33 Great Dessert Recipes For The Ultimate Football Party

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Football Dessert Recipes

What’s a party without desserts?

It’s not a party!

So, no matter the football game, regular season, playoffs, or big game day, you’ll need plenty of sweet treats around!

These Football Dessert Recipes for the ultimate party are all easy to make and require NO special ingredients.

Who has time for that?

Whether your football crew is craving chocolates, cookies, brownies, or cakes, you are sure to find a recipe you’ll identify with and probably more than you can pump out!

Remember, your football dessert recipes don’t have to be shaped like a football to score big with your party fans!

Rather, focus on easy and great tasting!

Now, let’s score a touchdown with brownie points, sweet eats, and smiles from ear to ear, it’s time to bake or to use no-bake recipes too!

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Football Dessert Recipes

First, don’t forget the dessert plates!

Cookies are a must!

Grab one, or grab more, these are sure to run out the door!

All of my recipes are easy to recreate and allow you to sub in ingredients you prefer.

A good recipe allows for flexibility.

Make each of these your own!

I’m kicking this off with 2 of my personal fave recipes.

In fact, they’ve been made so much, I don’t even look at my recipe book anymore!

The Best way to kick off Football Dessert Recipes

No. 1 Divine Intervention Brownies

Divine Internvention Brownie PIece Close Up Just think of everything you wish you could have in a brownie?

Do you have that image?

Now, imagine it’s on the football dessert table in front of you.

What are you doing, grab it, and suck it up!

Oh my god, FOODGASM with this recipe!

Grab 41 Football Foods Here, to help with planning on great eats!

COOKIES & Football Dessert Recipes

No. 2 Mexican Inspired Fiery Hot Chocolate Cookies

Football Dessert Recipes No. 2 Mexican Inspired Spicy Hot Chocolate Cookies With A Fiery KickWhen you have guests and family members that get hot and bothered over the game, add a little more heat.

Give them a few of these Mexican-Inspired fiery hot chocolate cookies!

No. 3 Snow-Kissed Chocolate Crinkles

Football Dessert Recipes No. 3 a bunch of snow-kissed chocolate crinkle cookiesFor anyone that loves delicious chocolate that is soft and tasty on the inside, with a light crunch on the outside, this is THAT cookie.

Really easy to make and so darn tasty!

Plus they look like they just got snowed on, and that’s football season, cold and snowy weather!

No. 4 Sweet and Salty Potato Chip Cookies

potato chip cookies stacked with caramel bitsFootball Party after-Football party, and chip bag by chip bag, you end up with a lot of crumbs.

Instead of tossing those chip crumbs make sweet and salty potato chip cookies!

These are the solution to all those potato chip bags with crumbs you just feel bad about tossing out!

No. 5 >>> 6 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free and Flourless!) and They Don’t Suck!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Only 6 IngredientsPeanut butter cookies just make everything better, even if your team is losing.

In fact, these have been tested about 150x or more in my kitchen.

Really creamy, really delicious and they always turn out perfect!

No. 6 Coconut Macaroons

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Add a cherry or don’t!

Drizzle with caramel or don’t!

No. 7 Chewy Italian Amaretti Cookies

Italian Amaretti in rowsFirst, these are gluten-free.

Second, they need to be at your party.

Third, grab them when you see them and Don’t Share!

No. 8 Swoon-Worthy Cherry Amaretti Cookies

row of cherry almond amarettiThe original post of chewy Italian Amaretti Cookies is so popular on my site, that I created a different version.

These Cherry Amaretti may totally replace my Italiani Amaretti in my house!

Cherry is not overpowering but wow it kicks up the true flavor of these delicious cookies.

Rules, 1,2,3 from above apply so seek them out and dig in!

Celebrating Chocolate Chips for Football Dessert Recipes

No. 9 Chocolate Chip Snowmen Cookies

Chocolate Chip Snowman CookiesThese are the chocolate chip cookie you want to have on the table for the kids.

If you need to see a play over or be able to talk, put a tray of these out and you’ll get that peace and quiet (for five minutes!)

Simple to make but I would totally use my next chocolate chip cookie batter as an upgrade to this recipe!

Recently I tried it and loved the results!

No. 10 >>> 6 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

a few chocolate chip cookies in a stackDo you know what the problem is with a lot of chocolate chip cookies?

There are too many ingredients.

Simple ingredients yield a big taste and success in baking this kind of cookie.

Rock the recipe!

No. 11 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

dip on grahamYeah, this is ‘da’ bomb as I’ve been told.

Dip Nilla wafers and graham crackers in this fabulous dip.

In fact, you can even use pieces of ice cream cones, it’s just so good.

Football Dessert Recipes that Require ZERO Baking!

I’ll continue with some chocolate chip ideas with NO baking required!

No. 12 No-bake Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

chocolate Chip cookie bars in a stack For Football Dessert RecipesWith every bar, you’ll be receiving BIG Grins!

Just simple goodness in every bite!

No. 13 Ultimate No-Bake Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultimate No-Bake Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Football Dessert RecipeWant a chocolate chip, but no time to bake?

No worries, this is a simple recipe and you’ll love the taste!

No. 14 No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies that Don’t Taste Awful

no-bake chocolate chip cookies that don't suckYep, another no-bake chocolate chip cookie recipe, and either way you go, these are so good.

