10 Totally Over-the-Top RecipesBrooke McLay
With the advent of bloggers competing for increasingly visually-driven traffic numbers, and a public hungry for the next big thing, more and more over-indulgent, over-the-top recipes are being created to satiate a massive desire for all things decadent. It’s a game we play as food bloggers, as Jamie Schler recently pined in her Huffington Post article. More traffic for us means more money. And no matter how much we’d rather be snacking on strawberries, you learn very quickly that clicks don’t largely come from fresh produce. So, stuffed cookies, brownies baked in cakes, and triple-stuffed burgers have made their appearance on the world’s stage.
It’s not just bloggers continually competing for the attention of the uber-indulgent. The marketplace is driven by consumers, so big box companies have jumped into the arena, creating entrees and desserts that aren’t just original, they’re obstreperous. And if you don’t know what that means, just check out these 10 recipes and see for yourself.
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Brownie Sundae 1 of 10Chocolate Chip COokie And Oreo Fudge Brownie Bars!
Get the recipe at Kevin and Amanda.
BK Pizza Burger 2 of 10A NYC Whopper Bar exclusive, this BK Pizza Burger can be made at home, so long as you're willing to serve up 2,500 calories per serving. Each burger comes topped with pepperoni, mozzarella and marinara sauce, all stacked on a 9 1/2 inch sesame seed bun.
Discover more details about this burger at Cleveland Leader.
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Stuffed with Mac & Cheese 3 of 10This is not your mama's meatloaf. Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Stuffed with Macaroni and Cheeseis about as over-the-top as a boring load of meat can get.
Find the recipe at Viva Hate.
Glazed Donut Hole Brownies 4 of 10When it comes to brownies, all you really need is some frosting. A few dozen dounut holes baked right in. Lucky you! You can get your over-indulgence on with this recipe for Glazed Donut Hole Brownies.
Find the recipe at Picky Palate.
Mac & Cheese Panini with BBQ Pulled Pork 5 of 10Remember as a kid, how you could never decide between mac and cheese and the grilled cheese or the grilled pork, or…well…any of the other menu items, for that matter? Now you don't have to make a decision. This Mac and Cheese Panini with BBQ Pulled Pork brings together an entire menu and makes it a meal.
Get the recipe from Panini Happy.
Lady’s Brunch Burger 6 of 10The Lady's Brunch Burger isn't for the faint of heart. Leave it to Paula Deen to serve up a burger on donuts instead of buns.
Get the recipe at Food Network.
Mac & Cheese Pizza with CheeseDog Stuffed Crust 7 of 10Because pizza isn't enough, we present to you Mac & Cheese Pizza with Cheese Dogs Stuffed in the Crust.
Learn more about the recipe at Rotio Food.
Cake Ball Stuffed Cookies 8 of 10A cookie just isn't a cookie anymore, until it's stuffed to the gills with something else. Sometimes it's another cookie. Sometimes it's a candy bar. In this case, it's a Cake Ball Stuffed Cookie.
Get the recipe at Sugar Derby
Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes 9 of 10Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes aren't just a cookie. And they aren't just a cupcake. They're an indulgent combination of all-of-the-above, making snack time a decadent indulgence.
Get the recipe from Mel's Sweet Life.
Got Decadent? 10 of 10Want more? Check out our list of 7 Stuffed Cookies!
Click to check out the Slideshow for Super Stuffed Cookies.