Having a few easy desserts to make at home is essential. You never know when your sweet tooth will kick in! You need to be able to make a great dessert in a matter of minutes.
A delicious dessert after dinner is always welcomed. Dessert is great after a tasty Tex-Mex dinner or after a simple strawberry salad. No matter what you have for dinner, there is sure to be a perfect complimentary dessert to round out your meal!
It is also great to know a few simple dessert recipes in case you suddenly have guests over for dinner. Or perhaps you are headed to a playdate and want to bring something sweet along. A quick dessert is useful in many situations.
35 Easy Dessert Recipes
We have searched the internet and found 35 easy desserts to make at home. There are chocolate options and also fruitier desserts. We found recipes to make quick cheesecakes and also recipes for tasty cookies.
Each dessert recipe can easily be made at home with equipment you likely have in your kitchen already. There is something on this list for everyone. You will probably find even more than one dessert that you love. Take a look and see which desserts catch your eye. Then head to the kitchen and start cooking!
Recipes that require no baking are always the easiest to make. There is no need to preheat the oven, wait while the dessert bakes or wait while it cools. Our energy balls only contain 5 ingredients. They are made with peanut butter, oats, honey, vanilla, and mini M&M’s. The ingredients are all mixed together then rolled into bite-sized balls.
These little treats will keep in the fridge for several weeks. You will have a delicious dessert on hand, ready to eat anytime a chocolate craving hits. Try making the recipe using almond butter and almond extract for an almond version.
Rice Krispie treats are super easy to make. Homemade rice Krispies are even better than those you can buy in the store. They are soft, chewy, and also a little crunchy, thanks to the rice cereal. We love this dessert from Cookie and Cups because it has pieces of whole marshmallows mixed in. Try adding mini chocolate chips or chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups for a chocolate version.
Everyone loves a gooey, warm brownie. You can make fresh, delicious brownies in just 30 minutes. This dessert recipe from Gimme Delicious only has size ingredients. Everything is mixed together in one bowl, so there is also little to clean up. The perfect chocolate brownies have a crinkly top and a rich, chewy center. The hardest part of the recipe is waiting for the brownies to cool before eating them all!
Follow this recipe from Cookies and Cups, and you will be eating homemade chocolate pudding in about 10 minutes. All of the ingredients are mixed together in a saucepan and brought to a boil. Once the mix thickens, the chocolate pudding is cooked. Let it cool before eating, or enjoy it while warm. Chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream makes a wonderful weeknight dessert.
This no-bake cheesecake is ready in about 20 minutes. It really is amazing! The Recipe Rebel will show you exactly how to make this tasty dessert recipe. Cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla are the only ingredients you need to make the cheesecake filling. The mix is poured over a graham cracker crust and then chilled.
Put the cheesecake in the freezer to make it chill and set even faster. Slice this simple cheesecake and serve with any of your favorite cheesecake toppings. We love fresh fruit or just some whipped topping.
This pumpkin dump cake recipe from Lil Luna is full of fall flavors. This pumpkin dessert is incredibly easy to make. It is called a dump cake because you literally dump all the ingredients into a bowl. Stir the mix and bake. It only takes a few minutes to prep this simple dessert. Pumpkin dump cake will be perfect when you need an easy dessert in the fall.
This layered dessert is packed with rich chocolate. A crumbled Oreo crust is the first layer. The second layer is made with cream cheese, and next comes a layer of chocolate pudding. Cool Whip is spread across the top, and more Oreos complete this dish from Brown Eyed Baker. There is no need to turn on your stove because this recipe is completely no-bake.
Did you know that you can bake a brownie in the microwave? With this super simple recipe from Simply Recipes, you can make a perfect brownie in the microwave. It takes about three minutes to cook the brownie. The result is a rich chocolate dessert that is quite addictive. This recipe is a must-make. Your weeknight dessert cravings will be completely satisfied.
The hardest thing about this recipe from Cookie and Kate is waiting for the popsicles to freeze. Pineapple juice and fresh mint are blended until smooth. The juice is poured into a popsicle mold and frozen. This is a perfect summer dessert full of bright flavors. Use a fun popsicle mold shape to make these cold treats even more exciting for kids.
This cinnamon-infused hot chocolate from Joy The Baker is like a dessert in a glass. The hot cocoa is made with real chocolate, cream, and cinnamon stick. Top your hot cocoa with some whipped cream for an extra treat. Sip this easy to make dessert drink when the weather is cold. It will surely warm you up!
Making peanut brittle in the microwave is fast and easy. This recipe from Cooking Classy is practically foolproof. Anyone can make amazing peanut brittle in just a few minutes. The crunchy peanuts and sweetness from the sugar are irresistible. Add a layer of melted chocolate to give the brittle more delicious flavor.
