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Sweet & Salty Referee RITZ Bark for your big game party planning! Line a tray with foil, RITZ Crackers, pour butter/brown sugar mixture, let set, drizzle on black and white chocolate, sprinkle with pecans and crushed RITZ Crackers. #HomeBowlHero #sp By CraftyChica.com

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Coca-Cola and NABISCO. All opinions and experiences of making these tasty snacks are all my own.

‘Tis the season for football! We’ve cheered on our favorite teams all year for a chance at the big game. I’m usually not into sports, but as I type this at this very moment, my hometown team is headed to the playoffs! Part of the excitement is the journey of emotions, and many of those come by way of the referee. Sometimes we love them, other times we want to tackle him to the ground and cry, “But, whhhyyy?”

This Bark recipe, my friends, is dedicated to them! A little bit sweet, a little bit salty, but oh, such an addition to the big picture! Look – I even used black and white candy melts!

Before I go into the recipe, I want to share some exciting news! Last year I did a series of posts with Coca-Cola and NABISCO for the “Home Bowl” campaign. I had a blast, and I’m thrilled to have been invited back for this year’s big game! The spirit of the “Home Bowl” campaign is that it’s more than just a game. It’s a time for family and friends to get together and have fun experiencing an exciting event! What’s in it for you – well, a variety of crafts and recipes from myself and other lifestyle bloggers – plus a chance for two of you to each win a Coca-Cola & NABISCO Home Bowl prize pack that is valued at $400!

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Score big with Coca-Cola and NABISCO “Home Bowl” as your perfect game day party lineup.

CONTEST: Create a Pinterest board themed around all the things you would want to make to celebrate the big game. Once you create your Pinterest board themed around food and crafts you want to make for your party, title the board #HomeBowlHeroContest – then post the link to your board in the comment section of this post! I’ll choose one comment from this post to win a $400 prize pack.

– Pins on the board need to feature “#HomeBowlHeroContest” in the captions

– You don’t need to pin photos of Coca-Cola or NABISCO products in order to be entered to win!

– 18 years and older, U.S. residents only. Deadline January 28th, 11:59 pm ET.

And just in case you are in need of ideas, Coca-Cola and NABISCO have partnered with Evite to offer an array of game-watching party ideas! Visit http://www.homebowl.com to find a host of game day recipes, tips and inspirations from the pros for a winning game day party and create a custom “Home Bowl” Evite.

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On to the recipe!

Ingredients: RITZ Crackers, black and white melting chips, two sticks butter, 1 cup, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, crushed pecans, cookie sheet, foil.

Sweet & Salty Referee Ritz Bark for your big game party planning! CraftyChica.com

Line the cookie sheet with foil, then a layer of RITZ Crackers.

Sweet & Salty Referee Ritz Bark for your big game party planning! CraftyChica.com

Melt the butter on medium heat, then add the brown sugar and stir until it is evenly mixed and slightly boils. Pour over the top of the crackers.

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Smooth it all out evenly!

Sweet & Salty Referee Ritz Bark for your big game party planning! CraftyChica.com

Put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. While that is cooling, melt your candies. You can use a chocolate warmer, microwave or double boiler. Read the package directions for exact instructions.

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Crush a couple handfuls of RITZ Crackers.

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Remove the tray from the fridge and sprinkle on the pecans and the crushed crackers. Then drizzle with the candy melts.

Sweet & Salty Referee Ritz Bark for your big game party planning! CraftyChica.com

Add as much or as little as you want.

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I got a little carried away! If you want something a bit more subdued, simply drizzle the candy melts on top of the RITZ Crackers! Short and sweet!

Sweet & Salty Referee Ritz Bark for your big game party planning! CraftyChica.com

I also glittered some Coke bottles too as part of my game day party! Tape off the stripes, add paint, let dry, then add wet glue and glitter. Let dry! Done!

Glittered referee bottles for big game party planning! CraftyChica.com

CONTEST: Create a Pinterest board themed around all the things you would want to make to celebrate the big game. Once you create your Pinterest board themed around food and crafts you want to make for your party, title the board #HomeBowlHeroContest – then post the link to your board in the comment section of this post! I’ll choose one comment from this post to win a $400     Coca-Cola & NABISCO Home Bowl prize pack.

– Pins on the board need to feature “#HomeBowlHeroContest” in the captions.

– You don’t need to pin photos of Coca-Cola or NABISCO products in order to be entered to win!

– 18 years and older, U.S. residents only. Deadline January 28th, 11:59 pm ET.

Sweet & Salty Referee Ritz Bark for your big game party planning! CraftyChica.com

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A big game must-have – Coca-Cola on ice! Nice and frosty!

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Sweet & Salty Referee Ritz Bark for your big game party planning! CraftyChica.com

Here are some links to see more ideas! Don’t forget to visit Homebowl.com for more inspiration!

Love & light,


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