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10 Oscar-Worthy Desserts

Recipes That Deserve to Win an Academy Award


Planning to watch the Oscars? Whether you're hosting an Academy Awards-themed birthday party or just want something delectable to munch on while watching the show with the family, these recipes will suit the occasion. From classic brownies to fancy dipped strawberries, all of these desserts are buzz-worthy treats your Oscar-watchers won't soon forget.

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1. White Chocolate Covered Strawberries Dipped in Coconut

White Chocolate Strawberries
Stephanie Gallagher
There is something about dipped strawberries that just screams "elegance." And when those strawberries are dipped in white chocolate, the effect is even more pronounced. Rolling these berries in coconut takes this dessert over the top.

2. Ultimate Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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Desserts don't have to be fancy to be exceptional. This recipes proves that the simple brownie can be elevated to award-winning status. Soft, chewy, dense and rich with deep chocolate flavor, these brownies are everything a great dessert should be. For an extra special treat, serve these brownies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

3. Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Frozen Hot Chocolate
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The restaurant Serendipity 3 in New York introduced us to the concept of frrozen hot chocolate. When the restaurant made its recipe public, it made a lot of people very happy. Here's a streamlined version of that recipe. Serve topped with homemade whipped cream.

4. Lemon Bars Recipe

Lemon Bars
Stephanie Gallagher
There is just something about these lemon bars that say "special" to me. The sweet-tart filling sits atop a buttery crust. The bars are then topped off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Light, refreshing with just the right amount of zing, these lemon bars are sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire.

5. Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Flourless Chocolate Cake
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This delightfully dense chocolate cake is true to its name: It is made without flour. And with just four ingredients, this cake is truly easy to make. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a small scoop of good-quality vanilla ice cream.

6. Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Stephanie Gallagher
Roll out the red carpet with these tender red velvet cupcakes. To make them truly Oscar-worthy, decorate these cupcakes with edible gold dust (compare prices) or movie-themed fondant decorations (look for them in a craft supply store, such as Michaels).

7. Chocolate Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

Strawberry Icebox Cake
Stephanie Gallagher
This cake looks like it took hours to make, but when you find out how truly simple it is to prepare, you won't believe it. The "cake" is actually made by layering graham crackers with a simple chocolate pudding and strawberry puree mixture. The whole thing is then refrigerated until the graham crackers absorb the pudding and become soft and cake-like. The texture of this cake is exceptional, and you can garnish it with fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce to make it look even more special.

8. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Big Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
And the award for best cookie in a role featuring chocolate chips goes to...these thick, dense and chewy chocolate chip cookies! They look and taste like they came from an upscale bakery. In fact, they have a secret ingredient that comes from a bakery recipe: yeast! Don't worry: You don't have to wait for these cookies to rise. The yeast just gives them a little lift.

9. Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe with White Chocolate

Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe with White Chocolate
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If you're a fan of caramel corn or kettle corn, you will adore this elegant popcorn recipe. It's sweet, savory and crunchy all at the same time. Popcorn is tossed with a buttery cinnamon and sugar mixture, then baked until toasty. A drizzle of melted white chocolate takes this popcorn over the top.

10. Tuxedo Brownie Cookies Recipe

Tuxedo Brownie Hugs Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
Have some fun at your Academy Awards party by asking your guests to dress in their Sunday best. Serve them these tuxedo brownie cookies or make the cookies together just before the party. The Hershey "hugs" kisses give these cookies a fancy look that will delight the kids.

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