70 Best Game Day Desserts and Sweet Snacks - Sweet Mouth Joy (2024)

A super list of the best game day desserts and sweet treat recipes!

Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday, a playoff party or tailgating fun with tasty brownies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes and more!

Everyone's a winner with a load of sugar and deliciousness. This ultimate collection of game day goodies includes American desserts and football-themed treats, as well as boozy recipes and sweet finger foods.

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There are so many great recipes and ideas to choose from for the ultimate game day party food.

So, let the baking begin!

Go, team!

Brownies

Brownies make a great sharing treat - fudgy gooey squares of chocolate goodness. They're also simple to whip up a big batch for game day parties and tailgating or cut into smaller squares for brownie bites. Most are delicious served hot or cold!

1. Bailey's Oreo Brownies

One of my favorite game day dessert ideas is this Bailey's chocolate oreo brownie. It's full of Bailey’s Irish cream for a boozy brownie treat, perfect for grown-ups. It's stuffed full of Oreo cookies too for extra texture and flavor.

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2. Triple Oreo Brownies

A real crowd-pleaser, these triple chocolate brownies have three types of chocolate in them for the ultimate chocolate super bowl brownie treat! Share the love with these fudgy brownies.

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3. slu*tty Brownies (Oreo Brookies)

Three layers in one brownie?! Yes, please! Chocolate chip cookie dough is topped with gooey chocolate brownies and a surprise layer of Oreo cookies stuffed in the middle. It's a decadent treat great for sharing, simple yet impressive!

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4. Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

The FUDGIEST chocolate brownie with a delicious swirl of peanut butter! This American style dessert is great for those with a super bowl sweet tooth.

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5. Bailey's Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Boozy Irish cream liqueur brownies are swirled with cheesecake in a fun twist on the classic red velvet. You can also colour the red swirl in your team's colours instead! Go, team!

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6. Pecan Brownies

A simple but delicious game day brownie, these crunchy pecan brownies are a crowd-pleasing treat!

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7. American Football Brownies

Perfect for your Super Bowl party or tailgate! These football brownies are a hit with football fans of all ages, and they’re super easy to make!

8. Chocolate Whiskey Brownies

Chocolate Whiskey Brownies are an easy homemade brownie recipe that is fudgy & decadent; drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with sea salt! The perfect salty and sweet combo for a Super Bowl Sunday dessert.

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Cakes

A game day cake is always a winner. Make these desserts for a super bowl cake, sharing at tailgating or game night dessert.

9. Chocolate Oreo Drip Cake

If you're hosting a game day party, this celebration Oreo cake is the perfect sharer for all the chocolate lovers out there. And let's face it, who doesn't love chocolate?! Let's celebrate that win!

It's also way easier to make than it looks.

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10. Biscoff Drip Cake

A fan favourite, this lotus biscoff drip cake is big and delicious. The distinctly caramel cookies are addictive in cake form, that's for sure! A slice for everyone and we're all winners!

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11. Biscoff Cakesicles

These biscoff cake pop popsicles are perfect for parties. Share these desserts on a stick with all your loved ones!

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12. Vanilla Cake Pops

Another classic sharing treat, these easy vanilla cake pops are perfect for football parties. Kids and grown-ups love these bite-sized cake balls! You can also pick the colour of candy melts you use to coat them - pick your team's colours and go wild!

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13. Dark Chocolate Cakes with Guinness Stout

These rich chocolate pudding cakes are laced with Guinness stout, topped with salted caramel sauce and whipped cream for a truly decadent game night dessert.

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Candy

Spread the sweet football cheer with these football-themed, sporty and American style candies! Perfect for football parties and tailgating snacks.

14. Football Candy Bark

This Fantasy Football Candy Bark is a sweet way to root on your favorite team. You can make it in any team colors!

15. Football Cookie Pops

These easy chocolate cookie pops are perfect for your next football get together. Kids and adults alike are gonna love them!

16. Chocolate Truffles

Rich and decadent chocolate truffles made with 4 ingredients and filled with a silky smooth chocolate ganache. A classy sweet treat you can serve when you've got guests over to watch the match.

17. Peanut Butter Candy Truffles

Perfectly sweet and adorably bite-sized, these Peanut Butter,SNICKERS®, and M&M’S Candy Truffles will have everyone ready to gather round and cheer on their favorite team at your next “homegating”celebration!

18. Touchdown Truffles

Celebrate game day with these easy, adorable & delectable peanut butter truffles! These no-bake decorated truffles are a tasty treat for all ages. A delicious football-themed candy that travels well, perfect for a tailgating snack.

19. Chocolate Cola Truffles in Edible Red Cups

These Chocolate Cola Truffles in Edible Red Cups look like red SOLO cups filled with cola, but they are mini candy cups filled with chocolate cola ganache. Such cute American themed desserts!

