Did you know that there was such a thing as National Dessert Day (and side note: It’s not every day)? If you’re anything like us, a good DIY, comfy pants and anything that qualifies as dessert make for the ultimate night in. Get ready to celebrate all things sweet tonight with your stretchy pants and these drool-worthy recipes that could easily take you through the holiday season. Scroll on for some major #foodporn.


1. Caramel Apple Macarons: While our love of caramel apples runs deep, sometimes the occasion calls for something a bit more bite sized. Enter these cute macarons that’ll totally elevate the portable dessert. (via Sugar & Cloth)


2. Maple Bacon Cronut: Maple is totally underrated as a fall flavor. Bring it to life here with this bacon cronut that’s a guilty pleasure worth every bite. (via Life Made Sweet)


3. PSL Bites: All things tiny + cute are an instant hit. Add in the fact that these adorable treats are a riff on our fave fall beverage AND healthy, and you’ve got our new contender for best snack ever. (via The Big Man’s World)


4. Cinnamon Sugar Churro Cake: Is there anything better than these fair food darlings? Yep! That would be a cake made with them. Enjoy this cinnamon-sugar delight as an alternative dessert this Thanksgiving. (via Lauren Conrad)

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5. Pumpkin S’Mores Donut: Fall lovers, your hopes and dreams have come true. Feast your eyes (and tummies) on one of the most amazing donuts ever. (via Sunday Public)

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6. Apple Fritters: This sweet treat is a fall classic. Put your apple-picking haul to good use with these fritters. (via Baker’s Royale)


7. Ginger Molasses Cookies: Cookie swap, meet your match. With a depth of sweetness and hints of spice, these cookies are sure to tickle taste buds and bring out smiles when you serve up a batch. (via Gimme Some Oven)


8. Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups: You could spend nights by the fire drinking hot chocolate, or you could spend them eating chocolate cookies shaped like hot chocolate. Up to you. (via The Gunnysack)


9. Mini Pound Cakes With Labneh Frosting and Roasted Grapes: Make a dessert that’s sure to impress even the worldliest of travelers. Labneh and roasted grapes dress up simple pound cake and turn it into something extra special. (via A Cozy Kitchen)


10. Ultimate Pumpkin Pie: Regular pumpkin pie this is not. Thanks to the addition of cookie butter, it’s extra addictive. Go ahead and eat this on repeat through February. (via Brit + Co)

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11. Fancy S’Mores: Class up this camper’s delight with meringues. S’mores aren’t just for the kiddos anymore. (via The Faux Martha)


12. Apple Pie: Start your apple-picking season off right with this delectable galette. It’s as easy as slice and fold! (via Brit + Co)


13. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes: This ain’t your everyday pecan pie, folks. The yearly rerun gets a trendy makeover as a chocolatey, boozy cupcake. #YUM (via Half Baked Harvest)


14. Apple Cheddar Blondies: Get your sweet and savory fix with these Lay’s-infused blondies. Step aside, chips and dip. Things just got way more exciting. (via Brit + Co)


15. Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups: If you’re seeking out a chocolate fix, these cookie cups will check just about every box. We recommended it for your sessions of Netflix and chill. (via Oh Sweet Basil)


16. Pumpkin Swirl Brownies: Cold-weather snacking dilemma: Do you go with something quintessentially fall, like pumpkin, or hit up a great standby, like brownies? Oh look, it’s the best of both worlds. You’re welcome. (via Brit + Co)

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17. Cinnamon Sugar Pastry Wheels: Cute dessert alert! These itty bitty wheels are perfectly portioned for a quick fix, and they’re easy to share. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)


18. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies: You can’t go wrong with a whoopie pie. Keep these in the wings for that dreaded moment when the PSL goes into hibernation. (via The Faux Martha)

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19. Crushed Candy Cane Chocolate Cakes: Don’t take the PSL’s departure to heart; after all, it gives way to the peppermint mocha. Celebrate the drink that tastes like ice skating and mistletoe with these mini cakes. (via Brit + Co)


20. Melt in Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies: Nothing beats a soft and chewy cookie. Add delicious frosting, and it’s totally love — heart eyes emoji and all. (via The Girl Who Ate Everything)

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21. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pudding: The humble pudding cups of your childhood just got a makeover. Pass these out at the kids’ table this year to take home all the kid-given accolades. (via Bakerella)


22. Cyclops Cupcakes: Add an ick factor to your Halloween party with this cute, creepy dessert that’s easy as cake. This one makes a great trick and treat. (via Brit + Co)

What are you making for National Dessert Day? Hashtag #britstagram on Instagram to show us what’s cookin!