I was surprised at how well they turned out because I dreamt them up and said, ‘Nope, no way!’

Much to my surprise, and 5 years later, we are still pumping these tasty morsels out for every football game!

No. 15 No-Bake Lemon Filled Cookies

no-bake lemon filled cookie on side These are perfect for the sour puss at your football gathering.

The one who is negative Nelly all the time, no matter winning or losing.

Tie their mouth up with a few of these cookies on their plate, and they’ll be tongue-twisted with delight!

No. 16 No-Bake Buttery Caramel Chocolate Cracker Bars

no-bake caramel barDid you ever notice that somewhere between September and December, you suddenly have the worlds’ supply of crackers?

Well, rid them, but let them become the best no-bake caramel chocolate bars you’ve ever served!

Football Dessert Recipes Must Include S’MORES

No. 17 S’MORE Marshmallow Explosion Cookies

S'mores Marshmallow Explosion Cookies up close to see icingYep, these are a cookie, but I had to put them with their SMORE’S cousin recipes.

You’ll love this cookie, just make sure to use a silicone baking mat or a piece of parchment paper when baking.

These are their own little touchdown!

No. 18 Best No-Bake S’MORES Cheesecakes with Toasted Marshmallow Icing

Mini S'mores CheesecakesForego your healthy eating for just this dessert and you’ll thank me later.

The toasted marshmallows simply crush it, and earn their own place in football history!

Football Dessert Recipes For Your Air Fryer

I don’t know the last time I didn’t use my air fryer.

What about you?

No. 19 Air Fryer S’MORES Burritos

 Air Fried S'more Burritos stacked and open So, yes, more S’MORES and holy fabulous desserts.

I’d fill my plate up with these and never look back, except to see everyone else’s sad face that they didn’t get one, lol!


No. 20 Air-Fried Funfetti Covered Oreos

 Air Fried Sandwich Cookies stacked on a plate Mmm.
Yes, the Air Fryer will get a little dirty, but oh it’s so worth it!

No. 21 Air Fryer Snowmen Cookies (with cinnamon sugar topping)

air fryer snowmen final imagePie dough is amazing in the air fryer.

I’ve made these in chocolate pie dough and plain.

The cinnamon puts these over the top in taste!

Cakes & Football Party Recipes

No. 22 Double Chocolate Cappucino Cake

completed Double Chocolate Cappuccino CakeWhen I was shopping, I found the perfect finish for this cake.

Honestly, there’s never enough chocolate IMO in anything so, this will take you from couch fan to on your feet.

The cappuccino flavor is outstanding!

No. 23 Birthday-Flavored Crunchy Popcorn Cake

Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn Cake Does it get any better than birthday-flavored cake on a football day?

It’s like the 2 greatest things happening at one time!

What’s unique about this cake is it’s made from popcorn!

Popcorn and football 2 BFF’s!

No. 24 Chocolate Trio Popcorn Cake

Chocolate Trio Popcorn CakeIf you loved the Birthday cake flavor popcorn cake above, then you’ll go crazy for this version.

A chocolate trio, a blitz of yum!

P.S. no baking involved!

No. 25 Inverted Angel Food Cakes with Salted Caramel

 inverted angle food cupcakes with salted caramel and chocolate sauce Single-serve portions, light and airy angel food cake topped with salted caramel.

Drop the mic!

Ice Cream To Keep Your Cool!

No. 26 Ice Cream Cake No One Can Resist

Easy Ice Cream Cake slicedWait until you reveal the ingredients and how-to in this recipe.

It’s crazy easy and so good.

You may never eat another birthday cake and trade it in for this forevermore!

No. 27 No-Churn Mexican Inspired Ice Cream

churro ice cream in bowl with chocolate sauceWell, it’s not ‘futbol’ but it is American FOOTBALL and you need some sugar and cinnamon.

So, whip this up the day before and enjoy the day of!

No. 28 No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

mint chocolate chip up closeBecause mint chocolate chip is a party staple, this must be at your party!

Football gets heated and this ice cream is sure to cool you down!

No. 29 Cream Horns with Filling (make the filling color to match YOUR team!)

Do I really need to say more about this one?

It’s so light and pastry-like, yet satisfying in every way!


Candy, Because Football Dessert Recipes Need A Sweet Ending

No.30 Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Easy Hand-Drizzled Chocolate Covered Pretzel RodsMake ahead, and serve them up.

Get creative, use white chocolate or dark chocolate.

Super easy and big taste!

No. 31 White Chocolate Covered Cherries

White-Chocoate Covered Cherries in a domeThese can be made in advance, and in bulk.

When you want a little something sweet, without a huge portion, these are your go-to.

Decadent, flavorful, and perfect for parties!

No. 32 Chocolate Nut Clusters with Caramel

Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Milk Chocolate Caramel Nut ClustersProtein.

Well, it sounded good, but the chocolate takes away all the fun but makes it much tastier.

Don’t forget that layer of caramel.

Make them ahead, in BULK, so you can stash some away for yourself.

These really are easy and a great snack, sure to please any football crew!

No. 33 Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

These little bites of heaven are just simple and good.
The recipe (batter) turns out perfect each time.

Dress them up with team colors and you’ve got your own new cookie!

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Enjoy your desserts!

May your team win.

Be Sweet and eat your football desserts! ~ Dana XO