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47 New Year's Eve Desserts to Ring in 2024Rebecca Sanabria

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Come New Year's Eve, you're probably ready to raise a glass and bid the year adieu. So pair your glass of bubbly with a little something sweet with these New Year's Eve desserts that are perfect for the occasion. Whether you're hosting a big New Year's Eve party or curling up with your sweetheart to watch the ball drop, these desserts are a festive way to welcome 2024.

If you're ready for something simple after all the holiday desserts you've made this season, consider something easy like an icebox cake or brownies. These desserts come together quickly and can be prepped a few days early if you have some downtime. But of course, if you're looking for more of a showstopper that needs some extra TLC, we have plenty of options like Baked Alaska, specialty cookies, jewel-toned tarts and more.

But why stop at just desserts? For something to snack on while you wait for the countdown, try our New Year's Eve appetizers with plenty of party dips, finger foods and more. Or, if you want a festive meal to fuel you through the night we even have New Year's Eve dinner ideas.

No matter how you kick off 2024, it doesn't hurt to make it a little sweeter with these New Year's Eve desserts.

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

Forget champagne — we'll be passing around glasses of this homemade ice cream at midnight! The malted milk powder and chopped malted milk balls make every bite creamy and crunchy.

Get the Chocolate Malt Ice Cream recipe.

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Mike Garten

Cinnamon-Scented Icebox Cake

This creamy crowd-pleasing dessert is simple to make ahead of time. Chocolate and vanilla puddings, plus whipped cream and a crunchy cinnamon graham cracker crust come together for a dreamy dessert everyone will love.

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Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

You get a pie! And you get a pie! With this recipe, everyone gets to enjoy their own personal pie made with bittersweet chocolate and crunchy sugar-coated pecans.

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Apple Pie Sorbet

This delicious dessert is made with homemade applesauce, brown sugar, cinnamon and a dusting of crumbled gingersnaps. It's the perfect way to celebrate any fall or winter holiday.

Get the Apple Pie Sorbet recipe.

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Ricotta-Orange Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

It's hard to think of a brighter start to the new year than these flavorful cupcakes infused with homemade ricotta, orange zest and orange juice.

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Baked Alaska

This show-stopping dessert takes some time to put together, but it's completely worth it. Top it with sparklers when you serve it for an extra festive New Year's Eve feel.

Get the Baked Alaska recipe.

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Key Lime Pie

Give your classic Key Lime Pie a twist with a chocolate cookie crust. It's the perfect thing for a fluffy, flavorful pie filling.

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Black Forest Cookies

The brandied cherries make this a perfect cookie for any party. And who doesn't love chocolate?

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Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This eye-catching cake gets an extra boost from black pepper, ginger and a blend of other spices.

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Chocolate Spritz Sandwiches

The secret to these picture-perfect cookies is a cookie press. You can eat them as they are, or add a creamy filling for an extra-special treat.

Get the Chocolate Spritz Sandwiches recipe.

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Jammy Pie Twists

Still got some frozen pie dough left after all the holiday parties of the season? Put it to use with this creative dessert idea.

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Cranberry Curd Tart

Looking for a beautiful dessert to bring to the New Year's Eve soiree this year? Look no further than this jewel-toned tart.

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Matcha Snowball Cookies

By the time New Year's Eve rolls around, most people have spent a few weeks eating cookies. But we're willing to bet these creative cookies will feel fun and fresh at any party.

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White Chocolate Meltaways

Need a last-minute New Year's dessert? These only require two ingredients and about 15 minutes to make.

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Linzer Stars

The secret to these stars is using a really good jam filling. See if you can find a fancy jam at your local farmers' market.

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Classic Jelly Donuts

Packed with sugar and berry jam, these donuts are best served hot.

Get the Classic Jelly Donuts recipe.

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Gingerbread Wands

These crispy cookies add some sparkle to your New Year's Eve dessert spread with help from different colored edible sprinkles.

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Oreo Brownies

Why stop at regular brownies? These fudgy sweet treats made in the GH Baker Set are stuffed with chocolate chips and chocolate sandwich cookies.

Get the Oreo Brownies recipe.

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Sea-Salted Nut Butter Cups

Mashed banana makes these 4-ingredient candies naturally sweet. Use your favorite peanut butter, or any other nut butter you have on hand.

