Table with cakes, cookies, cupcakes, tarts and cakepops.

Whether salty, creamy, crunchy or just plain sweet, desserts hold a special place in most (if not all) people’s hearts and today, National Dessert Day, is the time to recognize some of these decadent wonders. The following recipes feature some of the BEST combinations of flavors and textures that the dessert world has ever tasted.


Sweet n’ Salty


It should be a scientific fact that all things sweet must be paired with salt. But, regardless of science’s support, we found some great recipes that successfully balance this classic combination. Try our recipe for Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Filled with salty pretzel bits, sweet chunks of caramel and warm chocolate chips, these cookies won’t last long around a sweet tooth! If your taste buds just can’t get enough, then try this recipe for Maple Bacon Fudge, full of salty-sweet candied bacon crumbles.



Sweet n’ Creamy


Have you ever experienced that “ooh ahh” moment when a dessert melts in your mouth? If not, we found some smooth and creamy dessert recipes that are sure to give you that moment. Try our recipe for Toffee Cheesecake Bars; with sugar cookie mix, pudding and cream cheese, these bars are soft, sweet and extra tasty. Or check out this recipe for French Silk Pie, the epitome of a melt-in-your-mouth dessert, complete with a flaky crust and fluffy filling. Even better yet, if you’re in the mood for a cool and creamy treat, try this simple recipe for homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream.


Sweet n’ Crunchy


For those of you that like a bit of a workout when you enjoy your desserts, check out some of these sweet and crunchy recipes! Try our recipe for Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. With only four ingredients, these macaroons are filled with crispy coconut and semi sweet chocolate chips, resulting in a perfect crunchy texture. This recipe for Peanut Brittle Pops combines creamy and crunchy with layers of chopped nuts, vanilla ice cream, fudge, peanut butter and Reese cups, all frozen into one delicious ice cream pop.


Sweet n’ Sweet


If you want to reach the brink of sugar overload, then these extra rich recipes are the ones for you! Try our recipe for Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, full of sweet fall flavors, these cinnamon rolls include plenty of pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves to make the perfect early morning dessert. If you’re in the mood for pie but not the hassle, try our recipe for Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes! These extra sweet cakes are filled with banana cream pudding and topped with whipped cream frosting, graham cracker crumbs and a vanilla wafer. Our recipe for Cookie Dough Oreo Brownies combines three extra sweet desserts into one irresistible sweet treat. This dessert is simple to make and will keep everyone coming back to the kitchen for more!


From one sweet tooth to another, we hope you found something to try on National Dessert Day. Stop by your local Sparkle Market where you’ll find all of the quality baking ingredients you need to make your desserts a success!