These festive, New Orleans-inspired desserts are perfect for a Mardi Gras celebration! All of these spectacular sweets have origins from Louisiana, and would be the perfect complement to any Mardi Gras menu. What could be more wonderful after a meal of BBQ shrimp and andouille sausage jambalaya, than a light, crispy beignet sprinkled in powdered sugar? Or a sweet slice of bourbon pecan pie? Indulge your sweet tooth on Mardi Gras and try out a few of these lovely dessert options.

Lemon Beignets from Vintage Mixer

Lemon Beignets from Vintage Mixer

Gluten-Free King Cake Cookies from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Gluten-Free King Cake Cookies from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Banana Pudding Parfaits from Once Upon a Chef

Banana Pudding Parfaits from Once Upon a Chef

Bourbon Pecan Pie from Breyers

Bourbon Pecan Pie from Breyers

Doberge Cake from Serious Eats

Doberge Cake from Serious Eats

King Cake Cupcakes from Confections of a Foodie Bride

King Cake Cupcakes from Confections of a Foodie Bride

Bananas Foster Crêpes from The Kitchn

Bananas Foster Crêpes from The Kitchn

Buttermilk Bacon Pralines from Framed Cooks

Buttermilk Bacon Pralines from Framed Cooks

Bread Pudding from Simply Recipes

Bread Pudding from Simply Recipes

Mardi Gras King Cake from Brown Eyed Baker

Mardi Gras King Cake from Brown Eyed Baker

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