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Fantasy Football Candy Bark

This Fantasy Football Candy Bark is a sweet way (literally!) to root on your favorite team. You can make it in any team colors!

Football bark pieces layered on a counter with the words "Fantasy Football Candy Bark" digitally written on top.

It’s football season. The most wonderful time of the year. It actually is here. We spend every Sunday in our garage, projecting the games larger than life size on our garage wall. All our neighbors and friends bring chairs and sit and watch. And I make appetizers and snacks, like this Fantasy Football Candy Bark.

The first time I made it, everyone I showed it to was so impressed with it, like I was some sort of candy magician.

In reality, though, this is one of the easiest homegating snacks you can make. You can change the colors to your team colors too, so it’s perfect. I (begrudgingly) made it blue and white for Pete’s favorite football team.

I’m a good wife.

Because yes, we live in a divided household and we don’t root for the same football team.

I should have met him earlier in life so I could snatch his football loyalty before someone else did. But life had other plans.

No big worries, though. He roots for the same baseball team as me because I snatched his loyalty there.

Mint and chocolate candy bark on a plate with the words "10+ Unique Candy Bark Recipes" digitally written on top.

This Football Candy Bark is just one of the candy bark recipes that we have on Drugstore Divas.

Be sure to check out our list of 10+ Unique Candy Bark recipes for more ideas.

Fantasy Football Candy Bark

The ingredients in this post call for royal blue and white candy melts.

Of course, you don’t have to follow that exactly. You can change them to whatever colors your team wears.

We are using the royal blue as the dominant color for this fantasy football candy bark, so the royal blue will be the base. The white is the accent color. If you’re changing the colors, be sure to use your dominant color when this football candy bark recipe calls for “blue” and your accent color when it calls for “white.”

White candy melts and blue candy melts in bowls with two gummy football candies in front of them.

Fantasy Football Candy Bark Ingredients:

How To Make Fantasy Football Candy Bark:

Three photos in a collage. One is melted blue candy melts in a bowl, one is the melted blue candy melts poured on to a tray, and the last is the melted blue candy melts being spread with an icing knife.

Melt the blue candy melts according to the package.

The easiest way to do this is to put the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt them for one minute. Take them out and stir. Put them back for an additional 30 seconds and stir, continuing that until they’re completely melted.

Small aside: If you’re making this on a cold day, melt them a little hotter than usual. They will harden quicker on a cold day.

Use an icing spatula to spread the blue candy evenly on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.

Melt the white candy melts or vanilla almond bark according to the package.

Two photos in a collage. One is melted blue candy melts spread on a tray with dollops of white candy melts in it, the second is the two colors swirled together.

Spoon dollops of the white candy melts into the blue candy. Don’t worry about trying to make it even.

Use a toothpick to swirl the white candy into the blue. Go back and forth from side to side as often as it takes to spread it out.

Blue and white candy bark with gummy football candies in it.

Add the football-shaped candy on top of the candy melts. Gently push them down into the candy melts so the footballs stick.

Put the entire cookie sheet in the fridge to chill until the football bark is completely solid, at least one hour.

Blue and white candy bark with gummy football candies in it cut into pieces.

Use a knife to cut the candy bark into pieces. They don’t have to be symmetrical or a uniform size.

Serve to your guests and root on your favorite team!

Fantasy Football Candy Bark: Frequently Asked Questions

How can you store leftover candy bark?

If you’re not serving this right away, or if you have any leftovers, you can store it in an airtight container or ziptop bag in the fridge for up to a week.

Can you use white chocolate chips instead of candy melts or almond bark?

If all you can find in stores in white chocolate chips, you can use those to make this football bark, but we don’t recommend it.

If you overheat chocolate chips, they will cease and will be ruined. You can’t save them. And if they harden before you’re ready for them to (like if they harden in the bowl when you’re still pouring them on to the tray), you can’t remelt them.

With candy melts and almond bark, that doesn’t happen. You can remelt them numerous times and each time will feel like the first time. The consistency doesn’t change.

About Those Football Gummy Candies …

Now, about the football candies in this post. I found them a few years ago in a large chain store. The football gummy candy was in a package with gummy balls from a few other sports (soccer, basketball, and a fourth sport that I can’t remember for the life of me).

