10 Store-Bought Desserts You Can Totally Pass Off As Your Own

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Quick and easy replacements for your homemade desserts

10 Store-Bought Desserts You Can Totally Pass Off As Your Own

10 Store-Bought Desserts You Can Totally Pass Off As Your Own
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The table is set, the candles are lit, and your dinner is almost ready, giving off an aroma that's impossible to resist. Everything is looking perfect until you realize that you forgot to make dessert. How could you forget the most important part of any holiday dinner? Fear not, for we have compiled a list of 10 incredible store-bought desserts that you can easily pass off as your own.

Chips Ahoy! Hot Cocoa

Chips Ahoy! Hot Cocoa
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These limited edition cookies are great chocolate treats to serve, because they’re so new to the shelves that most people haven’t tasted them yet. The cookies feature a strong cocoa flavor with small milk chocolate chips and marshmallow bits. Place them in the microwave for about seven seconds, and serve them with hot cocoa for an after dinner treat.

Dancing Deer Baking Co.® Happy Birthday Espresso Cake

Dancing Deer Baking Co.® Happy Birthday Espresso Cake
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Did you remember everything for the birthday party except the cake? Don’t worry. This kit comes with plates, napkins, candles, and the delicious cake. The indulgent dark chocolate cake has a white Belgian chocolate drizzle on the top for added flair. You can find this cake at Costco or on Dancing Deer Baking Co.’s site.

David’s Cookies Original New York Style Cheesecake

David’s Cookies Original New York Style Cheesecake
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Top this Brooklyn cheesecake with fresh strawberries — or, in winter, with thin, layered slices of peeled, seeded orange — for a truly beautiful dessert. A graham cracker crust combines with a rich, creamy filling in this treat. This cheesecake can be found at Costco or on David’s Cookie’s site.

Edwards Key Lime Pie

Edwards Key Lime Pie
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Who has the time to make a Key lime pie from scratch? This Key lime pie finds the perfect balance of tart and sweet, which is combined with a vanilla crumb crust. Top it off with some fresh whipped cream to serve your guests something they might not be expecting this fall.

Junior’s Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Junior’s Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
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Whoever thought of combining two of the best desserts, pumpkin pie and cheesecake, was a genius for sure.  Justin’s pumpkin pie cheesecake is filled with creamy rich bites and cinnamon overtones that smell just like fall.

Marie Callender’s Dutch Apple Pie

Marie Callender’s Dutch Apple Pie
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Looking for something quick to serve after Thanksgiving dinner when you haven’t had any time to prepare dessert? Look no further than Marie Callender’s pies. This Dutch apple pie is made with 100 percent Fuji apples, and is baked with a flaky crust from scratch. No one will know that you didn’t make it using Grandma’s recipe.

Pepperidge Farm Coconut 3-Layer Cake

Pepperidge Farm Coconut 3-Layer Cake
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The coconut movement is still incredibly popular with coconut water and coconut oil taking over the culinary world. Incorporate coconut into your next party by serving this creamy, sweet 3-layer cake with a coconut icing filling. Plate this cake with some blackberries to add some freshness to the sweet coconut bite.

Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Biting into these soft cookies immediately conjures images of your mom baking fresh cookies when you were a child. The chocolate chunks provide the perfect ratio of crunch to soft cookie. Heat these up in the microwave for a few seconds, so they’re warm and gooey. Serve them on a platter with vanilla ice cream on the side. No one will ever think to question your chewy, melted cookie when they can smell them through the house.

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Lava Cakes

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Lava Cakes

There’s nothing as exciting as the moment your fork touches a decadent chocolate lava cake and breaks open the gooey center filled with chocolate ganache. If you’re not Iron Chef material in the kitchen, just thaw this frozen cake; it's definitely impress-your-family material. It looks homemade, and tastes like something you'd be served dining at a fine restaurant.

Walmart’s Banana Bread

Walmart’s Banana Bread
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This moist banana bread combines natural vanilla, banana purée, and walnuts to create a loaf that tastes like it’s fresh out of the oven. Chop up some fresh bananas and make some chocolate liqueur whipped cream to serve on top of these slices.