Super Bowl Desserts for Your Football Party

Cookies, cake, cream pies — for your football bash, have your kids help you make one of these Super Bowl dessert ideas.

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.

Football Puppy Chow

This easy-to-make and easy-to-eat chocolatey, peanut-buttery football-themed puppy chow from The First Year Blog will sate your sweet tooth! Throw in almonds to stand as footballs and you’ve got a fun treat.

Touchdown Cookies

Give your team a little good luck by making these touchdown cookies from Taste of Home. Roll out butter cookie dough and cut in the shape of mouth-sized footballs. Cover each baked cookie with a cocoa-based glaze. Make the threads of each cookie football with white icing.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies

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!

Grasshopper Cake

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.

Cake Batter Dip Dessert Snackadium

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.

Game Day Chocolate Cake

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.

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