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9 Over-the-Top Sweet Treats in NJ

These outrageous desserts take the whole cake and ice cream concept to the next level.


You've likely watched videos about the making of decadent and totally indulgent treats on your Facebook feed. We’re here to tell you that a bunch of these next-level desserts are available right here in the Garden State. That’s right. Read it and treat yo’ self.

Courtesy of baonanas


Multiple locations, baonanas.com

This Jersey City-based food truck creates fluffy desserts from banana pudding. Yeah, banana pudding. Who knew? You’ll find unique flavors ranging from french toast, mocha cookie and nutternanas (not to mention vegan options) so there’s plenty to choose from.

courtesy of chimney cakes

Chimney Cakes

Multiple locations, thechimneycakefactory.com

These chimney cakes are a Transylvanian traditional treat. They are not only delicious, but almost too pretty to eat. The sweet dough is baked, basted with butter and topped with sugar and sprinkles, in addition to other colorfully-sweet treats. You’ll also find some savory options that can be stuffed with other tasty ingredients. Look out for their food truck.

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Multiple locations, lexylicious.com

When you spot the pink-and-white striped Lexylicious food truck, make sure to grab your custom ice cream sandwiches. Try a unique cookie, like the Fruity Cutie made with Fruity Pebbles in cereal treat form, or Funfetti cake, which you can fill with a fave ice cream flavor (like mint chip or strawberry).

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Luigi’s Ice Cream

Multiple locations, facebook.com/pg/luigisicecreamusa

Savor your very own Creamy Bun, which is Luigi’s speciality. It’s a warm, glazed donut sandwich filled with your choice of ice cream and toppings. This food truck also serves ice cream  sandwiches and a bunch of unique flavors like Thai Iced Tea, Salted Caramel and Red Velvet. Don’t miss the Liege waffles with signature rolled ice cream, too.

courtesy of brother bruno's pizza

Dessert Pizza

Wayne, brotherbrunopizza.com

Brother Bruno’s Pizza, Deli & Bagels knows how to dish out a pizza—full of sweets! Think: cookie dough stuffed crust, homemade icing, birthday cookie dough and so much more. They add new desserts to the menu constantly, if the dessert pizza is too much for your crew.

courtesy of benny's luncheonette

Crazy Shakes and Bennassants

Fair Lawn, bennysluncheonette.com

Benny’s Luncheonette specializes in mile-high milkshakes. They’re stuffed with cookies, cupcakes, cones and so much more. You’ll definitely want to get your hands on a bennassant, two flaky croissant pieces with ice cream in between. Yes, this does actually exist.

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Glaze Donuts

Multiple locations, glazeartisan.com

Not only are these the official donuts of the New Jersey Devils, but Glaze Artisan’s donuts are without a doubt the most unique creations you’ll find in NJ. Try their famous cannoli donut or decadent maple bacon treats. With locations in New Milford, Paramus and West Caldwell (and more opening soon), you’ll have plenty of opportunities to satisfy your cravings.

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Patty Cakes

Lake Mohawk, pattycakesnj.com

Have you ever had donuts…on a cake?! Indulge in your sugary dreams at Patty Cakes in Lake Mohawk. Ever seen a cake stacked with lollipops? A storybook that looks so real you wouldn’t know it's edible? They'll make your little birthday boy super happy with treats from his wildest dreams.

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Coney Waffle

Multiple locations, coneywaffle.com

When you’re by the shore (Asbury Park, Pier Village or Belmar) make sure you dedicate some time to eating one of these massive pieces of art. Cookies, cotton candy and every sweet treat imaginable are stacked onto ice cream. It may be a lot to eat, but we doubt you’ll want to share the dessert-of-your-dreams. We wouldn’t either.

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