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Budget Dessert Recipes

Looking for Budget Dessert recipes? Find budget dessert recipes including cheap and easy to make cookies, cakes, and more cheap dessert recipes.

Wearing o' Green Cake

Wearing o' Green Cake

Wearing o' Green Cake

One bite of this moist, colorful cake and you'll think you've found the pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow. It's the perfect dessert to round out your St. Patrick's Day feast. —Marge Nicol, Shannon, Illinois

Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies

Beverly Preston of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin started making Almond Cookies after enjoying similar ones at her favorite Chinese restaurant. “These crisp cookies have a wonderful almond flavor,” she says.

Butterscotch Fudge Bars

Butterscotch Fudge Bars

Butterscotch Fudge Bars

You can't go wrong with this dessert. Everyone will savor these homemade treats. The trick is to eat just one!—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
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Lime Sherbet

Lime Sherbet

Lime Sherbet

Priced at a cool 20¢ a bowl, this frozen treat is just as refreshing when it's made with orange or raspberry gelatin. "My family especially enjoys it in the summer," relates Julie Bendenstein of Arcola, Indiana.

Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

This pie is pretty enough to serve to company...if your family doesn't get to it first! No one will be able to resist a sweet piece of this creamy chocolate and peanut butter dessert.—Valerie Sisson, Norton, Ohio

Shortbread Meltaways

Shortbread Meltaways

Shortbread Meltaways

You'll need just five everyday ingredients to stir up a batch of these bite-size cookies from Ruth Whittaker of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Although they don't cost much—a mere 4¢ they're rich and melt-in-your-mouth good.

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

This dessert makes a cool and delicious treat on a warm summer day. I bake a tender crust from a cake mix, then layer it with a cream cheese blend, chocolate pudding and whipped topping.—Pam Reddell, Linden, Wisconsin

Lemon Cheese Bars

Lemon Cheese Bars

Lemon Cheese Bars

Cake mix speeds along the crust and topping for these special squares shared by Janie Dennis of Evansville, Indiana. With just a handful of ingredients, the bars are so easy to assemble. Priced at 11 cents each, they're economical, too.

Cherry Date Cookies

Cherry Date Cookies

Cherry Date Cookies

You can fix these chewy old-fashioned drop cookies with five ingredients. "I received this recipe from a friend more than 40 years ago and have made these cookies every Christmas since," writes Charlotte Moore of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Topped with a cherry half, each fruitcake-like bite costs just 16 cents.

Orange Sponge Cake Roll

Orange Sponge Cake Roll

Orange Sponge Cake Roll

"This recipe looks hard, but it isn't," confides Michelle Smith of Sykesville, Maryland. "People will think you spent hours working on this pretty melt-in-your-mouth sponge cake."

Brownie Meringue Pie

Brownie Meringue Pie

Brownie Meringue Pie

In Union Grove, Wisconsin, Julie Moyer stirs chocolate cookie crumbs and chopped nuts into a meringue mixture to create this rich dessert. It's sweetly priced at a mere 22¢ a wedge.
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