So you made a New Year's resolution to eat better in 2016. Good for you! You're swearing off of sweets, and you're on your way to a happier, healthier year. That is, until you take a look at these unbelievable dessert recipes that are bound to make you forget your New Year's resolution and start baking ASAP.
But can you blame a girl? These desserts are almost too good to be true — so beautiful, so delicious, so enticing — how could you ever say no? As you scroll through these photos you'll notice your mouth begin to water. You'll start fantasizing about the feeling of placing a heaping spoonful of chocolate cake into your mouth. You'll practically start moaning from the excitement of it all. Yes, I'm still talking about food here.
From cakes to cookies to pies, there is a scrumptious sweet for whatever mood strikes you. There are classic desserts you can't live without, bold twists on old favorites, and combinations of flavors that are so extravagant, they shouldn't even be allowed to exist. But, boy, are we glad they do.
Go ahead. Indulge yourself. Feast your eyes on the glorious images of these sweet, decadent desserts. Because just looking isn't breaking your resolution. But, good luck just looking.
1. Ultimate Magic Bars
Brown Eyed Baker's magic bars are just that: magic. One bite of the layered, gooey-goodness and you'll never want to eat anything else again.
2. Texas Pecan Baklava
Bake Love Give's baklava is the flaky, sweet treat you've been craving.
3. Malt Ball Layer Cake
Just look at that chocolate dripping down the side Confessions Of A Cookbook Queen's malt ball cake. How could you not feel the need to cut yourself a piece?
4. Soft Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies
If chocolate isn't your thing, Cookies and Cups' cinnamon cookies are the spicy sweet dessert that will have you begging for more.
5. Gluten-Free Salted Pecan and Bourbon Brownies
Just because you're gluten-free doesn't mean you can't get in on the dessert action. London Bake's salted pecan and bourbon brownies are the decadent dessert you need in your life, regardless of your New Year's Resolution.
6. S'mores Cake
Give me s'more of The Simple Sweet Life's s'mores cake. You won't be able to stop after just one piece.
7. Better Than "Anything" Cake
You know what the "anything" is. This chocolatey cake from Brown Eyed Baker will definitely give you a food-gasm.
8. Funfetti Macaroons
The Simple Sweet Life's funfetti macaroons are a pretty party on your plate. I mean, they're too darling not to eat, right?
9. Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
Combining Oreo, cheesecake, and cookies is so indulgent it's practically sinful, which makes these Oreo cheesecake cookies from Cookies and Cups totally worth wrecking your resolution.
10. Apple Pie Bars
You can't beat a classic flavor, and these apple pie bars from Cookie Monster Cooking are just that.
11. Turtle Rice Krispie Treats
Your Cup of Cake's turtle rice Krispies put a decadent spin on a childhood classic, making it the perfect choice to cheat on your resolution with.
12. Rum Raisin Cheesecake
Fluffy but rich, My Baking Addiction's rum raisin cheesecake will satisfy all of your sweet-tooth needs.
13. Rhubarb and Raspberry Crumb Bars
Love, Cake's rhubarb and raspberry crumb bars have fruit in them, so it's not really an unhealthy treat, right?
14. Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream Pie
Is something as luscious as Cookie Monster Cooking's peanut butter Oreo ice cream pie even legal? Probably not, but all the more reason to indulge.
15. Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Since these cinnamon roll cookies from Pastry Affair are basically cinnamon rolls, you can definitely eat them for breakfast. Start your day off right.
16. Coconut Cream Pie Bars
Willow Bird Baking's coconut bars are like 'dessert' on the beach: summery, airy and they will definitely live up to all of your fantasies.
17. Rocky Road Cake
Just look at this Rocky Road cake from Your Cup of Cake. Can you even contain yourself any longer?
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