Now that you're coming down from your National Coffee Day caffeine binge, it's time to load up on another substance bound to destroy your teeth (sugar!) for National Dessert Day. There are plenty of chocolatey, nougat-filled, and caramel-doused recipes you can grab off the web, but we hope you'll test out some of our dessert originals instead. Get the specs below, then move on to more madness from our culinary mastermind for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
What they are: Soft pretzels with chocolate chip cookies baked inside What you'll need: Dry yeast, flour, water, sugar, salt, chocolate chip cookie dough, baking soda, an egg, pretzel salt How many it makes: 8
What they are: Homemade peanut butter cups with bits of bacon layered in What you'll need: Bacon, milk chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract How many it makes: 12
What they are: Grilled cheese sandwiches with mini apple pies for the bread What you'll need: Butter, pastry flour, baking powder, salt, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, cider vinegar, Granny Smith apples, sugar, lemon juice, corn starch, nutmeg, cinnamon, cheddar How many it makes: 4
What they are: A Snickers-blasted milkshake served in a cup made of homemade Snickers bars What you'll need: Milk chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, sugar, butter, evaporated milk, Marshmallow Fluff, vanilla extract, caramels, heavy whipping cream, peanuts, flour, fun-size Snickers, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream How many it makes: 2
What it is: The candy burrito Beavis would have dreamed up on Beavis and Butt-head What you'll need: Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruity Pebbles Treats, strawberry jam, Reese's, mini Snickers, jelly beans, rainbow sprinkles, a Twinkie How many it makes: 1, you animal
Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.
Kristin Huntis a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and still dreams of those homemade Snickers bars. Follow her to Candyland at @kristin_hunt.