17 Creative Dessert Ideas: New Twists On Old Favorites


There is something fun and new about each of these creative dessert ideas – can you pick them out? Choose your favorite recipe and make something new.

Sometimes, you just want to eat something sweet. Others, you have obligations for a bake sale or a classroom party. No matter why you need a new dessert idea, I have you covered. All of these creative dessert ideas are perfect for any occasion.

There is something fun and new about each of these creative dessert ideas - can you pick them out? Choose your favorite recipe and make something new.

Dessert Ideas for All Occasions

My favorite thing is that all of these creative dessert ideas have a fun little twist! Break out of the ordinary and try something new.

1.) Rhubarb Ice Cream Dessert Idea

Looking for a new way to use that fresh rhubarb growing in your garden? You’ll be delighted with homemade rhubarb ice cream. It has a hint of tart, just the right amount of sweet, and all that glorious creaminess.

Get directions: Learning and Yearning

Rhubarb Ice Cream

2.) Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake

Have you ever tried Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake? As the name implies, it’s a moist and delicious coffee cake recipe made with Greek yogurt. It’s sprinkled with a crumbly streusel topping then drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze.

Get directions: Belle of the Kitchen

Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake

3.) Dessert Idea – Better Than Boxed Oatmeal Cream Pies

If you want to break out of the box, make these chewy and perfect oatmeal cream pies! They taste way better than their boxed counterparts.

Get directions: Venture1105

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

4.) Crème Brûlée with Candied Bacon

Top Crème Brûlée, that glorious custard topped with caramelized sugar, with a crisp piece of bacon that has been candied with maple syrup and you’ll think you died and went to heaven. For real.

Get directions: Learning and Yearning

Crème Brûlée with Candied Bacon

5.) Peaches and Cream Ice Cream Bars

Nothing says summer like peaches and ice cream, so how about this recipe for Peaches and Cream Ice Cream Bars! Start with delicious ripe peaches, rich cream, add a few more ingredients and you will be good to go. This recipe for peaches and cream ice cream bars is fast, easy, and sure to be a hit!

Get directions: A Proverbs 31 Wife

Peaches and Cream Bars

6.) Acai Berry Bowls

These Acai Berry Bowls are a delicious and nutritious treat. Packed with fresh flavor, they are a great snack or breakfast idea. It’s an easy way to turn a healthy smoothie into a meal. Grab a spoon!

Get directions: Harbour Breeze Home for Kenarry

7.) Easy Breakfast Cookies

These easy breakfast cookies are perfect for a quick and healthy on-the-go breakfast. Heat up a couple in the microwave for 10 seconds and you’ll have a healthy start to your day! Plus they’re so delicious you won’t notice they’re healthy. That means you’ll have a great excuse to eat more than two of them. Really–how can you go wrong with bananas, oats and chocolate chips?!?

Get directions: Carrie This Home

Easy Breakfast Cookies

8.) Lemon Chiffon Cake

This Lemon Chiffon Cake is a true treat that is bursting with lemon flavor. The cake is a lemon angel food cake, and it is filled with layers of lemon curd and frosted with a lemon cream cheese frosting. The perfect cake to brighten any day.

Get directions: Eat It & Say Yum

Lemon Chiffon Cake

9.) Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

These Overnight Cinnamon Rolls take a little time but they are so worth the time and effort. This recipe was inspired by Alton Brown’s Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe. The rolls are filled with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with a cream cheese frosting.

Get directions: The Birch Cottage

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10.) Chocolate Chunk Muffins

These Chocolate Chunk Muffins are not just a healthy alternative to chocolate muffins, they also taste amazing and are oh so decadent! These muffins get their sweetness from unsweetened applesauce and Stevia. Instead of oil, they use Greek yogurt. I know, it doesn’t sound like it’s all that tasty, but they really are absolutely delicious!

Get directions: The Birch Cottage

Healthy Chocolate Chunk Muffins

11.) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This three layer chocolate cake is paired with a peanut butter buttercream and it is delicious. It also has chocolate ganache over the top and dripping down the sides. It is a true delight for all who love chocolate and peanut butter together.

Get directions: Eat It & Say Yum

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

12.) Cloud Bread Recipe

For those who are gluten intolerant or eating in a way that doesn’t allow traditional grains, you’re going to LOVE cloud bread. It is gluten free, high protein, and only 4 ingredients!

Get directions: A Mother Thing

Cloud Bread Recipe

13.) White Chocolate Mousse Dessert

Whip up the most simple and delicious dessert in no time at all with this recipe! This White Chocolate Mousse dessert is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Get directions: Delineate Your Dwelling

White Chocolate Mousse Dessert

14.) S’Mores Bars

The perfect treat for all occasions, S’mores Bars have a shortbread base and chocolate layer topped with strawberry-jelly marshmallow. They’re super easy to make and don’t require baking.

Get directions: Something Sweet – Winnie’s Blog (English version included if you scroll to the bottom of Something Sweet.)

S'mores Bars

15.) Vanilla Pannacotta

This delicious, easy to make pannacotta is also kid friendly. So yummy and so quick to make you don’t need to save it for special occasions! Dress it up how you like and enjoy the creamy yumminess. Simple enough to make as a weekday dessert.

Get directions: Kidgredients

Vanilla Pannacotta

16.) Quinoa Pecan Granola

Reach for a healthier snack – bake up an easy batch of Quinoa Pecan Granola! A satisfying mix of quinoa, nuts and dried fruit, this better-for-you snack will satisfy a craving for sweet and crunchy. The honey and cinnamon create a mouth-watering aroma when baking, and you’ll find yourself happy to grab a handful for munching!

Get directions: Little Miss Celebration

Quinoa Pecan Granola

17.) Coconut Macaroons

These scrumptious homemade coconut macaroons come with a little something extra in the recipe and they are dipped in chocolate for a decadent finish. With just 6 ingredients, you won’t believe how easy these gluten free coconut macaroons are to make!

Get directions: Family Focus Blog

How To Make Homemade Coconut Macaroons

Dessert Ideas – For Any Time

Did you find a favorite? These dessert ideas are wonderful for birthday parties or even late night snacks. With a fresh little twist on old favorites, they are the new ideas you needed.

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