When you are planning your next dinner party, be sure and include dessert. It seems most people are careful about their diets and have eliminated dessert from their normal dinners. So the dinner party can be a time to let go a little bit and splurge on those calories, knowing you and your guests can go back to eating healthy starting tomorrow.

Here are some of my favorites from over the years. And they are my favorites for two reasons. Obviously they all taste wonderful, but they can also be prepared in advance, allowing you more time to enjoy the evening with your guests. So good luck trying to choose from these.

1) Cinnamon–Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie                Epicurious


 2) Creamy Coffee Pie                                                    
Taste of Home


3) Salted Caramel Apple Galette                 
Sally's Baking Addiction

4) Strawberry-Rhubarb Streusel Bars                           
The Kitchn


5) Gâteau Breton                                                   
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6) Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup                             

7) Almond Praline Cheesecake                     
Mindee's Cooking Obsession


8) Pecan Pie Bars                                                           
Cookies & Cups

9)Butter Pecan Cake                                                 
Mama Needs Cake


10) Make-Ahead Treacle Tart                                     
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