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Are there any quotidian decisions as difficult as choosing between chocolate and vanilla? OK, maybe a few. But now you’ll never have to pick a side again. Here, our favorite black-and-white dessert recipes. See, you can have the best of both worlds.

Pudding
PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Black-and-White Pudding

Fact: homemade pudding is way better than the boxed stuff.

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BWCookies
ERIN MCDOWELL

The New Black-and-White Cookie

In our riff on the classic cookie, each one has half vanilla dough with chocolate chips and half chocolate dough with vanilla chips. So you get a little of both flavors in every bite.

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checkerboardcake
ERIN MCDOWELL

Checkerboard Cake

Two boxes of cake mix go a long way. We’ll even show you how to assemble this masterpiece.

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cupcakes
ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Finally, cupcakes that everyone can agree upon. Plus, this recipe makes the perfect amount--four cupcakes total.

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icecreamcupcakes
PHOTO: ERIC MORAN/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Ice-Cream Cupcakes

Umm, excuse us, but these cupcakes are frozen. (And part vanilla, part chocolate.)

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nutella
ERIN MCDOWELL

Nutella Sandwich Cookies

What do you get when you pair meringue cookies and chocolate-hazelnut spread? These little bites of heaven.

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