Holiday season is coming up and that means holiday parties! I’ve always been a dessert person (baking and eating)—so whenever there’s a party to attend, I almost always bring dessert.
If done right, the dessert you bring will win you some major brownie points (see what I did there) among the crowd. But be warned, there will be plenty of “can you give me the recipe” and “omg have you tried the dessert” because popularity comes with a price.
Here are my top 10 favorites:
1) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
There are very rarely anyone who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies or brownies. So you take the best of both worlds and create the most satisfyingly chewy dessert. Not only is it easy to bring to a party, easy to eat, but it also impresses the heck out of everyone. Trust me on this.
2) Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
These take a bit longer to prepare but the beauty of these bad boys is that you can prep them the night before. They taste better after sitting in the fridge overnight – so you can take your time getting ready for the party!
(Via Baked By Rachel)
3) Red Velvet Cookie Bars
If you haven’t noticed already, I’m a big fan of the chewy and gooey desserts. This one is a decadent and luxurious red velvet cake and brownie – all in one.
(Via A Simple Pantry)
4) Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies
Going back to the classics. These colorful babies are easy to share (for those who just want a nibble) or binge eat.
(Via Just So Tasty)
5) Best Ever Mint Brownies
Anthony’s favorite dessert is chocolate chip mint anything so this was an easy choice. The thin green mint layer brings the perfect special something to these brownies.
(Via Captain Decor)
6) White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
These take a bit more patience and finesse, but if you have the time these are worth it! Use your extra peppermint candy canes, crush them finely and you’ve got yourself a holiday treat!
(Via Baked By Rachel)
Growing up and attending an international school in Taipei, Ayaka’s pursuit of travel began. After high school, she moved to San Francisco to get her Bachelors in Communications, then Masters in Media and Journalism studies at Stockholm University. She’s also lived in Oslo and now, Tokyo — where She currently work as a hotel contracting manager. She is on a constant hunt for great food and unforgettable travel experiences.