Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for Everyone to Love

November 20th, 2023 by


It’s time for Thanksgiving ya’ll! Sure, it’s only a few days away, but don’t worry. This year, we’re going to share some recipes that anyone can make the day before for plenty of time to cool and enjoy later. It’s all about the desserts this time around, and we got something for everyone. One classic, and one for the vegan crowd. There’s always one in the group these days, but we can’t leave them out of the sweets, even if they do turn away from anything that doesn’t grow out of the ground.

Pecan Puffs

A classic we always like to bring around. Everyone loves them, and they’re not too tough to make. All it takes is several ingredients and a mini cupcake baking pan.

Shell Ingredients

  •       2 cups of all-purpose flour
  •       One 8-oz package of cream cheese
  •       1/2 cups of softened butter

Shell Instructions

Making the shell is the easiest part of this. Dump all of the ingredients above into a medium size mixing bowl. Stir until there aren’t any large lumps, but it doesn’t have to be extra smooth either. We want it to be like a crumbled pie. Then, take a spoonful at a time, roll it into a little ball, and then press this into the mini muffin baking pan. Spread it out in each muffin hole with your thumbs to make it just thin enough to resemble the bottom half of the cupcake, but hollow. We’re going to fill it with something better.

Filling Ingredients

  •       2 eggs, blended
  •       2 cups of light brown sugar
  •       Dash of salt
  •       1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  •       1 1/2 cups of chopped pecan nuts

Filling Instructions

If you haven’t already, preheat that oven to 350 degrees. Again, just take all of the ingredients and mix them together in a medium or large bowl. Make sure it’s all stirred up so all the ingredients are indistinguishable from the other. Then, take a spoonful of each and guide it into the shells we made in the mini cupcake pan. Don’t overfill it, or we’ll have a mess once they bake.

Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Then, lower the temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes. Once done, remove them from the oven and let them cool. These bad boys are perfectly fresh and hold up well when frozen, so don’t be afraid to make more than you need.

Vegan Puffs

No, not vegan pecan puffs. We wouldn’t dare talk about such blasphemy. This one is made with dates, oats, hazelnuts, and a few extra ingredients to roll it all together.

Ingredients to make about 15 puffs


  •       140g of dates (pitted)
  •       100g of rolled oats
  •       70g ground hazelnuts
  •       40g of linseeds
  •       2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  •       ½ teaspoon of salt
  •       1½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  •       hazelnuts for garnishing


  1.     Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2.     Soak dates in a bowl of water for about 5 minutes.
  3.     Add the oats, ground hazelnuts, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl and mix well.
  4.     Put half of the dry mixture, dates, and coconut oil into a food processor like a miracle bullet or ninja to blend together well. You might have to shake it up or stir it up with a spoon now and then to make sure it’s all blended up, because we’re going to add the other half of the mixture in as well.
  5.     Pour out the mixture and kneed it all into a dough.
  6.     Form small balls out of the mixture and place them onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  7.     Place a hazelnut into the top of each ball enough to make a small dent.
  8.     Bake for 15 minutes.
  9.     Set them aside to cool.

Pretty easy to make, right? Who doesn’t love a good dessert? If you have any other great Thanksgiving dessert recipes to share with us, be sure to post them on Miami Lakes Automall social media.

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