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The biggest party to end the year is a favorite time for grazing. A BIG part of that snacking includes these decadent New Years Eve desserts!

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Collage of New Year's Eve dessert recipes.

gotta Love Some Sweets!

Before everyone recommits to healthy eating on January 1st, pull out all the delicious desserts to serve for your New Year’s Eve party.

Why we love them:

  • Try something new. It’s a great chance to showcase some of your most delicious and fanciest sweets. 
  • Lots of choices. I’ve rounded up plenty of yummy desserts for New Year’s, it will be hard to choose just a few!
  • Celebrate. What better way to celebrate the New Year than with an indulgent treat or several?

Serving circular desserts is said to bring good luck for the new year, but we have plenty of treats of all shapes and sizes. Be sure to let us know which New Year’s Eve desserts are your favorites to make for the 31st!

A cake platter filled with cream puffs.

How Much to Make

  • Mini desserts. Plan for 3-4 mini desserts (individual servings) per person every 2-3 hours. Like cookies, brownies, Cream Puffs, candy, and Chocolate Strawberries.
  • Main dessert. For a main featured dessert that is cut into slices (cake and cheesecake), or a more filling individual dessert (cupcakes), plan for guests to eat 1 serving per guest, plus 1-2 mini desserts every 2-3 hours.
  • Additional desserts. Make and set out 2 more dessert choices than the allotted servings. For example, if you’re planning on guests to eat 1 slice of cake and 2 other mini desserts, then set out the cake and 3-4 other mini dessert choices. 
White chocolate raspberry cheesecake on a white plate.

Dessert Tips

  • Dessert variety. Vary your menu with desserts that vary in color, texture, temperature, and flavor to satisfy everyone’s tastes and sweet tooth. 
  • Make ahead of time. Many desserts can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer. 
  • Include store-bought sweets. Keep it easy, incorporate both store-bought and homemade desserts. Consider allowing guests who offer to bring dessert as well. 
  • A midnight treat. Save a signature dessert to serve as the clock strikes midnight.

best new Years Eve Desserts

Enjoy this collection of some of our best-loved treats and sweets! From chocolate to vanilla and everything in between, you’ll love these New Year’s Eve dessert recipes – perfect for ringing in the year.

1 Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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2 Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
4.84 from 18 votes
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3 Crème Brûlée Recipe

Dessert Crème Brûlée Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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5 from 8 votes
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4 Dirt Cake Parfait Recipe

Dessert Dirt Cake Parfait Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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5 Peppermint Chocolate Delight Recipe

Dessert Peppermint Chocolate Delight Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
4.98 from 35 votes
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6 Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board Recipe

Dessert, Drinks Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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7 White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 9 hours 30 minutes
4.78 from 9 votes
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8 Cream Puffs Recipe

Dessert Cream Puffs Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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5 from 49 votes

9 Pistachio Dessert Recipe

Dessert Pistachio Dessert Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 18 minutes

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4.99 from 98 votes
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10 Dessert Kabobs Recipe

Dessert Dessert Kabobs Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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11 Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Recipe Video

4.96 from 153 votes
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12 Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Minis Recipe

Dessert Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Minis Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

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4.95 from 20 votes
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13 Peppermint Brownie Trifle Recipe

Dessert Peppermint Brownie Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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14 Peppermint Bark Recipe

Dessert Peppermint Bark Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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5 from 5 votes
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15 Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Dessert Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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16 No-Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Dessert No-Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
4.86 from 14 votes
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17 7 Layer Bars Recipe

Dessert 7 Layer Bars Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 56 votes
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18 Peppermint Brownies Recipe

Dessert Peppermint Brownies Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 24 votes
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19 Homemade Brownies Recipe

Dessert Homemade Brownies Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

Recipe Video

4.98 from 170 votes
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20 Scotcheroos Recipe

Dessert Scotcheroos Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

Recipe Video

4.97 from 409 votes
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21 Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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22 Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 42 minutes
4.84 from 25 votes
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23 Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.97 from 55 votes
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24 Better Than Anything Cake Recipe

Dessert Better Than Anything Cake Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

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5 from 23 votes
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25 Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

Dessert Gooey Butter Cake Recipe
Total Time: 47 minutes

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5 from 495 votes
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26 Cream Puff Cake Recipe

Dessert Cream Puff Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

Recipe Video

4.99 from 150 votes
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27 Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 38 votes
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28 Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dessert Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

Recipe Video

4.97 from 266 votes
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29 Frosted Sugar Cookie Recipe

Dessert Frosted Sugar Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.97 from 222 votes
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30 White Chocolate Lasagna Recipe

Dessert White Chocolate Lasagna Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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4.92 from 49 votes
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31 White Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert White Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 64 votes
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32 Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Dessert Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
4.96 from 21 votes
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33 Cookie Bars Recipe

Dessert Cookie Bars Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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4.93 from 89 votes
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34 Sugar Cookie Bars

Dessert Sugar Cookie Bars
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.90 from 28 votes
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35 Churro Cheesecake Bars

Dessert Churro Cheesecake Bars
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 244 votes
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36 Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Dessert Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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37 Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe

Dessert Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes
4.99 from 52 votes
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38 Cheesecake Bites Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Bites Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
4.52 from 27 votes
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39 Sheet Cake Bites Recipe

Dessert Sheet Cake Bites Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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40 Mini Pecan Pies

Dessert Mini Pecan Pies
Total Time: 23 minutes

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5 from 42 votes
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41 Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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New year, New Desserts

You can’t go wrong ringing in the New Year with any of these delicious New Years Eve desserts. You’ll want to try them all!

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3 Comments

  1. Your cream cheese filled strawberries are one of my favorites and i never have leftovers when I take them to a party.

  2. You better believe that we have an assortment of desserts for New Year’s!! In the past, we’ve made your cream puff cake, lots of your bars & cookies, dirt cake, so many!!

  3. Desserts are always at the top of our list. It’s always a favorite in our home. You cant go wrong with any of these choices! Thank you for the variety!