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85 Delicious Game-Day Recipes

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Still planning your menu for the big game? Look no further than these 85 delicious game-day recipes. From dips and small bites to main dishes and desserts, we’ve got everything you need to throw the best game-day party in town.

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I’ve never been super into watching football, despite being a big fan of game-day snacks.

But now that I’m parenting a certified Swiftie and Taylor’s dating The Guy on the Chiefs…well, let’s just say that the big game is a little bit more on my radar than usual this year.

The food is still the most important part of any game-day party, though, if you ask me. I love loading up on a plate full of chips and dips, but will also never say no to a great sandwich or bowl of chili or helping of cheesy potatoes.

Whether you’re planning a party for the big game or are cooking for your family at home, I’ve pulled together 75+ of the best game-day recipes. From dips to mains to sides and desserts, I’ve got you covered for anything you could possibly want to serve.

White bowl filled with jalapeño dip, with two chips in the dip. The bowl is on a wooden platter surrounded by tortilla chips.

Game-Day Dips

My favorite thing at any party is a good dip. I could (and have) make a meal from just chips and dip!

Below are some of my very favorite dip recipes that are perfect for game day. From cold dips to hot dips, there’s a little something here for everybody.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Toss all of the ingredients for this slow cooker buffalo chicken dip in your crockpot and enjoy perfectly hot buffalo chip in just a couple of hours.
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Avocado Dip
This avocado dip combines creamy avocado with sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, and shredded cheese for a quick and easy game-day snack.
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Overhead image of bowl filled with garnished avocado dip.
Jalapeño Dip
This creamy jalapeño dip is made with pickled jalapeños, avocados, lime juice, and plenty of cilantro for a smooth, herby, zippy dip.
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Bowl of jalapeño dip garnished with sliced jalapeños next to tortilla chips.

Pizza Dip
Herb-packed cream cheese is topped with marinara sauce, more cheese, and pizza and your favorite toppings in this melty, decadent pizza dip.
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Pizza dip being dipped into with a crostini.
French Onion Dip
This delicious French onion dip is the perfect appetizer or party recipe. Filled with lots of homemade caramelized onions, garlic, fresh herbs, and sour cream. You’ll love this simple and easy dip!
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French Onion Dip
Fruit Salsa
A perfect blend of fresh fruit combines with strawberry jam to create a deliciously sweet and summery dessert salsa.
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White bowl of fruit salsa with cinnamon chips in the background.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
This hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is rich, creamy, and cheesy, baked with a buttery panko topping for extra flavor and texture. This homemade version is sure to rival even your favorite restaurant’s dip!
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Rotel Sausage Dip
This Rotel Sausage Dip only needs 4 ingredients to make an addicting cheesy dip for any occasion. Combine sausage, Velveeta, Rotel, and jalapenos for the easiest melty cheese dip!
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Rotel Sausage Dip
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Baked Potato Dip is a simple and delicious game-day snack! Packed full of all of the toppings you'd normally find on a loaded baked potato, this dip is amazing with potato chips or even waffle fries.
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Bowl of baked potato dip on a white platter next to chips and fresh veggies
Homemade Ranch Dip
If you love snacking on veggies and dip, this Homemade Ranch Dip recipe is for you! It’s easy to make and goes great with everything from fresh veggies and chips to wings.
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Celery stick being dipped into a bowl of homemade ranch dip
Jalapeño Popper Dip
If you love jalapeño poppers, you’ll love this dippable version! Jalapeño Popper Dip is easy to make, deliciously cheesy, and perfect for everything from parties to movie night to game day.
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White baking dish of jalapeno popper dip with a spoon in it, next to chips and a plate of dip and chips

Fiesta Ranch Dip
Fiesta ranch dip is a zesty take on everyone’s classic. Dress up homemade ranch seasoning with corn, Rotel, and cheese for a dip that will disappear in a flash at your next party.
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Fiesta ranch dip surrounded by tortilla chips.
Corn Dip
Corn dip is a creamy and cheesy appetizer bursting with flavor! Time to dip into this velvety creamy dip with bursts of sweetness throughout!
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Corn Dip
Cold Crab Dip
This Cold Crab Dip comes together in just a few minutes, with a handful of ingredients. Perfect for holidays and parties!
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Cold Crab Dip

Spicy Guacamole
This simple Spicy Guacamole recipe is made with avocados, tomatoes, jalapeño, lime, garlic, cilantro, and an extra kick from Sriracha. Make this guacamole as mild or as spicy as you like! 
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Tortilla chip in a white bowl filled with guacamole
Ultimate 7 Layer Dip Recipe
This isn’t your ordinary 7 layer dip recipe! Make it for your next party; everyone will ask for the recipe!
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Ultimate 7 Layer Dip Recipe
Hand dipping a sausage ball in ranch dressing

Small Bites

Cute and so very poppable, small bites are so much fun to make and eat. Grab your favorite platter or serving board and load it up with some of these small bite recipes!

Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies
Bacon, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper combine for a sweet-and-spicy bite in these easy bacon-wrapped little smokies.
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Platter of bacon-wrapped little smokies.
Game Day Charcuterie Board
Are you looking for the perfect snack board to enjoy during game days? This Super Bowl Charcuterie Board has not just one cheesy dip but two that are bursting with flavor!
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Game Day Charcuterie Board
Deviled Eggs
These classic deviled eggs are always a hit at any gathering. Make these for your next party or cookout and watch them disappear in the blink of an eye!
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Close up of deviled eggs on a platter, topped with a variety of garnishes

Pepperoni Bread
Made with frozen bread dough, this Pepperoni Bread is an easy and fun recipe to make. Serve it as an appetizer or as an entree alongside a big salad for a fun take on pizza night.
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Slices cut from a loaf of pepperoni bread, set next to a bowl of pizza sauce
Cream Cheese Ranch Roll Ups
Cream Cheese Ranch Roll ups are the perfect combination of cream cheese, ranch dressing mix and vegetables all wrapped up in a tortilla.
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Cream Cheese Ranch Roll Ups
Sausage Balls
Sausage Balls are savory, cheesy, and dippable, perfect as an appetizer or as part of a game-day spread! Make them with store-bought or homemade Bisquick mix.
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Several sausage balls arranged on a white plate next to a bowl of ranch

Soft Pretzel Bites
These warm, salty pretzel bites are tender on the inside and wonderfully crispy on the outside. They are the perfect game day snack that will keep you and yours coming back for more.
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Soft Pretzel Bites
Spinach Artichoke Bites
Spinach Artichoke Bites use just two ingredients to make an incredibly easy appetizer! These bites are perfect for a holiday party or even adding to a game-day spread.
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Spinach artichoke bites arranged on a variety of plates
Chicago Mix Popcorn
A popcorn lover’s dream, a sweet and salty snack known as Chicago Mix Popcorn! This gourmet popcorn mix is a cheesy and sweet combination that’s great for movie nights, super bowl parties, family gatherings, or showers.
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Chicago Mix Popcorn

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Breaded in savory parmesan breadcrumbs and made perfectly crispy in the air fryer, these air fryer zucchini chips are a delicious appetizer or side dish.
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Breaded air fryer zucchini chips on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Vegetable Pizza
Made with a crescent roll crust and flavored with ranch dressing mix, Vegetable Pizza is a staple party appetizer in the Midwest!
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Vegetable Pizza
Easy Potato Skins
Love loaded potato skins but hate scraping out the insides of potatoes? Try this shortcut method for easy potato skins, you’re gonna love ’em!
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Easy Potato Skins
Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites
Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are so easy to make at home. Serve them up with a sweet cream cheese icing for the ultimate game day snack!
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Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are super simple to make. Serve them up with a side of cream cheese icing for the ultimate game day snack! So fun!
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Sliders & Main Dishes

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with putting out a game-day spread of just dips and small bites. But if you want to round things out and offer your guests more of a full meal, we’ve got options for that!

Sliders are one of my absolute favorite party foods because they can bridge the gap between appetizers and main dishes. But let’s not forget other mains like chili, sandwiches, and even hot chicken.

