Ah, Super Bowl Sunday. Whether your team is actually playing in the game or you’re just in it for the halftime show, we can all agree on one thing: a girl’s gotta eattttt. And lucky for all you hungry/hangry sports fans out there, Super Bowl parties typically have some of the best snack spreads you'll ever encounter. I don’t know why football makes everyone bring their recipe A-game, but I'm here for it.
Of course, no Super Bowl party is complete without a solid dessert station. It's simply a necessity. And if you've been called to bring ze desserts this year (or at least one of them), you've come to the right place. We've got a loooong list of sweet recipes (40, to be exact) perfect for the sports party of the year. Some take the assignment literally and turn sugary snacks into actual footballs (heads up: you may want to invest in pig skin-shaped cookie cutters and a squeeze tube of white icing) while others just taste really damn good. Either way, you really can't go wrong with these desserts.
So, whether you’re watching the game with friends or people who take the sport *way* too seriously, you'll def be the MVP if you whip up one of the treats below. Scroll down to find the best of the best Super Bowl desserts and get ready to scream "Go sports!" in between commercials.
Chocolate + peanut butter is a legendary combo that can’t be beat, and these traditional candies can easily be shaped into footballs for a little bit more of a ~sporty~ dessert. Trust us, they’re so much better than just putting out a bowl of Reese's cups.
Brown Butter-Glazed Peanut Butter Blondies
Any dessert Tieghan Gerard makes with brown butter is basically a guaranteed touchdown, and these blondie bites are no different. They’re the perfect mix of sweet and salty, and can be made with or without chocolate, depending on what kinda mood you’re in.
Cracker Jack & Pretzel Treats
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks…oh, oops, wrong sport? These little bites are held together with marshmallows, peanuts, pretzels, and cracker jacks, and they're always in season. Plus, they take 30 minutes tops to make, so you can throw them together during the pregame coverage.
Concession Stand Crackers
Maybe you aren’t a fan of super sweet desserts, or maybe you’re looking for a way to use up the last of those holiday M&Ms that have been sitting in the back of your pantry. Either way, these chocolate-candy-coated crackers are easy to make and leave out during the game.
Caramel Mocha Nutella Brownies
I mean, just look at the name. Do you honestly need me to sell you on these? They're basically the brownie version of a Starbucks menu hack with a little hint of Kahlúa thrown in. I'll take the whole pan, thanks.
The only thing better than a margarita? A marg in dessert form. These tequila-infused truffles are boozy treats your guests will love to eat before, during, and after the game. I'm not telling you to wash 'em down with shots of tequila, but I'm also not not saying that...
Chex cereal, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. That’s it. That’s the recipe. Make extra, because the bowl may not make it past the first quarter.
Chocolate Caramel Cookies
Cookies are the way to go when it comes to party desserts, and these chocolatey, caramel-y cuties are the sweetest way to end the game, no matter who comes out on top.
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookie Bars
It’s a fact: Life is better with sprinkles. Made from boxed cake mix, these cookie bars are super easy to whip up the day of the game.
Monster Cookie Dough Dip
Packed with M&Ms, peanut butter, oats, and chocolate chips, this dessert dip should abso-freaking-lutely be in your lineup. Serve it with sliced apples, pretzels, or graham crackers, or just say f*ck it and eat it straight with a spoon.
Beer & Pretzel Cupcakes
Ah, beer. It’s a must-have for any Super Bowl party, and these cupcakes are the closest thing you’ll get to lining up at the concession stand at the actual game.
I mean, you could make a cake. You could even make a football cake. Or, you could make these bite-sized balls of cake on a stick dipped in frosting and covered in colorful sprinkles. You choose, but as long as there’s cake in some form, then you're doing great.
Every party needs some easy-to-eat handheld desserts, and these cute football-shaped cookies are sure to be a hit during your Super Bowl festivities. Covered in chocolate frosting and sanding sugar, they’re a little time-consuming, but hella fun to decorate.
Football Whoopie Pies With Cinnamon Cream
“Whoop!” is probs a chant you’ll hear a lot during the game, and also possibly when someone tastes these cinnamon-cream whoopie pies. Just saying.
Oreo Magic Bars
Oreos, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and coconut—talk about a killer flavor combo. These bars are 100 percent worth getting up for during commercial breaks.
The name says it all here, and let’s face it, the game would be pretty boring without a touchdown or two. These brownies are stuffed with caramel, pretzels, pecans, and of course, chocolate, but they’re not complicated to make (like, actually). A guaranteed win.
Cocoa Krispie Football Treats
I'm a big fan of desserts that include cereal, and these Cocoa Krispie treats (shaped like cute lil footballs!) are a must-add to your Sunday menu.
The key to these cupcakes is the chocolate icing piped in the shape of a football, duh. While this chocolate-on-chocolate recipe is delicious, you can use any cupcake recipe you want to make these festive desserts. Extra credit if you get green cupcake wrappers to replicate the field.
Chocolate-Dipped Football Strawberries
Chocolate-covered strawberries are always a good idea, and the simple addition of white chocolate piping automatically turns these into a Sunday football staple. Make them ahead of time, let them set in the fridge, and arrange 'em on a tray right before kickoff.
Tailgate Hand Pies
Apple pies aren’t only for Thanksgiving, and these teeny-tiny, football-shaped ones are the cutest addition to your party dessert table.
Of course, we love adding a little booze to the party, and Jell-O shots aren’t just for frat parties and tailgates. Customize them to match your team’s colors and BOOM—you've got an excuse to serve these throwback shots every single Sunday.
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Hear us out: Ice cream in February may not sound like the most appetizing dessert, but since you’re not out there freezing your ass off at the actual game, why wouldn’t you serve two cookies stuffed with the good stuff?
Churro Cinnamon Tart Soleil With Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Omg, these churros take finger foods to a new level. Yes, the recipe name sounds fancy as hell, but this rolled cinnamon tart is actually super easy to make and doesn’t require frying.
S’mores Cheesecake Dessert Shooters
Sure, these are a wee bit little labor intensive, but they're so, so worth the effort. Leave yourself lots of time to whip 'em up, and make sure your phone is fully charged—you're gonna want to Insta these bad boys.
Coconut Dream Bars
Made with toffee and coconut, these homemade bars have a unique flavor that will be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any party. It’s a non-chocolate option for your dessert table, and if your goal is to have your friends begging for one of your recipes, this is the dish to make.
Super Bowl M&M Cookies
It doesn’t matter which teams are playing in the big game—there’s an M&M color to match every jersey. These cookies are a fun way to support one/both (or neither, no judgment) teams, but you’ll need to do a little bit of pre-planning for this dessert if you want to order custom M&Ms.
Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes
You're gonna want to make these red velvet mini cheesecakes even if neither team in the big game has a hint of red in their color scheme. They’re just too good not to.
Pecan Pie Bars
Yes, it’s long past November, but I’ll take pecan pie any time of the year. These lil bars are packed with nuts and a homemade caramel sauce. Name a better duo, honestly.
Texas Sheet Cake
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and this chocolate cake with chocolate frosting lives up to that hype. It’s made in an 18x13” pan—which is probably a little bigger than the Pyrex you've got in your cupboard—but it makes for a thinner cake that’s crowd-friendly once cut into squares.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Ball
If you’re looking for something your guests can snack on without having to make a plate, this sweet combo of peanut butter, sugar, cream cheese, and Reese’s Pieces is a simple but tasty no-bake dish. Just be sure to make it at least an hour ahead, and not while your guests are in their Uber, so this baby has time to set.
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