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Quick Desserts

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

Peppermint Potato Candy

Peppermint Potato Candy

Peppermint Potato Candy

No one will suspect that these quick minty candies started with yesterday's mashed potatoes. Our taste-testing panelists couldn't get enough of the chocolate-covered sweets that were submitted by Cindy Reams from Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

It takes 10 minutes tops to prepare this cool treat, but it tastes like you spent a lot of time creating it.—Cathie Valentine, Graniteville, South Carolina

Peppermint Whip

Peppermint Whip

Peppermint Whip

"This is a refreshing dessert for busy mothers," suggests Ingersoll, Ontario's Pamela Brown. "I created it to use up broken candy canes after Christmas one year." Pamela sets the whip in the refrigerator overnight to enjoy the following day, but you can also freeze it saving time in the future.
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Fruity Hazelnut Trifle

Fruity Hazelnut Trifle

Fruity Hazelnut Trifle

"Here's a fast and festive treat to present during the holiday season," pens Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California. "With a little help from canned pie filling, cranberry sauce and a frozen pound cake, it couldn't be easier."

Pistachio Cream Dessert

Pistachio Cream Dessert

Pistachio Cream Dessert

With its crisp crumb crust, ice cream filling and crunchy toffee topping, frozen Pistachio Cream Dessert is a cool way to top off any warm-weather meal. “I find the candy bars crush more easily when cold or frozen,” says Hazel King of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Strawberry Swirl Mousse Tarts

Strawberry Swirl Mousse Tarts

Strawberry Swirl Mousse Tarts

Our Test Kitchen created a delicious dessert that requires only six ingredients.

Rosemary Citrus Sorbet

Rosemary Citrus Sorbet

Rosemary Citrus Sorbet

This pretty pink dessert bursts with the fresh flavors of grapefruit, lime and rosemary. Becky Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah sent in the recipe.

Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Few desserts are as quick and delicious as an ice cream sundae. Sliced bananas, a maraschino cherry and this fast sauce makes the sundaes special.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Gelatin Parfaits

Gelatin Parfaits

Gelatin Parfaits

Here's a quick, airy dessert so versatile, you can whip it up for almost any season or holiday-just by varying the colors of gelatin you use. We filled this seasonal parfait with all the colors of the falling leaves. Pretty presentation for an autumn party! —Joyce Thompson, Bellingham, Washington

Pear Gelatin Salad

Pear Gelatin Salad

Pear Gelatin Salad

This light and refreshing salad from Carol Keinard blends fat-free vanilla yogurt with lime gelatin to showcase convenient canned pears. "I often make a double batch—one for my family and one to take to a covered-dish supper," Carol notes from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

No-Fuss Peach Melba Dessert

No-Fuss Peach Melba Dessert

No-Fuss Peach Melba Dessert

I like to put together this no-fuss dessert while the after-dinner coffee is perking.—Kathryn Awe, International Falls, Minnesota
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