would be fun for the holidays with colored sprinkles too!

  12. I’m a firm believer that you can make just about anything in the kitchen as long as you have Ritz crackers. The Ritz Balls look delicious.

  13. Nancy Loring says:

    I like the idea of making the floats. I haven’t had one in years and I know my kids would get a kick out of making and having one.

  14. The Ritz balls definitely sound interesting. Unfortunately, we could not make them in our home (peanut allergy).

  15. Just stumbled across your blog from the Handmade Tuesdays linky party. So glad I did! Your food pictures and recipes have me salivating! Would love for you to stop by my baking blog to say hello x

  16. Cynthia R says:

    I can’t imagine a party without Ritz crackers and cheese and Coke products.

  17. Tamra Phelps says:

    The recipe for Ritz Balls are new to me, but sound great! I’ll pin that recipe!

  18. Looks like minimal hassle and maximum enjoyment!

  19. Birdiebee says:

    Oh, how I hate to see the Game Day season end. These appetizers look so delish!

  20. Thomas Murphy says:

    Those Ritz Balls look really good!

  21. Sounds like a fun night. Love the food. I have to try the ritz bits! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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