Oscar Party Dessert Ideas

Recipes That Deserve to Win an Academy Award

Planning to watch the Oscars? Whether you're hosting an Academy Awards-themed birthday party or just want something delectable to munch on while watching the show with the family, these recipes will suit the occasion. From classic brownies to fancy dipped strawberries, all of these desserts are buzz-worthy treats your Oscar-watchers won't soon forget.

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    Full Frame Shot Of Strawberries
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    There is something about dipped strawberries that just screams "elegance." And when those strawberries are dipped in white chocolate, the effect is even more pronounced. Rolling these berries in coconut takes this dessert over the top.

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    Desserts don't have to be fancy to be exceptional. This recipe proves that the simple brownie can be elevated to award-winning status. Soft, chewy, dense and rich with deep chocolate flavor, these brownies are everything a great dessert should be. For an extra special treat, serve these brownies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

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    There is just something about these lemon bars that say "special" to me. The sweet-tart filling sits atop a buttery crust. The bars are then topped off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Light, refreshing with just the right amount of zing, these lemon bars are sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire.

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    Melting chocolate
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    This delightfully dense chocolate cake is true to its name: It is made without flour. And with just four ingredients, this cake is truly easy to make. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a small scoop of good-quality vanilla ice cream.

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes
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    Roll out the red carpet with these tender red velvet cupcakes. To make them truly Oscar-worthy, decorate these cupcakes with edible gold dust (compare prices) or movie-themed fondant decorations (look for them in a craft supply store, such as Michaels).

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    And the award for best cookie in a role featuring chocolate chips goes to...these thick, dense and chewy chocolate chip cookies! They look and taste like they came from an upscale bakery. In fact, they have a secret ingredient that comes from a bakery recipe: yeast! Don't worry: You don't have to wait for these cookies to rise. The yeast just gives them a little lift.