30 Super Bowl Desserts to Make for Game Day
These sweet treats are guaranteed to score big.
Everyone loves a little something sweet. And in the midst of a close game—especially one of the most important sporting events of the year—the right dessert can make all the difference. Even though this year's football season might look a little different due to COVID-19, rooting for your team is still a reason to celebrate. And what better way to mark the occasion than with a delicious, sweet treat? From brownies to individual cheesecakes, we're sharing some of our favorite Super Bowl desserts sure to score.
Get into the Super Bowl spirit by baking a batch of the Football Cupcakes that are pictured here. Dainty candy footballs sit atop turf-green icing for a pig-skin-inspired dessert that's a touchdown with both kids and adults. For a traditional dessert that can't lose, make our Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. This particular recipe is a favorite for a reason—with only 20 minutes of prep time and eight to 10 minutes in the oven, you can focus more on gearing up for the big game than what to serve your family for dessert. Of course, you can't go wrong with Perfect Sugar Cookies either. Simple and sweet, they're sure to settle any fights between opposing teams. Decorate them with sprinkles to match each team's colors for an extra special touch.
While there are plenty of different options for chocolate lovers, we're also sharing Super Bowl dessert recipes that feel a little more inspired. Try our Magic Blondie Bites. The single-serve blondies feature dried cherries, walnuts, toasted coconut, and chocolate chips for the are perfect dessert to munch on while you're hoping for a first down. Ahead, find even more winning treats to enjoy on game day.
Looking for a guaranteed score from even the pickiest of eaters? These chewy brownies get a cheer every time. As an added bonus, they come together in just one hour.
Quick Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
No one can resist fudge. And with the powerhouse flavor combination that is chocolate and peanut butter, this dessert will win the Heisman trophy.
Chocolate Sheet Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
A chocolate and vanilla sheet cake is a classic dessert everyone will root for during the Super Bowl.
Almond-Coconut Chewy Chocolate Cookies
A better-for-you dessert option that won't have you breaking your New Year's resolutions? Yes, please. This almond flour and coconut mixture is surprisingly sweet and perfect for the Super Bowl dessert spread.
Cowboy Coconut Bars
Coconut flakes, toasted pecans, and semisweet chocolate are just a few tempting ingredients that make these aptly named Cowboy Coconut Bars a crowd-pleasing treat that's perfect for the Super Bowl.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nothing beats a perfectly cooked chocolate chip cookie—and these don't disappoint. The dessert staple will take you back to your first football game when you were a kid.
Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate-Cream Cheese Filling
There's something so satisfying about a perfect Bundt cake. Whether or not your Super Bowl team choice wins or lose, everyone goes home happy with a slice of this dessert.
Chewy Irish-Coffee Blondies
These chewy, gooey blondies only require 15 minutes of prep. Meanwhile, Irish-coffee-inspired flavor ensures they'll be eaten up before the anticipated Super Bowl half-time show.
With only 15 minutes of prep work, you can make a double batch of this sweet treat. If your family loves the flavor of s'mores, this easier to eat (and far less messy) iteration of the classic dessert is sure to delight.
Creamy Lemon Squares
Ready in just 45 minutes, these lemon squares will have everyone talking. The citrus is actually in season in the winter, and fresh lemon juice really helps this dessert shine.
Perfect Sugar Cookies
There's a reason why sugar cookies are considered classics. Whip up these sweet cookies for a winning dessert.
Almond Shortbread Cookies
Homemade almond butter is arguably the best part about these shortbread sandwich cookies.
Test Kitchen's Favorite Churros
Surprise and delight your family with an unexpected and unique dessert to eat during the second half of the Super Bowl. These chocolate-dipped sugary dough bites are well worth the wait.
Hazelnut Tri-Color Cookies
Pay homage to the classic Italian-American rainbow cookie with these scrumptious tri-color treats. Easy to eat and they won't make a mess, they're perfect to munch on during the Super Bowl.
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Chocolate kisses sit atop classic peanut butter cookies for a mouthwatering and simple dessert option.
Mixed Fruit and Nut Cookies
The Super Bowl can make even the calmest of sports fans nutty, so serve up these mixed fruit and nut cookies for a salty and sweet bite.
Three-Layer Pound Cake
Don't overlook this delicious pound cake. A rich chocolate base, lighter cocoa center, and buttery top make it Super Bowl worthy.
Unexpected but so delicious, this Super Bowl dessert will be gone in a flash. Flour tortillas replace traditional graham crackers for a Southwestern take.
Dark Chocolate Walnut Date Bar
Another better-for-you option, this dessert uses unrefined coconut oil, walnuts, peanut butter, semisweet chocolate, and gets its sweetness from chopped dates.
Butter Pecan Blondies
With only seven ingredients, these nutty blondies are just the thing to enjoy during the commercials.
Oat and Spelt Shortbread
A healthier option than a classic Super Bowl dessert, these bites are full of nutrient-packed oats and spelt flour.
Magic Blondie Bites
Chocolate chips, dried cherries, toasted coconuts, and chopped walnuts come together in one pleasing dessert that will have your small gathering for the Super Bowl asking for seconds.
Mini Cheesecake Jars
COVID-friendly thanks to its sealed, individual servings, these mini cheesecakes offer up the tangy sweetness that's so cherished without needing to cut up one big cheesecake.
Tahini Fruit Dip
A platter of your favorite fruits surrounds nutty, rich tahini for a sweet and protein-packed dessert that will give everyone the energy they need to keep cheering on their team.
Dried Fruit with Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Get the best of both worlds with this chocolatey, fruity dessert.
These cheesecake squares get a touch of tartness from a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice—making them a lip-smacking dessert for game day.
Buckwheat Chocolate-Chip Cookies with Sea Salt
A nutritious take on the classic chocolate chip cookie, buckwheat flour (in addition to classic all-purpose) gives these rounds a nutty taste that's sure to win.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar Cookies
Here's another favorite for everyone watching the Super Bowl together! These Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar cookies merge the classic flavor combination for an out of this world dessert.
Nutrient-rich and packed with good-for-you ingredients, these fruity bites are any easy way to sneak a healthy option onto the dessert table.