Top 5 Quintessential Super Bowl Dessert Recipes

Dessert menu keeping you up at night? Look no further. Appetites will be satiated. Tummies will be filled. World hunger will end. Er, let’s stick to the original plan and feed your whiny guests.

As the Super Bowl approaches and the excitement increases, it’s time to start planning delicious tasty menus for your party!

Although savory snacks are fundamental for a successful event, we all know desserts are the best part of any meal. So if you’re planning on having family and friends over, don’t disappoint them and make sure you prepare a nice selection of tasty homemade treats come game day.

But not just any dessert will do. The last thing you want to do is to divert the attention away from the game, while trying to make a quick touchdown in the mouth.

While those tough big guys are running up and down the field sweating buckets, you should munch on some flavor-packed, easy-to-eat treats while forgetting all about your diets! (You’ll burn it off later, right?) So sit down, relax and enjoy the game while chewing on these hearty, crispy, gooey, tasty homemade desserts and cheering for your favorite team. And if they should lose, oh well! Find some comfort in these delicious treats!

Here is our top 5 selection of best Super Bowl desserts. Easy to make, easy to eat.

Have a blast!

#5 – Caramel-Pecan Bars

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For all the nut lovers!

How good does rich, gooey, homemade caramel-pecan bars sound like?

Crunch-Chomp-Gnaw-Om nom nom nom nom nom…….

That’s right! You won’t be able to stop chewing.

Thick, rich, decadent, filling, salty-and-sweet. Bite in the crunchy crispy texture of the nuts, taste the soft, tender shortbread crust and let the caramel melt in your mouth.

They’re lust at first bite, a sensuous and divinely compelling experience, and a 100% un-regrettable way to splurge in the dessert department!

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup butter, cubed

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

2/3 cup butter

3 tablespoons whipping cream

Directions

  1.       Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides. Lightly grease foil.
  2.       Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
  3.       Pulse flour, powdered sugar, and 3/4 cup butter in a food processor 5 to 6 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4.       Press mixture on bottom and 3/4 inch up sides of prepared pan.
  5.       Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 15 minutes).
  6.       Bring brown sugar, honey and butter to a boil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in toasted pecans, and spoon hot filling into prepared crust.
  7.       Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
  8.       Cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes).
  9.       Lift baked bars from pan, using foil sides as handles. Transfer to a cutting board; cut into bars.

#4 – Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

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Easy-to-make, soft, melt-in-your-mouth, mouthwatering peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies. No match can ever beat this!

Need I say more? Oh yeah, simple never tasted so good.

This may be the simplest recipe you’ve ever made! It’s hard to imagine that so few ingredients can create such perfection in a cookie.

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Old-fashioned but always a winner!

And if your kids are around to help before the game starts, baking cookies can become a fun Sunday family activity.

Ingredients

1 cup creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

Directions

  1.   Preheat oven to 350°.
  2.   Stir together peanut butter and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended.
  3.   Stir in chocolate morsels.
  4.   Drop dough by rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  5.   Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned.
  6.   Cool on baking sheets on a wire rack 5 minutes.
  7. Transfer to wire rack, and let cool 15 minutes.

#3 – Super Brownies!

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Hey chocoholics!

Your fav team might not even make it to the Super Bowl, but you’ll need some comfort food anyway, guaranteed!

And what would a Super Bowl party be without yummy brownies?

Looking for the ultimate homemade brownies recipe? Today is your lucky day!

Ultra-moist, fudgy, chewy, and chocolaty with that perfect crinkly top crust.

Is there truly anything better in this world? Easy to make, and always a winner!

Your guests will be happy in a bite!

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Frosting:

3 tablespoons butter, softened

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.

In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.

To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Stir until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

#2 – Chocolate Fudge

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Who doesn’t love chocolate?

When you’re craving a rich, chocolaty treat, homemade fudge is the way to go.

Good old-fashioned fudge will take care of your chocolate cravings and sweet tooth all at once.

This melt-in-your-mouth-decadently-intense chocolate fudge is so simple, a child can do it!

So start making this delicious, creamy fudge with very little fuss.

Ingredients

1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow crème

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk chocolate chips

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped nuts

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1.   Line an 8×8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2.   In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt.
  3.   Bring to a full boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4.   Remove from heat and pour in semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips.
  5.   Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  6.   Stir in nuts and vanilla.
  7.   Pour into prepared pan.
  8. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firm.

#1 – Chocolate Popcorn

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Hey! It’s Super Bowl Sunday and your friends just told you that they’re coming over to watch the game. But wait – your pantry is empty! Don’t panic!

This is a simple recipe that you should keep up your sleeve for when you need to serve something up in a jiffy. It will keep your guests’ mouths busy and their tummies happy!

Drizzled, drenched and dipped in chocolate popcorn and then baked to make crisp chocolate coated popcorn. Hurray!

This award-winning combination of sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy is the ideal TV snack.

These scrumptious little bites will drive the kids nuts – and by kids I mean men…

And the best part yet – it is embarrassingly easy to make!

Rich, indulgent and delicious. Pop them in your mouth and don’t forget to lick your fingers!

Ingredients

2 quarts popped popcorn

1 cup peanuts (optional)

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup corn syrup

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1.   Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Oil a 10×15 inch baking pan with sides.
  2.   Place popcorn and peanuts into a large, metal bowl, and set aside.
  3.   Stir together the sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
  4.   Stir in the vanilla, then pour over the popcorn.
  5.   Stir until the popcorn is well coated.
  6.   Spread the popcorn into the prepared pan.
  7.   Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring several times.
  8.   Remove from the oven, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  9. Break into small clumps, and store in an airtight container.

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