The Weirdest Desserts You Can Bring to a Holiday Dinner

Give the fam an unexpected serving of deliciousness.

By Brenden Gallagher

It's hard to make an impact at Thanksgiving Dinner. Whoever runs the show: your mom, grandma, or your perfect older sibling, gets the job done, and it is well known that you are good for little more than washing dishes. This year, you can show that you have a little culinary stunting of your own to add to this mix. Maybe you can't cook a turkey. Maybe you aren't the best at whipping up a side dish from scratch. But, dessert can be your domain. Here are the weirdest desserts to bring to holiday dinner.

Chocolate Patsa

You'll never have more pleasure overloading on your carbs than lovely pasta-inspired dish.

Dessert Spring Rolls

Crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside, spring rolls for dessert are sure to be a hit. You'll love that they also offer you amazing variety.

Mochi Ice Cream

As is often the case, Japanese innovation once again proves superior. Mochi is delicious sticky rice pounded into shape with ice cream in the middle. You can enjoy the confection without worrying about your dessert melting amid all of that heated family conversation.

Whoopie Pies

Best known in Pennsylvania Dutch (Amish) country and parts of New England, whoopie pies are basically Devil Dogs on steroids. Basically two cupcake tops with rich sweet cream in the middle, they are sinfully delicious.

Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Someone has to look out for the health fanatics and hipsters during Thanksgiving dinner. You can be that savior by remixing a dessert classic for the vegan crowd.

Malvah Pudding Cake

This South African dish is making its way into American restaurants and it is a huge hit. If you want your parents and relatives to have a hip dessert experience, you can't do much better than this.

Salad Cake

This might be the greatest form of Thanksgiving trickery ever. The creation of Japanese food stylist and designer, Misuki Moriyasu, is disguised as a sweet treat but it's actually a healthy salad. It will either be a surprise hit or will catch you mad shade from the family.


If you need something to go with the turducken that your uncle made, this is it! Three pies (cherry, pumpkin, and apple) baked into a cake. Thank the taste buds overload lords for this one.

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