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If I’m in a store and stumble across something miniature, it might as well fly through the air and into my cart. I’m especially a sucker for food in mini form. Which often translates into massive amounts of food at parties.

I just can’t help it. It’s so cute and let’s me sample some of everything!

This all segues perfectly into my defense that it was completely not my fault when I was at Walmart recently and these Old El Paso® Mini Taco Boats ended up in my cart.

Old El Paso mini taco boats

We are a family of football lovers over here, and I am always looking for new ideas for when friends come over to watch the games.

We’ve done taco bars before, but I am officially a mini taco boat addict! They are the perfect size (about 3-4 bites each), and everyone loved them!

mini taco boats- these are perfect finger food for football parties!

I used some taco meat I had frozen, added some fresh toppings, and they were devoured instantly! The only thing I would do differently, is to make sure I buy more packs next time!

They paired perfectly with some cold bottles of Budweiser®, because it is a football party, after all!

Budweiser at football party

And as much as I love miniature items, I also love when colors coordinate! Tell me these red bottles aren’t gorgeous and don’t bring out the pop of red in the Old El Paso® salsa!

I know, I know… not one guy is thinking about color coordination when they show up for a football party. But I’m telling you, I swear it makes the food taste better when everything flows like this!

Budweiser mini taco shells

While I was at the store, I also grabbed some Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix. Easy, fudgy and it’s not a party unless there’s something sweet!

Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix


Fudge Brownies

  • 1 box (1 lb 2.4 ox Betty Crocker Original Supreme Premium brownie mix)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease the bottom of an 8×8 glass pan.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined and then spread in bottom of prepared pan. Bake for about 36 minutes.

Now you could just take your pan of baked brownies, cut them up and call it a day. But let’s take it a step further, shall we??


Cut them into little squares and add some toothpick flags! Remember, miniature food looks cuter and, in turn, tastes better! I also whipped up some heavy cream with a tablespoon or 2 of powdered sugar for a little dip for the brownies! Seriously, how fudgy are these brownies?!

fudge brownies with toothpick flags for a football party

You’ve got your savory food, your cold drinks and your sweets!  Now all you need is for your team to pull out a win for you!

Football game day food and drinks

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine.