October 14th is National Dessert Day, but it’s not like we need a reason to celebrate desserts, right? The course that historically was a small dish to end a meal has become some people’s favorite meal of the day. In fact, some people would be happy eating dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are so many kinds of desserts, you could have a different one every day and never repeat one. There are ingredient-specific desserts like these 15 Desserts with Raspberries, 15 Strawberry Desserts, Coconut Desserts, 15 Tropical Fruit Desserts and 10 Decadent Date Desserts. There are seasonal desserts – get our Tips for Baking the Best Fall Treats – No Gluten Required. There are desserts you don’t have to turn the oven on for like these 10 Raw, No-Bake Vegan Desserts, and these 50 Raw Vegan Desserts.
Got special dietary needs? We’ve got you covered with these 15 Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free Desserts. Only cooking for yourself? Try these 10 Single-Serve Dessert Recipes for You and You Alone. However you like your dessert; we have the recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth. Let’s celebrate National Dessert Day with these 10 desserts that are the cutest you’ve ever seen!
1. Butterbeer Cookies
Butterbeer is a mysterious flavor in the Harry Potter universe, and these Butterbeer Cookies are an interpretation of what that ubiquitous beverage might taste like. But even if you’re not into Harry Potter, you’ll still love these cookies! They are delightful sandwich cookies – sweet, buttery, warmly spiced and topped with decadent, simple, homemade butterscotch.
2. Mini Matcha Cheesecakes
These delightful little Mini Matcha Cheesecakes get their creaminess from cashews and coconut milk and their pretty green color from matcha powder! That means they are not only a dessert but a superfood. That will make you feel extra good about eating one or two. Drizzle the tops with melted chocolate for an even prettier presentation.
3. Healthy Banana Split Dipping Dots
Remember Dippin’ Dots? The little ice cream spheres were a mainstay at amusement parks across America. Sadly, they’re full of sketchy ingredients like yellow #5, red #40, and high fructose corn syrup. These Healthy Banana Split Dippin’ Dots are a raw, vegan version that tastes exactly like the banana split Dippin’ Dots you remember from your childhood – but with none of those crazy additives!
4. Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites
Chocolate and cheesecake are natural besties, which makes the invention of Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites a no brainer. Creamy and rich on the inside, sweet and decadent on the outside and all without a bit of dairy. Plus, they come together so easily that the challenge is only eating one!
5. Raw Dino Cookies With Lemon Raspberry Frosting
These Dino Cookies are awesome! Pumpkin seeds and dried mango give a unique spin on an otherwise classic raw cookie dough. The raspberry-lemon frosting is pretty great, too – it’s just the right balance of sweet and tangy. If you have a dino-shaped cookie cutter, it ups the adorable factor a lot but use any cookie-cutters you have.
6. Fresh and Fruity Party Pizza
Here’s a pizza you can eat for dessert and even breakfast. This Fresh and Fruity Party Pizza has a rich “buttery” sugar cookie crust, smothered with a sweet cream “cheese” sauce, layered with your favorite fruits, and then drizzled with a citrus glaze. This is a delectable dessert that not only looks stunning but you don’t have to feel too guilty about eating it!
7. Coco-Choc Bounty Tarts
These delicious little Choc-Choc Bounty Tarts are inspired by Bounty bars – a beloved chocolate covered coconut candy. The combination of chocolate and coconut is insanely scrumptious! With the added sweet nutty base, these tarts are like the average Bounty bars (minus the bad stuff, loaded with good stuff) and taken to a whole other level!
8. Raw Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Hearts
There’s no better way to show how much you care about someone than to give them something that is not only yummy but good for them too. These Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Hearts have no sugar and they’re raw. What a perfect way to melt someone’s heart!
9. Triple Chocolate Party Cupcakes
How adorable! These Triple Chocolate Party Cupcakes have three textures of chocolate. There’s cake-y cupcakes with chocolate chips inside and all topped with a creamy frosting. The colorful decorations just say celebration! Plus, we know there is no such thing as too much chocolate.
10. Ginger Cookies With Pink Frosting
These raw vegan Ginger Cookies dipped in pink frosting are cute, delicious and made with wholesome ingredients. Pack them in your child’s lunch box or leave a couple on a co-worker’s desk. Share a sweet moment with someone you love or care about.
They say we eat first with our eyes. All desserts look amazing but when they look extra cute, we just know they’ll be extra-delicious. Celebrate National Dessert Day by eating dessert first … and last!
Lead image source: Mini Matcha Cheesecakes