New Years Eve will be upon us soon and we will usher in a new year! To celebrate, why not try some delicious desserts? We think the best desserts for a New Years Eve party need to have specific characteristics. Firstly, they can’t be the leftovers from Christmas! No old cookies here. Secondly, you need to be able to eat then with one hand. You’ll be up and mingling, with a glass in one hand. You shouldn’t have to put everything down to eat your dessert.

We found 13 amazing New Years Eve dessert ideas, submitted from our wonderful Half Hour Meals users.

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13. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

The flavors of mint and chocolate are perfectly balanced in these festive cookies! These simple cookies take no time at all to prepare, and you’ll get tons of requests for the recipe. The cool mint echoes the outside, making it a perfect cookie for this season.

12. Sweet and Salty Candy Clusters

These sweet and salty little treats can be whipped up in no time, and they’re incredibly delicious. They strike the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Be careful: They’re addictive!

11. Raspberry Truffle Fudge

Chocolate and raspberry pair perfectly in this rich, luscious fudge. It’s perfect for holiday baking because it keeps for a long time in the refrigerator — but it’s so good, it won’t last very long!

10. Buried Cherry Cookies

When you bite into these sweet little cookies, you get a surprise: a cherry buried in chocolate frosting! The frosting cooks right along with the cookies in the oven. These are a great surprise treat for New Years Eve.

9. Caramel Apple Cookies

Fresh apple spice cake cookies topped with a creamy, caramel icing and toasted pecans. Mmmm…it doesn’t get much better than this! It’s a winter flavor wonderland.


8. Apple Whoopie Pies

Think of these sweet treats as deconstructed caramel apples. The apples are baked into the whoppie pies themselves, and the caramel finds a home in a sweet, creamy, perfectly spiced filling.

7. Pumpkin Doughnut Mini Muffins

Once you’ve tried these cute little mini muffins, you’ll be hooked! They taste like cake doughnuts. The batter itself isn’t too sweet, which makes the crunchy coating of cinnamon-sugar all the more perfect.

6. Caramel Cinnamon Cake Squares

These beautiful little cake squares have a great swirled top. They have a rich caramel topping that’s baked right into the cake. To serve these at a party, cut them into bite sized squares and serve with napkins under them.

5. Toffee Apple Dip

This sweet, creamy apple dip is a very dangerous recipe to have in your arsenal. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll be tempted to skip the apples and just use a spoon!


4. Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Drop Cookies

These simple pumpkin cookies are my favorite fall cookie, and I make them at least five times every autumn. If you can’t find cinnamon chips, use regular chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips.

3. Compost Toffee

This fun dessert is a compost of delicious things. Smashed pretzels are added with potato chips and other treats to the top of the melted chocolate. This is a great dessert to make with kids- let them add their own favorite candy toppings.

2. Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie

In this delicious spin on the quintessential American cookie, browned butter provides the delicious aroma and flavor of toffee. If you want even more toffee flavor, add some toffee bits to the batter before baking. These gigantic cookies are perfect for dunking in milk or coffee!

1. Worlds Best Brownies

The title of the recipe says it all! These truly are the most amazing brownies, and they’re the recipe that I make all the time. Serve them cold; the frosting hardens and becomes almost like fudge. Your family will love these — that is, if you decide to share them!

Angela Nightingale

If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.

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