18 Unique Wedding Dessert Ideas That Aren’t Cake

At the heart of every wedding are great dinner food and definitely mouthwatering desserts. However, despite what some might believe, there are no hard-set rules saying that your wedding dessert must be a cake. In fact, the best weddings we have seen usually step outside the “traditional” pattern and go for more unique desserts, like eclairs, cupcakes, chocolate-covered fruit, and more.

Extraordinary Dessert Ideas You’ll Really Want on your Wedding Menu
The wedding dessert can be your opportunity, as a couple, to show off your personality and leave your guests with a taste to remember. This is why it is especially important to find the right baker — someone who will listen to your needs but also incorporate their own professional touch. With a bit of research and planning, you can escalate your wedding from a “typical event,” to a fancy, unforgettable, and delectable occasion.

We have researched current baking trends and popular treats to select 18 mouth-watering, decadent desserts — perfect for your wedding day. These can be easily recreated by your baker, or you can add your own personal flair to make them even more special.

Check out the list below. We hope it inspires you to get creative, think outside the box, and most of all, have fun planning your wedding!

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From good ole Eclairs to Cookie dough ice-cream sandwiches: see more cake alternatives below. Hover over the photo to see the names of each recipe.

Move over macaroons, the old sheriff is back

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The rainbow marshmallows are a fun pop of color! Psst, add your wedding colors to make it a personalized delicacy!

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Try these Cheesecake bars instead of the whole cheesecake!
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Is there anything better than this classic treat?      Oreos!
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This will RUIN you for all other ice-cream sandwiches
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The sweetest lasagna you’ll ever eat
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Let me see that Pumpkin roll
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You won’t find these egg rolls on the take-out menu

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O.M.G These cupcakes are adorable!
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You’ll never want a normal grilled cheese again

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It’s time to seriously step up your fudgesicle game

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These Pops are bananas

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This no-bake show-stopper has only 4 ingredients

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Your inner child called and specifically asked for you to make these immediately

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Marshmallow Tigger Pops

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We’re coco-nuts for these mini pies!

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Three Ingredients, let’s go

Oreos, cream cheese, and white chocolate chips are a match made in dessert heaven

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When it comes to choosing a wedding dessert, the key is to keep an open mind.

There are so many dessert ideas out there to choose from — so have fun in the process! Sample lots of recipes, get outside your comfort zone, and maybe even add a personal twist to one of the examples above. The options are endless! Every wedding dessert is special, and with a bit of planning, we are certain that you will find the perfect one for you and your spouse. You can find even more dessert ideas at Delish.com. Which of these desserts would you try? And, do you plan on adding your favorite comfort food as your dessert? Let us know in the comment box below.

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Super Simple Apple Cider Wedding Favors

Fall weddings can be cold. I’ll be very honest about that. But there is so much personality that you can add into fall weddings. Pumpkins, pies, apples … that can actually all make your wedding really stand out. Just don’t do all at once. Skip the idea of an apple pumpkin pie instead of a wedding cake. Instead, just go with super simple apple cider wedding favors.

I actually got these at a wedding at the tail end of last year. I’m not sure if the couple DIY’d them or purchased them, but you can totally make them yourself if you have a little time on your hands.

Or if your family and friends have a little time on their hands.

See, if you’re making these yourself, you are basically just opening apple cider and pouring it into nottles. This post is more of an idea than a tutorial, to be honest. You want the favors to be as fresh as possible, so you want to make these as close to your wedding day as possible. Plus, if you actually keep them too long, they’ll ferment and can potentially explode when your guests open them.

Apple Cider Wedding Favors are perfect for fall weddings. Find out what to include in this Super Simple Apple Cider Wedding Favors post on www.drugstoredivas.net.

Super Simple Apple Cider Wedding Favors

If you really wanted to, you could make homemade apple cider. But honestly, you’re getting married. You don’t have time for that. Instead, just buy gallons of apple cider from the local orchard or the grocery store.

That’s why I’m calling these super simple. Not because they’re basic (they’re not!), but because they’re easy to assemble simply.

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

When you’re buying the glass bottles, choose ones that match your style. So if your wedding has a vintage feel, look for vintage bottles. If you’re having a very modern wedding, go with more of a square- or block-shaped glass bottle. A mason jar would work for a rustic wedding And if you want to keep it classy, a tall, smooth bottle works.

Wash and dry your glass bottle.

Open the apple cider. Very carefully, use the funnel to help fill each bottle with apple cider. Close the bottle.

Continue on until you have enough of the apple cider wedding favors for your guests.

Tie the thank you tag to the jar using a piece of ribbon.

Apple Cider Wedding Favors are perfect for fall weddings. Find out what to include in this Super Simple Apple Cider Wedding Favors post on www.drugstoredivas.net.

The apple cider wedding favors we got were so cute and had thank you tags that said “apple’y ever after” on them. You could use that play on words or you could just write thank you. If you’re feeling really whimsy, you could get apple-shaped thank you tags.

