Game Day Desserts for Super Bowl Sunday

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Whether you’re rooting for the Carolina Panthers or Denver Broncos to win the big game, these five Super Bowl 50 desserts are sure to win the hearts of fans on both sides. Best of all, you won’t need to spend the entire game day in the kitchen. Try some of our game day desserts. These homemade cake pops, rice krispies and cookies are quick, easy, tasty and beautifully designed.

Football Cake Pops

These trendy cake pops are the perfect dessert to complement a finger-food themed party. For added decoration stick them on a “football field” (green styrofoam) for easy access.

Football cake pops

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  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • other ingredients needed to bake the cake (usually eggs and oil)
  • 1 can of chocolate frosting
  • 1 bag of chocolate candy melts
  • microwave-safe container for melting chocolate
  • shortening/ Crisco
  • 4″ paper lollipop sticks
  • a big styrofoam block
  • candy writer decorating pens

Head over to love and butter for the entire recipe and pictures.

Rainbow Cake

To appease the Panthers and Broncos fans gathering in your home, opt for a simple twist to this rainbow cake and use alternating swirls of Carolina blue and Denver Orange. This cake is easier than it looks and will have your guests thinking you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. All you need is a simple yellow cake mix, food dye and frosting!

Rainbow Cake

Image: Katarina’s Kitchen


  • Yellow (or white cake batter) divided
  • Gel Food Dye
  • Buttercream Frosting

Head to Katrina’s Kitchen for the full recipe and tips on creating the perfect swirls.

Cocoa Rice Krispies Football Treats

Don’t forget the gluten free football fans! Guests who don’t eat gluten and even those that do will enjoy these simple treats. You can use cocoa or regular rice krispies.

Cocoa Krispies Footballs


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows – OR – 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups chocolate flavored crisped rice cereal
  • Canned frosting or decorating gel

Find the full recipe at Cooking on the Side.

Gameday Face Cookies

This game is predicted to be one of the best, you may laugh, cry, cringe and these gameday face cookies will be right there with you! From happy to sad and in-between, the secret weapon in this simple sugar cookie recipe is all in the frosting and decor.

Football and Field Cookies

Image: Munchkin Munchies


  • Cookies
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Icing
  • 3 3/4 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 T meringue powder
  • 6 T warm water

Beat 4-5 minutes, until smooth

Head over to Munchkin Munchies for game day face inspiration and the cookie and icing recipes.

Football Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’re in a pinch, it doesn’t get much quicker than football ice cream sandwiches! A few lines, x’s and o’s and voila! To make the recipe even easier skip the white cake frosting and opt for a cake decorator pen! Make sure to keep the sandwiches frozen until game time and store them in a container over a bucket of ice!

Football Ice Cream Sandwiches

Image: The Celebration Shoppe


  • Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Sharpie
  • Rubbermaid storage containers
  • White cake icing
  • Resealable bag
  • Icing tip #4 and connector
  • Knife
  • Optional: Chocolate sprinkles

Find the complete recipe with detailed pictures and instructions at The Celebration Shoppe.