Skip Dinner, Go Right To Dessert! 13 Desserts Better Than Entrees

Sometimes you just want to get right to the sweet part of the meal, and honestly, desserts can steal the show. Think about it: Why not treat yourself to a little sweetness first? There are 13 desserts so incredible, they completely overshadow the main courses. It’s that feeling of pure joy from a good dessert that can turn any regular day into something special.

Three pieces of pecan pie brownies on slate coasters.
Pecan Pie Brownies. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Cookies.
Chocolate Caramel Cookies. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Let our Chocolate Caramel Cookies be the reason you sidestep dinner tonight. With rich chocolate that meets smooth caramel, each one is a bite-sized trip to heaven. They’re the sort of simple pleasure that makes a meal feel complete without the main course. Dig in and let the deliciousness confirm that dessert is arguably the best part of dining.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

An apple cinnamon roll on a plate with a spoon.
Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls are here to convince you to cozy up with dessert first. Wrap yourself in the comfort they bring, bursting with soft, sweet apple goodness and a hint of spice. A favorite in the making, they’re all the reason you need to skip straight to the sweet part of your meal. They’re the epitome of why dessert often beats out the main course.
Get the Recipe: Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Turtle Brownies

A piece of Turtle Brownie with ice cream on a plate.
Turtle Brownies. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Indulge into dessert territory with our Turtle Brownies and find out why the best dishes are often sweet. Packed with chocolate, oozy caramel, and pecans, each bite is a flavor celebration. Perfect for those days when you’re all about treating yourself. These brownies are all the evidence needed to proclaim dessert the victor over traditional entrees.
Get the Recipe: Turtle Brownies

Butter Scones

Two butter scones on a plate with a cup of tea on a marble surface.
Butter Scones. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Ready to forget dinner and treat yourself right away? Enjoy our Butter Scones with your favorite warm drink. They’re rich, creamy, and just the indulgence you need. When you’re in the mood for something hearty, these will hit the spot and prove once again that desserts can outshine entrees.
Get the Recipe: Butter Scones

Lemon Goldies

Three square pieces of lemon goldies on a white plate.
Lemon Goldies. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Skip the main and head straight for dessert with our Lemon Goldies. They’ve got that perfect zing of tartness paired with just enough sweet goodness. A simple, refreshing treat that’ll make you glad you decided to treat yourself first. They’re the tangy escape that’ll make you think twice about needing an entree.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Goldies

Maple Pecan Pie Bars

A plate with a slice of pecan cake and a cup of coffee.
Maple Pecan Pie Bars. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Maple Pecan Pie Bars turn any moment into an occasion to enjoy dessert in all its glory. Skip ahead to the sweetness of maple blended with the crunch of pecans. These bars are a testament to the joy of treating yourself well. They’ll remind you that sometimes, dessert is all the meal you really need.
Get the Recipe: Maple Pecan Pie Bars

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Upside Down Cake with a slice missing.
Strawberry Upside Down Cake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Go right to dessert with our Strawberry Upside Down Cake and let its simple, bright flavor captivate you. Sweet, vibrant, and oozing with juicy strawberries, it’s a no-fuss way to satisfaction. A plate of this cake is all you need to understand why sometimes it’s better to skip dinner. Treat yourself to this, and watch how quickly it becomes a sweet highlight of your day.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Brown Butter Apple Blondies

A black plate with Brown Butter Apple Blondie squares with apples on the left and pumpkins on the right side of the table.
Brown Butter Apple Blondies. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Your search for the ultimate comfort dessert ends with our Brown Butter Apple Blondies. They’re like a warm hug in food form, packing in the sweet scent and taste of apples. Consider your sweet tooth satisfied, making the notion of “dinner first” seem unnecessary. Embrace the warmth and richness they offer, and you’ll find yourself convinced that dessert is where it’s at.
Get the Recipe: Brown Butter Apple Blondies

Cookie Dough Milkshake

Cookie Dough Milkshake with a spoon and syrup in the background.
Cookie Dough Milkshake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Embrace the fun with our Cookie Dough Milkshake that’s all about dessert without the wait. Think of sipping on the delight of cookie dough in a flavor-rich, creamy form. This shake is where indulgence meets convenience, showing that dessert can sometimes be all you need. It’s treats like this that make the case: who needs dinner when you’ve got dessert?
Get the Recipe: Cookie Dough Milkshake

Mango Curd

A jar of mango curd next to a mango and a mint leaf.
Mango Curd. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Feel the urge to bypass dinner with our Mango Curd’s smooth, tropical flavors. It’s the kind of dessert that surprises you with its simplicity and charm. It is an understated dish yet packs a serious flavor punch, proving dessert can stand on its own. The mellow sweetness will convince you that ending with dessert isn’t enough—it should start there too.
Get the Recipe: Mango Curd

Lemon Loaf

A slice of lemon pound loaf on a plate with daffodils.
Lemon Loaf. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

With our Lemon Loaf, you’re invited to revamp your dining routine by enjoying dessert up front. Tangy, refreshing, and the perfect companion to your favorite drink, it makes every moment special. Enjoy the simplicity and decide for yourself why dessert often beats the main course. Uncomplicated and utterly delicious, it’s the treat that makes skipping to the sweet part easy.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Loaf

Pecan Pie Brownies

Three pieces of pecan pie brownies on slate coasters.
Pecan Pie Brownies. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Who needs an entree when our Pecan Pie Brownies bring all the magic of dessert to your tongue? Combining rich chocolate with nutty pecans, they’re a dream come true for sweet tooths. Indulge in the richness, and you won’t miss dinner at all. Proof that sometimes it’s okay to go straight to dessert, no questions asked.
Get the Recipe: Pecan Pie Brownies

Buttermilk Banana Cake

Banana-Buttermilk Cake on a platter.
Buttermilk Banana Cake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Sometimes skipping straight to dessert is the way to go, and our Buttermilk Banana Cake is here to prove it. Savor the richness that comes with every comforting bite. This is the kind of cake that fills the room with its inviting aroma, making dinner seem optional. Choose this, and indulge in the simple pleasure that often sees desserts coming out on top compared to entrees.
Get the Recipe: Buttermilk Banana Cake

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