Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, is one of the most festive, delicious Jewish holidays. Jews from around the world will begin observing Rosh Hashanah by going to synagogue and eating meals consisting of symbolic foods.

The essential part of any Rosh Hashanah meal is apples dipped in honey, which is a combo that symbolizes hope the new year. Nothing beats the taste of thick, golden honey paired with crunchy apple slices.

But why should the goodness stop there? After all, honey is a versatile ingredient that lends beautiful flavor to just about any dessert. This year, go beyond apple slices and make your Rosh Hashanah sweeter than ever with these 5 honey-filled desserts.

1. Chocolate-Dipped Honey Cake Bars

cream, coconut, cake, chocolate
Viktoriya Glibo

These squares of moist, fluffy cake are packed with rich honey. Drizzled with a shiny chocolate glaze and sprinkled with coconut, they're an over-the-top treat you won't be able to resist.

2. No-Churn Sea Salt & Honey Ice Cream

Ice cream is always a good idea, and this easy-to-make recipe is thick, creamy and packed with honey flavor. A pinch of flaky sea salt creates an ideal balance.

3. Honey Ricotta Cheesecake

Creamy ricotta cheesecake becomes even more irresistible when you add a heaping scoop of honey in the mix. A biscotti crust and a hint of orange zest enhance the honey's floral flavor. Good luck having only one slice.

4. 4-Ingredient Honey Butter Sea Salt Popcorn

popcorn, corn, milk, cereal, sweet, kettle corn, salt
Renee Chiu

This simple recipe yields a crunchy, sweet-and-salty treat that's bursting with honey flavor (and, therefore, totally addictive).

5. Honey Madeleines

Madeleines appear intimidating to make, but they're surprisingly easy. These honey-flavored versions of the classic treat are buttery, golden-brown and perfect with a cup of hot tea.

No matter which of these honey-filled desserts you choose, you'll start your Rosh Hashanah off on a sweet note. And that's something to be thankful for, since we could all benefit from a little more sweetness in the world this New Year.