Maybe this year was the year you really laid down the law. No more preservatives, needless snacks, fast food, and no more sweets. Or at least, a major cut-back on all those amazingly rich and decadent desserts is in order. You threw out all your candy from the holidays into the trash with reckless abandon, and you even replaced all your old food boards on Pinterest with recipes that involve applesauce and avocado instead of butter and sugar. You are killing it.
Except, come ON. There is some dessert that you just need to give in to, no matter what. I'm not trying to bully you into anything, but just by merely glancing at these beautiful, buttery masterpieces, you will probably reconsider your New Year's resolutions on your own. It's OK, it happens to the best of us — and seriously, you deserve a little break. Happy baking!
German Chocolate Brownies
White Chocolate And Raspberry Cake With Orange Buttercream
Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball
Rocky Road Cookies with Almonds and White Chocolate Chips
Rocky road ice cream is a vastly underrated classic. Who can realistically resist chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts all perfectly swirled together? No one. No one can resist this. Now, using this genius recipe from A Pastry Affair, you can switch things up and make rocky road COOKIES. Game over.
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Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles
One of the easiest, most effortless ways to make something totally delicious is by throwing it all together in a jar or a glass. That’s why trifles are the best. In this Cookie Monster Cooking recipe, all you need is pre-made brownies, heavy cream, Irish cream liqueur, sugar, and BAM. You have a yummy trifle.
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Peach Berry Cobbler with Sour Cream Biscuits
No need to wait until summer for this cobbler — you can just used canned peaches. This Southern-inspired recipe is everything. Buttery biscuits and sweet peaches with berries? A thousand times, yes!
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