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Game Day Dessert Recipe - Football Hand Pies

These football-shaped Peanut Butter & Chocolate Hand Pies – or “Pigskin Pies” for short – are sure to be a hit with fans of all ages! 🏈 Serve them at your next game day get-together or as a super cute treat for a football baby shower or birthday party.

I filled these pies with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but you can really use ANY type of pie filling that you love!

Getting the Football Look

The “secret weapon” in this recipe is a tinted egg wash. This makes the perfectly-baked pie crusts (in other words, NOT burnt!) turn a darker shade of brown that’s representative of a football. It also makes the untinted pie crust “football laces” really POP! 🤩

Football Shaped Pies - Peanut Butter and Chocolate Game Day Recipe


Prep Time: 25 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Servings: 8 pies


  • 2 cups Krusteaz Pie Crust Mix
  • 10 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, finely chopped
brown food coloring
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • white sugar, for sprinkling (optional)


  • Football shaped cookie cutter (approx. 3″ wide)
  • pastry brush
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • Preheat oven to 375° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare pie crust dough as directed on the box and flatten it to approximately 1/8” inch thickness on a well-floured surface. Use a cookie cutter to cut football shapes from the dough. 🏈
  • Spoon a tablespoon of chopped peanut butter cups into the center of one football. Brush the football edge lightly with water, then place another dough football on top. Use a floured fork to crimp the edges and seal the pie. Repeat for remaining pies.
  • Tint the beaten egg brown with food coloring to make a colored egg wash. Brush the colored egg wash over the top of each football, covering it completely, then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Cut small strips from leftover dough to create “laces” on the footballs. Give the laces a clear egg white wash (optional).
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Let cool before serving and enjoy!

football shaped pies

Optional Sugar Sprinkle

I also experimented with sprinkling sugar on some of the pies before baking them, as shown in the image above. The bottom 2 pies have the sugar sprinkle and the top one does not.

Sprinkling sugar on top gives the baked pies a slightly different texture, so it’s all about personal preference! If you like a bit of extra sweetness but prefer the look of the non-sugared tops, just sprinkle the sugar on the inside (hidden sides) of the pie crusts instead.

football party dessert

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