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Snickers Cupcakes

Easily one of the best cupcake recipes I've come across, these chocolate cupcakes have middles that are filled with bits of snickers covered in homemade caramel sauce. What, did your teeth just tell you to stay away from these? You may want to make a dentist appointment after eating them, but they're amazing and will charm the pants off of your everyone at your party when you bring them out!

Chocolate Dump Cake

It may not have the prettiest title, but this chocolate cake is so easy that you'll actually volunteer to bring it to family functions. No kidding! With a shockingly low amount of ingredients, this chocolate cake spans seasons. Need a quick dessert for dinner? Dump cake. Need to bring a cake into work when you don't care enough to bake something for people you don't even like? Dump cake.

Red Velvet Cupcakes + Cream Cheese Icing

You only turn 26 once, and when you do you should celebrate with Red Velvet! These cupcakes come with a long line of recommendations and will not disappoint. Scouts honor.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Super Bowl Breakdown

As I mentioned in last week's post, this post is going to veer off in another weird direction. Nothing too weird and uncomfortable, just another post that doesn't necessarily only involve desserts. I know, I'm going to give you a minute to get it out of your system. Don't worry, it took me a minute.

The reason for all the veering is the big game. The big dance. The superest of bowls, and the best excuse you'll have until next Christmas to eat with reckless abandon. My family was never huge fans of football, but we always got together to watch the super bowl. Most of the time it started off with some kind of civilized meal; some angel hair pasta if we were at my aunt and uncle's. But as soon as the plates hit the dishwasher it was junk food o'clock. I'm talking foods that are best left to fingers, desserts that had the words "muddy" and "addicting" right in the title. My aunt (who I've mentioned before here) has always been a whiz at producing desserts that everyone wants to inhale, so this was her super bowl. I also remember a time when my Gramma let my sister and I run wild in her kitchen, which resulted in a cake that sort of resembled a football field but looked more like a green monster with the words bronco written in M&M's melting off one end. I know there's a picture of it somewhere..

Anyway, I promised to give you some seriously amazing options for your super bowl parties and I believe the following recipes will make you think I made good on that. I've pulled them from different websites so there will be links for everything posted. There are dips, rolls, bites, other things that can't properly be categorized AND desserts. If you like what you see and try them out in your kitchen, let me know how it worked out. As much as I want to try each and every one of these, I'm no Rockefeller. Come on, the buck has to stop somewhere and it clearly stopped way before it ever got to my house.

Shall we?

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Seriously? A way to keep your fingers clean while still eating something that tastes like buffalo wings? I'm not sure this is what the Anchor Bar had in mind, but it'll work.

Loaded Baked Potato Dip
This one I'll be making for sure. While I'm not a huge fan of cheese and sour cream, I'm always up for some recreational use of bacon.

Pizza Dip

Another creation from Closet Cooking, this dip looks like a pizza and presumably tastes like heaven.

Skinny Taco Dip

For all of us pretending to "watch what we eat" during the super bowl, watch this as it will most certainly find your food hole.

Jalepeno Popper Dip
Face it, you're going to need some Tums anyway why not go out on top?

Rolls & Bites

Yes, more Pizza Rolls!

I couldn't resist posting them again because they're so delicious. Check out Our Best Bites for the recipe and go here for my review: http://yeahidbakethat.blogspot.com/2012/01/breaking-rules-with-pizza-rolls.html

Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

Nothing says I love you like ham and cheese. I promise.

Two Minute Garlic Knots

Think of the things you could do in two minutes. Did you ever think you could make your own garlic knots that fast? I could. I've always believed in you.

Wonton Pizza Bites

Much like my all time favorite Sausage cups, these pizza won ton surprises (that's probably a better name) are all your favorite things rolled up in one.

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Perhaps it was saved for last because buffalo chicken is the best? Either way, make these.


Fluffer Nutter Bites
Real Mom Kitchen

These are a dessert sure, but if you can eat one without using a napkin is it really a dessert?

Sweet Potato Pancakes

I loooove potato pancakes, and I'm fairly fond of sweet potatoes. These two things together? It's got to be amazing. Not necessarily a side dish or a dessert, this is clearly an other.

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

Jello shots, good. Strawberry margaritas, excellent. Putting a jello shot in an actual strawberry? Genius.

Salsa that tastes like the Salsa at Chili's

Some times you can travel the whole world and never find a salsa as good as a restaurant's. That statement is obviously false, but for some reason Chile's has really good salsa so here's a copycat recipe.

and finally...


Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza

Because I haven't given you enough recipes that have pizza in the title.
Snickers Popcorn

I shouldn't even show you what this looks like, your imagination is probably running wild right now.
Homemade Caramel Apples

Sure, Halloween might have come and gone but apples are always in style. So are sticks.

Seven Layer Bars also sometimes called Magic Bars

You can call these whatever you want, just don't call them garbage bars. Because frankly, that's not very nice. These have enough ingredients to keep your guests guessing, and you can clean out your baking drawer!

Butterfinger Blondies

While I'm not the biggest fan of blondies, I do have an appreciation for Butterfingers. I mean, look at the picture how could you not want to bake these?
Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chewies

Enough said.

So there you have it. 20 recipes should get you started for your party, or your friends party, or the party of one you'll be having just to try out some of these.

Please keep in mind that I am in no way endorsing these from a nutritional standpoint. These recommendations are clearly based on taste (and if I can be honest, delicious looking pictures) and I'm merely the vessel in which you try these on your own.

Also note that all photos used to describe recipes were taken from the website and not created by me or anyone currently working or previously employed at YIBT.

Bon appetit my friends! Best wishes for a happy super bowl celebration and a quick and successful clean up!

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