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50 Easy Desserts To Make at Home

Looking for some easy desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth?

From sticky s’mores and creamy trifles to indulgent pies, these simple dessert recipes are guaranteed to impress.

Perfect for get-togethers, potlucks, or just a midnight snack 🙂

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Homemade S'mores Oreo Cookies

Easy Dessert Recipes & Ideas

So if you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, try these easy desserts tonight.

From classic chocolate chip cookies to dreamy peanut butter cups, they’re ready in a flash.

1. Easy Dark Chocolate Billionaires

Making bite-sized candies is a lovely way to serve up something sweet without having to create extra dishes.

Served in mini-cupcake liners, they just need a nice plate or platter, and your guests can have as many as they like. 

Combining melted caramels with Rice Krispies and pecans makes for a sweet and crunchy filling.

Finish it off with a little sea salt topping for a nice flavor contrast.

Homemade Caramel Corn in a Bowl

2. Easy Homemade Caramel Corn

You may have made caramel in the past and wondered how that thick sauce could cover popcorn without making a mess. 

The trick to this easy recipe is to use baking soda toward the end of cooking.

The caramel will bubble up as it aerates, making it easier to mix through the popcorn. 

Spread caramel popcorn on a lined cookie tray to cool & store it in an air-tight container in a cool place. 

3. Quick and Easy Baklava Squares

If you’ve ever made Baklava, you know it can be messy and time-consuming. 

There are fewer layers with this easy recipe, and you don’t need to worry about making sugar syrups. 

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Simply butter your pastry and fill it with a nut and honey mixture for all the same flavors with half of the work.

Homemade Chocolate Icebox Cookies

4. Icebox Cookies

Be sure to have this cookie dough in the freezer at all times – it’s ideal for those late-night cravings!

These icebox cookies are super easy, using pantry staples you surely have at home already.

Just bake the cookies you need, roll the rest o the dough, & freeze for up to three months.

When the mood strikes, pull your dough out, slice a few rounds, and bake in a cookie tray.

5. Reese’s Heavenly Peanut Butter Trifle Recipe

With layers of fruit, custard, sponge, and jelly, trifle might not come to mind when thinking of easy desserts. 

Well, this recipe is still super impressive and delicious. It just uses a few nice little shortcuts.

Boxed brownies, instant pudding, and Cool Whip are used to cut your prep time down to just 20 minutes. 

When the layers come together, your dessert will look like a fancy delight that took hours to make.

6. Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Using cake mix as a shortcut is my favorite little cheat, even when I’m not in a rush.

It contains everything you would need anyway and makes for super moist cookie bars.

They’re ideal for a mid-week snack, served warm after dinner with ice cream, or just when you need dessert in a pinch.

From start to finish, they take less than 30 minutes!

7. Pink Lemonade Popsicles

Calling for just 4 ingredients, you can make up a batch of these sweet and refreshing homemade popsicles any day.

Using a simple syrup will help cut through the sour notes from the raspberries, but you can cut that back a little if you like the tartness. 

This easy dessert would be great with chunks of fresh raspberry dotted inside. 

Bowl of Apple Crisp with Ice Cream and Caramel Syrup

8. Apple Brown Betty

This recipe is like apple crisp. The main difference is the lack of oats in the topping.

Once baked, it’s more like a spiced shortbread crumb.

It might seem a little involved, but it’s pretty straightforward. 

The topping can be made with a pastry cutter or butter knife.

You need not worry about lumps. They will melt into the apples during the bake. 

9. Easy Homemade Fudgesicles

I should want you that this is dangerous. 

You’ll be making what is basically a pudding, though there are no tempering eggs to worry about!

Just mix everything in a pot and stir until thick. 

The worst part is waiting for them to cool!

10. Lemon Icebox Cake

This super simple icebox cake is made up of layers of graham crackers and lemon pudding. 

The pudding is lightened up with Cool Whip, making it creamy and easier to spread. 

After a few hours in the fridge, the graham crackers will just about start to soften, so that you can slice and serve.

11. Cookiedilla

This monster cookie is the dessert you make on a Friday night. It’s the end of the week, and you deserve a sweet treat!

Bake two large disks of store-bought dough (you can press it into a baking dish if you want it nicely round).

When it’s lovely and golden, top one half with marshmallow cream & chocolate sauce.

Press the discs to make a sandwich and be careful with the drips!

Lemon Drop Cookies with Lemon Glaze

12. Lemon Drop Cookies

These shortbread-style cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good. 

It’s easy, too, simply beat the ingredients until well blended, careful not to overwork the batter. 

If you like yours with a crunch, bake for 11 minutes until the edges start to turn brown. 

For a shorter crumb, take out before the edges start to color – around nine minutes, depending on your oven. 

