Leave a little room on your tray, and in your stomach, for a sweet ending. Like a praline after Tex-Mex, our hands-on research shows that these five desserts will increase your metabolism and keep you from falling asleep on your keyboard. At least that’s what we told ourselves before we fought over the last bite.
1. Whiskey-S’mores Bread Pudding
Day-old bread is baked with heavy cream, marshmallows, chocolate, and whiskey.
2. Crack Cake
This perfectly sweet, ooey-gooey pie version of a butter cake is addictive.
3. Aunt Polly’s Banana Pudding
This version is thick, rich, and filled with just the right ratio of banana slices and vanilla wafers.
4. Lemon Bars
A firm cake is saturated with a refreshing tart flavor.
5. World Famous Fried Pies
Peggy Sue BBQ
Crescents of house-made pastry wrap around cherry, chocolate, coconut, apple, or apricot filling.