These apple cider wedding favors would pair perfectly with apple cider doughnuts.

If you’re getting the apple cider from a local orchard, there’s a good chance they make apple cider doughnuts on site. So order those, as long as they can be individually wrapped, and give them out as a pair.

I’m a huge fan of edible wedding favors, so if you’re inviting me to your wedding, give me something I can eat on the car ride home.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you give out these apple cider wedding favors?

Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, which is making me think of red, white, and blue wedding favors. They can be really festive if you’re having a wedding this weekend or a July 4th wedding. And, if you’ve been around here a while, you know I’m a big fan of edible wedding favors. So, of course, I think these red, white, and blue chocolate star wedding favors are perfect.

You can make them at home yourself whenever you have time, then save them until your wedding day.

I made them using a star-shaped silicone mold. If you’re making these for your wedding, I would recommend picking up multiple molds. It would take you a really long time to make enough for all your guests if you could only make a couple at a time.

A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.

Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors

Now, small aside: I’m making them red, white, and blue in this tutorial because I’m posting this on Memorial Day Weekend. Honestly, you can make them any colors you want.
A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.
Using the garlic grater side of a cheese grater, shave the blue then red candy melts into the cavities of the star-shaped mold.
You don’t want to completely fill the bottom with shavings. You do want to see the white through some of it.
And don’t worry if you end up getting some of the shavings on the side. They’ll add to the character of these.
Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwavable-safe bowl. I suggest regular chocolate chips for this instead of white candy melts. Personally,  I don’t love the taste of candy melts (although they have gotten better recently), so I vote for white chocolate chips instead.
Melt them for 30 seconds, then stir. Put them back in the microwave for another 30 seconds, then stir. Continue this until the chocolate chips are completely melted.

A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.
Spoon a dollop of melted white chocolate into each star-shaped cavity in the mold. Don’t overfill them because then the bottom of these won’t sit flat. You’re putting them in a plastic bag, so it’s not the biggest deal if they’re not perfectly flat, but I really am a perfectionist when it comes to anything wedding.

A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.
Bounce the silicone mold on your countertop a few times. That will flatten out the melted white chocolate.
If you’re like me and you were messy when you were shaving the red and blue candy melts, the extra shavings along the top of the mold will fall into your chocolate when you’re bouncing the mold. I think it’s okay but if you’re even more of a perfectionist than I am, you’ll want to wipe the mold off before scooping the white chocolate.

A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.
Put them in the fridge to cool completely before popping them out of the mold. They’ll come out so easily and without any real effort. Put them in a bag to sit in your fridge until you’re ready to package them.

A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.
When you are, cut thin, long strips of red and blue card stock. Fold them back and forth, like an accordion. Then, cut them every two or so inches to create paper shred (or you could just purchase paper shred if you don’t feel like making it).

A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.
Add the paper shred to the bottom of a plastic treat bag.

A perfect patriotic wedding favor are these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors. Find out how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com. You can change them to your wedding colors as well.

Put two or three red, white, and blue chocolate stars into the bag. Tie it with a white ribbon.

Place one at each guest’s seat at your wedding.
BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make these Homemade Red, White, And Blue Chocolate Star Wedding Favors?

Want more Homemade Edible Wedding Favor ideas?

Homemade S’mores Fudge Wedding Favors
Summer might be over, but you can still have s'mores at your wedding! Just make these DELICIOUS homemade s'mores fudge wedding favors from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Chocolate Mint Truffles Wedding Favors

Pete loves mint and chocolate. Most people do. So that’s why these chocolate mint truffles are a perfect wedding favor.

You can make a bunch of them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. I don’t want to say they’ll save forever, but we have had half a batch of these in the fridge for weeks now and they’re still good.

Or so Pete says.

I gave up chocolate for Lent, so I haven’t been able to touch them for a month. That’s really why they have lasted for so long.

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Chocolate Mint Truffles Wedding Favors

You’ll have to make these in batches, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Pick up cute mini cupcake wrappers. When your venue (or coordinator) are setting up your favors, have them place one truffle per wrapper.
Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.
What You’ll Need:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1.5 cups mint chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
What You’ll Do:
Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.
Pour the heavy cream in a saucepan and heat it until it just starts to boil.
Remove it from the heat.
Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.
Stir in the mint chips and butter until the mixture is combined.
Cool in the fridge for a few hours until the mixture is solid.
If you check after two hours and it hasn’t solidified, remove it from the fridge and put it back on the stove. Head it with a few spoonfuls of powdered sugar. Stir and put it back in the fridge for an hour.
Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.
Shape the mint mixture into tiny balls. One teaspoon per truffle is a pretty good size. Put them on a silicone baking mat-lined cookie sheet. This just makes them super easy to remove when you’re ready.
Put them in the fridge for about 20 minutes so they hold the shape.
Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.
Melt the milk chocolate.
Dip the truffles in the chocolate and put them back on the cookie sheet.
Cool them in the fridge.
Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.
I used green wrappers because the truffles are mint, but you can have them match your wedding colors.