Are you tired of the classic fall Desserts, year after year? You know what to expect at every Thanksgiving dinner for dessert: apple pie and pumpkin pie. Although these simplicities will always be delicious, sometimes you need a more memorable year for desserts. Spice up your Thanksgiving dinner with these different - but still tasty - twists! These desserts are going to be Thanksgiving dinner table classics next year!

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Watergate salad

Watergate salad is a fun twist on a fruit salad! This dessert is easy to make, bountiful, and a family favorite.

  • 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (keep the juice)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 container frozen whipped cream, thawed

In a large bowl, mix together everything but whipped cream and then fold it in. Chill for about one hour. Serve and enjoy!

Oreo cookie popcorn

Oreo Cookie Popcorn is a sweet alternative to salty popcorn! Add peppermint to the melted white chocolate chips or use mint Oreos around Christmas time for a delicious change!

  • Popped popcorn (approximately two bags)
  • 2 cups of white chocolate chips
  • 1 package of Oreo cookies (you only need 20)

1. Layout popped popcorn on a sheet of wax paper.

2. Places 20 Oreo cookies in a plastic bag and then smash them into little pieces.

3. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl for 2-3 minutes, until completely melted. Stir.

4. Pour the melted white chocolate chips over the popped popcorn. Sprinkle with Oreo pieces immediately after pouring.

5. Carefully, mix everything together while the chocolate is still hot.

6. Let it sit for 45 minutes until the chocolate cools and hardens.


Apple pudding cake

Try this multi-generational family recipe which is so delicious, it'll be a tradition for decades!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 4-5 Granny Smith apples, grated

1. Cream the sugar and butter together then add grated apples and beaten egg.

2. Sift the flour, baking soda, and spices and mix with other ingredients.

3. Bake it at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Enjoy!

Try this unique beverage along with your desserts!

S'mores bars

If you love making s'mores by the light of a fire - but hate the sticky mess - you'll love this alternative. This recipe will be a favorite for kid's moms!

  • 8 cups of Golden Graham Cereal
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

1. Butter about an13 x 9x2 inch pan.

2. Heat four cups of mini marshmallows, the chocolate chips, corn syrup, and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from heat.

3. Measure cereal in a large bowl.

4. Pour mixture over cereal in a bowl. Quickly toss until evenly coated. Stir in 1 cup marshmallows.

5. Press the mixture into the pa, using the buttered back of a spoon. Let it stand, uncovered, at least 1 hour.

6. Cut into square bars and enjoy!