Sweets for New Year's Eve

By: Kevin Bender
Nadia G.'s Tiramisu Cupcakes Recipe
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.

Giada's Espresso Brownie Recipe
Cake with a Boozy Kick
Check out these dangerously decadent  Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. Have your cake and drink it, too?
Chocolate Stout Cupcake Recipe
Cream Puffs Go Glam

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

Chocolate Cream Puffs Recipe
Chocolate Cravings

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

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
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.

Lorraine Pascale's Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownie Recipe
 Sweet & Salty

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

Sweet and Sesame Kettle Corn Recipe
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.

100 Grand Bars Recipe

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