20 Tasty Dessert Recipes To Save For When You’re Feeling Creative
Your creative juices are flowing and these recipes are a-pouring.
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Okay, I get it. Desserts can get a little monotonous sometimes— cookies, cake, and brownies. We know these. However, when you're feeling a bit more creative, some of these recipes may spark some excitement into your baking life:
When you're trying something new and creative, sometimes the best way to go is no-bake. The trick to make this cheesecake work without the oven is mixing the gelatin into the milk. This will give it the *bounce* we all love from our cheesecake.
Recipe: No-Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake
Crepes always seem to be a bit tedious, but when you get a delicious masterpiece like this cake, it's absolutely worth it. To get that "cake" vibe, every time you make a new crepe, you spread some whipped cream between each layer.
Recipe: Rainbow Crepe Cake
Do you know those sugar cookies you can buy from the grocery store that people either really love or really hate? Well, if you love them, you need to make these ASAP. You can also do a simple white frosting for each one or using different food coloring to really get creative with it. Don't forget the sprinkles!
Recipe: The Softest Sugar Cookies Ever
Three ingredients and you'll make such a unique fudge, everyone in the house will eat them in seconds. All you need is white chocolate, condensed milk, and sandwich cookies. After you melt the combined chocolate and condensed milk in the microwave, you add the crumbled cookies and fold them in. Pour the mixture into a baking tin, chill, then EAT.
Recipe: Cookies n' Cream Fudge
Cinnamon rolls and cheesecake. With their powers combined, you make an absolutely delicious cinnamon roll cheesecake. How does it work? Well, instead of your typical graham cracker crust, you will use cinnamon rolls! Then when it's all baked, you top it with some icing. It's literally perfect.
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake
This recipe can be a bit difficult to master, but when you do...you'll immediately be transported into a lovely French café while you take a bite of these delicate sweets and take a sip of your espresso. *ahh*
Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons
What could make banana bread muffins even better? Cream cheese. The answer is always cream cheese. No one would even expect it, but you're just a creative soul and can't handle just plain banana bread. Add the cream cheese filling.
Recipe: Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread Muffins
With just three ingredients you'll be making a very fancy-looking Crème Brûlée. For this French-inspired recipe, you'll need an egg yolk, vanilla ice cream, and sugar.
Recipe: 3-Ingredient Crème Brûlée
Why have plain old s'mores when you can make a peanut butter s'mores dip and be *really* creative and fun. The best part? It's only three ingredients: peanut butter cups, marshmallows, and graham crackers. In under 30 minutes, you'll have the perfect treat.
Recipe: Peanut Butter S'mores Dip
With six simple ingredients, you'll make the perfect warm-weather treat. Using the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies as a crust, you'll evenly pour the ice cream mixture into each cupcake tin and freeze for four hours.
Recipe: Mini Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream Pies
When chocolate is your BFF, sometimes you need to add it to every recipe... and luckily this banana bread recipe has you covered. Using dark cocoa powder and chocolate chips, you'll have the most decadent banana bread you've ever eaten.
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Banana Bread
Why make regular, plain meringues when you can make rainbow swirl meringues? To get the colors, you'll need gel food coloring and a wooden skewer. With the skewer, you'll paint two thin stripes of the gel on each side of the piping bag before adding the meringue batter. Then, when it comes out, it'll have a cute swirl effect to it!
Recipe: Rainbow Swirl Meringues
All you need to make this yourself is heavy cream, condensed milk, a pinch of salt, and whatever topping your heart desires. Using just a sheet pan, you can create these in a pinch!
Recipe: DIY Rolled Ice Cream
Picture this: They grab one of these seemingly normal-looking cookies, take a bite, and wow...there's another cookie inside. Now you look like the most creative person in the world (or house, whatever). All you need is a pre-made cookie dough tube and sandwich cookies. In under 30 minutes, you'll be wowing all of your housemates.
Recipe: Cookies and Cream Stuffed Cookies
It doesn't need to be fall for you to enjoy pumpkin spice, trust me. The star of this show is definitely that cream cheese filling made with butter and powdered sugar. It's *chef's kiss* amazing.
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Swiss Roll
I don't care how many ingredients are required, truffles will always sound super fancy to me. So if you want to impress anyone with your creativity in the kitchen, make these three-ingredient truffles with heavy cream, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and cocoa powder.
Recipe: Classic Chocolate Truffle
Key lime pie is pretty great on its own, but if you want to get *really* creative, try this recipe and top it with some toasted marshmallow meringue. The sweetness of the meringue will cut a lot of the tanginess from the lime, making it a perfect blend of flavors.
Recipe: Key Lime Pie With Toasted Marshmallow Meringue
The best desserts cook themselves, like this slow cooker peach cobbler. Add the peach pie filling to the slow cooker and top with walnuts, cake mix, and butter. You'll cook it on high for 2.5 hours and then scoop some out in a bowl and top with ice cream!
Recipe: Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
What can make a milkshake better? Cotton candy! What can make a cotton candy milkshake even
better? Booze! All you'll need is some melted white chocolate, sprinkles, cotton candy, ice cream, and brandy. Just combine all three and rim a glass with the melted chocolate and sprinkles. If you want to get real fancy, top with a wad of cotton candy!
Recipe: Boozy Cotton Candy Milkshake
Why make regular old cookies when you can make fun aquarium cookies? For these bad boys, you'll basically be using hard candy to create the walls of the "aquarium" and adding your favorite sprinkles inside. You don't get a lot of actual cookie to eat, but it sure is creative, isn't it?
Recipe: Aquarium Cookies
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