In the history of legendary football parties, there are two things that set the best above the rest: 1) a last-minute, game-winning play and 2) a delicious spread of party food. Come to think of it, dessert is really a combo of those two awesome things: It’s the last-minute, party-winning food that makes that win all the sweeter.
Football party desserts like brownies, cookies, and cupcakes are always good, but that just scratches the surface of sweets you can end the game on. So, when the clock strikes “fourth quarter,” be sure to have these five football party desserts on hand for the crew.
A sports fan’s classic, muddy buddies (or “puppy chow”) is a crazy-easy football dessert to dish up to the gang on game day. Finish up your burgers and guac early so you can dig into this stuff by halftime. To make it, all you need is four ingredients:
Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a pot over medium heat and combine well. Turn off the heat and add the cereal, mixing until every piece is coated. Scoop the mixture into a large plastic bag and add powdered sugar. Seal the bag and shake until the gooey chocolate cereal is coated in sugar. Let cool, then chow down — just be ready to lick your powdered fingers after every bite.
There’s a saying that goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and it was first said about how homemade cookies are at all the best parties. We totally agree, but we’re talking about football party desserts. Avocado makes a game night better, even more so when it’s for dessert. Check out our recipe for Avocookies, a buttery, creamy dessert that can be easily decorated with icing or sprinkles in your team’s colors.
Avocados From Mexico are naturally sugar-free, but that doesn’t mean they need to stay away from the dessert table. Avocados are berries (surprise!) with a creamy, agreeable flavor that adds a whole new level (and color) to football party desserts — why should other berries get all the fun? Get started with these chocolate-avocado dessert recipes.
The other must-have football dessert: brownies. Although box-mix brownies are great, this is a big game — step it up with this dark chocolate avocado brownie recipe made all the creamier with Avocados From Mexico and all the chocolatey-er with extra dark chocolate chips. Serve it up with a hearty scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you’ll be able to keep your cool in the red zone for those final 15 minutes (if your dessert lasts that long).
What’s not to love about a cupcake? It’s a small, portable cake you don’t have to share. Dig into our recipe for avocado chocolate cupcakes, made extra special with fresh and creamy Avocados From Mexico AND with a drizzly treat: cajeta, or Mexican caramel. It’ll turn that already-amazing cupcake into a dulce de leche masterpiece. Win or lose, they’ll be there for you.
The best football party dessert ideas are all about building the team spirit that brought everyone together. Let your snacks get in on the team pride: sprinkles and icing should be in your team colors, paper cupcake cups should rep your squad, and even your guacamole can show off your fanaticism. Learn the yummiest combos for making guacamole in YOUR team’s colors on our blog.
Bite-sized and easy to make, chocolate truffles add a delicious sense of luxury to your football party’s dessert table. We have two recipes we think pair perfectly with a Big Game watch party. The first is a super simple cookies-and-cream truffle, made with just four ingredients:
Blend the crushed cookies and cream cheese thoroughly until evenly distributed. Form small balls (each one a bit smaller than a golf ball) and refrigerate to help them solidify. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and shortening until pasty. Dip each truffle ball into the melted chocolate until coated. Add to a tray and refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened into a candy coating. If you can resist eating more than one, let us know.
Our other favorite truffle recipe includes a twist ingredient. Can you guess what it is? See if you guessed right by getting the recipe here. ( 👀 🥑 )
Now that you’ve planned out your football party desserts, you need apps. Find our favorite game day appetizers, dips, and more here.
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