Cheesy Roast Beef Sliders
Cheesy roast beef sliders are about to become your new favorite game-day snack. Topped with caramelized onions, a tangy sauce, and plenty of cheese, these sliders are an at-home version of your favorite fast food roast beef sandwich.
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Two cheesy roast beef sliders on a white plate.
The Best Grilled Chicken Marinade
Want to up your grilling game? Use this recipe for the best grilled chicken marinade to make your grilled chicken super juicy and flavorful and wait for the compliments to roll in!
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Various cuts of grilled chicken piled onto a stoneware platter.
Ham and Cheese Sliders
These hot Ham and Cheese Sliders come together in a snap and are easy to make for the big game! Serve them up alongside your favorite game day snacks for a buffet that everyone will love.
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Close up of plated ham and cheese slider on a white plate

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Chili Bar
All of my tips and tricks for how to set up a chili bar for your next party! From toppings to side dishes, get everything you need.
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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Chili Bar
TikTok Grinder Sandwich
This grinder sandwich is the absolute best sub sandwich you’ve ever had. The secret to this amazing sandwich is the tangy dressing that goes on top, as made famous on TikTok!
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Slices of grinder sandwich on a wooden serving board.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Buffalo Chicken Sliders are reminiscent of your favorite buffalo chicken dip, but in a hand-held slider form! These sliders have just the right amount of spicy buffalo sauce, melty cheese, and creamy ranch topped with a crispy bun. Make them for any get together and watch them disappear!
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Buffalo chicken slider on a white plate with another slider and coleslaw in the background

The BEST Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe
This is the ultimate Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe! Crispy golden fried chicken gets a coating of hot spices taking it over the top. This tastes as delicious as the Best Hot chicken in Nashville!
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The BEST Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are a fun and easy weeknight dinner or game-day finger food! Get all the flavors of your favorite cheesesteak sandwich in a slider size.
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Philly cheesesteak slider on a white plate
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
If you love baked potatoes with all the fixings, then you’ll love this soup! Loaded Baked Potato Soup is thick and creamy, packed with cheese, bacon, and sour cream.
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Meatball Sliders
These easy, cheesy meatball sliders are the perfect marriage between meatball subs and Hawaiian roll sliders. Whip these up with homemade meatballs or frozen meatballs for a weeknight dinner or a game-day snack.
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Close up of meatball slider on a white plate.

Instant Pot Ground Chicken Chili
This simple and easy Instant Pot ground chicken chili is the perfect cool winter weather soup. Easy to throw together, packed full of flavor, and ready in just about 30 minutes.
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Instant Pot Ground Chicken Chili
Cheeseburger Sliders
Do you ever just get a craving for a fast-food burger? These easy Cheeseburger Sliders are quick to make and taste just like your favorite fast-food cheeseburger!
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Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast
Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast is absolute comfort food! Serve this tangy pot roast with potatoes or egg noodles for a meal the whole family will love.
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Mississippi pot roast topped with sliced pepperoncini peppers in a white serving bowl
Italian Beef Sandwiches
Italian Beef Sandwiches are easy to make using the Crockpot. Topped with cheese and giardiniera, these sandwiches are a cozy comfort food for a dinner or game day snack.
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Italian beef sandwich on a wooden board

Pizza Sliders
Pizza Sliders make it easy to have pizza night any night of the week! These simple Hawaiian roll sliders can be made with your family’s favorite pizza toppings for a meal that will put a smile on everyone’s face.
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Close up image of pizza sliders on a white plate next to a green salad.
Homemade Sloppy Joes
Homemade sloppy joes are super satisfying and come together with minimal effort. They’re a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s sure to become a family favorite!
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Two sloppy joe sandwiches on a wooden board next to potato chips.
Chipotle-Style Barbacoa
If you love Chipotle’s barbacoa, you have to try this simple and delicious slow cooker recipe. It’s perfect for tacos, nachos, burritos and so much more.
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Chipotle barbacoa in a blue and white bowl topped with red onions, cilantro and lime wedges
Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork
Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork spends the day slow cooking in a tangy cider vinegar sauce for pulled pork that is not only tender and flavorful, it’s as easy as can be.
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Pulled pork sandwich topped with slaw and pickles with a side of potato chips on a plate
Large bowl filled with easy potato salad, with bowls of grilled corn and watermelon in the background.

