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Quick and Easy Dessert Recipes for Your Sweet Tooth


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!

Close up of dessert bruschetta on sugar cookies.

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. 

Glass bowls with roasted figs next to a container of ice cream is a favorite of my sweet recipes.

Dump Cakes are My Favorite!

You can see all of them here: Best Dump Cake Recipes

Here are just a few of the recipes you’ll find:

Scroll through all the Dump Cake Recipes here. 

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!

Strawberry Cake | This my most pinned dessert. Ever! It’s my go-to for potlucks! (Pin it for later!)

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.

This finished wine cake is one of my favorite delicious dessert ideas

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.

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…

These mini chocolate sandwiches make good desserts.

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.

Sweet Strawberry Snack | A lazy version of the Romanoff Dip above! #lazyonpurpose

A donut tower is just one of my favorite creative dessert ideas

Creative Desserts to Wow Your Family


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

Lavender Sugar | Make a great cocktail rimmer or easy way to add a little more flavor to your baking recipes.

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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berry dessert on cookies with text overlay

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