13. Root Beer Float Cupcakes

The root beer flavor is unmistakable in this recipe. 

With root beer extract and root beer in the cake batter and frosting, there’s no escaping it.

The soda will make the cupcakes light as air and wonderfully flavored. 

Use the root beer as you would milk for the frosting. Add it a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

14. Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars

I make this recipe at least once a month. In fact, I’m eating a shortbread & raspberry jam bar with my coffee as I type!

The crumb mix is a combination of brown sugar, oats, and flour.

Press the base into a firm bottom, reserving the rest to sprinkle over the jam.

I love the flavor of blackberry jam here. It mixes so well with the caramel-flavored oat crust.

15. Easy Buckeye Recipe

Crazy easy and packed with flavor, these little bites are perfect sweet delights.

They’re sort of like mini-peanut butter dough balls, just made without the flour.

They’re also covered in dark chocolate, creating a sweet snack similar to Reese’s.

Sweet Frozen Lemon Yogurt

16. Disney Dole Whip Recipe

Disney did lockdown right by posting all those easy dessert recipes we all love! Did you try the grilled cheese??

Anyway, recreating this pineapple soft serve at home couldn’t be easier. You can make this any day.

Just blend vanilla ice cream with frozen pineapple and pineapple juice until smooth. 

Yup, that’s it!

Just scoop and serve.

17. Cherry-Chocolate Pudgy Pie

Sometimes, dessert can be as simple as a grilled sandwich. Have you ever tried an Elvis Sandwich? It’s to die for!

This version of a sweet grilled sandwich uses canned fruit filling, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips. 

This recipe uses cherry filling, but you could use your favorite. I think a blueberry filling would be amazing.

Sweet Microwave Peanut Brittle

18. Microwave Peanut Brittle

You read that right. Peanut brittle can be made in the microwave!

No need for any fancy equipment or candy thermometers here. Just make sure you have your oven mitts handy – the bowl gets very hot.

Microwave the sugar & corn syrup for 4 minutes before adding the peanuts. After 3 more minutes, stir in the baking soda.

When pouring, make sure you have your tray prepared beforehand and spread it thin. 

19. Samoa Dessert Lasagna

Although this dessert is made up of four different layers, none of them are too complicated, and the whole thing comes together in around 25 minutes.

Start with a Nilla Wafer and coconut crust. Top with caramel, pudding, faux-cheesecake, and some extra caramel sauce. 

You don’t even have to make the caramel! Buy pre-made in the store to save time. 

Slices of Homemade Peanut Butter Tart Pie

20. No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

When I’m craving pie, I almost always turn to my grandma’s Amish sugar cream pie.

But when I need an easy no bake dessert, this is the recipe to beat!

It has just six ingredients, one of which is a ready-made graham cracker crust.

Everything else gets blended together and poured into the crust before freezing for a few hours. 

I think it would be extra decadent with vanilla ice cream.

21. Chocolate Dipped Oreos

We all have a box of Oreos in the pantry, plus some random chocolate tucked away.

These might be simple, but they’re super cute and will disappear within the day.

You could even make a sweet plate using golden Oreos and white chocolate chips.

Homemade Smores Oreo

22. Oreo S’mores In The Oven

Because S’mores aren’t just for the summer anymore!

If you have Oreos, marshmallows, chocolate, and five minutes, you’ll have a lightning-fast, easy dessert for the family.

Line a cookie tray and place a marshmallow on half of each Oreo. Broil until it starts to color, around 30 seconds.

Add the lid and enjoy!

23. Cake Balls

Ever since they exploded onto the scene, I’ve had a deep love of all things cake pops!

Soft and sweet, they are effortless and delicious. 

These balls are just cake pops without the pop.

They’re more like little candy truffles made with crumbled cake and frosting.

Switch things up with any cake and frosting combination, and add different sprinkles for a fun treat for the family.

24. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

I have a slight obsession with bananas and peanut butter. 

So naturally, these frozen bites are a staple in my house. 

An even easier version is to cut the fruit in half lengthways and dip in chocolate once frozen. After all, you won’t be just eating one or two. 

25. Easy Hershey’s Chocolate Pie

This silky smooth pie is much like the recipe from number 20.

Instead of a graham cracker base, this one uses an Oreo crumb crust, which you can buy ready-made. 

The filling is straightforward, mixing melted chocolate and whipped cream. 

Top with extra whipped cream and enjoy. 

26. 5-Ingredient Vegan Coconut Chocolate Bars

Coconut is truly the star of this easy dessert recipe.

With coconut flakes, oil, and cream, this base is fresh, smooth, and wonderfully flavored. 

The layer of dark chocolate on top balances out the light coconut for a fabulous no-bake bar that is vegan and gluten-free.

27. Easy 3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

Though uncomplicated, these can be quite sticky, mixing coconut, vanilla, and condensed milk. 