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Merry Meringues

Reinvent classic meringues with the addition of flavors and colors for a festive (and super easy!) dessert to finish your New Year's Eve dinner.

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Waffle Dippers

Sometimes you don't have time to bake, so pick these three-ingredient treats instead.

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Cinnamon Churros

Use a star-shaped pastry tip to create ridges in the dough, which are key to a churro’s satisfying crunch. Dip them in salted chocolate-caramel sauce for the ultimate indulgence.

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Brioche Bread Pudding with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce

Sweeten up this traditional dessert with a homemade sticky-and-sweet sauce.

Get the Brioche Bread Pudding With Bourbon-Caramel Sauce recipe.

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Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

Upgrade the classic holiday cookie by sandwiching gingerbread cookies with decadent milk chocolate frosting.

Get the Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies recipe.

RELATED: 28 Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipes of All Time

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Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Score major points with these decadent three-ingredient treats. They’re as easy to make as a boxed mix, but (shhh) no one needs to know that!

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Tartlets

These cute citrus tarts will start the year off on a fresh note.

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Fudgy Beet Brownies

If your resolution is to add more veggies to your diet, swap these decadent (and healthier) brownies into your dessert routine.

Get the Fudgy Beet Brownies recipe.

RELATED: 40+ Healthy Dessert Recipes That Everyone Can Enjoy

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Apple Fritters

Tucked inside the brown sugar batter (spiked with fresh apple cider!) is a combo of chopped and grated Granny Smiths that add tons of texture and a tart edge to these sugar-dusted, shallow-fried apple fritters.

Get the Apple Fritters recipe.

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

Festive spices meet chocolate in this rich and moist chocolate gingerbread cake, the perfect centerpiece for any holiday dinner.

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Walnut Crescent Cookies

Full of nutty and spicy flavors, these crescent-shaped cookies are a snowy delight.

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Choco-Churros with Dulce de Leche

Up your donut game by swapping jelly for sweet caramel sauce.

Get the Choco-Churros with Dulce de Leche recipe.

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Chunky Nut Butter Cookies

These under-30-minute treats will become a new family favorite once you whip up a batch.

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Three-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

You don't even need to turn on the oven to make this silky smooth treat.

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Blueberry-Cardamom Donut Holes

Pair these fluffy, sweet and tart bites with champagne for the perfect treat to ring in the new year.

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Flourless Fudge Cake

As if this intensely chocolatey cake wasn't heavenly enough, it also happens to be gluten-free.

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RELATED: 25 Easy Gluten-Free Desserts So Everyone Can Enjoy a Sweet Treat

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Sparkly Apple Slab Pie

New Year's Eve deserves a little extra sparkle, so serve up this super-simple pie, made in a sheet pan.

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Maple Pear Tart Tatin

In this upside-down pastry, the fruit is caramelized with the natural stuff (a.k.a. maple syrup).

Get the Maple Pear Tart Tatin recipe.

RELATED: 40 Pear Recipes You'll Love This Season

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Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

The perfect balance of salty and sweet, these two (!) ingredients treats will be a hit with the whole family.

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Coconut Lime Donuts

Bring the tropical vibe to your dessert spread. Plus, the leftovers (if you have any!) make for an epic breakfast treat.

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Berry Cream Tartlets

These sweet berry-topped tarts have a nutty surprise waiting at the bottom.

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Lemon Thyme Coins

Put your indoor herb garden to use with these earthy, tangy cookie bites.

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Chocolate Pistachio Slice and Bake Cookies

Pistachios lighten up these sweet and salty dark chocolate cookies.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Tart

Layer gooey caramel and rich chocolate ganache into a hazelnut crust for a dessert everyone will love.

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Cookie Cheesecake Bites

If you're throwing a New Year's party, you'll definitely want to add these make-ahead sweets to your menu. Part cookie, part cheesecake, crazy delicious.

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Black Cocoa Cookies

Black cocoa (we like King Arthur brand!) gives a regular cookie an elegant look and extra chocolatey flavor.

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Fancy Fortune Cookies

Your New Year's Eve party guests will love these homemade cookies, full of best wishes for the year to come.

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S'mores Icebox Cake

This make-ahead (no-bake!) sweet treat will have everyone dreaming of the warm summer months to come.

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