50 Fan-Favorite Super Bowl Sweets

Be the MVP of game-day desserts with these winning treats. Our lineup includes all-time greats like chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cake pops and more.

January 27, 2022


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Sweet Victory

Whether you follow football and have been cheering your team on all season long or only show up on game day for the grub, there’s no denying that Super Bowl Sunday boasts some of the best snacks and cocktails all year long. Chili, nachos, wings — who would want to miss out on all that? In our minds, there’s only one way to improve such a winning spread: add dessert! That’s where these recipes come in. Our strategy was to round up something for everyone, from classics like chocolate chip cookies and brownies to wild cards like s’mores pizza — and these adorable, football-shaped cake pops! Each one gets a simple design (just a few piped lines of white icing) and looks just like the real deal. Best of all, you don’t have to bake them completely from scratch; a boxed cake mix and store-bought frosting will work just as well, simplifying the process and saving you time.

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Alton's Cocoa Brownies

Alton uses cocoa powder in his brownies to give them a rich chocolate flavor.

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies make an excellent compromise for guests who love chocolate chip and those who prefer oatmeal. The chopped pecans add a satisfying crunch, and maple syrup provides a dose of natural sweetness.

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Kids Can Make: Football Cocoa-Crispy Rice Treats

Celebrate game day with this chocolatey update of the classic cereal treats. For big and little kids: Let them help with measuring ingredients, shaping the footballs, and rolling out and arranging the laces. Big kids can also help stir the warm ingredients together.

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Heavenly Creme-Filled Cupcakes

Celebrate your team's victory or comfort yourself, should they lose, with Ree Drummond's creme-filled cupcakes made from scratch. It's a bit of a challenge creating these impressive treats, but well worth the effort.

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Guy's S'more Pizza

Use store-bought pizza dough to make Guy Fieri's sweet dessert pizza.

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Fried Chicken Cake Pops

Bring on the sweets! Disguised as a fan-favorite app, this dessert will take you by surprise with its chocolate cake interior, marshmallow chicken bones, candied pretzels and butterscotch-cornflake coating.

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Game-Day Chocolate Cake

Chocolate sheet cake gets party ready with green icing, white yard lines and football sugar cookies.

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Popcorn Balls

Douse your popcorn in a confectionary concoction of sugar, marshmallows and corn syrup to form these tasty little treats to munch on during the game.

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Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ina mixes cocoa, brown sugar and butter before folding in chunks of white chocolate for a cookie dough that is truly indulgent.

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Peanut Butter Football Cookie

A giant football cookie isn't only festive; the rich peanut butter flavor is sure to score big with the fans at your party. Add thick frosting stripes on the ends for a college ball, but leave them off for an official look.

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Skillet S'Mores

An easy way to recreate everyone's favorite sweet on game day. Break out the skillet and you'll have perfectly melted (and toasted) marshmallows in no time.

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Peanut Swirl Brownies

Spoon peanut butter over the top of chocolate brownie batter and swirl it through to get peanut butter in every bite.

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Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Ina Garten tops chocolate cupcakes with a ganache made from heavy cream, chocolate chips and instant coffee.

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Football Cake

No special cake pan required: This adorable game day football is made from two cleverly cut cake rounds. Nothing goes to waste — the trimmings become edible dirt, topped with coconut grass. Touchdown.

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Outrageous Brownies

The instant coffee granules really enhance the flavor of chocolate in Ina's brownies and only one cup of flour makes them turn out quite fudgy. It's a lot of chocolate but it makes a lot of brownies.

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Celebrate the quintessential American sport with the quintessential American cookie. Superfine sugar makes for a fine crumb and crisp texture.

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Peanut Butter Balls

Want to go for the win? Make your own peanut butter for these sweet, five-ingredient treats.

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Nacho Normal Cheesecake

Serve pie dough chips on the side of this fun cake, and make extra salsa by mixing leftover candies and jam.

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Quick Churros

Whip up a batch of mouthwatering sugary, cinnamon-spiced churros to go alongside a warm caramel sauce — they're sure to make every fan cheer!

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Tequila Bars

Guy mixes margarita flavors — lime and tequila — into a bar cookie sure to impress.

