Mardi Gras Desserts and Treats

Being a holiday steeped in the tradition of indulgence, it's no surprise that dessert recipes play a major role in Mardi Gras. You'll discover tasty dessert recipes for beignets, Bananas Foster, and more to sweeten your Mardi Gras celebration.

Black Forest Banana Split Recipe


This five-ingredient dessert recipe has only 11 grams of fat.

French Market Beignets

Better Homes and Gardens

Fried dough squares are sprinkled with powdered sugar to make these sweet rolls. Serve them while still warm for brunch, a snack, or dessert.

Nutmeg Beignets

Better Homes and Gardens

From New Orleans' French Quarter coffee houses, beignets (ben yayz) are square hole-less fried dough that are airy and delicate. Use a deep saucepan to fry the beignets, leaving at least 3 inches between the oil and the top of the pan. Roll in powdered sugar and serve warm for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Bananas Foster

Better Homes and Gardens

Ready in just 15 minutes, this easy recipe instantly awes guests. Brown sugar, bananas, and a splash of liqueur are warmed and poured over ice cream for an enticing dessert.

Total: 15 mins

Banana Split Waffles

Family Circle

Breakfast or dessert? We'll let you make the call by customizing the toppings for these homemade waffles.

Banana Split


Bananas, ice cream, fruit toping, and fudge topping are layered into a frozen dessert that won't melt as fast as the classic version.

New Orleans Beignets for 48

Better Homes and Gardens

The traditional French fritter or beignet is a puffy, deep-fried doughnutlike pastry. Mixing the dough is easy with the help of your bread machine.

Raisin Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

This New Orleans dessert is truly sublime, as is the rich sauce that blankets every serving. It's a worthy indulgence.

Crispy Cherry-Almond Bars with Marshmallows

Midwest Living

Try this light and deliciously crispy, cherry-packed bar recipe at your next party or bake sale.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Souffle

Better Homes and Gardens

Rich, tender challah -- a Jewish egg bread that is usually prepared in long, braided loaves -- gives extraordinarily toothsome texture to this luscious pumpkin bread pudding souffle. If your family is not fond of Bourbon, feel free to skip the Easy Bourbon Molasses Sauce and drizzle servings of souffle with caramel ice cream topping.

Mallow-Praline Sweet Potato Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

This sweet potato pie -- made with baked or canned sweet potatoes -- is all set to take center stage at the Thanksgiving table. Although the recipe offers alternatives for crystalized ginger, freshly grated nutmeg, and buttermilk, use the original ingredients if you can. They make this an amazing pie.

Banana Split Trifles

Better Homes and Gardens

Hot fudge topping, cookies, and strawberry preserves make these ice cream sundaes a real treat.

Bananas Foster Mini Pies

Diabetic Living

These baked hand pies make it easy to enjoy caramel and bourbon-infused bananas on the go. Try them for dessert at your next party or picnic.

Pina Colada Poundcake

Family Circle

The blend of pineapple, lime, and coconut in this moist pound cake are as sweet as a tropical breeze. It's the perfect dessert for a Mexican or Caribbean dinner.

Banana Split Tarts

Diabetic Living

A complete Banana Split in one bite! For even more decadent dessert flavor, add a spoonful of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt to the tarts before topping with fruit.

Grilled Banana Split Sundae

Midwest Living

If you've never had dessert off the grill, try this recipe. Grilling softens the sweet bananas that are absolutely irresistible when topped with hot fudge sauce.

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