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50 Easy Super Bowl Food Ideas – Snacks, Appetizers and Desserts

Are you ready for some football? You will be when you check out this inspiring list of decadent sweet and savory finger foods perfect for a Super Bowl party! From reimagined classics like strawberry cheesecake on-a-stick and spinach and cheese samosas, to the traditional favorites like buffalo wings and guacamole, you’ll find them all here.

This list of inspiring game day foods is an MVP. From savory dips and sandwiches to sweet cakes and brownies, you’ll find lots of crowd-pleasers here!


Football Rice Krispie Treats

You’ll definitely score on game day with these adorable and delicious Rice Krispie “football” treats. The secret is to use chocolate cereal to get that classic leather color, then grab some plain white icing (store-bought is fine!) to draw the laces and details. These are super easy to make and delicious to eat!



Mini Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls

You had them at bacon and cheese. This winning pair is mixed with cream cheese, dry ranch seasoning, and parsley (or substitute scallions) for the most delicious mini cheeseballs you’ve ever tasted. And they are incredibly easy to make. You will also love the pretzel stick serving trick!



Crispy Onion Strings

Make a huge batch of these tasty “onion strings” and you’ll be the game MVP. They are the perfect topping for soups, salads, and sandwiches, or just eating out-of-hand. Follow this easy recipe for frying up your own bowl of deliciousness and watch them disappear like magic!



Football Brownies

These football-themed brownies are super easy to make and their “wow factor” is a game-winning touchdown! It’s all in the details. Make your favorite batch of brownies – from scratch or use a mix – cover each square with green sprinkles to look like the field, and top with an easy-to-make strawberry “football.”



Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

It’s not a party unless there’s pizza, and you’re going to love these mini hand-held snacks. Use a muffin tin and layer in a tortilla round, sauce, cheese, and those cute little mini-pepperonis for a cheesy, crispy, perfect bite. Do yourself a favor and make a TON of these, because they will fly off the table.



Oreo Cheesecake Cups

Layers of light and fluffy cheesecake atop an Oreo cookie crust is the perfect dessert. Make them in muffin tins like this recipe and you have the perfect hand-held bite as well. Check out this blog for the easy-to-make recipe and on game day, just sit back and prepare yourself for compliments.



Pineapple Upside Down Minis

The only thing better than Pineapple Upside Down cake are miniature versions you can eat out-of-hand. Once again, the versatile muffin tin makes the perfect vessel for creating tiny takes on classic desserts. Everyone will love these adorable fruity, golden cakes so be sure to double the recipe!



OREO Cookie Ball Footballs

These Oreo cookie “footballs” look fancy, but are really easy to make. Used any flavor of crushed Oreos (try peanut butter for a fun variation), mixed with cream cheese, and form into footballs. Use a fork to dip them in melted milk chocolate, then pipe the laces on with white chocolate. They’ll disappear by halftime.



Funnel Cake Fries

There is no reason to wait for a carnival or fair to enjoy the deliciousness of fried dough, because you can easily make funnel cake “fries” at home by following this recipe. The included video makes it a snap to create them in your own home – just add festive toppings and dips.



Pigskin in a Blanket

Pigs-in-a-blanket are always a hearty party snack, but this tutorial takes it to the next level by arranging the mini bites into the shape of one large football. This pull-apart appetizer is adorned with mustard “laces” for the ultimate game day presentation. Serve this and you’ll be the new Super Bowl champion!



Leek and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make a hearty, poppable snack and they’re so versatile. You can stuff them with just about any tasty combo you like – check out this recipe for a bacon-leek version that is a game-changer. They are super easy to make, which is a good thing because you are going to want to make A LOT.



Quick and Easy Fruit Pizza

This dessert lets you feel good about eating it because you are eating a serving of fruit – yay! (Just ignore the marshmallow fluff topping and sugar cookie crust.) And not only is this sweet tasty, it is super simple to make and creates a show-stopping presentation, too. Use store-bought cookie dough to whip it up fast!



Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

These chocolate peanut butter footballs will have your guests throwing touchdowns all afternoon – right into their mouths! They may look complicated, but they are actually amazingly simple to create. Just follow the cookie recipe, shape into footballs, dip and decorate. This one is a win-win for everyone!



Gluten-Free Chex Muddy Buddies

Need a gluten-free snack for the big game? This recipe for Chex Mix Muddy Buddies will have your hungry football fans clamoring for more. This addictive bowl of deliciousness is the perfect pairing of salty and sweet, and they are so easy to make. Substitute peanut butter chips for chocolate to enhance the peanut flavor.



Instant Pot Easy Chicken Wings

Can it really be the Super Bowl without chicken wings? Use your Instant Pot to make wings in 10 minutes that taste like they were cooked low and slow all day in the crockpot. Check out this tutorial for tips on how to make the tastiest wings.



