Got a birthday party coming up? Step outside the box (of cake mix) and make one of these show-stopping treats. From ice cream bars to grilled donuts, we’ve got 16 ideas that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Click through the slideshow below to get inspired—just don’t forget to make a wish.

Circus Animal Truffle Bark

Turn your kiddo's favorite cookie into this colorful truffle bark from A BaJillian Recipes. This would also work perfectly as a take-home treat for goodie bags. Click here to get the full recipe.

photo: A baJillian Recipes

  • Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars
  • S’mores Muffin Tin Ice Cream Cakes
  • Ice Cream Cake Pops
  • Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Grilled Donuts
  • Ice Cream Cupcakes
  • Cookies and Cream Dessert Pizza
  • Balboa Bars
  • Breakfast for Dessert
  • Tiny Pies
  • Funfetti Cake Batter Popsicles
  • Banana Split Ice Cream Pie (In a Jar)
  • Dirt Dessert
  • Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream Cake
  • Fried Ice Cream
  • Circus Animal Truffle Bark

 

Have you seen any cool desserts lately? Tell us your picks in the Comments section below!

— Erin Lem & Susie Foresman