Game Day Provisions 101: Black & Gold Crunch Bars

Mizzou Tailgating Black & Gold Crunch Bars By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Editor-In-Cheif Southern Tailgating Cooking & Entertaining Lifestyle Brand Pastry Chef Author Food Stylist Writer Southern Recipes Crafts Tailgating Party Ideas WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama ContributorGame Day Entertaining

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There is no mistaking Memorial Stadium. The horseshoe shape & the highly regarded “M” etched in stone marking the north end zone makes it one of the most recognizable on game day & keeping the spirit alive are members of the Tigers Lair where select members of the student body get a chance to show their team pride. Within the group, the front 60 patiently wait their turn on game day to get a little splash of school color painted on their person. They also uphold the coveted tradition of waving the Big “M” flag in the stands while Mizzou players take to Faurot Field. You can make your own Big “M” Mizzou Flags from black card stock & gold shaded wooden block letters that add instant charm to tailgating socials. When paired with Black & Gold Crunch Bars, football fanatics are bound to go wild.

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Southern football Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickBlack & Gold Crunch Bars
makes 2 dozen

Game Changer

Gold icing adds team spirit to this irresistible crowd-pleaser by mimicking mascot stripes. For more tips on this dessert, look to How To Make Cereal Bars for loads of advice.

1/4 cup butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup lightly salted peanuts, chopped
1 {10-oz} package bittersweet chocolate morsels
1 {10-oz} package peanut butter morsels
Gold Stripe Royal Icing

Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over Low heat. Stir in the marshmallows & the corn syrup; cook until the marshmallows are melted, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat & stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in the cereal & peanuts. Press the mixture into a 13 x 9-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Microwave the chocolate & peanut butter morsels in a large glass bowl on HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir the mixture until smooth & spread the over the cereal blend in the pan. Cool completely & allow chocolate mixture to set, about 2 hours. Cut into bars & place over a wire rack. Prepare the Gold Stripe Royal Icing & Fill a pastry bag fit with a No. 1 tip. Pipe lines over the top of each bar to resemble tiger stripes. Allow to dry. Store at room temperature.

The Extra Point

Use confetti sprinkles in your team colors for a quicker version. Sprinkle over the chocolate mixture before it sets.

Game Day Entertaining. Gold Stripe Royal Icing By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Tv Cooking personality Editor-In-Chief Southern Cooking Tailgating & Entertaining Lifestyle Brand pastry Chef Author Writer Food Stylist Southern Tailgating Expert Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host Birmingham Alabama WBRC Fox 6 Contributor

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makes about 1/3 cup

The Basic Fundamentals

Be sure to look for piping bag pointers: How To Use A Pastry Bag.

11 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp meringue powder
1 Tbsp hot water
Yellow food coloring paste

Whisk together 11 Tbsp powdered sugar, the meringue powder & the water in a small bowl. Tint with food coloring paste. Use as directed.  

The Extra Point

Tint the icing in your team colors for a signature treat.

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How To Make The Big “M”

As the football players take to the field, fans know that displaying one of Mizzou’s largest flags in the stands is a longstanding tradition. Make several of these crafts to display at your tailgate to show your school pride.

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Style Points

The Big “M” Mizzou Flag

Use a gold or yellow marker to color miniature wooden “M” block letters.
Allow the color to set.

Cut 2 x 3-inch rectangles from black card stock. 
Attach the wooden letters to the center of each rectangle with glue & allow to dry.

Pierce two holes using a standard craft punch in the center of the rectangles.
Weave a piece of a wooden coffee stick through the holes.

Thread twine through the coffee sticks on the back, if desired, to create bunting.
Sprinkle the flags throughout your tailgating space.

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