When you have the mix ready, try spooning it into these wafer papers. They are designed explicitly for sticky doughs and don’t taste like anything.  

Homemade Apple Dumplings

28. Easy Apple Dumplings

Crescent rolls have to be one of the most versatile staples you can have in your pantry.

Used for pizza, rolls, dumplings, and more, they work for savory and sweet alike. 

Just wrap some apple slices in the crescent rolls and cover them with brown sugar syrup. 

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream on top and enjoy.

29. 2-Ingredient Pineapple Coconut Sorbet

Ok, so if you choose to add the maple syrup, it’s technically a three-ingredient recipe for pineapple sorbet. But that’s still pretty impressive!

All you have to do is blitz the fruit, milk, and maple syrup until smooth and freeze for at least 3 hours.


30. Rolo Pretzel Turtles

With the holidays fast approaching, I’m on the lookout for fun little sweets to add to my edible gift boxes. 

These are the perfect additions and so easy to recreate.

Just top some pretzels with Rolos and bake for a few minutes until they start to melt. Sandwich with a pecan and let cool. 

The salty pretzel pairs well with the caramel and pecans. They’re a guaranteed hit with family and friends.

Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Garnished with Flaky Sea Salt

31. Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge – Just 3 Ingredients!

An easy dessert recipe for an edible gift, or just for something sweet to have at home, this fudge is super simple. 

Microwave the butters until melted and smooth. Stir in the powdered sugar until it thickens. 

Sprinkle the candy with a pinch of sea salt and let it cool completely before cutting!

32. Nutella Mug Cake

Mug cakes can be hit or miss, but the trick is to be careful when cooking. Microwaves are different, so 30 seconds in mine might be too much in yours.

I like to cook mine for 30 seconds and check on them. Then do 10-second intervals until it’s ready.

Top with an extra dollop of Nutella and maybe some whipped cream if you have it.

33. Raspberry Almond Blondies 

Adding almonds to blondies transforms them into an immaculate delight.

Blondies are dense and chewy, so adding some almond paste to the batter will give them a nice textural balance.

The end result? A soft yet firm blondie with an extra layer of nutty goodness.

34. Key Lime Pie Mousse

You’re in for a treat with this three-ingredient wonder – the key lime pie mousse.

Just whip up some sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and heavy cream, and voila! 

Okay, technically it’s 6 ingredients if you count the graham cracker crumble. But it’s not a real key lime pie without it, is it? 

Pro-tip: add a drop of green food coloring for a nice color.

35. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Take your sweet game to the next level with these chocolate covered strawberries. 

They’re perfect for topping your strawberry desserts or for indulging in a simple yet elegant delight. 

Be sure to go for fresh fruit – the freshest strawberries you can get.

36. Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These thumbprint cookies are easy to make, delicious, and so pretty. Cuteness overload! 

They’re perfect for whether you’re looking for an edible gift or something sweet for a cozy night in.

The best part is you get to fill them with your favorite jam. I love using strawberry jam as its sweetness complements the cookie. What’s yours?

Strawberry Banana Granola Parafait

37. Strawberry Banana Granola Parfaits

Yogurt parfait is one of the greatest culinary inventions in history. 

It’s like a party in a jar, with layers of creamy Greek yogurt, crunchy granola, sweet bananas, and fresh strawberries.

Not only is this parfait a feast for the eyes and taste buds, but it’s also packed with nutrition. And, while it’s normally a breakfast dish, it’s sweet enough to be served as a dessert.

38. Easy Fresh Strawberry Mousse

You’ll be whisked away to paradise with this heavenly strawberry mousse!

Made with just 3 ingredients – heavy cream, sugar, and strawberries – this mousse is what dessert dreams are made of.

It’s incredibly easy to make and also bursting with fruity flavor and a dreamy, velvety consistency. 

It’s the best sweet to impress your friends at your next dinner party, or to treat yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Sweet Homemade Cherry Cheesecake

39. Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake

Get ready to be blown away by the easiest, most delicious no-bake cheesecake you’ve ever made! 

With just five simple ingredients – cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream – this cheesecake is a breeze to make.

More importantly, it’s ridiculously delicious. 

The cream cheese filling is wonderfully balanced with just the right amount of sweetness. The graham cracker crust adds the perfect crunch. 

40.  Almond Bark Drop Cookies

Say hello to these almond bark drops – a no-bake goodie that’s bound to rock your world.

They’re sweet little clusters made with peanuts, Rice Krispies, and marshmallows all covered in a smooth layer of white chocolate.

Irresistible is an understatement.

41. Peach Dump Cake

A dump cake is the ultimate lazy dessert – just dump, bake, and enjoy!

