It occurred to me recently that kettle corn is the great underrated sweet snack, the perfect game day treat for those who are sweets-inclined. Brownies and cookies are great at most occasions, but they don't allow for extended, hours long grazing and munching. In my quest to find the perfect version there were a lot of failures, and one very awesome success.
'Super Bowl' on Serious Eats
When we think about sweets for our Super Bowl party, we think easy to share. We think boozy. We think salty-sweet. We also think caramel and peanut butter, but maybe that's just us. And we acknowledge that most of the effort is going into the wings, chili, and guac, so dessert shouldn't be anything too complicated.
Whether you're a Ravens fan or a diehard 49er (or your team has been knocked out all together), you'll be sure to enjoy the Superbowl more if there are sweets involved. You sent in your favorite game day sweets, from cookies made with M&Ms in your team colors to football shaped cakes to sweet-and-salty pretzel bars.
I'm sure I'm not the only one throwing football-watching parties as long as my team's still fighting in the playoffs. (As the New York editor I probably shouldn't admit that that team is the 49ers, but hometown loyalties die hard.) Wings and guacamole and pizza are all classics, and beer is pretty much the uncontested beverage of choice. But what about sweets? Here are 11 simple and snackable recipes for football-watching this weekend and beyond.
We tested 10 brands of semisweet chocolate chips. They ranged from widely available ones like Toll House and Hershey's to the more hard-to-come-by and pricey Scharffen Berger and Barry Callebaut. Find out which ones are best for baking.