20. Football Shaped Oreo Truffles

Football shaped Oreo Balls Recipe are a fun twist on oreo balls - Easy and perfect for your Superbowl Party and all football season long! No-bake desserts that travel well like this are also perfect tailgating treats.

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Cheese Balls (but sweeter!)

Take your homegating and football parties to the next level with a sweet cheese ball style dessert idea!

21. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheese Ball is the best dessert cheese ball recipe to serve with graham crackers and cookies.

22. Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Dessert Cheese Ball

Make this Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Dessert Cheese Ball for a super easy holiday treat. Cheeseball Recipes are great for game-day and super bowl parties because they are quick, easy and travel well.

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Cookies

The ultimate portable desserts, cookies are a great sweet snack to take to tailgating or to hand out at a super bowl party. Game day cookies for the win!

23. Bakewell Cookie Bars

A cookie in bar form! These chewy almond cookies are stuffed with white chocolate chips and a swirl of berry jam - yum!

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24. Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Deliciously chewy bourbon cookies filled with crunchy pecans and chocolate chips - the perfect boozy cookie for football celebrations!

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25. Spiced Orange Rum Brownie Cookies

Boozy and chocolatey with a hint of cinnamon spiced orange, these rum brownie cookies are divine and super easy to make! A unique cookie that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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26. Football Cookie Cups

Football cookie cups are a fun and easy dessert. This is a chocolate chip cookie topped with frosting and a white chocolate field goal.

27. Football Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies with chocolate footballs are the perfect snack for football fans. Customize them with your team colors!

28. Brown Butter Cookies With Espresso Chips

Brown Butter Cookies With Espresso Chips have crispy edges and a soft center. Jumbo cookies combine the flavors of milk chocolate and espresso chips and browned butter for a taste of heaven! Perfect for sharing a batch with your friends.

29. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

These simple, fluffy and delicious strawberry shortcake cookies come together in under an hour! Keep them light or add cream cheese filling! Amazing for sharing and transporting in the heat or cold.

30. Football Sugar Cookies

Follow the tutorial for how to make football sugar cookies with buttercream frosting, perfect for a fall football tailgate party or a Super Bowl dessert!

31. Football Cookie Characters

These football cookies will be a big hit at any football party! They are easy to make and no baking is involved.

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Cracker Snacks

I didn't even know this would be its own category, but hot damn these crackers have some seriously good flavor - sweet and savoury in one! That's a win in my books. They're quick to make and easy to share - perfect for anyone hosting.

32. Churro Cracker Snacks

Easy Churro Cracker Snacks - With just 10 minutes and 5 ingredients, you can create this simple, delectable sweet treat!

33. Cracker Crisps with Mascarpone and Fresh Berries

These Cracker Crisps with Mascarpone and Fresh Berries make for the perfect crunch. They are easily addictive and should be on rotation all football season long - add some class to your next party!

34. Ritz Thin Mints

Turn your crackers into delicious and easy thin mints!

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Cupcakes

Hand out cupcakes to all your favorite footie fans. These sweet game day desserts are perfect for parties and sharing.

35. Baileys Cupcakes

These soft fluffy cupcakes are filled with Bailey's Irish cream liqueur in both the spongy cake and the creamy buttercream frosting - boozy cupcakes are a great game day dessert!

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36. Matcha Cupcakes

Green as a football pitch, these matcha green tea cupcakes are a unique flavor that tastes divine!

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37. Funfetti Cupcakes

Bring some more fun and cheer to your football game with these funfetti cupcakes! You can also switch up the sprinkles for your team colors too!

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38. Mini Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are made with your choice of cake mix flavors baked in an ice cream cone and topped with a variety of frostings & sprinkles. These fun desserts will bring a smile to everyone's face!

39. Super Bowl Cupcakes

Get ready for the big game with these Football cupcakes for the Superbowl - you can use vanilla cupcakes and a vanilla buttercream or swap it up for any flavors your want.

40. Salted Caramel Whisky Cupcakes

Looking for a great tailgating dessert or football party dessert? These salted caramel whisky cupcakes are the perfect grown-up treat! Boozy and sweet, they'll be a real crowd favourite.

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Sweet Dips

The best sweet dips to accompany your football game viewing! American style goodness!

41. Buckeye Dip

This 4 ingredient buckeye dip only takes 5 minutes to make! This creamy peanut butter dip with chocolate chips is perfect for a football game day party!

42. Smores Dip

S’mores dip is made with golden toasted marshmallows atop milk chocolate chips baked to gooey perfection in a cast-iron skillet. Quick, easy, and takes under 10 minutes to make.

43. Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

This fluffy, easy no bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dip makes a great super bowl party snack!

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Fruity and Fun

These fruity desserts are great for fresh flavour in your game day treats! Not super healthy but extra tasty.

44. Football Strawberries

These Football strawberries are a chocolate dipped strawberry that has a white chocolate football lace design. An easy and quick dessert.

45. Apple Nachos

Finding delicious snacks that provide nutrients and flavor doesn’t have to be hard! These incredible Apple Nachos are as gorgeous as they are scrumptious!

