We know that Thanksgiving already has a lot of signature desserts. It’s hard to think about a Thanksgiving dinner that doesn’t end with apple or pumpkin pies.
And we get it. Traditions are important. But so is trying new things.
To help everyone who is also obsessed with brownies bring more of them to Thanksgiving dinner, we put together a list of five easy thanksgiving dessert ideas to bring to this year’s Thanksgiving.
1. Send Brownie Gifts
The easiest Thanksgiving dessert idea requires no baking at all, so we’ll start there.
Just send a big Thanksgiving gift of brownies to the one hosting you for Thanksgiving dinner to say, “Thank you for preparing a huge meal for me, have some brownies. But please save some for my dessert on Thursday.”
If you’re not sure where you’re going yet or have plans to eat at multiple Thanksgiving dinners (we’re jealous), you can ship a brownie box to yourself and bring it along as your contribution to the meal. Maybe some of the brownies will last to dinner!
Depending on who’s at the table, here’s what we recommend:
2. Make Brownie Mounds
This is the best way to make sure you get a full brownie to yourself. Plus, it’s delicious and a super easy Thanksgiving dessert to make.
You can bake your own brownies for this recipe, but it’s a lot easier to get your favorite Fairytale Brownies in bulk. They’re fudgy, decadently rich, and baked with Belgian dark chocolate — and if anyone asks, we’ll let you say you made them yourself.
Just mix the ingredients and cool until it’s time to dig in!
3. Share Chocolate Chip Brownie Cheesecake
If this isn’t in your Thanksgiving dessert plans, you’re going to want to change that immediately. The mixture of smooth cheesecake and the rich Fairytale Brownies make this easy Thanksgiving dessert an unbeatable combo of flavors.
Bonus: it doesn’t require any baking as long as you order some Chocolate Chip Fairytale Brownies.
4. Bake Pecan Brownies with Sweet Potato Casserole Topping
For all the brownie fans that love the combination of savory and sweet desserts, we bring you our take on a Thanksgiving staple — sweet potato casserole.
It’s rich, filled with texture, and definitely going to be one of your new favorite Thanksgiving dessert ideas. Just order a dozen Pecan Fairytale Brownies, follow this recipe for the sweet potato topping, and voila! You’re the new go-to person for desserts.
5. Serve Cinnamon Cocoa Brownie Fritters
This last one might not quite count as an easy Thanksgiving dessert, but it’s delicious and so worth it if you’re feeling a bit more ambitious. Our Cinnamon Cocoa Brownies save you from that part of the baking, and you can get the butterscotch sauce from the store to save time there, too.
Warm, flavorful desserts that involve fragrant cinnamon, toasty pecans, and rich dark chocolate brownies are basically a requirement during the autumn season.
Which Thanksgiving Dessert Will You Make?
If your hands are busy baking the rest of dinner, you deserve a break when it comes to dessert! And since we all deserve more brownies in our lives, any of these easy Thanksgiving dessert ideas will make this year a Thanksgiving to remember.
We know it’s hard to choose just one. Luckily Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to make them all.