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Quick Desserts

Looking for more quick desserts? Find many more quick desserts, quick party desserts, and quick recipe ideas.

Marshmallow Puffs

Marshmallow Puffs

Marshmallow Puffs

With peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallows, these treats were very popular with our three children as they were growing up—and now I make them for our two grandchildren. They're perfect for the holidays when time is so precious. —Dody Cagenello, Simsbury, Connecticut

Mud Pie

Mud Pie

Mud Pie

Desserts don't come much simpler to prepare than this swirly, chocolate mocha-flavored one shared by Debbie Jones of California, Maryland.

No-Bake Raisin Bars Cookie

No-Bake Raisin Bars Cookie

No-Bake Raisin Bars Cookie

No-Bake Raisin Bars com from Dawn Fagestrom of Warren, Minnesota. "Hearty bars like these really fight hunger on the road," Dawn reports.
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Peach Bavarian

Peach Bavarian

Peach Bavarian

Fruit molds are my specialty, and I enjoy making and serving them. This one, with its refreshing peach taste, makes a colorful salad or dessert.

Peanut Butter Snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs

These creamy treats are a nice change from the typical milk chocolate and peanut butter combination. This recipe is also an easy one for children to help with. I prepared the snowballs for a bake sale at my granddaughter's school and put them in gift boxes I share with neighbors at Christmas. —Wanda Regula, Birmingham, Michigan

Peanut Butter Sundaes

Peanut Butter Sundaes

Peanut Butter Sundaes

This is a peanutty change of pace from traditional ice cream sundaes with chocolate sauce. It's a delicious recipe that proves even a quick meal doesn't have to go without dessert. ---Susan Mowery, Newville, Pennsylvania

Pecan Logs

Pecan Logs

Pecan Logs

"This is a favorite snack for me and my 10-year-old great-grandson," reports Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "It has a hearty pecan taste without being too sweet. Their cool, soft texture makes the logs a nice alternative to cookies, and they slice nicely."

Red, White and Blue Berry Pie

Red, White and Blue Berry Pie

Red, White and Blue Berry Pie

To me, this colorful pie is the epitome of summer. Bright blueberries and raspberries sandwich a cream cheese layer in the pie that’s quite festive. I can’t imagine a Fourth of July party without it. A 3 ounce box of gelatin should be enough with a little leftover. —Cindy Zarnstorff, Anchorage, Alaska

Salted Nut Squares

Salted Nut Squares

Salted Nut Squares

A favorite of young and old, this recipe came from my sister-in-law. It's simple to prepare and delicious. There's no need to keep it warm or cold, so it's perfect for the potluck that has you traveling longer distances. —Kathy Tremel, Earling, Iowa

Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

This recipe is a cool and creamy dessert that gets a head start with a purchased graham cracker crust. I often substitute other berries and you can also use different pudding flavors.—Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia

Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

"I am borderline diabetic," relates Kaye Hartley of Jacksonville, Florida. "This fudge appeases my sweet tooth."
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