Easy Smores Bars

These chunky S’mores bar cookies make the perfect sweet treat for game day or any day. You really can’t go wrong when serving this graham-cracker-chocolate-marshmallow mash-up. Both kids and adults alike will go crazy over these so you might want to double the recipe. Score!



Perfect Guacamole

Chips and dip is the quintessential football-watching snack, but now you can up your game with this delicious guacamole recipe. No need to stick with just boring old salsa…spice things up with this creamy, delicious blend of avocados. And check out this cute idea for decorating it like a football field, too.



Loaded Tater Tot Skewers

You’ll be the most valuable guest at the party when you show up with loaded tater tots on skewers. Imagine crispy potato bites smothered in ranch seasoning, bacon, and cheddar cheese with a ranch-sour cream sauce served on the side. You’ll definitely score an invitation every year.



Baked Ham and Cheese Mozzarella Sticks

These hearty ham and cheese sticks are a healthier version of the fried alternative. Stuffed with sweet ham and gooey goodness, these wonton wrappers are then baked to golden perfection. Delicious and portable, these make a great snack anytime. Serve with a side of warm marinara sauce to make them even more special.



Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Bites

Kids always want to eat the cookie dough before they are baked and everyone wants to lick the spoon. Now you can create that delicious cookie dough experience in a healthy sweet treat. Made with almond flour, these gluten-free bites use coconut oil instead of eggs so they are safe to eat raw.



Super Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes

Bake your favorite cupcake recipe then decorate them with these cute suggestions. It’s amazing how a squiggle of chocolate frosting resembles a football, and a stripe of green icing looks like a football field, lined with “sprinkle” people in the stands. These toppers are almost too cute to eat, but that won’t stop anyone.



Strawberry Shortcake Shish-Kabobs

This clever idea for strawberry shortcake on a stick will have everyone talking. The best part is that it is so simple to make, yet provides a stunning display. Simply skewer cubes of pound cake and fresh strawberries, then drizzle with lots of vanilla icing. Delicious!



Easy Super Bowl Snack Party Mix

Want a simple savory and sweet snack that will be take off faster than a superstar quarterback? This classic recipe coats savories like pretzels and cereal with the bold flavors of Worcestershire sauce, sweet mustard, garlic and onion powder, and more. For a hint of sweet, toss with peanut M&Ms. So delicious, it’s addictive.



30 Minute Huevos Rancheros Potato Boats

You’ll never look at potatoes the same way again after you see this recipe. All the ingredients of a spicy Huevos Rancheros – typically served for breakfast – is nestled together in a fluffy white potato “boat” perfect for hand-held snacking anytime. The creamy egg and avocado combined with spicy salsa and jalapenos make a winning combination.



Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball for Game Day

Are you ready for some football? This sweet take on a cheese “ball” comes shaped like a football and is rolled in chocolate chips. Just combine cream cheese with Oreo cookies for the sweetest dessert you’ve ever had. Serve with vanilla wafer cookies on the side.



Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Fresh and fruity, this delightful salsa is flavorful and healthy! Check out this recipe that includes how to make tasty, baked cinnamon chips for dipping. Sometimes you just need something a little lighter after all the cheese and chocolate, and this is a perfect solution!



Super Bowl Hawaiian Cocktails

Don’t forget about the cocktails! Sure, planning tons of football-themed finger foods is fun, but there is no reason not to carry that attention-to-detail to delicious drinks as well. This recipe for a fruity Blue Hawaiian will have everyone cheering. They look especially festive with their decorative garnishes.



Tequila Touchdown

You’ve heard of the cocktail known as a Tequila Sunrise, but check out this variation just for Superbowl Sunday. The Tequila Touchdown has fruity layers of orange, lemon, and cherry perfectly combined with bubbly club soda and, of course, tequila! Make them by the pitcher so that guests can help themselves.



Easy Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites are a winning combination that’ll have your guests coming back for more – double this recipe so you’ll have plenty on hand. They are so easy to make – just melt caramel and dip in chocolate – for the perfect sweet bite. And you can decorate them with sprinkles in your favorite team’s colors!



Skinny Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups

Like Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip but not a fan of all the calories? This recipe lightens things up reducing the cream cheese and omitting the cheddar without losing any of the tasty flavors. And this one is baked in individual wonton cups, which makes it the perfect hand-held party food.



Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon? Check out this recipe for how to make a healthy – yes, healthy – Buffalo Chicken Meatball. There is something about the spicy flavors of Buffalo sauce that just seem to go with football, and this one features a lineup of healthy substitutions like almond meal and vegan butter.



Garlic Cheese Bombs

These Garlic Cheese Bombs will explode with cheesy goodness when you bite into them and they are a definite crowd pleaser. Use canned biscuit dough to save time or make from scratch – either way is equally delicious. And once you are familiar with this technique, you’ll discover that anything can be stuffed in a biscuit!



