Once in a while it’s good to try new things and step away from the traditional. Here we made a delicious selection of heavenly desserts that carry surprising and unexpected ingredients, creating a richer, more unique tasting experience that you have to try!

I love dessert. I can't be guilty about it because I have to taste everything. I experiment. -Martha Stewart

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Avocado brings that texture we all crave.
Avocado brings that texture we all crave. Source: Well Plated

This delicious velvety mousse will soon be one of your favorite desserts! The surprising ingredient, avocado, is used to thicken the mousse, making the texture richer and even more delicious. The mild and sweet enough taste of avocado blends seamlessly with the chocolate, and the recipe is so easy to make that everybody can prepare it with absolute success; it doesn’t matter how experienced in the kitchen you are.

Spicy Peanut and Toasted Coconut Cookies

If you already love coconut cookies, you’ll love this spicy version too!
If you already love coconut cookies, you’ll love this spicy version too! Source: Splendid Table

This incredible recipe by Splendid Table is a must for anyone craving a new taste. The mix of sweet and spicy of chow mein cookies, honey, and cayenne pepper creates a fascinating party of flavors that is addictive, and it will send you back for bite after bite.

Rich Layered Chocolate Cake - With Mayo

Mayonnaise gives the recipe that rich and creamy texture it needs.
Mayonnaise gives the recipe that rich and creamy texture it needs. Source: Delish

This tasty Chocolate Layer Cake has a rich and creamy texture with the help from a few premade ingredients: cake mix, frosting and mayonnaise… Yes, mayo! It sounds like madness but the ingredient actually makes a great addition to the recipe, making it extra delicious and, of course, memorable. Check out the step-by-step over at Delish!

Wine Gummy Hearts

These wine gummies will be the adult’s new favorite treat!
These wine gummies will be the adult’s new favorite treat! Source: Nest And Glow

These adorable treats would be the life of any party! And the best part is: you can choose what wine to use: red, rosé, white or all of the above… making these little guys even more personalized and quite the crowd-pleaser! You can also add other drink options, such as champagne, to celebrate the holidays and New Year's eve! To make the shape, you can use molds, ice trays or even use a simple shallow pan and use cookie cutters. Just be careful not to let these gummies around kids! The little ones might eat thinking it’s just candy when this is only destined for the adults!

If you want more delicious recipes for grown ups only, check out these 15 Delicious Cocktails to Truly Be Thankful For.

Bayley’s Parfait

The amazing recipe will enchant everybody!
The amazing recipe will enchant everybody! Source: Homemade Hooplah

Doesn’t the photo make your mouth water? This unforgettable Cookies and Cream Parfait recipe is incredibly delicious and it will impress anyone who tries it! The use of Baileys takes the dessert to a whole new level and adds that delicious taste we all crave. Get the ingredients list and how-to over at Homemade Hooplah!

Eggnog With Tofu

This healthy recipe fits all dietary needs to include everybody on your next gathering!
This healthy recipe fits all dietary needs to include everybody on your next gathering! Source: Chocolate Covered Katie

This healthy recipe is sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, low-fat, cholesterol-free, and gluten free while being incredibly delicious! The ingredients list contains half a cup of silken tofu, but you won’t even taste it while you enjoy this healthier take on the seasonal treat. And even another good reason to try it: each serving only yields 86 calories, so the dieters won’t have to resist the eggnog, everyone can enjoy it freely! The recipe can easily be mastered in a blender, and you can check out the details over at Chocolate Covered Katie!

Check out our other article on Mouthwatering Eggnog Desserts You Have To Try!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip With Potatoes

The healthy recipe allows you to indulge in it guilt-free.
The healthy recipe allows you to indulge in it guilt-free. Source: Oh She Glows

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip is perfect for any gathering, and it’s a healthy recipe that everyone will be able to enjoy! It is:

  • vegan,
  • gluten-free,
  • grain-free,
  • oil-free,
  • soy-free,
  • (optionally) nut-free.

The unexpected base of potatoes creates a silky cream texture that screams delicious! You have to try it!

Olive Oil Sweet Ice Cream With Fresh Thyme

Surprisingly delicious, this olive oil ice cream will be your summer favorite!
Surprisingly delicious, this olive oil ice cream will be your summer favorite! Source: Foodness Gracious

Olive oil sounds like something that doesn’t go with ice cream, but believe me, it does. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! The rich and creamy flavor will surprise you and quickly please your tastebuds, which will keep asking for more. Get the recipe over at Foodness Gracious!

Sauerkraut Chocolate Cupcake

These cupcakes will surprise you with a delicious flavor!
These cupcakes will surprise you with a delicious flavor! Source: Spoiled To Perfection

Sauerkraut may be a weird ingredient when you think of cupcakes, but it is in fact a great addition to increase flavor, add texture and live cultures! You have to check out this delicious recipe!

Chipotle Pepper - Kahlo Cookies

Chipotle pepper gives an amazing touch to these cookies.
Chipotle pepper gives an amazing touch to these cookies. Source: Splendid Table

These unique cookies also known as “Strangely hot Mexican cookies” have an unforgettable party of flavors that will enchant you from the very first bite with its unexpected punch. The addition of chipotle pepper and hot pepper extract makes the recipe incredibly interesting and surprisingly delicious. Get the recipe!

Kitchen adventures are always fun to embark on, especially when trying an unfamiliar recipe. Be creative with unexpected ingredients and you’ll soon be creating your own unexpectedly delicious recipes and unforgettable dishes! Fails are bound to happen sometimes, and if your recipe doesn’t taste as good as you wish it did, at least it will make for a good story to tell during the holiday gatherings and bring some laughter.

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What do you think of these unexpected ingredients? Do you know any other dessert recipe with a surprising touch? Let us know on the comment section below!

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