We adore these simple pumpkin bars from Love and Lemons. They are quite healthy as well as tasty. The bars are made using ground flaxseeds, almond flour, and pumpkin. All are very nutritious ingredients. The bars are flavored with classic fall spices. The icing on top is pure perfection. Sprinkle on a few chocolate chips to make the dessert look complete. These bars bake in about 20 minutes, so you can be eating dessert quickly!
You only need three ingredients to make this recipe from Gimme Delicious. Peanut butter, sugar, and one egg are mixed together to form a sticky batter. The cookies are rolled into balls and baked in the oven. Perfect, chewy peanut butter cookies are ready to eat in a matter of minutes! Baking cookies doesn’t get much easier than this.
Caramel corn is a perfect dessert. It is sweet and also a little salty. Good caramel corn is crispy and crunchy but also a little chewy and soft. We love this recipe from A Spicy Perspective. It is made with brown sugar, which adds a rich flavor. The caramel sauce is cooked in the microwave rather than over the stove. The dessert will be ready to eat in just a few minutes.
15. No-Bake Cookies
No-bake chocolate cookies are a must-make dessert. This recipe from The Recipe Critic is simple and also slightly healthy. Rolled oats are mixed into the cookie batter, adding fiber and flavor. The cookie dough is chilled rather than baked. We love desserts that do not require any time on the stove. These bite-sized desserts are great in the summer when you want a cool cookie treat.
A big slice of pie is always a perfect dessert. We love this easy peanut butter pie from A Pinch of Yum. The chocolate Oreo crust is delicious and easy to make. The creamy peanut butter filling is light yet flavorful. Cream cheese adds a little tang to the pie, while Cool Whip sweetens the mix perfectly. It only takes about 10 minutes to make this pie from start to finish. Save even more time by purchasing a pre-made chocolate crust.
Everyone loves to eat cookie dough straight out of the bowl. This recipe from Taste Better From Scratch is safe to eat without baking. There are no eggs in the batter, which can be dangerous to eat raw. This recipe can also be made in four different ways, giving you lots of fun cookie dough options. Try them all and see which you like the best!
Coconut macaroons are chewy with a little bit of crunch on the outside. This quick recipe from Detoxinista only requires three ingredients. You can make coconut macaroons using shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor of the cookies. Dip the baked cookies in melted chocolate for even more of a treat. Homemade macaroons are not hard to make when you use this tasty dessert recipe!
19. Apple Dumplings
Apple dumplings are a classic fall dessert. They are very easy to make with this recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Juicy Granny Smith apples are stuffed into crescent rolls. The rolled-up apple treats are smothered in a cinnamon butter mix, and then a secret ingredient is poured over the whole dish.
Mountain Dew is the trick to this quick bake. Dessert and soda are quite the surprise! The carbonation helps the dumplings crisp on the stove. The result is perfect dumplings that will melt in your mouth.
You don’t need much to make this easy chocolate caramel fudge. The recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron uses butter, chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract to make the chocolate layer of the fudge. Soft caramels and heavy cream are blended to create a chewy top layer for the fudge.
Once the microwave fudge has chilled, it is ready to slice and serve. Easy dessert recipes like this are fantastic for weeknights when you need something sweet.
Easy desserts are even better when they are bite-sized. It is satisfying to be able to pop a whole treat right in your mouth! We love these chocolate almond butter banana bites from Downshiftology. A scoop of almond butter is sandwiched between two slices of ripe banana. The pieces are then frozen and dipped in melted chocolate chips to seal them together. Use peanut butter in place of almond butter. Add a scoop of cream cheese to the center for a whole new dessert.
Buckeyes are an easy dessert that you will love to make and eat. Buckeyes are a classic treat, but this easy version from Smitten Kitchen is fantastic. Cream cheese, peanut butter, and graham cracker crumbs are blended together to make a flavorful little ball. The balls are then dipped into a melted chocolate chip and butter blend.
This creamy, melt-in-your-mouth dessert is quick to make and perfect for crowds. It’s a homemade party dessert that your guests will love.
You do not need a special machine to make creamy homemade ice cream. Foodie Crush will show you how to transform heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract into a perfect frozen dessert. You can add in any of your favorite toppings to make this dessert your own. Add some dark chocolate chips, chopped candy pieces, or even fresh berries. Making ice cream has never been so simple or delicious!
24. Key Lime Pie
This key lime pie from Dinner, Then Dessert is ready in 15 minutes. Use graham cracker crumbs to make the pie crust or crush whole graham crackers in a blender. You can buy a pre-made crust to save even more time. Sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and key lime juice are all you need to make the filling of the key lime pie. This is a perfect summer pie that is very simple to make. Decorate the pie with a lime slice and serve it cold!
