By Mercedes Leguizamon

National Brownie Day is upon us and Dec. 8 is your opportunity to show your skills off and try some new brownie recipes in the kitchen — something more creative and more fun than your basic fudge recipe. From lighter options to truly decadent indulgences, there is a perfect brownie for everyone!

Beer Brownies With Salted Whiskey Caramel

Why drink alcohol when you can put it in your brownie? These brownies have beer and salted whiskey caramel in the recipe, which give them a cakey yet chewy texture. Check out the recipe here!

Garbanzo Bean Brownies

These brownies have real garbanzo beans in them, and offer a great gluten-free option for those who need it. But not to worry, you cannot taste the flavor of the beans, only the deliciousness of the brownie.

Black Forest Waffle Brownies

Get two for one with these waffled brownies! Topped with sweet cherries and whipped cream, this brownie waffle is perfect for Black Forest cake lovers. Find the recipe here.

2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

This recipe is ideal for people who don’t want to dirty too many dishes while making brownies. A few eggs and a jar of Nutella will give you a delicious dessert.

Loaded Popcorn Brownies

If you are in the mood for some sweet brownies — we’re talking really sweet — try adding popcorn, honey roasted peanuts, caramel and chocolate! Find the full recipe here.

Vegan Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Another gluten-free option, this recipe uses black beans for a healthier version of the typical chocolate brownie. Oh, and did we mention they are also vegan?