I love easy dessert recipes more than anything! There’s a time and a place for making things from scratch, and in my case, it’s not often. Some of these delicious treats are recipes my mom used to make for me as a kid. Others I’ve created or modified to fit my needs, which usually are: I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and I want it to be delicious!
I’m a dessert girl through and through. Although pizza and nachos are my favorite food group, I can always be tempted with sweet treats. Good desserts don’t have tons of ingredients or take a lot of time. Here are the sweet recipes I turn to when it’s time to get my dessert on.
Sweet Recipes that are Semi-Homemade
Roasted Figs for Ice Cream | When you’re looking to serve guests something simple, but want to be a little fancy, this is the answer!
Ice Cream Float Bar | The perfect dessert idea for kids and adults!
Ginger Peach Shortcake | I love an easy dessert with fresh fruit! This is a twist on the classic strawberry shortcake using store-bought angel food cake!
Berry Basil Sugar Cookie Bruschetta | Pre-made sugar cookies are the perfect base for this delish dessert bruschetta!
Kitchen Sink Oreo Cookie Balls | ALL the flavors in these easy cookie balls.
Chocolate Pretzel Dipped Donuts | As if donut holes weren’t tasty enough…
Candy Popcorn | THIS IS SO EASY and stupid delicious.
Apple Butterscotch Cookies | My mom has been making these for years and they are good. REAL good.
Delicious Dessert Ideas
Cinnamon Rum Cake | Rum isn’t just for drinking, donchaknow.
Orange Infused Snickerdoodles | I love a good snickerdoodle and these, with a hint of orange, are a fun little twist.
Brownie Cake | This isn’t a recipe (you just use boxed mixes!) but you should absolutely stack them up like this!
Best Caramel Corn Recipe | For real, this recipe is amazing. This makes a great edible gift for teachers, neighbors, etc.
Sherry Wine Cake | This is one of my favorite nostalgic cake recipes! It tastes like the 1970’s.
Sunbutter Cookies | When you have a peanut butter allergy in your house, you’ve got to find an alternative for a yummy cookie.
Cinnamon Walnuts | A great sweet nibble for when you have guests over!
Churro Cream Cheese Fruit Dip | Fruit dip is a great summer dessert recipe and this churro twist is pure cinnamon goodness.
Mayonnaise Cookies | Mayonnaise is gross so I HAD to see how Mayo Cookies would turn out.
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake | My second most shared recipe! This dump cake is SO easy, super delicious and tastes just as yummy for breakfast…
Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe | An easy ice cream recipe to make in your ice cream maker.
Frozen Peanut Butter Pie | This is the recipe my grandma used to make and is one of my favorite desserts!
Banana Pudding Pie | A delish classic that I find myself totally craving even though I don’t like bananas…
Good Desserts for One Person
Strawberries Romanoff Dip | Fresh strawberries taste even better in this tasty dip!
Small Batch Cookie Bars | This is a fun way to let the kids customize their own cookie bars!
Microwave Bread Pudding in a Mug | Because sometimes you just need some bread pudding fast!
Chocolate Sea Salt Sandwiches | Yes, chocolate sandwiches are a thing. And they are a fun surprise for dinner guests.
Creative Desserts to Wow Your Family
Smash Cake Tutorial | KIDS LOVE THIS IDEA! I REPEAT, MAKE THIS FOR YOUR KIDS!
Beer, Chocolate and Chile Ice Cream | An idea you probably haven’t thought of that tastes ridiculously good!
Cereal and Ice Cream Communal Sundae | Because once you’re a parent you don’t care about sharing germs anymore.
A Faux Croquembouche with Donuts | A fun way to serve donut holes and pretend you’re extra fancy.
Pie Cake | Pake! Pie and cake. Literally you bake a pie, inside of a cake. Do this! It’s a show stopper!
Chocolate Bark with Crickets | If you have adventurous kids like I do (well, one of mine anyway) they’ll think this is awesome. Plus crickets are a great source of protein. And yes, I ate this too.
Misc. Recipes for Sweet Treats
Cinnamon Hard Candy | A holiday tradition! This is for advanced dessert makers on account of the scalding sugar…that’s why I had my mom make this recipe post for me…
Whether you’re looking for desserts to make for a party or something to shovel in your own face, this list of easy dessert recipes has all the ideas you need!
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