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Easy Desserts

Looking for easy dessert recipes? Find great tasting and easy dessert recipes including quick and easy desserts, easy to make chocolate desserts, and more easy dessert recipes and ideas.

Moonbeam Munchies

Moonbeam Munchies

Moonbeam Munchies

This simple from-scratch sugar cookie dough can be mixed in a flash and is easy to roll and cut. (Need to move at "light speed"? Use purchased refrigerator cookie dough.)

Rocket Cake

Rocket Cake

Rocket Cake

Not your ordinary birthday cake, this dessert requires almost no countdown-just start with a purchased ice cream cake roll, then frost and decorate it for takeoff. (We used construction paper to make the rocket's fins and cone.)

Fruit Cocktail Ice Pops

Fruit Cocktail Ice Pops

Fruit Cocktail Ice Pops

Jeanie Beers of Montgomery, New York notes, "Even adults like these refreshing, fruity snacks. And they're so easy to make-kids can spoon the fruit cocktail into plastic cups in a jiffy. The hard part is waiting for them to freeze!"
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Peanutty Fries

Peanutty Fries

Peanutty Fries

These "fries" are cut from a quick peanut butter fudge and drizzled with red-tinted icing "ketchup".—Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl Reitz, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Strawberry Lemon Trifle

Strawberry Lemon Trifle

Strawberry Lemon Trifle

"This refreshingly fruity dessert is one of our favorites," writes Lynn Marie Frucci of Pullman, Washington. "It looks so beautiful layered in a glass bowl that people will think you fussed. The secret is starting with a purchased angel food cake."

Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

"The old-fashioned taste of these crisp, peanut buttery cookies is irresistible," reports Jessie MacLeod of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. "And they're as quick to make as they are to disappear. I often double the recipe."

No-Bake Bars

No-Bake Bars

No-Bake Bars

Susie Wingert from Panama, Iowa, shares this recipe for chewy treats big on taste but needing little effort. "They are handy to make when the weather is hot," she comments, "since the oven never has to be turned on."

Fluffy White Frosting

Fluffy White Frosting

Fluffy White Frosting

"For a heavenly light and fluffy frosting, you can't top this cooked version," jots Georgie Bohmann of West Allis, Wisconsin. "You'll definitely want to lick the beaters after whipping up this modern variation of the classic 7-minute frosting."

Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

This basic buttery frosting has unmatchable homemade taste. With a few simple variations, you can come up with different colors and flavors—from orange, lemon and mint to chocolate and peanut butter. —Diana Wilson, Denver, Colorado

Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Creamy Chocolate Frosting

"Whisking up a batch of smooth-as-silk fudgy chocolate icing is a snap using this short recipe and your favorite flavor of baking chips," remarks Jeannette Mack from her home in Rushville, New York.

Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake

When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie was always the answer. You can substitute a graham cracker crust or use another type of fruit pie filling for a change of pace. Even the chilling time is flexible if you're in a big hurry. -Mary Smith Bradenton, Florida
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