Game Day Dessert Board

This game day dessert board is packed with all kinds of sweet munchies for making your next football party extra fun! This post is sponsored by Mondelez International.

Game Day Dessert Board - the sweetest charcuterie tray ever! #football #snacks

Football season might just be my favorite time of the year.

All those dips and snacks and appetizers to get excited about…oh, and I guess there are some men running around chasing a ball or something too? Whatevs.

My husband and I tend to host a whole lot of football parties. Our friends and family are big fans and, well, I’m pretty good at making snacks. We’re a great team. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

This year, it’s been requested that I make dessert boards a staple at our football games. 

What’s a dessert board? Oh my. Think charcuterie, but sweet!

A tray filled with loads of treats and a few dips…you might just want to stand around the dessert board and munch the game away.

I’ve teamed up with OREO Cookies and Schnucks to bring you this fun way to amp up the next game at your house!

 Let’s do this…

dessert board

A few tips for a great game day party:

First, to host the perfect football game, you really want a variety of foods. 

Keep it simple with paper products to help make clean up a breeze. You can find football themed paper products quite easily this time of year!

Let’s get to the star of this party – the DESSERT BOARD!

How to make OREO Game Day Spirit Cookie Footballs:

You’ll want to pick one treat to really stand out and then you’ll keep it totally easy everywhere else. No sense in making life difficult – party prep can be simple AND fabulous!

I went with these OREO Game Day Spirit Cookie Footballs as the main focus of my dessert board because they’re visually appealing, easy to make, and OREO Cookie balls are everyone’s favorite!

ingredients for OREO Cookie balls

Finely crush your OREO Cookies in a food processor or blender.

Stir in a brick of cream cheese. 

Shape them into little footballs and then freeze for 10 minutes.

Melt up your chocolate and then dunk each football in the chocolate to coat.

Grab a couple tubes of icing and draw the ‘laces’ on the footballs.

how to make Oreo cookie balls

So simple, but these are super cute and really tasty!

How to make a dessert board:

Grab a large wooden board. Mine is 36×24, because I really like to load it up with lots of food and we always seem to have quite a crowd during the game. You can downsize as needed. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

This next part is so fun – just start arranging your goodies across the board.

I start with a couple of dips and place them in matching bowls. This time I used caramel dip and hot fudge. Peanut butter also makes a great dip.

Once your bowls of dip are on the board, just start filling it all in with treats.

Dessert Board Ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • OREO Cookies
  • NILLA Wafers
  • HONEY MAID Grahams
  • Pretzel Rods
  • Marshmallows
  • OREO Game Day Spirit Cookie Footballs

Feel free to add in whatever you like here! The sky is the limit.

dessert tray with sweets

Hungry fans can just grab what they like and enjoy! 

Everything used on this game day dessert board was purchased at Schnucks! I love a one-stop shop.

From 10/9 through 10/15, you can save $5.00 when you buy any FIVE (5) NABISCO Cookies or Crackers (3.5 oz or larger)!

Hungry fans can just grab what they like and enjoy! 

how to make Oreo cookie balls

OREO Game Day Spirit Cookie Footballs

Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 48 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: football food
Calories: 110 kcal

These sweet footballs are made with a mixture of OREO Cookies and cream cheese!


  • 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 pound semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons EACH of 2 different colored decorator's icings


  1. Mix cookie crumbs and cream cheese until blended.

  2. Shape into 48 small footballs and place on a wax paper lined sheet pan.

  3. Freeze for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and heat on low power in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until chocolate has melted.

  5. Dip each football into the melted chocolate and return to the wax paper.

  6. Once chocolate has hardened, use the decorator's icing to draw the laces on the footballs.

  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
OREO Game Day Spirit Cookie Footballs
Amount Per Serving (1 football)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3.5g22%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.