I mean, you can't watch the super bowl without nachos, right?

46. Fried Cinnamon Spice Apple Pie Fries

Crispy deep fried apple fries are coated in cinnamon and sugar and served with three sauces for dipping. They will be the star of your football gathering! Combine two American food loves - apple pie and fries!

47. Fruit Pizza

This gorgeous fruit pizza is made with a soft sugar cookie crust then topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting and your choice of fresh fruit!

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Popcorn

The ultimate sharer snack, these sweet popcorns are perfect for your match viewing experience. Get everyone involved with these sweet crunchy snacks.

48. White Chocolate Popcorn

This puff corn treat will be a crowd pleaser at your game day event! Add sprinkles in the color scheme of your favorite team or for both teams!

49. Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn

Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn is gooey and sweet. This easy snack is perfect for movie nights! Make it in minutes on the stovetop.

50. Game Day Fruity Glazed Popcorn

This Fruity Glazed Popcorn utilizes Jello powder for flavour and colour - which gives a lot of room for sports themed combinations, and more!

51. Caramel Puff Corn

Easy Caramel Puff Corn is just the perfect combination of flavors that are buttery, salty, and sweet.

52. Chocolate Covered Popcorn

This homemade chocolate popcorn is so easy to make! All you need is 2 ingredients - popcorn and chocolate chips!!

53. Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

The sweetness of the caramel mixed with the saltiness of the popcorn is a perfect combination! With just a hint of bourbon, this caramel popcorn will have people reaching for more.

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Other

For all the quirky and unique dessert lovers, this section has some real treats to jazz up your game day viewing!

54. Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

These homemade Chocolate Covered Potato Chips are one of the easiest sweet and salty snacks. Made with just two ingredients, they are simple and yet purely addictive.

Chips are such a classic game day snack, this sweet twist is sure to go down a treat!

55. Chocolate Hazelnut Cinnamon Twists

Irresistible crescent dough pastry filled with chocolate hazelnut spread, coated in cinnamon sugar, and twisted into straws of deliciousness.

56. Mini Snickers Cheesecake Bites

Mini Snickers Cheesecake Bites are caramel flavored mini cheesecakes with the addition of Snickers bites, and caramel and chocolate syrup make them little bites of pure happiness.

57. Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

These addictive easy four-ingredient baked cinnamon sugar pretzels are the perfect sweet and salty snack! Great for entertaining a crowd and easy to transport.

58. Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Delicious homemade churros are perfect to dunk in a chocolate sauce and are a great dessert for sharing!

59. Copycat Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Have a craving for some delicious treats? Check out these amazing copycat Auntie Anne’s cinnamon sugar Pretzel Bites. Fun to make these treats at home!

60. Football Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ready for the big game? Make sure to include these Football Ice Cream Sandwiches to add some team spirit to your party!

61. Football Shaped Rice Krispies

This fun and easy recipe for football-shaped Rice Krispies treats is done in no time.

62. Candied Pecans

This easy candied pecans recipe on the stovetop is ready in less than 10 minutes. Only 4 ingredients and you have the perfect snack.

63. Honey Roasted Cashews

These homemade honey roasted cashews are an easy, fun and delicious sweet and salty recipe you can make in less than an hour.

64. Berries & Cream Waffle Sandwiches

Waffle sandwiches make a quick dessert or sweet snack. A cute idea using frozen waffles, fruit, and whipped cream!!

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Vegan

Dairy-free, egg-free and vegetarian, these vegan game day dessert and sweet snack recipes are Football winners to please everyone.

65. Biscoff Stuffed Vegan Cookies

Thin and crispy brown sugar vegan cookies stuffed with a soft centre of biscoff spread. These easy cookies are the perfect treat to hand out to your fellow footie fans!

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66. Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are tender and chewy on the inside, yet crispy on the outside. They require simple ingredients and they are so easy to customize. The whole family will love them!

67. Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches

Sandwich peanut butter between salty crackers, and then dip them in your choice of chocolate. It’s the ultimate decadent treat!

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Gluten-Free

Check out these great gluten-free game day sweet recipes. Flourless, grain-free or through swapping regular flours for a gluten-free alternative.

68. Whisky Almond Cookie Bars

These chocolate chip whisky cookie bars are deliciously boozy and use almond flour so they're gluten-free. They taste divine! A great dessert for adults.

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69. GF Chocolate Cupcakes

Soft and moist, these super simple chocolate cupcakes have a chocolate cocoa buttercream frosting on top.

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70. Cookie Dough Footballs

These gluten-free cookie dough footballs are perfect for your next sports night or Superbowl party.

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More Sweet Ideas!

If you’re looking for more sweet ideas for Super Bowl Game Day goodies, why not check out some of these other sugary special occasion recipes or this list of the best Father's Day cupcakes!

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  • Easy Matcha White Chocolate Cake
  • Banana Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Raspberry White Chocolate Cake

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