Don't let your football fans come down with a case of the 4th quarter blues. Serve up these sweet treats for a winning game—no matter what the final score.
Bowl Party Dessert Recipes
Recipe: Whiskey Whoopie Pies
Give your football bowl party a sweet ending with these delicious treats. From classic chocolate chip cookies to tropical lemon bars, there's something for everyone in our collection of party-perfect confections.
Our first recipe is Whiskey Whoopie Pies. Freeze the assembled whoopie pies in zip-top plastic bags up to 3 weeks before your football party. Defrost in the fridge overnight.
Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes
You'll hardly be able to bake these little gems before they're devoured.
Texas Sheet Cake with Fudge Icing
Somehow, Texas claimed the sheet cake as its own in the mid-20th century, perhaps because of the pecans, an ingredient that grows in abundance throughout the Lone Star State. The defining element is its shape--and, of course, the icing, which has to be heated and poured on the warm, just-out-of-the-oven cake. The result is a rich, chocolaty treat that's iconic in Texas.
Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
For an even chewier texture, substitute 1/2 cup hazelnut or almond flour for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
German Chocolate Pecan Bars
Recipe: German Chocolate-Pecan Bars
Everyone will ask you for the recipe for these bars after just one bite! They're easy to make and everyone will love them at your next gathering or party.
So Good Brownies
Recipe: So Good Brownies
Go chocolate! Your football fans will be cheering for you when you serve up these decadent delights.
Ginger Shortbread Cookies with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting
Add extra flavor to these lemony shortbread treats with cyrstallized ginger and lemon zest.
Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Recipe: Hummingbird Bundt Cake
From pineapple to cream cheese, the same ingredients first featured in the 1978 version of this popular layer cake still shine in our new version— simplified by baking in a Bundt pan.
Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Recipe: Maple Bacon Cupcakes
This cupcake is without a doubt most men's favorite. Bite into these cupcakes and you'll taste the flavor you get when bacon mingles with syrup while eating pancakes. It's a wonderful salty-sweet combination you won't want to miss.
Rebecca's Black Bottom Icebox Pie
Plan to serve this to guests at home, and get ready for plenty of compliments when you make this double-chocolate delight.
Peanut Butter Mississippi Mud Brownies
Chocolate and peanut butter have never tasted so good. And the marshmallow topping makes these brownies just as dense and sweet as the famous cake.
Recipe: Peanut-Cola Cake
Baking with cola infuses the cake with a pleasing combination of flavors and gives it a super tender texture.
Old-Fashioned Caramel Cupcakes
Recipe: Old-Fashioned Caramel Cupcakes
Old-Fashioned Caramel is a cupcake that can't be rushed. It's a true labor of love. The caramel has to cool for a while before you can make the frosting, and then you need to use the frosting right away. If the frosting gets too thick to spread, add just a little cream or milk to make it spreadable. But rest assured—It is definitely worth the effort.
Luscious Lemon Bars
Recipe: Luscious Lemon Bars
Classic lemon squares are always a popular dessert at teas, luncheons, and showers. As an added bonus, you can make them ahead and freeze for up to one month.
Recipe: Lemonade Pie
For a homemade look, freeze crust for five minutes, and then slip it into your favorite pie plate before adding filling.
Recipe: Swoon Pies
Our twist on MoonPies has tender graham cookies dipped in chocolate and a few special toppings. Kids will love these handheld treats.
Apple Hello Dolly Bars
Recipe: Apple Hello Dolly Bars
Everyone loves the chocolate, coconut, and pecan layers of Hello Dolly Bars. But throw in a layer of chopped Granny Smiths and people will rave!
Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake Recipe
Upgrade your classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by adding this unique twist: Carrot Cake. Our users loved the easy prep and the huge hit the dessert was with their families.
Nutter Butter®-Banana Pudding Trifle
This homemade pudding tastes divine! Instead of using the traditional vanilla wafers for banana pudding, we used Nutter Butter® sandwich cookies to add even more flavor.
All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
If chocolate chip cookies are your favorite, whip up a batch of these all-time favorite cookies. They're the best of the best.
Chocolate Marble Sheet Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Marble Sheet Cake
Swirl chocolate and yellow cake batter together in this marble sheetcake recipe and top with a rich mocha frosting.
Recipe: Oven-Baked Churros
Finish your party with these Oven-Baked Churros. You won't have to feel guilty satisfying your sweet tooth since these are baked, not fried.
Peanut Butter-Toffee Turtle Cookies
These turtle cookies have every indulgent flavor we could pack in a recipe: chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, and toffee. You’re already baking a batch, aren’t you?
Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Bars
You'll be ready to take a bite out of the competition with these treats.
Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies
These flourless cookies are a dream, especially with the perfect pairing of peanut butter and chocolate.
Tequila-Lime-Coconut Macaroon Bars
A tropical trio makes this a winning dessert. Garnish with powdered sugar and lime rind curls for an impressive finish.
Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
Recipe: Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
These crunchy, sweet treats will be the hit of your football party. We doubt you'll have leftovers, but just in case: They can also be frozen in large zip-top plastic freezer bags for up to one month.
Recipe: Bayou Brownies
Don’t think chocolate when you try these brownies; instead, think pecans and a sweet cream cheese topping. Yellow cake mix makes the recipe extra convenient for busy cooks to whip up in minutes.
Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie
Once you’ve made a pecan pie in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to a pie plate. Simply press a refrigerated pie crust into the skillet, sprinkle with sugar, top with the pecan mixture, and bake. Serving it in the skillet is also easy and makes the dish even more Southern.
Buttered Rum Pound Cake with Bananas Foster Sauce
Who says pound cakes are boring? This buttery pound cake is topped with a Buttered Rum Glaze and an amazing Bananas Foster Sauce.
Chocolate-Key Lime Cupcake Pies
Recipe: Chocolate-Key Lime Cupcake Pies
This cupcake version of a chocolate-key lime pie is an ideal pick-up dessert for entertaining. Make a crumb crust with chocolate wafers and top with a sweet cream cheese mixture with fresh key lime juice. Try cupcake pies with sweetened whipped cream, fresh cherries, blackberries, and mint leaves.
Peach Melba Shortbread Bars
Recipe: Peach Melba Shortbread Bars
This easy recipe puts peach melba into a bar form with a winning combination of shortbread and raspberry and peach preserves. Garnish with sliced almonds and powdered sugar.
Over-the-Moon Banana Pudding
Recipe: Over-the-Moon Banana Pudding
Soar over the competition with this mouthwatering marshmallow sandwich dessert.