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Festive Football Desserts for Game Day

It’s game day! You’ve prepared some delicious appetizers, adorned your walls with decorations supporting your favorite team and have refreshments ready to go, but what about the most important part? The dessert, obviously!

Every party needs a great dessert, and game day watch parties are no exception. So, if you’re hosting a party with a few fellow fans, or heading out to the stadium to tailgate, celebrate with some impressive football-shaped desserts.

Check out our picks for the top must-have dessert recipes for football season, and celebrate a competitive season of tackles and touchdowns with these yummy treats! Pair these with other football inspired snacks, appetizers and of course -  tailgate-friendly cocktails - for the ultimate football bash.

  • Touchdown Donuts

    Sure, donuts always sound like a good idea in the beginning, until you get a good look at the recipe and realize how many steps are involved. That’s why I love this easy donut recipe using biscuit dough! Not only can you create this delicious dessert option in just 10 minutes, but you can also easily transform them into a football shapes for game day! Find out how over on Something Swanky.

  • Football Cookies

    Sometimes, we just want to skip the prep work and chow down on something sweet that is festive and ready to eat. Enter these amazing buttercream frosted football cookies from Cheryl's. The best part? Each cookie comes individually packaged for peak freshness and minimal crumbs.

  • Surprise Football Cupcakes

    Ok, how amazing is this dessert? Although this would definitely not fall in the easy recipe category, this dessert is incredibly impressive when finished. Originally featured on Cupcake Project, it involves baking cake batter right inside an eggshell! Talk about a “wow” factor.

  • Chocolate Orange Football Spoons

    For something a bit simpler, check out these chocolate dessert spoons from The Endless Meal. Melted chocolate with a dash of orange bitters make up this delicious, yet still impressive, dessert. Drizzle white chocolate to create the football laces and serve these up at your next Sunday night watch event or Super Bowl party.

  • Most Valuable Berries

    Think football + fruit can't get along? Think again! Make your own chocolate covered strawberry footballs with a bit of chocolate and frosting, or order a batch from the pros over at Fruit Bouquets.

  • Football Fruit Bars

    For something in the non-chocolate dessert family (although there IS a bit of chocolate on top), I love these Matcha passion fruit bars created in the shape of footballs! The recipe can be found on Brave Tart and features passion fruit and green tea flavors that are sure to impress.

  • Grid Iron Bars

    For an easy and delicious treat everyone will love, make these Grid Iron Chocolate Bars. They are a great option for a quick, yet yummy dessert. With only five ingredients, you can easily whip these up on game day. Who could resist?

  • Football Whoopie Pies

    We clearly cannot have a football desserts gallery without featuring these amazing Whoopie Pies. This recipe on Make Merry Events is for traditional chocolate pies, or try our s’mores and peppermint Whoopie pie recipes for an extra yum factor.

  • Football Oreo Truffles

    You can’t go wrong when creating a dessert using America’s favorite cookie  the Oreo! These football truffles from Bakerella look adorable and delicious. She even offers some great advice on how to create that perfect football shape. Using crushed Oreos blended with cream cheese, you can recreate your own in no time.

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