And five recipes to satisfy your cravings.

By Grace Elkus
December 02, 2015
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Yahoo recently released its Year in Review, which highlights the top search trends of 2015. Our favorite category? Desserts, of course. Sweets on the list ranged from quick breads to cobbler—and we paired each one with a recipe, so you can enjoy them throughout the holidays and well into the new year.

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We're not surprised banana bread tops this year's list—after all, it can be eaten for breakfast or dessert. This lightened-up version, which swaps applesauce for oil, is deliciously guilt-free.

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This go-to dessert will never go out of style. Keep it simple with this classic recipe, or switch it up by tossing in toasted almonds. You'll surely fall in love with the nutty addition.

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Rice Krispie treats are quick to prepare and easy to transport, which is likely what makes them such a hit at the bake sale. Adding peanut butter and chocolate makes them party-ready.

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Filled with warm spices and swirled with chocolate, this moist zucchini bread is perfect for holiday baking. Use mini loaf pans, and then wrap 'em up and gift them to friends—they'll be happy to nibble at something a bit lighter than the Yule log.

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While we love a classic cobbler, we're partial to this crisp, which you can make with winter fruits such as pears or apples. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a crowd-pleasing dessert.

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