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7 Cavity-Inducing Treats You Need to Make for National Dessert Day

Snickers milkshake in Snickers cup
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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.

Chocolate chip cookie pretzel
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzels

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

Bacon peanut butter cups
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Bacon Peanut Butter Cups

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

Apple pie grilled cheese
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Apple Pie Grilled Cheeses

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

Mexican Coke churros
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Mexican Coke Churros

What they are: Deep-fried Mexican Coke bites with a churro-esque exterior
What you'll need: Mexican Coke, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, sugar, cinnamon, Bisquick
How many it makes: 8 cups

Fried bourbon-soaked Twinkies
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Fried Bourbon-Soaked Twinkies

What they are: Deep-fried Twinkies with a healthy booze infusion
What you'll need: Twinkies, bourbon, salt, milk, vinegar, oil, flour, baking powder
How many it makes: 6

Snickers milkshake in Snickers cup
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Snickers Milkshakes in Candy Cups

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

great cornholio burrito
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The Great Cornholio Burrito

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

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Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and still dreams of those homemade Snickers bars. Follow her to Candyland at @kristin_hunt.