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15 Dessert Recipes For The Super Bowl (Photos)

First Posted: 01/23/2012 1:34 pm   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


The Super Bowl is right around the corner; for those of us hosting parties it is time to start planning out the menu. Many of us feel that dessert is the best part of any meal, and so it's important to not forget about these sweet treats come game day. But not just any dessert will do. The last thing you want is to have your attention divided between the dessert you want to be enjoying and the football game you are trying to watch.

That's why the only reasonable type of treat one can serve for the big game day are cookies and bars. And while that means that you shouldn't be baking a cake or throwing a pie into the oven, don't think for a second that your options are limited. We have assembled an abundance of recipes that fit into the category of desserts you can eat with your hands. From deep-fried candy bars to cheesecake brownies to peanut butter cup cookies, click through the gallery below to find what treat you'll be whipping up for this year's Super Bowl.

What is your go-to cookie or bar recipe? Leave a comment below.

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  • Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/2012/12/peanut-butter-cinnamon-chocolate-chunk.html">Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe from from une gamine das la cuisine</a></strong>

  • Browned Butter Rice Krispies Treats

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2012/12/browned-butter-rice-krispies-treats.html">Browned Butter Rice Krispies Treats recipe from Averie Cooks</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.completelydelicious.com/2012/12/chocolate-mint-thumbprint-cookies.html">Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies recipe from Completely Delicious</a></strong>

  • Samoas Bark

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/holiday/holiday-bark-series-samoas-bark/">Samoas Bark recipe from Baker's Royale</a></strong>

  • Butterscotch-Banana Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://hungryrabbitnyc.com/2012/11/butterscotch-banana-blondies/">Butterscotch-Banana Blondies recipe from Hungry Rabbit</a></strong>

  • Pretzel S'mores

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2011/07/21/pretzel-smores/">Pretzel S'mores recipe from Love from the Oven</a></strong>

  • Cream Cheese Lemon Squares

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://peegaw.tumblr.com/post/29952468385/making-cream-cheese-lemon-squares">Cream Cheese Lemon Squares recipe from Pigamitha Dimar</a></strong>

  • Butterfinger Bark

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://cookiesandcups.com/homemade-butterfinger-bark/">Butterfinger Bark recipe from Cookies & Cups</a></strong>

  • White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

    Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/12/sparkly-white-chocolate-lemon-truffles/">White Chocolate Lemon Truffles recipe from How Sweet it Is</a>

  • Slutty Cheesecake Bars

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/bars-and-cookie-bars/slutty-cheesecake-bars/">Slutty Cheesecake Bar recipe from Baker's Royale</a></strong>

  • Homemade Oreos

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.themarionhousebook.com/homemade-oreos/">Homemade Oreos recipe from The Marion House Book</a></strong>

  • Coconut Snowball Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/01/coconut-snowball-cookies-and-friday-faves/">Coconut Snowball Cookies recipe from Foodiecrush</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/bars-and-cookie-bars/chocolate-chip-cookie-cheesecake-bars/">Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars recipe from Baker's Royale</a></strong>

  • Nutella Brownies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2013/01/03/nutella-brownies/">Nutella Brownies recipe from Buns in my Oven</a></strong>

  • Honey Oat Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/honey-oatmeal-cookies/">Honey Oat Cookies recipe from White on Rice Couple</a></strong>

  • Caramel Apple Brownies

    Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2012/10/caramel-apple-brownies-recipe/">Caramel Apple Brownies recipe from Foodiecrush</a>

  • Deep Fried Candy Bars

    We know what you're thinking: candy bars are decadent enough, they don't need to be battered and fried, too. But trust us. Once you try this recipe, you will understand why it is done. Admittedly, this is not a recipe you will turn to with regularity, but it is a great treat for special occasions such as the Super Bowl. One thing is certain, your guests will surely not forget it. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/deep-fried-candy-bars_n_1061351.html" target="_hplink">Deep Fried Candy Bars</a> recipe</strong>

  • Chocolate-Chip-Pecan Cookie Bars

    If you can't decide between making a cookie or a brownie, then this is the recipe for you. This sweet treat has the same great flavor of a chocolate chip cookie, with the chewy, dense texture of a brownie. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-chip-pecan-cook_n_1061076.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate-Chip-Pecan Cookie Bars</a> recipe</strong>

