You first fell in love with Sriracha in your big bowl of chili. Then you realized the tangy condiment makes almost every food taste better. Now that you love it so much, you even take Sriracha on the go. So consider how the peppery, spicy sauce could kick up your favorite sweet desserts. That’s right — we said *spicy desserts.* The combination of chili and chocolate has long been established as pure culinary magic, and it’s not just for chocolate bars anymore either. Here are 18 Sriracha dessert recipes that will totally rock your socks off.


1. Sriracha Chocolate & Dulce de Leche Tart: Chocolate tarts always look impressive, but this one’s not difficult to pull off, with a crust that requires no chilling or rolling. The combination of spicy chili sauce with chocolate AND caramel will have everyone begging for the recipe. (via Sift & Whisk)


2. Chocolate Chili Dipped Sriracha Peanut Butter Cookies: Imagine that your favorite spicy peanut satay sauce is baked into a cookie, then the whole thing is dipped in a vat of chili-chocolate. BOOM. Your life is now complete. (via Awesome With Sprinkles)


3. Cashew Sriracha Frosting With Sriracha Brownies: Let’s be clear here: You’re taking Sriracha and squeezing it into a luscious cashew frosting, then you’re taking that frosting and swirling it through some Sriracha brownie batter and finally you’re taking those brownies and frosting them with even MORE Sriracha frosting. You may even stumble upon some chunks of cashew nuts along the way. Should you faint from the wonder of it all, you’ve been warned. (via The Taste Spot)


4. Chocolate-Dipped Sriracha Rice Krispie Treats: If you thought nothing could be better than homemade Rice Krispie treats, prepare to meet your new addiction. Take a batch of these Sriracha-chocolate dipped babies into the office and you’ll be everyone’s BFF. (via The Kitchen Paper)


5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts With Sriracha Glaze: Everyone knows that peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, but add a spicy element into the mix and you’re really onto something special. These sweet little donuts pack a big spicy punch. (via Katie Cakes)


6. Sriracha-Orange Marmalade Marshmallows: These homemade marshmallows are sweet at first and then — POW! — a dash of Sriracha heat sets your tongue a-tingling. Float one of these in a jumbo cup of hot chocolate when the four o’clock energy slump hits. (via Sprinkle Bakes)


7. Chocolate Brownie Cookies With Sriracha Ganache: For years, chefs have been pairing chili with chocolate, and one bite of these cookies will tell you why. Lay out a tray of these at your next game-day viewing party and that tray is going to come back empty for sure. (via One Sweet Mess)


8. Sriracha Ice Cream: If you love savory ice creams, you’ll swoon over this Sriracha version topped with salty bacon. The trifecta of spicy-sugary, salty-sweet, creamy-crunchy will have your tastebuds doing the happy dance. (via Neurotic Baker)


9. Easy Whiskey-Sriracha Caramel Sauce: If you thought the spicy-sweet combo of Sriracha and caramel couldn’t be improved upon, color you wrong. The addition of whiskey gives a boozy, smokey note to this sauce that’s delicious poured over ice cream and baked goods. (via Olives for Dinner)


10. Sriracha Caramel Corn: This caramel corn is made the old fashioned way, with light corn syrup and dark brown sugar. The spicy Sriracha adds a fiery pop that will send your taste buds reeling. (via Domestic Fits)


11. Sriracha Maple Bacon Sundae: You don’t have to be a maestro in the kitchen to hop on the Sriracha sweets trend. This recipe is jump-started with store-bought hot fudge sauce, and your friends will never taste the difference. (via Forkful)


12. Sriracha Pecan Brittle Brownies: These brownies are made extra special with a homemade pecan crumble on top. But it’s that fiery bite of Sriracha that will have everyone guessing what your secret ingredient could be. (via Southern Soufflé)


13. Sriracha Ice Cream: Who knew ice cream could be both hot and cold?! Prepare yourself for a double whammy to the senses. Go on and drizzle a tad more rooster sauce on top and you’ve got a full-on Sriracha sundae. (via Salty Canary)


14. Sriracha Tahini Fudge: This spicy fudge is a hot sauce lover’s dream. As you face plant into your dessert plate, be sure to keep your eyes closed and your mouth open, because this fudge is hot hot hot! (via Veggies Don’t Bite)


15. Sriracha Caramel Corn: Now here’s a caramel corn that cooks up quick and makes more than enough for two. Be sure to invite a friend when you indulge, because treats this good are even better when shared. (via Sweet Heat)


16. Chocolate Cherry Sriracha Popsicles: Though these pops are only half dipped in chocolate, you may want to go all the way. Every bite is a delicious mix of chocolate, cherries and Sriracha, and you won’t want to miss a thing. (via Lorimer Street Kitchen)


17. Sriracha Brownies: Bookmark this recipe for Valentine’s Day, but be careful who you share it with. This sweet-and-spicy treat will set your hearts a pitter-pattering, just like Love Potion Number 9. (via The Complete Savorist)


18. Double Chocolate Sriracha Cookies: Looking to add a little escapism to your weekend? Break out this spicy-sweet recipe on your next lazy Sunday and you’ll forget all about Monday morning. (via In Vegetables We Trust)

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