Who’s ready for the big game?! Feb. 5 will mark the 51th Super Bowl. The Super Bowl has become more than a game, it’s a chance to get together with friends and family – after all, most people are just as excited about the commercials these days. To keep your crowd fed during the long broadcast, you can serve sandwiches, crackers, chips and other savory foods. But to satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth, consider making themed treats. Together you can decorate touchdown cookies or football cake pops. For a centerpiece, take your time making a cake batter dip snackadium (yes, snackadium!) or a game day chocolate cake.
Oatmeal fan? Then craft these chocolate oatmeal cream pies from Shugary Sweets into football shapes. You’ll need one cookie as the base and another as the top. In between, whip up a filling made from marshmallow fluff. These chewy cookies will keep you energized for the whole game!
Have you ever made cake pops before? They’re like a cake captured on the tip of a lollipop. Bake up a box of store-bought cake mix. Stir prepared frosting into the cake. Form into football shapes and place a Popsicle stick into each one. Dip the cake balls into melted candy coating. For more instructions, see all the directions and details for these football cake pops at Party City.
This minty grasshopper cake from Martha Stewart begins with a dense brownie-like crust with milk, sour cream, butter and a big helping of cocoa. The next layer is whipped egg whites with butter, crème de menthe and vanilla extract. Once cooked, have your kids make footballs to add as a final step. The footballs are made from Andes Crème de Menthe candies.
This cake batter dip dessert snackadium from Crazy for Crust is fun to make with your kiddos! Create the “snackadium” using unrolled pizza crust. Place aluminum foil over an inverted Bundt pan, coat with baking spray and then top with the crust. Bake. Create two dips to use inside the snackadium – one using chocolate cake batter and the other with white cake mix. Serve with pretzels and cookies for dipping.
Here’s another cheer-worthy dessert for your football fans – game day chocolate cake from the Food Network. First, make a 9-by13-inch chocolate cake. Frost with chocolate icing all around, then cover with green icing to look like the football field. Cover with football-shaped cookies and use purchased plastic goal posts to complete the look.
Looking for some cupcake ideas for the Super Bowl? Check out our list of cupcake recipes for the big game.
This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2017.