  • Double-Chip Cookies

    Mixing savory and sweet is not a new concept, but it has been taken to a whole new level in this recipe. The double-chip cookie calls for one part chocolate chips and one part potato chips. Two of our favorite foods mixed together in a cookie -- this is a trend we hope is here to stay. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/double-chip-cookies_n_1056922.html" target="_hplink">Double-Chip Cookies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Pecan Butterscotch Brownies

    Butterscotch brownies, sometimes known as blondies, are a real treat. They are perfect for those who don't love chocolate, because the dessert has all the good qualities of a brownie without any of the cocoa. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pecan-butterscotch-browni_n_1059550.html" target="_hplink">Pecan Butterscotch Brownies</a> recipe</strong>

  • PB And J Bar Cookies

    The classic flavors of the popular peanut butter and jelly are translated into this dessert bar recipe. Cater the recipe to your taste and use which ever flavor of jam or jelly you prefer. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pb--j-bar-cookies_n_1057241.html" target="_hplink">PB and J Bar Cookies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

    Peanut butter and chocolate is a combination that has won over millions. Adding the sugary richness of a cookie makes this a sure-fire hit for the Super Bowl party. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/salted-chocolate-chip-pea_n_1062598.html" target="_hplink">Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Jumbo Brownies

    The Super Bowl is for people who are serious about football, and these brownies are for those who are serious about dessert. We think this game day is the perfect day to make these extra-large sweet treats. <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/jumbo-brownies_n_1058509.html" target="_hplink"> Jumbo Brownies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Every home cook should have a go-to chocolate chip recipe they can turn to in a pinch. If you don't have one yet, this may just be the recipe to take that role. Chocolate chunks are used along with chocolate curls, or shavings. The chocolate curls melt into the dough, creating threads of chocolate throughout. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/milk--cookies-bakery-cla_n_1061341.html" target="_hplink">Milk & Cookies Bakery Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Seven-Layer Bars

    Coconut, chocolate, butterscotch and... potato chips make up this seven-layer bar recipe. The potato chips are used in place of the more traditional graham cracker crust, and offer a nice savory element to this super-sweet treat. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/seven-layer-bars_n_1056928.html" target="_hplink">Seven-Layer Bars</a> recipe</strong>

  • Cheesecake Marbled Brownies

    Take two favorite dessert recipes -- fudgy brownies and creamy cheesecake -- put them together, and this heavenly bar is what you get. You may want to consider making a double batch; these are guaranteed to go fast. <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cheesecake-marbled-browni_n_1056803.html" target="_hplink"> Cheesecake Marbled Brownies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

    As rich and chocolatey as the fudgiest of brownies, yet with the texture of a perfectly moist cookie, this recipe is for those of us who can never get enough chocolate. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/12/chocolate-chocolate-cooki_n_1144275.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Caramel-Pecan Bars

    We all know how excited people get about pecan pie at Thanksgiving. Well, you can expect the same happy reaction to these bars. Gooey caramel filling is mixed with pecans and wrapped in a rich and buttery crust. A pinch of curry powder is added to the filing to give it a slight spice. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/caramel-pecan-bars_n_1058268.html" target="_hplink">Caramel-Pecan Bars</a> recipe</strong>

  • Nana's Creole Pecan Cake Bars

    Dates and raisins dot this pecan bar adding a hint of fruity sweetness throughout. This treat will keep for a few days so feel free to make it a ahead of time and store in an airtight container. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/nanas-creole-pecan-cake-_n_1062291.html" target="_hplink">Nana's Creole Pecan Cake Bars</a> recipe</strong>

  • Double Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chewie

    A soft chocolate cookie, with big peanut butter flavor. The recipe uses not only peanut butter but also peanut-butter chips, making sure that every bite will have a taste of both chocolate and peanuts. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/double-peanut-butter-choc_n_1062049.html" target="_hplink">Double Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chewies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Raspberry Granola Bars

    For those who like their desserts jam-packed with fruit flavor, this is the bar for you. It is a cross between a crumble and a blondie. And even though this dessert incorporates healthy oatmeal, it will satisfy even the most serious sweet tooth. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/back-to-school-raspberry-_n_1058213.html" target="_hplink">Raspberry Granola Bars</a> recipe</strong>

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