I know there are several Super Bowl menu & recipe threads out there right now, but I was hoping for one centered on desserts (and not necessarily following a theme like the other ones - I don't really care whether or not the desserts pay homage to either team).
My boyfriend and I are having a Super Bowl party with 9 other people, and we have a fairly small apartment. We've also both been incredibly busy for the past two weeks, so there isn't a lot of food prep going in to the party. We're both in our early to mid-twenties, so most parties we throw, everyone sort of chips in. Our menu is mostly nibbles: we will have salsa, guacamole, tortilla chips, 7 layer taco dip, buffalo chicken dip, an assortment of cup up veggies, and some types of potato chips. We are ordering pizza and wings for the group as well.
However, I'm planning on making something sweet for everyone just to round out the food and I'm at a bit of a loss. I usually tend to make everything from scratch, I like complicated recipes because they're fun, and I like to throw dinner parties, but this Super Bowl thing is much more low-key mostly because the bf and I just didn't have time or energy this time around. I want to make two simple desserts from scratch, one chocolate and one non-chocolate for haters (I know we have at least two big chocolate haters in the group) but I'm having trouble thinking of ideas.
Right now I'm thinking of doing some really delicious brownies for the chocolate-lovers, and some type of cookies without chocolate for the others. I have a carton of good quality vanilla ice cream that people can put on top of the brownies or cookies. However, I don't know what type of cookies to do, nor do I have a tried and true recipe for really great brownies. If people have better simple dessert ideas, throw them at me! Otherwise, suggestions for tried and true brownies (I like the fudgey kind) and cookie recipes would be greatly appreciated. Also, I encourage everyone else to talk about what desserts they're planning on making, or to swap ideas!
Edited to add: I don't have much nice dessert equipment, like bundt pans or candy thermometers, so things I can make on regular baking sheets and baking pans are extra appreciated.