5 Decadent Hand-Held Desserts for a Tailgate

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These treats are perfect to bring to a tailgate in the stadium parking lot or serve at home while watching the game on television. They're easy to make and easy to eat, and you won't have any plates to tidy up afterward.

Ree Drummond's grab-and-go fried pies are great for guests to enjoy dessert while watching the game. The quick pastry dough can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator in a zipper bag. When you're ready to make the pies, roll out the dough as thin as you can and cut it into rectangles. Canned apple and cherry pie filling mean less prep time. Once all the rectangles are filled and sealed, drop them into hot shortening and in just five minutes your pies will be fried to golden-brown perfection.

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A semisweet-chocolate-and-heavy-cream glaze turns traditional brownies into a downright decadent treat. This batch makes 24 squares, so they're perfect to feed your football crowd.

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With the perfect combination of moist on the inside, crunchy and crackly on the outside, these cookies are sure crowd-pleasers. The chocolatey dough is also packed with both semisweet and white chocolate chips plus a secret ingredient: ground cloves.

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This is the perfect salty and sweet combination for game day. Trisha Yearwood tops the baked bars with an easy glaze made from just three ingredients: peanut butter, confectioners' sugar and milk.

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One of Ina Garten's favorite chocolate desserts is a classic chocolate cupcake with a wow factor: peanut butter icing and chopped peanuts. For a nice rounded cupcake top and equal-size treats, use an ice cream scoop to place the batter in muffin cups.

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