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Dessert Snackadium with Pillsbury

Author Dorothy Kern


For the Dip:

  • 1 block of cream cheese room temperature, divided
  • 1 stick of butter room temperature, divided
  • 4-6 tabelspoons milk divided
  • 2 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 cup Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 cup White Cake Mix
  • Or you can do all White Cake Mix - 2 cups and skip the dirt level
  • Green Food Coloring

For the Snackadium:

  • 1 can Pillsbury Pizza Crust
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • Nonpareils
  • White frosting
  • Candy melts in your teams colors
  • Colored icing or food coloring optional
  • Edible Food Writers
  • 1 Fruit by the Foot
  • Assorted Dippers: Pretzels Sweet Chex Mix, Bugles, or [Pie Crust
  • Dippers
  • 1 tablespoon sugar optional
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional


  • *To bake the Snackadium:* preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Turn a 12-cup fluted bundt pan upside down on the cookie sheet. Cover it with foil and spray with cooking spray. Unroll your can of pizza dough and cut it in half. Place half of the dough over one side of the budnt pan and repeat with the remaining dough. Press the seams together, and trim around the edges as needed. Use those extra pieces to fill in any gaps you need to completely cover your overturned bundt pan. Save two small extra pieces for your goal posts! Bake for 14-18 minutes. It will be browner than it would be if you were going to make pizza; you want it done and not soft, otherwise it will collapse. Let it cool for at least 30 minutes before removing from pan and turning it over.
  • *To make your goal posts:* Take two small amounts of leftover pizza dough and roll them into 3 ropes of dough. Cut 1 rope in half, so you have 2 long pieces and 2 short. Assemble the pieces in the shape of the goal post and press the edges together to seal. Repeat for second goal post. Bake for about 5 minutes on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • *To make your players:* Unroll your crescent rolls. Separate 2 triangles from the rest of the package. Reserve the remaining rolls. Cut 1 crescent roll triangle into about 16 smaller triangles. Roll into tiny crescent rolls. Bake for just a few minutes. Once cool, melt some candy melts in desired colors and dip half the tiny crescent rolls in each color. Let harden.
  • *To make your sign:* Cut a square from the 1 triangle of crescent roll and bake for about 5 minutes. Once cool, write a desired message on the sign with edible food writers.
  • *To make the dips:* You can make all your dip green or you can make half brown and half green. The brown dip is made with Devil’s Food Cake Mix and the green dip is made with White Cake Mix (you can even use leftover white frosting instead, if you prefer). For each dip, mix 4 ounces room temperature cream cheese and 4 tablespoons room temperature butter with a hand mixer. Mix in 1 cup of cake mix (dry) and 1 cup of powdered sugar. Add 2-3 tablespoons of milk until mixture reaches your desired consistency. Tint the White Cake Batter Dip with green food coloring, to represent grass.
  • Place corn syrup in a small bowl. Using a basting brush, brush the corn syrup around the inside of your baked snackadium. Sprinkle generously with nonpareils, to represent the spectators. Be sure to put your “people” all the way up to the top of the sides of your snackadium. Chill for at least 15 minutes.
  • Spread your “dirt” cake batter dip (Devil’s Food) in the bottom of your snackadium. Top with the green “grass” dip.
  • Place about 1/4 cup of white frosting (from a can or from scratch) in a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe a large rectangle in the center of your field. Divide your large rectangle into 12 small ones, using your frosting, to create the playing field and yard lines. If you wish to make “end zones” you can tint some of your leftover white frosting a color and fill in each of the outer rectangles with different colors. Place a goal post in each end zone.
  • Place your tiny crescent roll “players” on the field and on the sideline. You can use a chocolate chip for the football.
  • Attach the sign to the snackadium with a toothpick.
  • Cut triangles from your Fruit by the Foot strip and wrap each end around a toothpick. Stick around the top of the snackadium for decoration.
  • *Serving suggestion:* serve with cinnamon crescent rolls! To make the cinnamon crescent rolls, you will use the remaining rolls from the can that made the “players”. Press the seams of 4 triangles together to make a rectangle. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle on the crescent roll rectangle and roll tightly. Chill for 30 minutes. Slice, and bake for about 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Place around your snackadium for a sweet dipper.