Salads & Side Dishes

I’ll admit, when we’re talking about game-day recipes, we are probably using the word “salad” loosely. But there’s nothing wrong with a good salad alongside your other sides and game-day snacks! Try these side dishes to help round out your menu for the big game.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Packed with bacon, veggies, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing, this bacon ranch pasta salad is a must for your next cookout.
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White bowl filled with bacon ranch pasta salad.
German Potato Salad
Made with red potatoes, plenty of bacon, and a tangy vinaigrette, this German potato salad is a delicious mayo-free side dish for any time of year.
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Overhead view of german potato salad in a serving bowl, set on a wooden table.
Creamy Grape Salad
Creamy Grape Salad is the perfect balance of tangy, sweet, and refreshing! Crunchy grapes, tangy cream cheese, and toasted pecans make this easy salad a delightful side dish or dessert.
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Close up of creamy grape salad in a white serving bowl, topped with toasted pecans

One Pot Mac & Cheese
One Pot Mac and Cheese is a quick and easy recipe you’ll turn to again and again! Serve it as a side dish or add some broccoli and protein to make it a meal.
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Italian Pasta Salad
Packed with veggies, salami, and cheese and tossed with zesty Italian dressing, this Italian pasta salad makes for the perfect lunch or summer side dish!
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White serving bowl filled with italian pasta salad.
Easy Potato Salad
You can’t have a cookout without potato salad! This easy potato salad recipe is creamy, tangy, and so delicious alongside all of your favorite summer foods.
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Serving bowl filled with easy potato salad garnished with sprigs of fresh dill.

Easy Coleslaw
This easy coleslaw recipe will quickly become your new slaw go-to! Serve this simple coleslaw with everything from pulled pork to fish tacos to buffalo chicken sliders and more. You’ll be sure to turn to it time and again this summer!
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Watergate Salad
Watergate Salad is loaded with pistachio pudding, crushed pineapple, miniature marshmallows, and pecans. It’s perfect for a Spring get-together or mid-week dessert.
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Watergate salad in four small serving dishes, topped with whipped cream and chopped pecans
Hash Brown Casserole
Hash Brown Casserole comes together in less than 10 minutes with just a few simple ingredients. It’s the perfect side dish for potlucks, barbecues, and even brunch.
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Close up of hash brown casserole on a white plate next to sliced chicken breast

Ambrosia Salad
Ambrosia Salad is a creamy fruit salad loaded with pineapple, mandarin oranges, coconut and miniature fruit-flavored marshmallows.
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Overhead view of ambrosia salad in a serving dish
Old Fashioned Baked Beans
Old Fashioned Baked Beans are hearty enough to eat as a meal and make a great dish for potlucks. These baked beans are easy to make but taste like they simmered all day long!
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Amish Macaroni Salad
Amish Macaroni Salad is a potluck classic! This pasta salad combines cooked macaroni, hard boiled eggs, crispy veggies and a creamy dressing for a side dish your friends will ask for again and again.
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Overhead view of a bowl of macaroni salad
Graham cracker set into a pan of s'mores dip

Easy Desserts

It’s not a party without something sweet! These dessert recipes are all totally game-day friendly – easy to make and easy to serve to a crowd. From sweet dips to cookie bars, your friends and family will love these sweet bites.

Snickers Dip
This rich, tangy dip is packed with all of the flavors of your favorite candy bar. Serve Snickers dip at your next party with pretzels, fruit, or graham crackers for a fun and easy dessert.
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Close up image of snickers dip in a bowl.
Brownie Trifle
Looking for a rich, impressive dessert that’s still easy to make? Look no further than this brownie trifle! Layers of fudgy brownies, chocolatey filling, whipped topping, and toffee bits combine for a beautiful and delicious trifle.
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Brownie trifle layered in a trifle dish, set on a marble countertop.
Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats
Peanut butter cup rice krispie treats are chewy, crunchy, and loaded with that classic chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination.
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Close up image of peanut butter cup rice krispie treat.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
This classic Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is easy to make and delicious alongside fruit, diced pound cake, or even pretzels! 
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Strawberries surrounding a bowl of fruit dip on a black plate. A whole strawberry sits on top of the dip.
Chocolate Chip Blondies
These Chocolate Chip Blondies are rich, chewy, and come together in just a few minutes. You will definitely want to make these over and over again!
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Stacked chocolate chip blondies on a piece of parchment paper
Funfetti Cookies
Funfetti Cookies are colorful cookies that kids and adults will love! Roll these easy cake mix cookies in nonpareils for an extra pop of color and texture.
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Funfetti cookie with a bite taken out of it leaning against a stack of 3 cookies on a plate

The Easiest Salted Caramel Brownies
This trick for making The Easiest Salted Caramel Brownies is one you’ll return to again and again! Keep these ingredients on hand for quickly throwing together brownies that everyone will love.
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Two salted caramel brownies stacked on a white plate. The top brownie has a bite taken out of it and caramel is pooling out of the edges of the brownies
S’mores Dip
S’mores Dip is always a party favorite! Dig into this combo of melty chocolate and gooey, toasted marshmallows with graham crackers, fruit, or your favorite cookies.
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Graham cracker set into a pan of s'mores dip
Oreo Cheesecake Bars
With an Oreo cookie crust and chopped Oreos in the creamy cheesecake filling, these Oreo cheesecake bars are a decadent, delectable treat.
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Oreo cheesecake bar topped with whipped cream on a white plate.

Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar Cookie Bars are all the chewy goodness of your favorite sugar cookies but in an easy-to-make bar form! Top them with sweet buttercream frosting and your favorite sprinkles for a fun dessert everyone will love.
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Sugar cookie bars topped with colorful sprinkles next to a glass of milk
Monster Cookie Bars
Monster cookie bars couldn’t be easier to make. This sweet treat is a great way to use up leftover candy and bakes up in no time to make your littlest monsters happy!
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Nutella Fruit Dip
This nutella fruit dip is creamy, chocolatey, and delicious with everything from fruit to pound cake. Make it for an afternoon snack or add it to your next party menu!
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Bowl of nutella fruit dip on a platter with fresh fruit and cubes of pound cake.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter and Toffee
These big, chewy cookies are loaded with dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate toffee bits, and brown butter for maximum flavor. These chocolate chip cookies with brown butter and toffee may just become your favorite cookie yet!
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Stacked chocolate chip cookies with toffee and brown butter.
Snickers Brownies
Use up some of that leftover Halloween candy with these Snickers brownies! Super fudgy brownies filled with pieces of fun-sized Snickers bars make for a perfectly decadent treat.
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Two snickers brownies stacked on a plate. A bite has been taken out of the corner of the top brownie.
Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect no-bake treat for any chocolate lover. These soft, gooey cereal treats, packed with Cocoa Krispies and chocolate chips, will take you back to your childhood with just one bite!
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Two chocolate rice krispie treats stacked on a white plate

Cowboy Cookies
Cowboy cookies are a hearty variation on an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Packed with oats, chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans, these chewy cookies are anything but ordinary.
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Easy Frosted Football Cupcakes
These fluffy frosted Football Cupcakes are the perfect sugary treat to make for game day! A delicious addition to any Super Bowl party.
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Easy Frosted Football Cupcakes
Overhead of pitcher of strawberry lemonade with whole berries and sliced lemons in it

Refreshing Drinks

Don’t forget about drinks when you’re planning your game-day menu! Check out these cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks made for all ages.

Watermelon Lemonade
Homemade watermelon lemonade is one of the most refreshing summer drinks you could make! This sweet-tart lemonade is bursting with the flavor of fresh watermelon. Serve it as-is or dress it up with vodka or gin for a simple cocktail.
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Glasses of watermelon lemonade on a counter in front of a pitcher of watermelon lemonade.
Corona Sunrise
A Corona Sunrise is the perfect summer beverage. Refreshing and flavorful, this beer cocktail takes drinking a cold one to a whole new level.
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Corona Sunrise

Horseradish Bloody Mary
This horseradish bloody Mary is slightly spicy, packed full of flavor, and the perfect addition to any party or brunch. Ready in just 5 minutes!
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Horseradish Bloody Mary
Homemade Orange Julius
Bring on the nostalgia with this homemade orange julius! This thick and creamy drink is a cross between a milkshake and a smoothie and tastes like an orange creamsicle. No need to head to the mall to grab one of these – they’re easy to make at home with just a handful of ingredients.
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Hand holding up a glass of homemade orange julius.
Copycat Diet Cherry Limeade
This copycat diet cherry limeade allows you to skip that drive-thru line and have more than your fair share in the comforts of your own home!
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Copycat Diet Cherry Limeade

Crockpot Hot Chocolate
For the richest, creamiest, most decadent hot chocolate, turn to your slow cooker! This crockpot hot chocolate is easy to make, perfect for parties, and satisfies even the biggest chocolate cravings.
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Two glass mugs filled with crockpot hot chocolate.
Michelada
The Michelada is a delicious, savory Mexican beer cocktail. Essentially a Bloody Mary made with beer, the Michelada is a drink you don’t want to miss.
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Michelada
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade is sweet, tart, and perfectly refreshing. Just add vodka for a delicious summertime cocktail!
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Glass of homemade strawberry lemonade garnished with a strawberry

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