25. Lemon Magic Cake
This lemon cake really is magical. One simple cake batter bakes into three layers of delicious citrus cake. The batter forms a dense crust, a creamy lemon filling, and a crisp top as it bakes in the oven. No need to make a separate dough for the crust or topping for the cake! One great batter from Jo Cooks is all you need. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the lemon cake before serving.
You can make amazing white chocolate mousse from The Cookie Rookie using just two ingredients. Melted white chocolate and heavy cream are all you need! Whip the heavy cream until it is stiff and then fold in the melted chocolate. Pour the mousse into cups to chill. Serve with chocolate curl, mini chocolate chips, or some crushed Oreos. This sweet treat is even gluten-free! Mousse is a perfect example of easy dessert recipes that will impress everyone.
This easy dessert from Natasha’s Kitchen seems fancy, but it is very simple to make. Chopped strawberries are tossed in sugar and scooped into individual bowls. A gran Marnier whipped topping is made with sour cream, heavy cream, and orange liquor. The fluffy cream is dolloped onto the strawberries and served immediately. Make this easy fruit dessert right before you’d like to serve it for the best results.
Incredible salted caramel bars from Averie Cooks can be made in one bowl. The dough for the crust is made first then a layer of homemade caramel is spread across the pan. A crumb topping is sprinkled on, and the decadent dessert bakes until golden brown. This is a perfect sweet finger food to serve at a party. These tasty treats are sure to disappear quickly!
You can easily make homemade ice cream in a blender using the instructions from Diethood. Frozen berries and heavy cream are blended together to form a creamy, cold dessert. This sweet treat is free from added sugars and also gluten-free. You can use any kind of frozen berries you’d like to make your own icy dessert. Keep this easy treat in mind when you are craving something sweet, refreshing, and cold.
Recipe Tin Eats will show you how to make perfect vanilla cupcakes that stay fresh for days. The batter can be put together in just a few minutes. As the cupcakes bake, you can make the frosting. Use store-bought frosting to make the cupcakes even faster and save time. Store the sweet cupcakes at room temperature to keep them tender. A big batch of cupcakes means you will have dessert on hand for days!
31. Oven Smores Dip
If you can’t roast smores over a fire, make them in the oven! Dinner at the Zoo has some incredible dessert recipes like this oven-baked smores dip. Chocolate is added to the bottom of a skillet and then topped with a layer of marshmallows. Bake the skillet in a hot oven until the tops of the marshmallows begin to brown. Scoop the dip with graham crackers, or try enjoying the smores dip with fresh fruit slices. Serve warm to keep the marshmallows soft and the chocolate melted.
We adore this easy, homemade butterscotch pudding from Sally’s Baking Addiction. The brown sugar and splash of bourbon make the dessert truly amazing. The pudding can be made from start to finish in just a few minutes. The sweet dessert is perfect on its own or topped with a dollop of cool whip. Butterscotch pudding is best served warm.
Did you know that you can make an amazing sugar cookie using just three simple ingredients? Belly Full will show you how! Sugar, butter, and flour are all you need to make this delicious dessert. Add some fun rainbow sprinkles, or leave the cookies plain. This is a perfect dessert to make when you want something easy and fast.
It doesn’t take much time to make this flavorful lemon icebox cake from Amanda’s Cookin. This no-bake cake is full of bright lemon flavor and a smooth, creamy texture. The cake is assembled and then frozen. Many of the store-bought ingredients save time with preparing the cake. Using lemon pudding mix is a great example of saving time in the kitchen but still getting the flavor you’re looking for. Make this cake for your next pop-up party.
Assembling this summer berry trifle from Once Upon a Chef only takes a few minutes. The result is a beautiful, colorful dessert that is truly irresistible. Use any berries that are in season. Skip the ladyfingers to make a gluten-free version. This fun dessert is full of bright flavors and smooth, delicious filling.
Super Easy Dessert Recipes You’ll Love
Making a great dessert does not have to take a long time. All of these easy dessert recipes taste fantastic and require little to no cooking time. From amazing ice cream recipes to edible cookie dough, there are desserts on this list for everyone! No need to serve a store-bought dessert when making homemade dessert recipes is so easy.
Let us know which simple desserts are your favorite. Leave a comment below if you try one of these desserts and fall in love. If you have your own favorite, quick dessert, let us know! We are always interested in trying new, quick recipes!
We hope you had fun looking over this list and are inspired to start baking. Click on one of these recipes and get started! A great dessert is just a few minutes away. Enjoy!