The Super Bowl and food go hand in hand. But while there are plenty of snack ideas out there, coming up with healthy dessert options can be a bit trickier. That’s why we put together this list of 5 healthy Super Bowl desserts just in time for game day.
Not only do these desserts taste delicious, but they’re also quick, simple, and healthy. Serve them up on Sunday to make your Super Bowl snacking stand out.
Here are our top 5 healthy Super Bowl desserts:
Dessert Charcuterie Platter
Whether you’re trying to impress a larger crowd or just hanging with the family this Super Bowl, dessert charcuterie boards are a great flexible option. They’re also relatively easy to fill with healthy ingredients.
Here are some possible ingredients to get you inspired:
Of course, the great thing about dessert boards is they’re easy to customize to your own tastes and the tastes of your guests. So just use the ingredients above as a jumping-off point to create the perfect dessert charcuterie platter for you.
Dairy-free Chocolate Fondue
A chocolate fondue station is a great healthy Super Bowl dessert option because pretty much everything apart from the fondue can be whole foods, such as fruit.
For example, all of these healthy foods go great with chocolate fondue:
- Marshmallows (Trader Joe’s and Dandies make vegan ones)
As you can imagine, this idea also pairs very nicely with the dessert charcuterie board.
To make the dairy-free chocolate fondue simply melt 10z of chopped dairy-free chocolate with ¾-1 cup unsweetened almond milk in a saucepan. Stir or whisk regularly to keep it from burning - and make sure not to let it boil or simmer. When you’re chocolate is completely melted and glossy, you’re done! You can add more almond milk at this point if you prefer the fondue a bit thinner.
Here’s a full recipe if you’d like more details and ideas.
If you’re looking to spice things up, some people also like to swirl a bit of peanut butter into the fondue at the end. Great for chocolate peanut butter lovers!
Super Bowl Sundae Bar
How about a Super Bowl sundae this Super Bowl Sunday?
By putting out a few different ice cream flavors and toppings you can create dozens of different possibilities and creations. That’s what makes this such a fun DIY and sociable dessert option.
To keep things healthy, put a slight twist on the classic sundae by opting for frozen yogurt (much less fat) or vegan ice cream from NadaMoo.
And don’t be afraid to get creative with toppings. You’d be surprised how many healthy foods make for great sundae toppings.
Here are a few healthy topping ideas:
- Chopped nut toppings (almond, walnuts, peanuts)
- Vegan sprinkles
Cookie crumbles (made with Maxine’s Heavenly cookies, of course)
- Date syrup
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Store-bought ice cream sandwiches make a great low maintenance Super Bowl dessert. A store-bought ice cream sandwich is also much easier to portion out appropriately (as they usually tell you the calories in just one sandwich) while it may be more tempting to overeat ice cream alone - since we all know nobody really measures out a cup or two of ice cream while serving.
Another fun twist on the ice cream sandwich could be a make-your-own ice cream sandwich station. Similar to the sundae option, you can lay out several different flavors. You can also lay out healthy cookies or even waffles to sandwich the ice cream between.
Vegan Bananas Foster Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love bananas foster? We finally found a recipe for this classic dessert that is healthy, easy, and vegan / dairy-free.
This dessert will take the most preparation out of all the options so far, so be prepared. But it’s well worth it. The prep and cook time combined take 30 minutes or so, which isn’t bad, but you need to allow plenty of time for the ice cream to chill. So this might be one you want to get started on Super Bowl morning.
Here’s the full recipe.
Top with cinnamon, walnuts, fresh bananas, or crumbled Walnut Banana Bread cookies.