I’ve looked far and wide and I can’t find them anymore. Which is kind of fine, actually, because when I cut up the football candy bark, the pieces with the gummy candy were kind of hard to eat. Those pieces looked cute, and people grabbed them first, but they weren’t the tastiest pieces.

So, if you can find those in your stores, use them for aesthetics mostly. If you can’t, you can use candy footballs instead.

Making Your Own Football Shaped Chocolate Candy

If you’re feeling a little extra, you can actually make your own chocolate footballs. Personally, I think that’s the best way to go because more chocolate is always the best option.

Making your own chocolate footballs isn’t that hard. It’s just a little time consuming. It’s really just a three step process. So I figured I would give you a little breakdown of that.

Step 1: Purchase a football-shaped chocolate mold

You have a couple options when it comes to football-shaped chocolate molds. This one makes 14 footballs at once, which is great for efficiency. This one only makes six at once, but it also doubles as an ice cube tray. And, if you’re like me, you’re the kind of person who absolutely needs football ice cubes during a football party.

Step 2: Make the laces for the footballs

On both those mold options, there are football laces. Fun fact: There are eight laces on a traditional football. The chocolate/ice cube mold actually has all eight. The chocolate-only mold can only fit four.

Either way, melt some vanilla almond bark. Carefully (with a small paintbrush, plastic toothpick, whatever you have handy) paint the white almond bark into the grooves for the laces. Try to be very careful and only paint the white where the laces go. If you smudge it, you can remove the excess with a small, wet paper towel.

When you’re done painting the white, put the tray in the fridge until the almond bark is cooled completely.

Step 3: Make the footballs

This is the easiest step.

Melt chocolate almond bark and pour it into the mold. Very carefully, bang the chocolate mold onto a flat surface (like a counter or table) to flatten the chocolate. If you need to add a little extra to fill the mold to the top, do that now, then carefully bang the mold onto the flat surface again.

Put the football mold back into the fridge until the chocolate has cooled and hardened completely.

Orange candy melts in a bowl with the words "Tips For Using Candy Melts" digitally written on top.

Tips for using candy melts

If you’ve never made candy bark before, you may not have used candy melts before.

They’re pretty easy to use, but before you start, you’ll want to check out our Tips For Using Candy Melts post.

Yield: 48 pieces

Fantasy Football Candy Bark

Looking for a sweet way to root on your favorite team? Try this Fantasy Football Candy Bark from www.drugstoredivas.net. Perfect for homegating, Super Bowl parties, the playoffs, and more! Plus, you can make it in any team colors!

This Fantasy Football Candy Bark is a sweet way to root on your favorite team. You can make it in any team colors!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (12 oz.) royal blue candy melts
  • 1/2 bag (6 oz.) white candy melts or 3 squares (6 oz.) vanilla almond bark
  • Football-shaped gummy candy or football-shaped sugar candy

Instructions

  1. Melt the blue candy melts according to the package. Use an icing spatula to spread the blue candy evenly on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
  2. Melt the white candy melts or vanilla almond bark according to the package. Spoon dollops of the white candy melts into the blue candy.  Use a toothpick to swirl the white candy into the blue. Go back and forth from side to side as often as it takes to spread it out.
  3. Add the football-shaped candy on top of the candy melts. Gently push them down into the candy melts so the footballs stick.
  4. Chill in the fridge until it is completely solid, at least one hour. Cut into pieces.

Nutrition Information

Yield

48

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 4Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Would you make this football candy bark? What colors would yours be?

Marie

Sunday 29th of January 2017

What a super easy and fun way to incorporate your favorite team into your football buffet.

shelley

Monday 23rd of January 2017

What a cute idea.

Angie Rose

Sunday 22nd of January 2017

Hi Lisa! This fantasy football candy bark is absolutely adorable. I'm actually watching the game right now :) I might have to try making this for the Super Bowl. I think everyone would love it.

Deborah

Friday 20th of January 2017

What a fun party treat.

Carle

Monday 16th of January 2017

What a fun idea and so customizable. I am going to have to make some!

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