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Sep 10, 2010 10:16 AM

Best Guy-Friendly Dessert?

I'm creating a dessert buffet for a couples shower we're hosting for my sister-in-law. Most of the men are being dragged by their spouse, wanting nothing to do with anything associated with a baby shower (including my husband).
I'm thinking my standard shower spread of cupcakes, tarts and cookies might not suffice.
What desserts will make the guys glad they came?

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  1. Cheesecake usually works.

      1. re: jameshig

        Seriously. Or a variety of scotches. The man of the house would go nuts over that...although for a baby shower....maybe not so situationally appropriate. :)

        I also second the cheesecake suggestion. Or what about an ice cream bar? A few varieties with a bunch of toppings to choose from are always fun.

        1. re: Aravisea

          I guess I always associate cheesecake with the Golden Girls...

        2. re: jameshig

          Bourbon would certainly pique my interest. If you infuse bourbon into caramel for a cheesecake or brownies, you're certain to have a hit. Also try spiking chocolate flavors with chilies or bacon. Bourbon and bacon pralines anyone?

          1. re: JungMann

            "Bourbon and bacon pralines anyone?
            bacon peanut brittle with a nice bourbon or scotch.

          2. re: jameshig

            Bread pudding with bourbon sauce.

          3. Really good brownies. Or 7 layer bars.

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            1. re: Frosty Melon

              I was thinking Ina Garton's brownies, Harvey Wallbanger cake or bread pudding with whiskey cream sauce so I must be on the right track! Another option is mini-tart sized pumpkin, buttermilk and pecan pies.

              1. Beer floats

                Chocolate bacon anything, like bars or cookies