It’s overwhelming, right?
It hit me when I signed up to bring a dessert to the annual Super Bowl party. I usually sign up for appetizers because The Food Channel chefs love to create great appetizers—and I love to take the ideas and make them at home.
However, this year for some reason I was dangerously close to choosing a crockpot cheese and sausage dip. When I snapped out of it, I realized I needed a change. Chips & dip were too easy, drinks even easier (why can I never choose easy?). Since the hosts were providing the main dish, and since I was the first to sign up, I grabbed the dessert category.
Then I immediately fell into a black hole of choosing among my many, many favorite dessert recipes.
At first, I thought about these classic chocolate chip cookies, that are handheld, easy to eat, and always a hit. But maybe too expected?
Lemon bars might be different—I’ve been in a citrus mood lately. However, I’m not that great at making lemon bars. Dare I use a mix and have my culinary credentials lowered in the eyes of my friends?
I saw a fun idea from Dunkin’ Donuts—where you buy donut holes, cover them in dark chocolate, then pipe white frosting on so it looks like the lacing on a football. I even bought the materials for the chocolate dip and the frosting. Is that enough? Maybe I should do all three?