Sweets for New Year's Eve

By: Kevin Bender
From peppermint meltaways to chocolate gelt, from tiramisu cupcakes (pictured above) to decadently rich cheesecake, we at Cooking Channel can't get enough holiday sweets. And what better way to cap off 2011 than with a decadent dessert (or three) at your New Year's Eve party?
Remember, your diet doesn't start until 2012:
Sugar/Caffeine Combo

Keep the party going all night long with Giada's Espresso Brownies recipe.

Cake with a Boozy Kick
Check out these dangerously decadent  Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. Have your cake and drink it, too?
Cream Puffs Go Glam

These irresistible Chocolate Cream Puffs take elegant to a whole new level.

Chocolate Cravings

Warm up your guests with a Hot Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate. Make an adult version and slip in a little booze.

Chocolate + Cookies

Your guests won't be able to resist Lorainne Pascale's Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies. That's right -- brownies topped with Oreos.

 Sweet & Salty

Munch the night away on our recipe for Sweet and Sesame Kettle Corn.

Go Go Glitter

Chocolate and caramel covered in "edible gold and glitter" practically screams New Year's Eve in Zac Young's "100 Grand" Bars.

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