Chocolate Cheesecake Football Shooters

Chocolate cheesecake football dessert shooters topped with peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs. A great recipe for game day!

Chocolate cheesecake football dessert shooters topped with peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs. A great recipe for game day!
Have you enjoyed Football Week? If you want to catch up on the football recipes you missed, you can see them here!

I hope these recipes are inspiring you to get ready for Katy Perry’s half time show, err I mean, the super bowl. I mean, the super bowl is really like 1/3 actual football, 1/3 half time show, and 1/3 commercials.

Chocolate cheesecake football dessert shooters topped with peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs. A great recipe for game day!
Oh, and the food! That is like a consistent, all the time thing during the game. And I am pretty sure the best time to refill your plate at the food table is when one team is at the 10 yard line, just getting ready to make a touch down. Just kidding! Actually, the best time for a food break is any time when the players are on the field :)

Chocolate cheesecake football dessert shooters topped with peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs. A great recipe for game day!
The only Super Bowl I remember is, Super Bowl 2013 when the lights went out in the stadium! To me, that was the most exciting part and when I started to tune back in!

It’s pretty obvious that watching football isn’t my favorite. But, I have been asking you guys to leave me tips and advice on how to teach myself to like football. And here’s what you had to say..

“Start playing fantasy football, especially if a prize is involved.” -Ashlynn
“Learn the game, then it’s more interesting.” -Kristy
“Try going to a live sport’s game, where the crowed really gets into it.” -Laura

Another way to start liking football would be to get tickets to next year’s Super Bowl! What better way to get excited about football then to go to the biggest game of the year? But, I would probably still be more excited about who would be performing the half time show :)

Chocolate cheesecake football dessert shooters topped with peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs. A great recipe for game day!
Chocolate Cheesecake Football Shooters
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 6 shooters
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 package, 8 oz, cream cheese, softened
  • graham crackers, 2 sleeves, crushed
  • [url href=”http://thefirstyearblog.com/peanut-butter-stuffed-chocolate-footballs/” target=”_blank”]Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Footballs from this recipe[/url]
Instructions
Chocolate Cheesecake
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Stir occasionally, until the chips are melted and smooth. This may take up to 10 minutes, but keep the heat on low or a little higher than low.
  2. Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool on the counter for 15 minutes.
  3. Once the chocolate is cool, combine the melted chocolate and softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until the mixture is smooth and no lumps remain. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Crush the graham crackers. I like to break them up and put them inside 2 ziploc bags (to ensure the crumbs don’t get out) and use my rolling pin to crush them. Once crushed, add 2 tbsp of graham cracker crumbs to each glass.
  5. Transfer a little bit of the cheesecake mixture to a piping bag and pipe the cheesecake into each glass. Refill the pipping bag as needed. *You could just spoon the cheesecake into the glasses, but I think piping it makes the filling like a little fancier.
  6. If you plan to serve them later, refrigerate and be sure to cover the glasses with plastic wrap or tin foil.
  7. Before serving, top each shooter with a [url href=”http://thefirstyearblog.com/peanut-butter-stuffed-chocolate-footballs/” target=”_blank”]peanut butter stuffed chocolate football[/url].

Chocolate cheesecake football dessert shooters topped with peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs. A great recipe for game day!
The peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs are from this recipe here. Learn from my mistake! Do not make the PB stuffed chocolate footballs and refrigerate them for more than a few hours. I refrigerated mine for a few days, but, as you can see, the chocolate ended up cracking. So I suggest making and serving them on the same day!

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Chocolate cheesecake football dessert shooters topped with peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs. A great recipe for game day!

44 Responses to “Chocolate Cheesecake Football Shooters”

  1. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — January 15, 2015 at 6:37 am

    I am loving all your football themed desserts! Absolutely adorable (and they look lip-smakin good too!)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Awww, thank you Kristen!!

  2. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons — January 15, 2015 at 6:58 am

    I’m a die hard [college] football fan but you’re right – the food is always the best part! <3 These look AMAZING!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Jenn, tell me how to like football! HELP!