Superbowl Snack Stadium

The elaborate presentation of this appetizer is as entertaining as the halftime show! Check out these ideas for creating an entire stadium of delicious dips and dippables. Fill a pan with layers including salsa, pimento cheese, bean dip, and guacamole and then surround the “field” with veggies, pretzels, and crackers for the ultimate game-winning snack.



Strawberry Mouse Dessert Cups

They taste like strawberry, but look like watermelon. These clever treats start with a layer of lime jello to represent the rind, then they are topped with a creamy, pink strawberry mousse that is light and refreshing. To complete the illusion, chocolate chip “seeds” are scattered on top, making delightful desserts which are fun to eat.



Mexican Shrimp Bites

These delicious bites combine the bold flavors of seared shrimp and guacamole and place them right on top of a crispy potato chip. The creamy, satisfying crunch of each little morsel guarantees that you won’t be able to stop at just one. Best of all, they are also super simple to make.



Beef Queso Dip

Don’t have a lot of time and need to make something hearty and delicious super quick? If you have 15 minutes, you can make this amazing cheesy dip chock full of seasoned ground beef. Keep a bag of tortilla chips on hand and you can have this on the table before kick-off!



Loaded Vegan Sweet Potato Nachos

These vegan sweet potato nachos are so good even your non-vegan friends will love them. From the crispy potato base to the piles of tasty toppings, they are a mountain of deliciousness. Build your own favorite combination with avocado, black beans, jalapeno, cilantro, vegan cheese, and more.



30 Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

You can make this classic restaurant appetizer at home, and with homemade tortilla chips, it will taste even better. Follow this recipe for making an easy spinach and artichoke dip that will feed a crowd. And it only takes a few minutes to turn tortillas into tasty baked dippers!



Drunken Football Cups

Your guests will be bowled over when they get a look at these drunken football shooters. The delicious concoctions of three different cocktail recipes are adorable served in lime “cups” carved to look like a tiny football. Seriously, these are super cute. You can even customize colors to match your favorite team.



Football Deviled Eggs

Make these tasty deviled eggs extra special by turning them into footballs for the big game! All you do is add thin ribbons of green scallions to make the traditional laces; not only are they delicious, they are adorable, too. Your guests will sprint to the table to score a touchdown with these!



Easy Beergaritas

What goes better with football than beer? How about this clever mixture of your favorite light brew and a traditional margarita? That’s right. It’s a “beergarita!” So simple to make, with just three ingredients, you’ll want to serve them for every football game. Don’t forget the salt and limes!



Goat Cheese Balls with Drizzled Honey

These fried goat cheese balls drizzled with honey will knock your athletic socks off! They are so good, you can expect them to fly off the table. Check out this recipe for how to make this simple and delicious appetizer that is a bit unexpected, but perfect for game day.



Toasted Ravioli

Turn store-bought refrigerated ravioli into something special with this recipe of all-star ingredients. You’ll be amazed by the restaurant quality of this tasty Italian treat and you’ll want to make a double or triple batch because these things go quickly. Serve with your favorite red sauce for dipping.



Patriots Pass Big Game Cocktail

Check out these team inspired cocktails that will turn Superbowl watching into a full-blown party. If these aren’t your team colors, use them as inspiration for creating your own signature sipper. There is such a wide variety of ingredients available these days, you are sure to come up with a clever cocktail of your own.



Game Day Sangria

This Game Day Sangria will have fans cheering… both the cocktail and the game. Made with white wine and hard cider, it’s the best of both worlds. Sangria is also an easy drink to customize with other flavors that you like, and it’s universally enjoyed, so you can be sure your guests will love it.



Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

This recipe for soft pretzel bites is game-day friendly and feeds a crowd. With up to 6 dozen per recipe you get a lot of bang for your buck, and they are so easy to make! You can make the traditional salted variety or cinnamon-sugar. Or be a MVP and make a batch of both!



Baked Spinach and Cheese Samosa

These amazing spinach and cheese samosas are better than the commercials! The classic pairing of spinach and feta cheese is perfectly mixed and nestled into a warm pocket of flakey dough. Samosas are a traditional Indian finger food, while this non-traditional filling takes its inspiration from Greece.



Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

Who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries? And they aren’t just for Valentine’s Day anymore, either. Check out this recipe for making these delectable bites designed to look like tiny footballs – perfect for a Super Bowl party! And they are so expensive to buy, yet are super easy and inexpensive to make at home.



Appetizer French Dip Crescents

The perfect party food is born when you take something traditional like say, a French Dip sandwich, and turn it into tiny bite-sized snacking morsels. This simple recipe reimagines the classic sandwich by baking roast beef and provolone into tiny rolls and making a simple, meaty dipping sauce. These savories will disappear like magic!



Mini Tiramisu Cheesecakes

These miniature Tiramisu cheesecakes are adorable and delicious. Nothing says “decadence” like tiny morsels of Italian coffee cheesecake, perfect for a two-bite dessert, and they’re super easy to make. Just be sure to make a ton of them because they’re so good, your guests won’t be able to stop at just one!

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