18 Crowd-Pleasing Super Bowl Desserts

They're almost as sweet as a game day win

chocolate chip cookie dough dip

Leah Maroney 

Game day can't be all wings, cheesy dips, and beer cocktails—you need a little sugar to balance it all out. Along with crowd-pleasing snacks, it's important to pack the party full of flavor and team spirit with any of these incredible Super Bowl-friendly desserts. From classics to new favorites, it's the ultimate sweets list for fans of football and fun.

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    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Footballs

    Chocolate-covered strawberry footballs

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Don't forget what's bringing your party together on Super Bowl Sunday with these adorable chocolate covered strawberry footballs. It's a kid-friendly treat that isn't overly sugary and adds a fun decorative touch to the snack table.

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    Funfetti Cake Bars With Chocolate Glaze

    Funfetti cake bars with chocolate glaze

    Anita Schecter

    It's simply is not a party without funfetti and these glazed cake bars are the perfect snack for any gathering. Made from scratch with your favorite brand of rainbow sprinkles (don't skimp on them!), these easy-to-eat treats don't mess around.

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    Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Chocolate bread pudding

    Anna Schecter

    If you haven't yet explored the many possibilities of bread pudding, now is the time to start. This chocolate variation is a sweet and delicious party pleaser made with challah bread or brioche. Whether you purchase your bread premade or choose to go the extra mile and make it yourself, this dish will be a hit.

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    Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake

    Mini red velvet cheesecake

    Elaine Lemm

    If you're a fan of the Chiefs, Cardinals, Falcons, or any other team with a red jersey, bake up a batch of these mini red velvet cheesecakes. Not only are these perfectly portioned, but their vibrant red color is a perfect way to create themed desserts without losing out on flavor.

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    Best Apple Cider Donuts

    Apple cider donuts

    Diana Rattray

    Apple cider donuts are a classic and these are so easy to make at home. Deep-fried and covered in sugar, it's sure to become a game day classic for you and family and friends.

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    Football Cookies

    Chocolate Football Cookies

    The Spruce Eats / Jessie Sheehan 

    Sports fans of any age will appreciate these football cookies. The recipe is quite simple and creates a chocolate dough that's rolled out then cut with football cookie cutters. The white royal icing mixes up quickly and piping on the laces lets you show off your creativity.

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    Football Cupcakes

    Football Cupcakes

     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    These fun football cupcakes are perfect for game day, and they begin just like any other chocolate cupcake. The secret to the themed shape is all in the piping. It's an opportunity to show off your cake decorating skills with the deliciously sweet zigzags and white laces to create the football.

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    Football Cake

    Football Cake

     Kristina Vanni

    It may look complicated, but a football cake is surprisingly easy. All you need is a standard round cake pan and a knife. The recipe itself is for a delicious made-from-scratch chocolate cake and frosting. You can even make coconut flakes look like green grass to complete the theme.

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    Mini Pancake Skewers

    Mini pancake skewers

    Leah Maroney

    Watching the game early? Depending on your time zone, the Super Bowl may not be at a prime time for fried food and beer. Offer up an alternative like this breakfast kebab, which strings together mini pancakes, fresh strawberries, and Nutella.

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    Brownie Bites

    Brownie bites

    Alexandra Grablewski / Taxi / Getty Images 

    Simple, classic, and a forever favorite, brownie bites are a must-have at any social gathering. For this 30-minute recipe, you only need your favorite brand of brownie mix and some pantry essentials.

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    Baked S'mores Skillet Dip

    Baked s/mores skillet dip

    The Spruce

    Skillet recipes are so easy while still looking impressive. A baked s'mores dip takes only 25 minutes but presents stunningly on a display table. Arrange a selection of graham crackers on a cute dish and let your guests dig in!

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    Mini Chocolate Caramel Apples

    Mini chocolate caramel apples

    Samantha Merritt

    The secret to this sweet dessert is a melon baller, which helps create the mini "apples." Granny Smith or Gala apples have the best crunch factor of all the different varieties and hold up to the irresistible caramel and chocolate coating.

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    Red White and Blue Truffles

    Red white and blue truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Hailing from the Northeast or just feeling extra patriotic about America's favorite pastime? These red, white, and blue truffles are perfect for Patriots fans, but the recipe can easily be customized with different color variations of sprinkles to support your home team.

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

    Chocolate chip cookie dough dip

    Leah Maroney 

    Here's a sweet take on an essential game day snack: chocolate chip cookie dough in dip form. It's also the answer to the age-old problem of the dangers of eating raw cookie dough since this recipe is perfectly safe to eat unbaked. Feel free to dip to your heart's content.

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    Copycat Hostess Cupcakes

    Copycat Hostess Cupcakes

    Leah Maroney

    Hostess cupcakes are a fan favorite but don't be afraid to step away from the grocery store and try your hand at making them from scratch. These copycat cupcakes are—dare we say it—better than the original and surprisingly easy to make, without all the unhealthy preservatives found in the market kind.

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    Salted Caramel and Chocolate Marshmallow Treats

    Salted caramel and chocolate marshmallow treats

    Sabrina S. Baksh 

    Upgrade Rice Krispies with the impeccable combination of salted caramel and chocolate in these marshmallow treat bars. Easy for snacking, yet impressive, this dessert is an absolute necessity for Super Bowl watching.

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    Lavender and Vanilla Cupcakes

    Lavender and vanilla cupcakes

    Elaine Lemm

    Calling all Ravens and Vikings fans, this is the purple cupcake that you've been waiting for! These lavender and vanilla treats are a delicious and classy way to show off your team spirit.

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    The Ultimate Buckeyes

    The Ultimate Buckeyes

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Buckeyes are beyond easy and always a party favorite. With peanut butter balls covered in chocolate, these sweet treats burst with flavor. You'll have to hold yourself back from eating them one after one—they're just that good! They can also be made ahead. The key is to take them out of the freezer 10 to 15 minutes before serving to defrost, so your guests don't hurt their teeth.