Bust out your stretchy pants, these are the best desserts in Las Vegas

Yeah, fitness is cool. But you’re in Vegas, so your only goal should be trying to fit this dessert in your mouth. And by “this” we mean “these,” because Vegas has way too many sweets to limit yourself to only one or two of these Wonka-esque confections. So if you’re like us and you just want to be fed and told that you’re pretty, you’ve come to the right place. These are the 10 best desserts in Vegas.

Campfire S’mores

N9NE Steakhouse
Palms Casino Resort

There are few moments in life where your childhood self and your adult self would high-five each other. Well, we think the Campfire S’mores from N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms would have you chest bumping that lil’ youngster you used to be. This pyro-friendly dessert is exactly what you think it is, campfire included. Think of it now, milk-chocolate ganache-covered graham crackers with ice cream and little skewers all sitting fireside ready for you to melt those little darlings over a tiny Sterno flame. Stoked that we could send you back to the good ole days, but if you start picking your nose and flicking your boogers – we’re outta here.

Ice Cream Tasting Game

RM Seafood
Mandalay Bay

It’s hot as balls in Vegas for nine months out of the year, so yeah, we’re going to have ice cream on this list. And since it’s Vegas, let’s throw a little uncertainty in to spice things up, shall we?  RM Seafood inside Mandalay Bay treats you to a mysteriously delicious Ice Cream Tasting Game. This 16 flavor ice cream and sorbet tray is pretty much the Mirage Volcano, because it’s a taste eruption in your mouth. And if you’re being honest with yourself, surprise and excitement is why you’ve come to Vegas in the first place.

Bam-Boozled Shakes

Holsteins Shakes & Buns
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

We told you that we’d be dipping into the ice cream well, but this time though, we’re coming out a little buzzed. No, we’re not going to lay off the sauce because Holsteins Shakes & Buns at The Cosmopolitan has Bam-Boozled Shakes. Yeah, ladies and gentlemen, booze-infused milkshakes. Because of their over-the-top edible decorations (like cotton candy, full donuts, a slice of pie and more) these shakes are totally ‘Gram worthy. It’s like that new accessory or piece of jewelry you just got, except it’s edible. And when you’re posting about the shakes on social, you can totally use the “totes gorg” description.

Mt. Fuji

Andrea’s
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Have you ever climbed Mt. Fuji? Neither have we, but that’s not going to stop us from packing our backpacks and buying a walking stick when trying to traverse the Mt. Fuji dessert at Andrea’s inside of Encore. Ok, maybe we’re exaggerating a bit, but this thing serves 10 people, so we’re not too far off. You’re going to be plodding through layers on layers on layers of devil’s foodcake, Myer’s dark rum mousse, 64 percent dark chocolate and fluffy meringue. And if that wasn’t adventurous enough, Mt. Fuji literally gets set on-fire in front of you as it’s doused in Bacardi 151. You may or may not need to be taken to the ICU after attempting to conquer this beast.

Doughnuts

STK Steakhouse
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

You know that feeling of sliding into a warm bath after a long day? That’s what the doughnuts at STK Steakhouse inside The Cosmopolitan are like. They’re served hot and fresh and come dripping with maple glaze, which is basically what our Tinder bio says. For added effect, they top these delicate little beasts with some pecans and even a little dollop of ice cream. Which, again, oddly enough is in our Tinder bio. These doughnuts probably get more right swipes than we do.

Banana Cream Pie

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
MGM Grand

The Big Easy’s favorite chef, Emeril Lagasse, and his famous Banana Cream Pie hits you right in the face. But it’s more like his famous catchphrase “Bam!” and less like an actual punch to the face, if that makes any sense? The banana cream pie has been one of the most popular items at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House inside the MGM Grand since this place opened way back in 1995. And why wouldn’t it be? This pie packs enough bananas (three pounds worth) to keep Donkey Kong and King Kong satisfied after a day of village destruction. So, Bam! There you have it. Did the joke land or na? Probably na.

24-Layer Chocolate Cake

Strip House
Planet Hollywood Resort

More cake?! Uh, duh. Until otherwise noted, this is mother of all things cake in Las Vegas. Strip House’s 24-layer chocolate cake is any chocolate cake lover’s wet dream. We’re talking 12 layers or chocolate cake sandwiched between 11 layers of smooth chocolate filling, and topped with a layer of French semisweet chocolate ganache. Grab a napkin and clean yourself up, you’re drooling on yourself.

Brioche

Brioche by Guy Savoy
Caesars Palace

Ok, so technically this isn’t exclusively a dessert, but the pastries at Brioche by Guy Savoy inside Caesars Palace are too good to only choose one. It’s a quick-service space, making it the perfect place to grab an on-the-go snack. Their brioches come in a variety of sweet and savory flavors, which basically makes them the Wu-Tang Clan of pastries. Yeah, we’re not afraid to describe one of the greatest hip-hop groups of all time as both savory and sweet. Anyways, flavors include almond and candied fruit, exotic, Nutella, peanut butter, onion confit, prosciutto, cheese and bacon and cheese and jalapeño. Pfew, that was a lot to get through.

Oreo Zeppole

Lavo
The Palazzo

Let’s be honest, we all still eat Oreos and milk. Maybe we all don’t eat Oreos at three in the morning drunk in our underwear, but we all still eat them nonetheless. Luckily, Lavo inside The Palazzo has cooked up some over-the-top, completely sober, adult appropriate Oreo Zeppole for all of us to enjoy. Lavo really changed the game here, folks. Yeah, you’ve probably seen fried Oreos before, but have you had a vanilla milkshake with a hint of heavy cream in it? We didn’t think so. On their own, each is delicious. Combined, they’re irresistible. If you’re eating this in your underwear at 3 a.m. you‘ve done something right.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Gordon Ramsay Steak
Paris Las Vegas

Alright, this is going to get a little sticky. Which, coincidentally is our middle name (and sadly, we didn’t think it was that cool growing up). Gordon Ramsay has different versions of Sticky Toffee Pudding at his various restaurants throughout Vegas, but we’re partial to the Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak inside the Paris Las Vegas. Made with sweet pudding cake and brown sugar toffee sauce – and served with a slab of brown butter ice cream that looks like a stick of butter, this sugar-gasm has the right amount of ooey gooey in all of the right places, if you know what we mean.

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