  3. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe — January 15, 2015 at 7:09 am

    These are so fun Beth and perfect for my Super Bowl spread this year!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I love the idea of a super bowl spread, makes it sound ginormous and delicious :)

  4. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — January 15, 2015 at 8:44 am

    These are soo fantastic for the super bowl!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      !!!!!! football AND cheesecake :)

  5. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — January 15, 2015 at 9:05 am

    haha… beth you crack me up. I am a football nut.. and I think most of it is from my dad growing up but then I also play fantasy with a bunch of my girlfriends so that has helped too.

    Can’t wait to make these cute chocolate shooters for our superbowl party, love it!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      I was thinking about you, either on your blog or on instagram you posted a pic of your family in your jerseys, I was thinking.. I hope we can still be friends :)

  6. Tonia from TheGunnySack — January 15, 2015 at 9:09 am

    That chocolate cheesecake swirl has my stomach growling! I love that it is serving glasses so you can see the deliciousness from the outside.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Well.. maybe I shouldn’t tell you what I thought it looked like.. :) :)

  7. Kelley — January 15, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Haha.. yes.. I am excited about the half time show! Oh and the food. Duh! Best part of football :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      I mean, we should call it the Katy Perry Show :)

  8. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — January 15, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I immediately recognized your work from the footballs again (which is a good sign, right?!) I think these are super adorable! I wish I could bring myself to like cheesecake because I know so many people rave about it.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      WHAT?!?! You don’t like cheesecake?! … It’s okay, I don’t like cheese :)

  9. I am loving your football treats recipe! This one takes the cake!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Aww, thank you Chandra!

  10. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — January 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Who cares about the game if you have these awesome little treats!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      EXACTLY!!

  11. Desserts in shooter glasses are so fun, and then you added an edible football!! Now they are even more fun!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      It’s a double whammy, but a good one :)

  12. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — January 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Another awesome and cute football treat…you are on a roll girl!!! I love little treats like that can be served individually!!! So cute!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn! I adore single serve treats too!

  13. Carla — January 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I’m all about parties with food, especially if this cheesecake is involved! I agree that learning the game and being able to watch it live helps you like it more. Otherwise, it’s easy to get distracted at home when you don’t know what’s going on.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 16, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Yes, exactly! If I’m at home there are 100 other things that are calling my name..

  14. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking — January 15, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    As a kid, I only looked forward to the commercials… And now, I actually like watching the game more than anything else. It’s probably because my guy played fantasy football for years and constantly had games on the TV on Sundays. But I’m totally fine with that! Although if any of your adorable football treats showed up at our house, I’d definitely be paying more attention to them than the game… ;) Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 16, 2015 at 7:07 am

      What if we got a whole bunch of food bloggers to throw one ultimate superbowl party?! Now there would we a spread of food!

  15. Sherri@ The Well Floured Kitchen — January 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    football week just keeps getting cuter :) I love desserts in shot glasses- such a fun way to serve it up!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 16, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Thank you Sherri!

  16. amanda @ fake ginger — January 15, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    These are the cutest things ever!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 16, 2015 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  17. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — January 16, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I’m totally loving all your football week treats! Now which one do I make for the game on Sunday…

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 16, 2015 at 7:12 am

      All of them!!! :) Haha.

  18. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 16, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Love all your fun football ideas! Definitely need to give a couple a try this weekend!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 18, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Nothing beats sweet treats and watching your fav team win!

  19. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — January 16, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Yay for football themed goodies! The Super Bowl is upon us, and we gotta feed the masses… these look great! I just put gameday food up too :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Game day food is the best!

  20. Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do — January 17, 2015 at 10:19 am

    These are completely adorable. And I love that you made your own chocolate cheesecake mix instead of going with pudding mix. Not that there’s anything wrong with pudding mix, but sometimes real chocolate is the only way to go. I’m impressed with all your football treats!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      I love how easy it is to make your own cheesecake filling too!

  21. Megan - The Emotional Baker — January 17, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    These look so yummy! I’d devour them in a second!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 18, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      That cheesecake filling was gone in minutes!

  22. Tori@Gringalicious.com — January 19, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Wow girl, you’re going all out for football season. Love it! These are not only cute but they look yummy too!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 19, 2015 at 7:25 am

      And I don’t even watch football :)

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