For this peach dump cake, you’ll only need a can of peaches, a box of yellow cake mix, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

A few minutes later, you’ll have a dessert that’s as easy as it is delicious. 

Oreo Cookie Balls in a White Plate

42. Oreo Cookie Balls

These truffle-like sweets are made with a blend of crushed Oreos and cream cheese, covered in rich white chocolate for the ultimate indulgence. 

Pop them in your mouth and savor the combination of Oreos and cheesecake!

43. Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

If you’re a fan of cookies (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), then you’re going to love this twist – the iron skillet cookie.

It’s achieved by cooking the cookie in a cast iron skillet. That way, you’ll get one giant pizza cookie that’s extra crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Grab a fork and dig in!

44. Bananas Foster

Bananas foster is a New Orleans classic made of ripe bananas cooked in sweet rum sauce. 

The whole thing is set aflame (yes, really!) and served up hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. 

The next time you’re craving something sweet and spectacular, give this one a try.

45. Disney Churro Bites

No need to wait in line at Disneyland! With a few ingredients and some kitchen magic, you can make your own crispy churros at home. 

Just pipe the batter, fry them up, and coat them with cinnamon sugar, and voila! You’re the churro master now.

Banana Pudding with Cream and Wafers

46. Quick and Easy Banana Pudding

Looking for a way to transform fresh fruit into a mind-blowing dessert? You’ll go bananas for this sweet and creamy banana pudding!

Layered with Nilla wafers, bananas, and pudding, it’s a fantastic way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

A Slice of Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Cherries

47. Duncan Hines Pineapple Upside Down Cake

With a golden cake base, caramelized pineapples, and cherries on top, you’ll flip over this sweet pineapple upside-down cake.

It’s a classic crowd-pleaser, plus, it’s so easy to make. Just pop it in the oven and let the magic happen! 

Homemade Cake with Pecan Nuts

48. Do-Nothing Poke Cake

This poke cake is a pineapple cake made easy.

Just make a basic pineapple cake and poke it with holes.

Then, pour milk into the holes. This will allow the dessert to absorb the mixture and make it extra moist and flavorful.

The result is a deliciously decadent dessert that’ll transport you to a tropical paradise.

49. Rice Krispie Treats

Who doesn’t love a good Rice Krispie treat? It’s like a crunchy, sweet hug in every bite! 

Just mix gooey, melted marshmallows with crispy cereal and you’ve got yourself a childhood classic.

The best part is you can get creative with all sorts of mix-ins like candy or dried fruit. 

Go ahead, indulge in a delicious trip down memory lane with this recipe for Rice Krispie treats.

50. Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Oreo cheesecake bites are essentially cheesecakes in cupcake form, with a whole Oreo cookie serving as the crust. 

The creamy cheesecake filling is perfectly balanced by the crunchy goodness of the Oreo crust. 

They’re just the right size for satisfying your craving without overindulging.

50 Easy Desserts To Make at Home

Looking for easy desserts that come together quickly? From cake pops to cookie bars to caramel lasagna, you can whip up these recipes in no time.


  • Easy Dark Chocolate Billionaires

  • Easy Homemade Caramel Corn

  • Quick and Easy Baklava Squares

  • Chocolate Icebox Cookies

  • Reese’s Heavenly Peanut Butter Trifle Recipe

  • Cake Mix Cookie Bars

  • Pink Lemonade Popsicles

  • Apple Brown Betty

  • Easy Homemade Fudgesicles

  • Lemon Icebox Cake

  • Cookiedilla

  • Lemon Drop Cookies

  • Root Beer Float Cupcakes

  • Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars

  • Easy Buckeye Recipe

  • Disney Dole Whip Recipe

  • Cherry-Chocolate Pudgy Pie

  • Microwave Peanut Brittle

  • Samoa Dessert Lasagna

  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

  • Chocolate Dipped Oreos

  • Oreo S’mores In The Oven

  • Cake Balls

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

  • Easy Hershey’s Chocolate Pie

  • 5-Ingredient Vegan Coconut Chocolate Bars

  • Easy 3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

  • Easy Apple Dumplings

  • 2-Ingredient Pineapple Coconut Sorbet

  • Rolo Pretzel Turtles

  • Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge – Just 3 Ingredients!

  • Nutella Mug Cake

  • Raspberry Almond Blondies

  • Key Lime Pie Mousse

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • Jam Thumbprint Cookies

  • Strawberry Banana Granola Parfaits

  • Easy Fresh Strawberry Mousse

  • Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake

  • Almond Bark Drop Cookies

  • Peach Dump Cake

  • Oreo Cookie Balls

  • Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

  • Bananas Foster

  • Churros

  • Quick and Easy Banana Pudding

  • Duncan Hines Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • Do-Nothing Poke Cake

  • Rice Krispie Treats

  • Oreo Cheesecake Bites


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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