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New Year Desserts: 5 Easy Recipes To Impress Your Guests

Completing the menu for a New Year’s eve party is a tricky task. There’s so many errands to do to just to make the party happen. It’s no wonder many people are turning to recipes that don’t take more than an hour to prepare. When the rest of the menu is taken care of, it’s time to pay attention to New Year desserts.

Desserts are arguably the best part of the menu. Who does not enjoy a decadent slice of pie or cake? Or a lovely serving of custard? Whether your guests are picky eaters or have food allergies, there is a perfect dessert for everyone who will attend your party. Check out these dessert recipes that are easy to make and will amaze your guests.

Easy New Year Desserts Recipes

Screenshot from the video "No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Recipe" taken from the official YouTube channel of Beth Le Manach

Screenshot from the video “No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Recipe” taken from the official YouTube channel of Beth Le Manach

Strawberry Champagne Cupcake

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Strawberry cupcakes are sweet, delicious and great New Year desserts! Add a dash of champagne and you’ll convert this conventional dessert into a classy one! When making the cupcakes, feel free to make your own from scratch. Or use a ready-made cake mix if you want to save time. Beat the cake mix with some champagne until everything is incorporated. Fold in the strawberries then pour the mixture into a cupcake tin filled with cupcake liners. Bake the cupcakes on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes. To make the frosting, beat butter and sugar in your mixer until combined. Gradually stir in some vanilla extract and champagne. When the cupcakes are done and have cooled, top them with your frosting then add some sliced strawberries for a pretty garnish.

Peppermint Oreo Cookies

This easy dessert is perfect for kids and anyone who loves chocolate cookies. First, grab some peppermint candy then crush them. Set the crushed candy aside then put some white chocolate melts in a microwave-safe cup. Melt for one minute, or until the melted chocolate is smooth with no lumps in it. Dip the Oreo cookies in the chocolate halfway then place them in a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Sprinkle the crushed peppermint candy pieces on the cookies then let the cookies harden for 30 minutes to an hour. Pair them with chocolate milk and serve!

Sugar Cookie Martini

Sugar cookies are great as they are. But an alcoholic drink inspired by this dessert? Even better! Pour vodka, butterscotch schnapps, and milk into a shaker with ice in it. Shake it up then pour it in your glasses. To make things more festive, wet the rims of the glasses then dip them in sprinkles for a pretty and fun-looking drink! Serve with sugar cookies if desired.

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse

This dessert can be described in three words: sweet, decadent and gluten-free. First, whip together heavy cream, unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar until the mixture forms stiff peaks. Transfer to a bowl then beat cream cheese while gradually adding powdered sugar. Add vanilla then beat until everything is combined. Then, carefully fold in the cream cheese with the cocoa mixture. Combine the two well then transfer into a pastry bag. Fit it with desired tip then pipe the mixture into small serving bowls or glasses before refrigerating until it is ready to serve!

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Mint Chocolate Martini

Mint and chocolate is a match made in heaven. Combine these flavors with vodka and you’ve got a creamy, delicious martini. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add whipped cream flavored vodka, creme de cocoa, creme de menthe and milk. Shake the mixture then pour into glasses. Top with chocolate shavings, a good dollop of whipped cream, and a mint leaf. Serve and enjoy!

Desserts: Best Part Of the Menu

These New Year Desserts recipes are very easy to make. It’ll take an hour or less to whip up these delicious concoctions. It just goes to show that one does not need to be a pro to make food that can amaze the guests during special occasions.

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