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Sheet Pan Cinnamon Rolls

Ideal for serving for a huge (and hungry) crowd, these ooey, gooey rolls are a guaranteed touchdown!

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Slice-and-Bake Peanut Butter Sandies

Make the dough for these peanut butter cookies in advance and store as a log in the refrigerator until you're ready to slice and bake.

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Kickoff Cupcakes

You can customize the frosting on these tasty treats to match your favorite team.

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Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Where sweet and salty meet. For the perfect amount of crunch, roll the dough into the crushed chips until they're evenly coated.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These bars offer the best of both worlds, cookie-wise: The edges are crisp and browned if you like crust, but the center cuts are extra gooey and rich.

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Pull-Apart Touchdown Cupcakes

You can take this pull-apart dish one step further by writing team names on the ends of the field with decorator icing. Or use sprinkles in each team's colors on the last row of cupcakes on each end of the field for personalized end zones.

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Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Treat yourself to a glorious combination of ice cream and doughnuts during halftime — sandwiched together for easy snacking.

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The Thin

Alton makes a chocolate chip cookie that is thin and crispy.

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Salted Pretzel Brownies

Ree's brownies, topped with pretzel sticks for crunch, look extra festive for kickoff. 

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Walnut Football Cookies

These playful little guys are more refined than they look, thanks to Giada De Laurentiis' addition of orange liqueur. 

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Baked Banana Pudding

There's no doubt you'll enjoy sinking your spoon through layers of fluffy meringue, smooth banana pudding and crunchy vanilla wafers.

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Oatiest Oatmeal Cookie

Alton Brown's go-to oatmeal cookie is filled with old-fashioned rolled oats that are toasted before being ground into the consistency of whole-wheat flour.

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Chocolate Truffle Pots de Creme

Use eight ramekins or coffee cups to serve individual portions of this decadent chocolate dessert to party guests.

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Game Day Cookies

Celebrate the game with a fun mixture of colorful candy-coated chocolates, pretzels, bacon bits and chocolate chips.

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Beer-Pretzel Caramels

Turn a favorite football snack food into dessert with these salty-sweet caramels.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Straight Up or with Nuts

There's nothing more comforting than a warm chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven. Try one batch with walnuts and another batch without to decide which version you like best.

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Slow-Cooker Chocolate Fondue

Using a slow cooker for chocolate fondue means there is no need to worry about burning your dip or having it go cold on you when feeding a crowd. Have fun with this dish by offering lots of different sweet and savory treats as dippers.

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Mocha Brownies

Ree tops homemade brownies with a mocha icing (complete with freshly brewed coffee). Spread the topping on thick before refrigerating and then slicing into bars.

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Food Network Magazine created the ultimate chewy consistency in this chocolate chip cookie.

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Red Velvet Layer Cake

Fill layers of moist red velvet cake with a decadent cream cheese frosting for this cake that can feed a crowd.

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Blueberry-Maple Waffle Sundaes

Top whole-wheat waffles with scoops of butter-pecan ice cream and a drizzle of homemade blueberry sauce.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

As Valerie Bertinelli clearly knows, game day calls for cookies that take it up a notch.

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Mississippi Mud Pie

Fill a graham cracker crust with a layer of chocolate filling and top with freshly whipped cream.

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Mini Vanilla Bean Yellow Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Bobby Flay's mini cupcakes highlight the tried-and-true combo of yellow cake and chocolate frosting. Given their small size, they're a great treat on the go.

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Baked Potato Cake

Butter, milk, cocoa powder and confectioners' sugar come together to create a thick "frosting" for this three-layer Baked Potato Cake, although the consistency is more like cookie dough than anything spreadable. Use parchment sheets to press the frosting against the cake and top with some of the crumbled cake trimmings.

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Banana-Coconut Marshmallow Meringue Pie

Fill a vanilla wafer cookie crust with a cream of coconut and marshmallow mixture and top with meringue.

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Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Mix chocolate chunks into brownie batter to make a decadent dessert that takes just 20 minutes of prep time.

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Chocolate-Nut Buttons

With just four ingredients you make poppable peanut butter bites coated in chocolate.

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Hazelnut Bars

Dress up refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make these great bar cookies.

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