Desserts usually serve one of two functions: they either console, or they help celebrate. And football fans usually need one of those two things when the game is over — which is where these Super Bowl dessert recipes come in. Did your team lose? Here’s a scoop of ice cream and a slice of pie. Did you win by a landslide? Here, eat this chocolate cake and have a cookie. Doesn’t that make you feel better? The 16 recipes below are so good, it won’t matter if you win or lose because you’ll have chocolate, or cookies, or pie, or all of the above.
Baking might seem like too much on Super Bowl Sunday, and of course it is much easier to just buy a dozen doughnuts, but let me remind you that the game doesn’t start until 6:30 p.m., so you have the entire day to whip up one (or many) sweet treats for your party. And also, if any NFL players are reading this, baking can soothe those game day jitters. Also, why are you reading this? Go practice football or something.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your Super Bowl, and more importantly, enjoy these delicious Super Bowl dessert ideas.
1. Nutella Puppy Chow
Puppy chow is the best dessert/snack there is, so make a lot. It's unlikely this amazing recipe from A Beautiful Mess will last long.
2. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Footballs
I'm not sure if footballs needed a sexy Valentine's twist, but I don't hate it. Try this chocolate strawberry treat from Domestic Fits for a dessert that combines all of February's holidays.
3. No Bake Elvis Bars
You won't need the oven, just your tastebuds, for these tasty treats from Oh She Glows.
4. The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Finally, the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe is here. Whip up a batch of these, and your host will thank you, from Pocketful of Chocolate.
5. Jumbo Doughnut
I think this is technically a cake, but who cares, it looks amazing. Try this recipe from A Cozy Kitchen.
6. Oreo Fluffernutter Rice Krispies Treats
All of your childhood favorites combine into this delicious Rice Krispies treat from A Farm Girl's Dabbles.
7. Grapes Dipped in Gorgonzola and Pistachio
This dessert might be a bit more fancy than your average Super Bowl party dish, but who says you can't bring some elegance to the party? Head over to Apron and Sneakers for the full recipe.
8. Samoa Muddy Buddies
Not only are these definitely going to be a crowd pleaser, but they will also tide you over until your Girl Scout cookies arrive. The full recipe is over at Your Cup of Cake.
9. Super Easy Funnel Cakes
If you can't watch the game in person, you should still be able to eat stadium food. Try these super easy funnel cakes from A Beautiful Mess.
10. Cookie Dough Rice Krispies Treats
Cookie dough and a Rice Krispies treat — what more could you ask for? Thanks to Cookies and Cups for the genius recipe.
11. Football Cake Pops
Bakerella shared this cake pop beauty, and I can't stop thinking about it. A treat perfect for both the adults and the children at the party.
12. Waffle Bar
Oh Happy Day came up with the genius idea of this waffle bar. Leave the dessert gathering to your guests, and you can keep watching the game.
13. Touchdown Doughnuts
Try these clever football doughnuts from Something Swanky for an Instagram-worthy treat.
14. Flourless Salted Caramel Brownies
Salted caramel brownies, like these from London Bakes, are perfect for a cold day.
15. Homemade Funfetti Cake
It might not be a traditional birthday celebration, but I guess it's technically the birthday party for the Super Bowl. Try this homemade funfetti cake from Hummingbird High for a treat everyone will love.
16. DIY Twix Bars
Impress your friends with these homemade Twix bars from Deliciously Yum.
For more ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
Images: A Beautiful Mess (2), Domestic Fits, Oh She Glows, Pocketful of Chocolate, A Cozy Kitchen, A Farm Girl's Dabbles, Apron and Sneakers, Your Cup of Cake, Cookies and Cups, Bakerella, Oh Happy Day, Something Swanky, London Bakes, Hummingbird High, Deliciously Yum