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Easy Dessert Recipes

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Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for this easy, no-bake treat. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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White Chocolate Tarts

White Chocolate Tarts

White Chocolate Tarts

To start, Traci works backward and makes dessert first. "White Chocolate Tarts are scrumptious but really no fuss, because they call for prepared tart shells, instant pudding and whipped topping," she explains.

Ghosts to Go

Ghosts to Go

Ghosts to Go

Are these adorable or what? Little kids would love to eat these treats, made colorful with food coloring and decorated with candy treats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Candied Lilacs

Candied Lilacs

Candied Lilacs

These beautiful flowers can be had either plain or they can be used to decorate a cake or cupcakes. They look fancy and will make any cake elegant.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Frosty Cranberry Desserts

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

This fun and refreshing frozen treat requires only four ingredients. “It’s very easy to make and attractive, too,” notes Virginia Sacchetta of Leesburg, Florida. “I enjoy it as a dessert or a salad.”

Brownie Spiders

Brownie Spiders

Brownie Spiders

I'm absolutely petrified of real spiders. But I can make an exception for these cute ones made from chocolate. They make perfect Halloween treats.—Ali Ebright, Kansas City, Missouri

Surprise Cookie Pops

Surprise Cookie Pops

Surprise Cookie Pops

You will only need two ingredients—and some Popsicle sticks—to make this fun dessert. Store-bought dough and candy bars combine for a dozen sweet treats that will have your kids reaching for more.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Easy Lemon Ice

Easy Lemon Ice

Easy Lemon Ice

Kathleen takes advantage of convenient pantry items to dress up Lemon Ice. "I concocted this refreshing dessert when I wanted to turn plain lemon ice into something more satisfying. "The raspberry preserves and chocolate syrup reduce the prep time to almost nothing," Kathleen notes. "A sprinkling of slivered almonds makes it even better," she assures.

Raspberry Cream Torte

Raspberry Cream Torte

Raspberry Cream Torte

"I've always tried to eat low-fat foods, including desserts like this one," says Amy Freitag of Stanford, Illinois. "It's truly delicious—but there's not too much guilt with the indulgence!"

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

This smooth, fluffy frosting is a real treat for cake lovers. You can also use it as a dip for fresh fruit.—Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois

Mango Lemon Sorbet

Mango Lemon Sorbet

Mango Lemon Sorbet

You'll love the sunny color and fruity flavor of this light dessert. If you can't find mangoes, substitute fresh peaches. To peal peaches, drop them into boiling water for a few seconds. Then you can easily slip the skins right off. —Test Kitchen

Swedish Cream

Swedish Cream

Swedish Cream

Made with fresh berries, this sweet treat only takes a few minutes to prepare. My family just loves it, especially on warmer days. —Jean Brenneman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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