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21 Mouthwatering Dessert Mash-ups You Didn't Know You Needed

It's as if your two favorite desserts had a baby

No offense to cookies, cakes or brownies (we’re still obsessed), but they’re just so expected. Less standard are surprising dessert hybrids that combine the usual suspects in glorious ways. And while we can’t say any of these 21 recipes are under 100 calories, we can promise they’re, like, life-changingly good.

The Best Ina Garten Dessert Recipes


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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Dessert Lasagna

No pasta, no problem.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Croissant Bread Pudding

To think we used to throw out day-old croissants...

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Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Cookies-and-cream Bread Pudding

To be topped with a not insignificant amount of whipped cream.

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How Sweet It Is
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Erin McDowell

Doughnut Chips

Wait. Now we can’t decide what we want for breakfast.

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Top with Cinnamon

Samoa Baked Doughnuts

They always were our favorite Girl Scout Cookies.


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Plain Chicken

Strawberry Pie Cake

We’re gonna need a minute to process this.

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The Vanilla Bean Blog

Candy Cane Cake

Up your holiday baking cred.

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Life, Love and Sugar

Red-velvet Cheesecake Chocolate-chip Cookie Bars

With a name that takes so long to say, it’s a good thing these are so damn delicious.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

A little bit creamy, a little bit chewy. 

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Chocolate-chip Cookie Dough Dip

Don’t feel limited by graham crackers. You could dip pretty much anything into this stuff. Or eat it plain.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Ice-cream Sandwich Cake

This guy looks way harder to make than it actually is.

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Sprinkle Bakes

Maple Belgian Waffle Cake

So. Much. Sugar. (We mean that in the very best way.)


Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Brownie Pie

Make your slices as large as you'd like.  

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Sugar Hero

Banana Bread Tiramisu

Layers on layers of delight.

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Erin McDowell

Cake Batter Cookies

Make sure your milk’s extra cold.

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Kirbie's Cravings

Oreo Churros

Just when we thought Oreos couldn’t get any better.

Photo: Eric Moran/Styling: Erin McDowell

Ice-cream Cupcakes

Store these babies in the freezer for a super-quick sugar fix.  

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Broma Bakery

Bananas Foster Waffles

Don’t skimp on the caramel drizzle.

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Alana Bread

S'mores Cake

Almost too pretty to eat. (What? We said almost.)


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Domestic Superhero