What better way to ring in the new year this year than with an assortment of sweet and delicious treats baked from scratch? New Year's might seem to be all about the fancy dinner or drinks and appys to snack on all night, but over here, we think that the desserts are just as important. So if you agree and are wondering what fancy dessert to make for New Year’s, you are in the right place. We are sharing over 30 of our favorite and best New Year’s Eve desserts including bite-sized treats (looking at you truffles!), decadent cakes and cupcakes, irresistible cookies, rich chocolate treats, and more!
Best New Year's Eve Desserts
Dark chocolate raspberry truffles is so much easier to make than you might think! It is literally as simple as combining high quality chocolate, cocoa and raspberry jam. Truffles are my go to New Year's Eve dessert!
The cutest bite-sized treat to serve at any event are vanilla cake pops from scratch -- luckily, they are actually simple and easy to make. Add gold and silver sprinkles to make them festive for New Year's Eve.
Molten chocolate lava cakes are rich and fudgy with a classic gooey chocolate center that flows out like lava. So simple and easy to make.
Every bite of this sweet, classic french macaron with vanilla buttercream filling is melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkles, are a chocolate triple threat. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and easy to make.
No one will be able to resist this perfectly sweet and moist, glazed brown sugar bundt cake. Made with Greek yogurt for major decadence and richness.
Easy slice and bake pecan shortbread cookies are sweet, nutty and buttery shortbread cookies packed with finely chopped pecans that melt in your mouth.
Double chocolate loaf cake is rich, intensely flavoured, and a total show stopper for any holiday. It is dense and chewy, and it tastes like fudge.
Chocolate covered strawberries are fancy, decadent, bite-sized treats that are loved by all. They are so simple and easy to make at home.
These no fail, light, airy, creamy and rich Nutella Ferrerro Rocher mousse cups are loved by all. They are rich and chocolately and sure to impress on Valentine's Day.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy, have perfectly crisp edges, and are loaded with chocolate chips. This classic cookie is quick and easy.
Perfect for the holidays, this super moist and tender, festive yogurt fruitcake is loaded with dried fruits and nuts for a burst of flavour in every bite.
Individual apple crisp are served in ramekins so that you and your guests can enjoy single-sized servings meaning you will get the crunchy corners of crumble all to yourself. Add a big scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream on top for maximum happiness.
Decadent caramel pecan cheesecake bars with a graham cracker crust, cheesecake filling, and caramel pecan topping is perfect for any special occasion.
Moist vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting are soft, fluffy, simple, sweet, and delicious. Secret ingredient yogurt keeps them moist for days!
Fudgy brownies are rich, sweet, moist, and decadent. Plus, they're easy to make in one bowl (meaning less cleanup!) and ready in about 30 minutes.
Small batch almond biscotti are crunchy, crumbly and packed with almonds, perfect for dunking into tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, and they are super easy to make. Plus, mom can take home any leftovers since they can be stored for weeks.
Caramel cheesecake brownies are totally indulgent and worth the effort, so toss that prepared brownie mix away and bake this with a few easy ingredients.
Easy to make and decorate, bite-sized chocolate cake pops are packed with chocolate and sprinkles are the perfect treat. Use gold and silver sprinkles to make it festive for New Year's Eve.
Any level baker can make a beautiful, decadent, thick and fluffy, classic New York cheesecake without any cracks using this easy to follow recipe.
Cranberry orange shortbread cookies are bursting with flavour from dried cranberries and fresh orange zest. These easy cookies are rolled, sliced and baked.
Soft and fluffy sourdough cinnamon roll twist bread is buttery and layered with cinnamon sugar. Prep it the night before and freshly bake it for breakfast.
Homemade salted caramel sauce is sweet, salty, and buttery. It's so simple and easy to make at home in just 10 minutes with 4 basic ingredients.
Make Ahead and Storing Instructions
You can make or prepare most of these New Year's Eve dessert recipes ahead of time. You can store cakes and cookies at room temperature for at least 1-2 days (cookies can be stored even longer). You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Confirm full make ahead and storing instructions by checking each recipe.
To reheat any of these desserts and serve them warm as if they just came out of the oven, you can warm them up in a 300F preheated oven for about 5-15 minutes. I would check on it every 5 minutes until warmed through. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
Did You Make Any of These New Year's Eve Dessert Recipes?
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