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12 Genius Desserts That'll Blow Your Mind

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Some desserts are just more brilliant than others, and we’ve rounded up 12 of our most ingenious sweet treats to blow your mind.


1. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Muffins
You only need five ingredients to make these flaky, buttery, cinnamon sugary delights, four of which are almost guaranteed to be on-hand. We ditched our doughnut addiction in favor of these a long time ago, and you should too.

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2. Mixed Berry Pie Bites
So much easier to serve to a crowd than conventional pie, we can’t stop making (and eating!) these two-bite masterpieces. We’re just going to tell ourselves that eating ten of these equates to one piece of pie, whether or not that’s realistic. (It’s not, but please don’t kill our vibe.)

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3. S’mores Cake Rolls
This cake looks like a Swiss Roll, tastes like a s’more, and is a certified contender for the summer dessert of your dreams. The marshmallow buttercream, sans campfire smell, really knocks it out of the park.

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4. Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Why not stuff a chocolate chip cookie with an Oreo? It’s potentially the most brilliant idea we’ve ever come up with; we dare you not to eat the whole batch at once.

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5. Carrot Cake Dump Cake 
Carrot cake is one of our all-time favorite desserts, so making it without all of that extra fuss is a total dream. This dump cake twist couldn’t be easier, but we’d be lying if we said the cream cheese frosting wasn’t the best part. Warning: there will be bowl licking.

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6. Twix Bar Brownies
These brownies have everything you love about a Twix bar (creamy chocolate, gooey caramel, crunchy cookie) just stuffed inside a brownie and topped with extra creamy chocolate frosting. They’re legendary, and you are welcome.

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7. Banana Split Sundae Cake
This dump cake (hello, easy!) has everything you love about a banana split sundae, without the melting mess. The best part (besides how insanely good it tastes)? You can prep this dessert in 15 minutes.

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8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Wontons
We love cream cheese. But we love chocolate chip cookie dough even more. So we put it in wonton wrappers, fried ‘em and dusted ‘em with powdered sugar. Look up genius in the dictionary, and you’ll see these. (Maybe not, but we can pretend.)

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9. No-Bake Peach Pie 
It doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious, and this No-Bake Peach Pie proves it big time. So creamy, so sweet, and so easy to make! If you need, chances are we’re just dreaming about this pie over and over again.

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10. Skittles Rainbow Cake
We get it: decorating a cake with Skittles is a little unconventional. But we love unconventional, which is why we seriously love this rainbow layer cake recipe. Get on board, you know you want to.

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11. Retro Jello Strawberry Pie
If there’s any dessert recipe you should have in your back pocket at all times, it’s this sweet Retro Jello Strawberry Pie. Just five ingredients AND only fifteen minutes of prep?! Ding, ding! We have ourselves a winner.

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12. Copycat DQ Ice Cream Cake
Simply put, there are some birthday desserts that are just better than others. This one takes the cake (quite literally). It tastes just like the real thing, and it seriously couldn’t be easier to make. On second thought, who says it has to be your birthday to treat yo’self?

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