Luscious New Year's Eve Desserts: Celebrate with Sweets

A toast to ring in the new year isn't half as fun without delicious holiday party desserts. Thanks to these creamy and rich truffles, cheesecakes, bars, and cookies, you're guaranteed a very happy New Year's party. Too bad New Year's Eve comes around just once a year.

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    Confetti Cookies

    These colorful cookies are the perfect sweet treat to ring in the New Year! This festive party dessert is all about loads of bright sprinkles. 

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    Raspberry Rose Cake

    This New Year's Eve party dessert is a boozy treat thanks to plenty of rose. Swap it in for water when baking this from-the-box dessert. It doesn't get any easier! 

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    Mini Caramel Cheesecakes

    Six ingredients, and you've got yourself preportioned cheesecake bites. These treats are ideal for snacking and sharing while waiting for the ball to drop on New Year's Eve.

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    Peaches & Cream Prosecco Cake

    This creamy cake is filled with layers of juicy peaches and creamy frosting. It's the perfect decadent dessert to serve at your fancy New Year's party. 

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    Sparkling Grapefruit Sorbet Floats

    Here's a New Year's party idea—serve up bowls of grapefruit sorbet and vanilla ice cream just before midnight. At toasting time, add a big splash of bubbly champagne.

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    Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    This is basically a giant peanut butter cup, so go ahead—have a second slice! Your diet doesn't start until tomorrow, anyway.

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    Champagne Cake with Fresh Strawberries

    Two cheers to the New Year! By two cheers, we mean hold a glass of champagne in one hand and a slice of this boozy cake in the other. The classic favorites—champagne and strawberries—give this gorgeous cake some flair. It's so elegant that nobody will ever guess it starts with a mix.

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    Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars

    Creme brulee and cheesecake? Now that's a crowd-pleaser if we've ever seen one! This dish looks sophisticated, but the steps are simple. You'll be the talk of the New Year's Eve party with this delectable treat on your dessert table.

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    Mocha Truffles

    These delicious chocolate-and-coffee truffles will do their best to keep your non-night owl friends awake. If anything, they'll stay up to eat even more.

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    Wine-Poached Pear Trifle

    Expect your guests to be incredibly impressed by this stunning dessert. Fortunately, it's not as difficult as it looks to make but it is every ounce as delicious.

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    Champagne Cupcakes

    Vanilla cupcakes are anything but boring once you spike them with champagne.

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    Gold Chiffon Cake

    This golden New Year's dessert is filled with the flavors of lemon and coconut. A fluffy seven-minute frosting is the perfect party-ready topping. 

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    Cranberry-Orange Bundt Cake

    When even the cake is laced with champagne, you know it's going to be a great start to the New Year. Dried cranberries, orange zest, and a champagne glaze combine to give this cake a sweet finish.

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    Dessert Fruit Pizza

    Pizza on a sugar cookie crust? We'll take two slices, please! Making dessert pizza with friends and family is also a great way to pass the time while counting down until midnight.

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    Cherry-Walnut Balls

    This dessert is the cherry on top of a great night (but actually, the maraschino cherry is hidden inside). Use edible glitter to give your cookies some celebratory sparkle.

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    Super-Duper Chocolate Kisses

    Single on New Year's Eve? You still deserve a kiss. These cocoa-flavor cookies take just 8 minutes to bake and are a sweet treat to start the New Year.

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    White Chocolate-Cherry Shortbread

    Maraschino cherries and white chocolate help shortbread get all dressed up for the New Year's Eve celebration.

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    Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Cakes

    These delectable mini cakes are an irresistible treat; don't skimp on the chocolate truffle icing!

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    Ginger and Apple Sled Tarts

    Dashing through the snow on a ginger-apple sled... OK, we'll stop now. But really, frozen puff pastry makes creating the rustic appeal of this recipe easy, and it's sure to put you in the holiday spirit.



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    Boozy Eggnog Bars

    Eggnog might not be your favorite drink, but it is a seasonal classic. Add rum, turn it into bars, and you've got a creamy treat worth toasting.

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    Festive Rice Pudding

    Calling all rice pudding-lovers! New Year's Eve is the perfect occasion to prove to your friends how delicious this creamy dish is. The Arborio rice in this festive pudding is a short grain rice used for risotto. It's available in grocery stores and Italian markets.

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    New Year's Almond Log Cake

    Almond Log Cake sweetly celebrates the French custom of burning a Yule log, which prevents bad spirits from flowing down the chimney into the New Year. Plus, it's delicious.

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    Maple Creme Brulee with Hazelnuts

    Make this creme brulee, and everyone will want to celebrate at your party.

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    Vanilla-Sparkling Wine Pound Cake

    Have your wine and eat it, too.

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    Honey-Rose Plum Cobbler

    Honey, rose, and goat cheese meet to make a cobbler that's intoxicatingly sweet and tart.

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    Sherry-Almond Sponge Cake

    Slicing into Sherry-Almond Sponge Cake is a little like opening a beautifully packaged gift. Inside, there's a lovely surprise: a richly hued berry filling nestled between two sherry-infused cake layers.

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    Raspberry Custard Brulee

    Layers of raspberries and custard topped with lacy caramelized sugar form this elegant yet easy-to-make dessert.

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    Chocolate-Filled Orange Meringues

    Mascarpone is a buttery-rich cream cheese with a mild flavor, and it works well in both savory and sweet dishes. Here it's used to enhance a filling of cocoa powder and vanilla.

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    Snow Angel Cake

    Is it a winter wonderland outdoors? Celebrate with this sweet slice of cake. No snow? This all-white dessert—angel food cake topped with whipped dessert topping, white chocolate, and coconut—will help you pretend.

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