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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.

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."
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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.

Pineapple Buttermilk Sherbet

Pineapple Buttermilk Sherbet

Pineapple Buttermilk Sherbet

This icy sweet sherbet from Dolores Kastello of Waukesha, Wisconsin stirs up easily for freezing in a jiffy.

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Bars

These tender bars from Rita Christianson of Glenburn, North Dakota have a sweet raisin filling tucked between a golden oat crust and topping. The old-fashioned treats are perfect for potlucks and cost a mere 20¢ each.

Lemon Nut Balls

Lemon Nut Balls

Lemon Nut Balls

Pat Tubach rolls these soft lemon bites in a crunchy coating of chopped pecans, and they're still a bargain at only 4¢ a piece. "They are nice and easy for young children to help make," suggests the Manhahattan, Kansas reader.

Lime Parfaits

Lime Parfaits

Lime Parfaits

"You don't need to give up delicious treats just because you are eating lighter!" writes Mitzi Sentiff of Annapolis, Maryland. Her refreshing four-ingredient dessert is easy to prepare...and so pretty to serve. Layers of creamy ice-cold sherbet alternate with a crunchy combination of cookie crumbs and chopped nuts in the warm-weather treat.

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

No one will be able to eat just one of Gail Wiese's yummy Chocolate Ribbon Bars, full of butterscotch, peanut butter and chocolate flavor. Unlike similar crispy cereal treats, these aren't sticky! "Over the years I've accumulated quite a few recipes from my co-workers, and this one is easy to prepare," writes Gail from her home in Athens, Wisconsin.

Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies

Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies

Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies

Chopped maraschino cherries and vanilla chips make a great color and flavor combination in these sweet treats priced at just 20 cents each. "They're a nice change from chocolate chip cookies," writes Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California.

Peanut Butter Brownie

Peanut Butter Brownie

Peanut Butter Brownie

“Peanut Butter Brownie Cups, made in muffin cups, are a year-round treat, and they’re especially convenient to take along on picnics,” says Joyce Gibson of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
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