21 Rich Desserts to Get You in the Spirit of Mardi Gras
2024/02/06

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It's Carnival season! No, we're not talking about . It's the festive, religious season that comes just before —and most notably includes the celebration of Mardi Gras. Just like with any big holiday or celebration, there are tons of traditional —including desserts! After all, it is the time to indulge in sweets before you . That's why we've rounded up some of the best Mardi Gras desserts to make all season long. Whether you plan to host a Mardi Gras party or you just want to get in the spirit, you'll want to add these cookies, , and to your baking list.

For some, it wouldn't be Mardi Gras without

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. With it's beautiful gold, purple, and green design, the king cake is a show-stopper at any Mardi Gras party. But there are other notable Mardi Gras treats worth trying, too. Ahead, you'll find favorites, like pecan pralines, banana cream pie, and so much more. If you want to take a trip to New Orleans without ever leaving your home, try our overnight beignets topped with lots of powdered sugar. Or give bananas foster a try; it's impressive as it is tasty. Of course, we also included our very own recipe for king cake—and you won't be disappointed. Just be sure to hide a whole almond (or plastic baby) inside the cake—it's a !

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