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Blondies and Other Sweets That Are Great Straight From the Freezer

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During a certain period in Food52 history, a secret stash of these blondies lived in the bottom drawer of the freezer for urgent, 3 PM snacks. And that Thin Mints, too, are better right from the freezer made us think: What else can we push to the back of the freezer and surprise ourselves with whenever we want?

Cook's Illustrated's Blondies
Cook's Illustrated's Blondies

For desserts that you can eat straight from the freezer—by choice, not because they'll melt otherwise—go for options that are crispy-crunchy or fudgy-gooey. That means shortbreads, brownies, and a lot of melted chocolate. Think beyond the frozen banana.

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The Crunchy Cookies

Crispy Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies by Merrill Stubbs

Homemade Thin Mint-Inspired Cookies

Homemade Thin Mint-Inspired Cookies by Chelsea Zwieg | The Whole Bite

Pierre Hermé & Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies
Pierre Hermé & Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies

The Shortbready Cookies

Proper Shortbread

Proper Shortbread by londonbakes

Coconuttiest Shortbread Cookies

Coconuttiest Shortbread Cookies by Hilarybee

The Fudgy

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge by Erin McDowell

Coconut Milk Fudge (Topra Pak)

Coconut Milk Fudge (Topra Pak) by Meera Sodha

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte
Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte
Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies
Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies

Bark and Bark-Like Objects

Pomegranate, Toasted Quinoa, and White Chocolate Bark

Pomegranate, Toasted Quinoa, and White Chocolate Bark by sarah kieffer | the vanilla...

Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark

Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark by wanderash

Chocolate-Covered Matzo
Chocolate-Covered Matzo

The Underbaked-Like

Brown Butter Blondies
Brown Butter Blondies
Almond Coffee Cake
Almond Coffee Cake

Mousse (from the freezer, it's like semifreddo)

Earl Grey Infused Blender Chocolate Mousse

Earl Grey Infused Blender Chocolate Mousse by kangarhubarb

Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse

Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse by Alice Medrich

You're welcome!

Disclose your own secret freezer stashes in the comments below.


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