By Vanessa Greaves

As we celebrate 20 years of showcasing recipes from our fabulous Allrecipes community, we'd like to call out the top 20 most irresistible, indulgent, diet-killing recipes you've shared with us. We're talking about recipes that tested your will power and won. The ones you make when you want to spoil someone (and that someone could be you). The dishes that tossed your diet out the window. How did we arrive at these 20 out of the tens of thousands of rave-worthy recipes we've published over two decades? Well, it's complicated and by no means perfect. But take a look -- did your favorites make the list? And try not to eat the screen.

1. Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

"Absolutely the best chocolate chip cookie I've made. My husband said the only problem he has with them is that he can't stop eating them!" -- CRAWFORD112

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2. Golden Rum Cake

"WOW! This recipe was so easy and so good. There goes the diet today!" -- MKATZ1968

Photo by Tricia

3. Big Soft Ginger Cookies

"YUMMITY-YUM. I ate a WHOLE batch in one day!" -- COOKIESRME

Photo by jrbaker

4. Brie Cheese Appetizer

"This is truly a crowd pleaser. I put very generous amount of apricot preserves in it, and it came out wonderful. Hard to stop eating!" -- KAYNA

Photo by Meredith

5. To Die For Blueberry Muffins

"Absolutely Blueberry Heaven!! I JUST made them and had one, craving more already! " -- KERRINOEL

Photo by cook4fun1

6. Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

"These are my new favorite! My tummy thanks you (though my waistline is a little angry..;-)" -- AIMEE12

7. Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

"These are terrific! My husband and son ate almost a whole batch in one night. They're begging me to make them again." -- Lizzie

Photo by TTV78

8. Carrot Cake III

"ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! The first carrot cake I ever made. I ended up having to make a second cake because my husband and I kept stealing slices from the first one." -- MCAPE

Photo by sarah

9. Southern Pecan Pie I

"Let me tell ruined our diet! We had to give some away to save ourselves from oblivion!" -- SODABEAR

10. Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

"Icing was so good my husband kept trying to eat it out of the bowl before I could put it on the cake." -- kbunch6

Photo by Dianne

11. Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

"Awesome recipe! Made it for a special occasion and had everyone asking about it. Truly an addictive experience! Thanks." -- MURPHY K

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

12. Country Apple Dumplings

"These are SO GOOD but SO BAD for you. Although, they were SO WORTH IT!" -- Junebug's Mom

Photo by Shalaine_1

13. Grandma VanDoren's White Bread

"Absolutely incredible! We make this in the bread machine with the dough setting and it disappears within an hour out of pulling it out of the oven." -- AMBER CROXALL

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14. Black Magic Cake

"I think this cake is simply unbelievable for those of you that get those absolutely wicked desires for a piece of chocolate!" -- YURMUTHA43

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15. Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

"This dip is amazing! We have to watch how often we make it because my husband and I can not stop eating it!" -- JENNALYNNA

Photo by LazyFoodieGirl

16. Microwave Peanut Brittle

"It was so easy and tasted fabulous. I had to make a second batch because I couldn't stop snacking on it and had to have some for our guests!" -- KS1978

17. Hot Pizza Dip

"My guests devoured this dip in less than five minutes. Next time I'll make two." -- schmerna

Photo by Sheila LaLonde

18. Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

"OMG!! This was so very good! We took this to a birthday party and I had nothing left to take home except a clean plate :)" -- cathy

Photo by ECEats

19. LauHilLau Cookies

"I just have to let everyone know, if you're looking for an excellent cookie recipe try the LauHilLau cookies! They are absolutely delicious; a guaranteed diet killer!" -- Han Solo

Photo by HoneyBee

20. Cherry-Pistachio Bark

"This was an absolutely HUGE hit when I made it and brought it in to work. People kept hovering around the plate and grabbing more pieces, and in no time, it was gone!" -- KATHERINE1971

Photo by Svetik


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