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Mardi Gras Desserts

Looking for Mardi Gras desserts? Get easy to make Mardi Gras dessert recipes. Taste of Home has desserts for Mardi Gras parties including Mardi Gras cakes, pies, Mardi Gras sundae recipes, and more Mardi Gras desserts.

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Molasses Cookies with a Kick

Molasses Cookies with a Kick

Molasses Cookies with a Kick

This is a combination of spices that I have used for a long time. It's also one of my mother's favorite cookies. I get requests from her to make them year-round! —Tamara Rau, Medina, North Dakota

Bananas Foster Sundaes

Bananas Foster Sundaes

Bananas Foster Sundaes

I have wonderful memories of eating Bananas Foster in New Orleans, and as a dietitian, wanted to find a healthier version. I combined the best of two recipes and added my own tweaks to create this Southern treat. —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake

This frosted yeast bread is the highlight of our annual Mardi Gras party. If you want to hide a token inside, do so by cutting a small slit in the bottom of the baked cake…and remember to warn your guests! —Lisa Mouton, Orlando, Florida
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Microwave Pralines

Microwave Pralines

Microwave Pralines

These are a big hit with the people we give them to at Christmas. Making candy has never been more simple!—Linda Starlin, St. Johns, Michigan

Traditional New Orleans King Cake

Traditional New Orleans King Cake

Traditional New Orleans King Cake

Get in on the fun of the King Cake. Hide a little toy baby in the cake and whoever finds it has one year of good luck! Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah

Bourbon Pecan Pralines

Bourbon Pecan Pralines

Bourbon Pecan Pralines

Like authentic pralines found in New Orleans, these treats are sweet, crunchy and rich! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Take these simple gems to a Mardi Gras get-together and watch them disappear. Kids will love helping decorate them. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Festive King's Cake

Festive King's Cake

Festive King's Cake

In New Orleans, after the cake is baked a tiny toy baby is often inserted into it. Whoever gets the piece with the baby is supposed to have a year of good luck. The catch is they must also throw a Mardi Gras party next year. — Stacey West-Feather, Jay, Oklahoma

Persimmon Rice Pudding

Persimmon Rice Pudding

Persimmon Rice Pudding

As a girl, I always helped with canning and preserving fruit, including persimmons. Now I buy large quantities at the grocery store. I love to serve this unique dessert for fall and winter gatherings.—Opal Amidon, Garden Grove, California

King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Round out your Mardi Gras celebration with a King Cake—a colorful ring-shaped pastry drizzled with green, gold and purple icing. This stunning cake has become the gala holiday’s signature dessert.—Alice LeJeune, Ville Platte, Louisiana

Cajun Bread Pudding

Cajun Bread Pudding

Cajun Bread Pudding

This is my husband's favorite dessert, and it's a perfect dish for a crowd, too.
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