12 Recipes to Make You Want to Eat Dessert First

August 1st, 2016 by Joyce Balash

Happy August 1st! August is “Eat Dessert First Month” so I decided to load you up with some of my favorite Wilton dessert recipes! Cakes, cookies, pies, candy treats; we have them all! There is no excuse not to dive into one of these delicious desserts before any meal this month.

1. CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM ROLL CAKE

Summer heat can finally be beat with this awesome ice cream roll cake! Wilton’s Jelly Roll Pan is perfect for preparing this easy to make chocolate and ice cream cake! Get the full recipe here.

Chocolate Ice Cream Roll Cake

 

2. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Take it back to the basics by starting off your meal with some traditional chocolate chip cookies. These cookies can be flavored with Wilton’s Pure Vanilla Extract and baked on this Air Insulated Cookie Sheet for some amazing results! Get the full recipe here.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

3. CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE

Get the goodness of chocolate covered strawberries in a glass! Wilton’s Dark Cocoa Candy Melts pair perfectly with strawberry ice cream to make your milkshake out of this world! Don’t forget to top it off with Pink Sparkling Sugars, a doughnut made from our 12 Cavity Mini Doughnut Pan and a chocolate covered strawberry! Get the full recipe here.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Milkshake

4. CHOCOLATE FLUTED TUBE CAKES WITH SALTED CARAMEL GLAZE

For an adult only dinner, these make great dessert appetizers! A dark chocolate cake covered in a caramel glaze that is laced with Tito’s Homemade Vodka is sure to start the night off right! Wilton’s 12 Cavity Mini Fluted Cake Pan makes baking easy and the end results adorable! Get the full recipe here.

Mini Chocolate Fluted Tube Cakes with Caramel Glaze

5. CANDY DRIZZLES PRETZEL SNACK

Not enough time for a fancy pre-meal dessert? Mix up a dessert with what’s already in your cabinet by pouring the Candy Drizzles Pouch over some pretzels for an easy treat! Get the full recipe here.

Candy Drizzles Pretzel Snack

6. WHOOPIE PIES

Keep out of the sun by baking whoopie pies and having the whole family help decorate! Wilton’s Whoopie Pie Pan is great for making these sweet treats! Put your own twist on each one using   Candy Melts and any Wilton Sprinkles you choose! Get the full recipe here.

Whoopie Pies

7. KEY LIME COCONUT PIE

Get the pucker of a key lime pie mixed with a taste of coconut to take a twist on the traditional treat! The cookie crust is enhanced with toasted coconut and warm cinnamon graham flavors from Wilton’s Treatology Flavor Kit! Topped off with coconut-scented meringue, this is a treat you do not want to miss out on! Get the full recipe here.

Key Lime Coconut Pie

8. S’MORES BITES

No bonfire necessary for these s’mores treats! S’mores Candy Melts and graham cracker crumbs make for a perfect summer treat that doesn’t require the extra heat of a fire! Get the full recipe here.

S'mores Bites

9. MOJITO MOUSSE CAKES

Have your cake-tail and eat it too with a mini mojito mousse cake. Another adult only treat is found in this delectable dessert. Start with rum, lime and aromatic mint for classic mojito flavor. Bake in our 3 Piece Mini Springform Pans for amazing results! Get the full recipe here.

Mojito Mousse Cakes

10. LEMON RASPBERRY TARTS

Lemon and raspberry are a summer pair that make for a tart treat! Using Wilton’s 4 in. Round Tart Pan, you can make great individual sized desserts! This light dessert treat and their personal size make them a great pre-meal dessert! Get the full recipe here.

Lemon Raspberry Tarts

11. BANANA WALNUT FRENCH TOAST CUPCAKES

Even breakfast deserves a pre-meal dessert this month! Wake up your taste buds with a twist on French toast! Hearty maple syrup, sweet bananas and crunchy candied walnuts combine to make this breakfast cupcake the best way start to your day. Bake them in the Perfect Results Bar Pan for 12 individual treats! Get the full recipe here.

Banana Walnut French Toast Cupcakes

12. MOUSSE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE SHOOTERS

Everyone is sure to love the creamy mousse inside this crispy cookie shot glass! Use the Sweet Shooters Cookie Shot Glass Pan to make the chocolate chip shooter cup and fill them up with our sweet chocolate mousse recipe for a delicious dessert that would be perfect to eat first. Get the full recipe here.

Mousse Chocolate Chip Cookie Shooters

Joyce Balash Joyce is a summer contractor at Wilton helping out the Public Relations and Digital Marketing team. During the year, you can find Joyce at Lewis University getting her degree in Public Relations/Advertising while minoring in Marketing and Broadcasting. Joyce is also a member of Lewis’ volleyball team. In her free time, Joyce enjoys listening to country music, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

One Reply

  1. Joseph James says:

    Great recipes , thanks

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