Super Easy Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

Having a Super Bowl party or going to one, but don’t have a dish figured out yet? Any of these crowd-pleasing recipes will work in a pinch!

Soups & Chili/Snacks

Cook-off Chili

Quick Turkey Chili

Cheeseburger Soup

Mini Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins


Roasted Red Pepper and Gorgonzola Dip

Fresh Salsa

Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip


Main Dishes

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Coleslaw

Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Penne

Grilled Margherita Pizza

Meatball Subs


No-Bake Nutella and Strawberry Cheesecake

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Brownie-Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Apple Crisp

Monster Cookies


Brownie-Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Brownie-Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Brownie-Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Let me start off by saying that there is nothing healthy about this dessert. The name should give that away, but just in case it doesn’t I want to make sure I’m warning my readers. And trust me, there needs to be a warning that comes with this bad boy because it is like crack in a bowl, err trifle dish. My coworker, Chrissy, gets all the credit for this lovely creation. My only addition was to add chopped peanut butter cups on top, but you could add whatever you like. Strawberries, sprinkles, chocolate chips, the possibilities are endless. Serving it in a trifle dish is what really makes this a show-stopper, but if you don’t have one you can always use a glass bowl.

Brownie-Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (plus eggs, oil, cooking spray and 2 round 8-inch pans)
  • 1 can of chocolate pudding (or instant pudding mix)
  • 1 8-ounce tub of frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 large package of peanut butter cups, chopped

Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions, dividing mixture between two greased round 8-inch pans. Allow brownies to cool completely. When cool, crumble the brownies into small pieces. On the bottom of a 3-quart glass trifle bowl add 1/3 of the brownies, followed by 1/3 of the pudding and 1/3 of the whipped cream. Repeat for two more layers. Sprinkle the top with chopped peanut butter cups and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

So I made these cupcakes for Spencer’s birthday which was this past Monday. It’s a recipe that his great, great, great aunt used to make and was passed down through the generations. He grew up loving them and has fond memories of shoving his face full them when he was a kid. No pressure or anything. I’ve actually attempted to make them before and have failed miserably. So miserably that when he tried them last time, he frowned and said “they don’t taste like my mom’s” which I followed with “well, I’m not your mom!” Let me just say that these cupcakes are a labor of love. They aren’t easy to make. There are a lot of ingredients, especially if you’re like me and you just like to dump out a package and add eggs and water. But, trust me, the end result is out-of-this-world good.

Black Bottom Cupcakes

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper cup liners. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy. Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center and add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir together until well blended. Fill muffin tins 1/3 full with the batter and top with a dollop of the cream cheese mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Monster Cookies

A girl at work refers to me as Betty Crocker so when I brought these cookies to a work function she asked “Did Betty Crocker make these?” to which I replied “Actually, this time, she did!” I only changed the recipe slightly by substituting vegetable oil for butter (because a cup of butter in anything makes me uncomfortable) and by reducing the amount of M&M’s (because too many make the cookies too sweet. Yes, that’s possible.)

Monster Cookies

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate M&M’s

Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir all ingredients except candies until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheets, place about 1/4 cupfuls dough about 3 inches apart. Add 3-5 M&M’s to the top of each cookie, making sure to press them down. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Makes about 20 cookies.

No-Bake Nutella and Strawberry Cheesecake

The original recipe called for dividing this dessert into individual servings, but I wanted to bring it to a party so I decided to make it into a pie. I also decided to add a layer of strawberries to complement all the chocolate. It turned out to be absolutely delicious and relatively simple. You can also buy a pre-made Oreo crust if you want to cut back on prep time.

No-Bake Nutella and Strawberry Cheesecake
adapted from

  • 12 Oreo Cookies, crushed into crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, margarine or vegan spread, melted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 6-8 strawberries, thinly sliced

In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press the crumbs into the bottom of a pie pan to form a crust layer. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add vanilla and mix to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold in half of the whipped topping in until well blended and no streaks remain. Remove the crust from the freezer and evenly spoon the filling on top. Top with the strawberry slices and remaining whipped cream.

Low-fat Banana-Raspberry Ricotta Dessert

My husband and I both HATE ripe bananas. So, inevitably, we end up with a pile of brown bananas in our freezer, and I have to be crafty in using them. Luckily, we also keep our kitchen bare of snack or dessert foods, and there you have it, this dessert creation was born in a moment of desperation. Note: All of the kooky ingredients can easily be replaced with normal ones (use any kind of milk, sweetener, and ricotta that you have), this is just the ultra-light route. Also, I don’t recommend freezing this for more than a few hours—because there is no fat like in ice cream, this doesn’t stay creamy once frozen. So it’s best served immediately after hitting the right texture.

Low-fat Banana-Raspberry Ricotta Dessert

  • 1 cup fat free ricotta
  • 2 frozen bananas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 packet of Stevia
  • 3 raspberries
  • some sliced almonds

Simply blend the thawed banana, ricotta, stevia, and milk together on high until well combined. Stick in the freezer to firm up for about 2 hours, then top with almonds and raspberries right before serving. Makes 2 smallish servings or 1 really big one!

Apple Crisp

I usually only make apple crisp in the fall, after we go apple-picking at Becker Farms, but I decided to bring this yummy dessert to Easter and it was a hit. It had to bake for an hour and man did it make the whole house smell like the fall. Mmmmmm sweet, delicious fall. We served it warm with vanilla ice cream and it really made this dessert taste out of this world. Also, I used a melted vegan spread instead of butter and it didn’t compromise the flavor at all. It was still as delicious as ever AND vegan-friendly. Yum!

Apple Crisp

  • 8 apples (I used 3 organic Granny Smith and 5 organic Gala, but you can use whatever kind you like)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1/2 cup butter, margarine or vegan spread (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup quick oatmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Peel and slice the apples, then place them in a large bowl. Add the 1/2 cup sugar, 2/3 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the apple pie spice to the apples and mix thoroughly. Then place the apple mixture into a 9 x 13 baking pan. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, oatmeal and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well and spread over the top of the apples. Bake at 350ºF for about 1 hour. Check the apples periodically to make sure they are done. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Popular Posts

Older Posts


Error: Please make sure the Twitter account is public.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive new posts by email.

Foodie Blogroll

Foodie Blogroll
%d bloggers like this: