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10 Easy-To-Tackle Super Bowl Sweets

From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies, these crowd-pleasing desserts are all easy whip up before the game.
02/05/2017 09:11am ET | Updated February 8, 2017

Every Super Bowl gathering needs an assortment of hand-held treats to satisfy the sweet tooth. But who wants to spend all day in the kitchen? From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies, these crowd-pleasing desserts are all easy whip up before the game.

Part cookie, part brownie -- who doesn't love blondies? And the best part is that they're ridiculously easy to make. GET THE RECIPE

Calling all lemon lovers! With their buttery shortbread crust and luscious lemon topping, these bars are serious crowd-pleasers — and they're as pretty as they are delicious. GET THE RECIPE

Stuffed with chocolate chips and pecans, these cookies emerge from the oven puffy, gooey, chewy and crunchy. They are so rich and chocolatey, they almost beg for a glass of milk. GET THE RECIPE

You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. These squares have a chocolate cookie crust, a creamy peanut butter layer, and smooth-as-silk milk chocolate topping. GET THE RECIPE

Buttermilk gives these tried-and-true vanilla cupcakes a subtle, pleasant tang and tender texture. GET THE RECIPE

Caramel corn is easy to make at home -- and you don't need a giant copper kettle or even a candy thermometer to make it. But don't make this stuff unless you have the willpower of a saint or many friends to share it with! GET THE RECIPE

If you've been searching for the perfect brownie recipe, look no further. I promise you: this is it! The recipe comes from Nick Malgieri's Chocolate cookbook, an excellent resource for all things chocolate. GET THE RECIPE

Buttery in flavor with a crisp and sparkly outside and tender interior, these cookies are truly crave-worthy. I discovered the recipe years ago on the King Arthur Flour website, and it's been my go-to for sugar cookies ever since. GET THE RECIPE

Adapted from My Father's Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow, these are my all-time favorite peanut butter cookies. They’re thick and soft with a rich peanut butter flavor and almost sandy texture. GET THE RECIPE

A.K.A. Snowballs, Butter Balls, or Russian Tea Cakes, Wedding Cookies are crisp, shortbread-like cookies made from ground nuts, flour, butter and sugar. This south-of-the-border version is flavored with lime, pecans and ground coconut. GET THE RECIPE

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