With the last few days of 2013 on the horizon, it’s always nice to look back and see all the most loved recipes of the year. And what better place to look than at desserts–because everyone has a sweet tooth (we know we do.) There have been many different dessert recipes this year, all of which have a little something extra that sends tastebuds into a frenzy. There was always that special ingredient, that ingredient that you couldn’t quite believe could taste as good as it actually did–like avocado or bacon. And it’s these little improvements–that special ingredient here, that interesting taste there–that turn these classic recipes into all-stars and put them at the top of our list.
A dessert both heavenly and healthy, this mousse was one of this years favorite sweet treats. And the avocado twist adds a texture and a richness that adds to this mouse without taking away from its decadent flavor, making it a favorite among many. (Recipe and photo: Produce on Parade)
A dessert that incorporates such a wide variety of unique ingredients was sure to be a hit, and it was! With layers upon layers of ingredients–ranging from sweet to salty to savory– and topping it off with crumpled bacon, this bark is bursting with delicious and interesting flavors that are easy to fall in love with. (Recipe and photo: The Kitchen Prep Blog)
Fall was definitely in the air this year. And this crunchy, yet creamy, dessert was more than ready for the challenge. This versatile treat combines two beloved favorites–apple crisp and cheesecake–and its ease makes it accessible to anyone in the mood for it. (Recipe and photo: Bakeaholic Mama)
The original truffles may come in shiny gold wrapping, but these homemade versions taste just as good, and are so much fun to make! Using fan-favorite Nutella and only 4 other ingredients, these truffles make for a great family project. And they taste so good they will be gone before you know it. (Recipe and photo: Handle the Heat)
Pumpkin bread is a classic, and with the the warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, this hotly desired recipe is made that much better! It’s quick, easy, and leaves the whole house smelling warm and inviting and oh so very Fall. Just one bite of this moist and flavorful pumpkin bread and you’ll understand why it’s number 1. (Recipe and photo: Chef Christine Moody of iQ Food Co)