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Simple Desserts

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For me, the taste of marshmallow, graham cracker and apple just can't be beat. Others must think the same thing. Anytime I bring them to a bake sale, they sell out in a flash. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
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Strawberry Yogurt Trifle

Strawberry Yogurt Trifle

Strawberry Yogurt Trifle

"This dessert is a favorite in my family," notes Nella. "Since it requires only five ingredients, it's a breeze to put together. "You can even assemble it a few hours ahead of time," she adds.

Fourth of July Jell-O

Fourth of July Jell-O

Fourth of July Jell-O

"With six children, I'm always looking for wholesome quick recipes," shares Mabel Yoder of Bonduel, Wisconsin. "This colorful salad can be fixed by school-age children and looks so pretty served in a glass bowl."

Nutter Butter Truffles

Nutter Butter Truffles

Nutter Butter Truffles

Send guests home with sweet memories of the day! Prepare these truffles 5 to 7 days in advance and store in the fridge for ease. —Kathy Carlan, Canton, Georgia
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Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars

Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars

Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars

After trying these bars, our taste panel asked if they could take the rest home! “This is a sweet and yummy treat for summer picnics. I had to get the recipe from a friend because my husband loves them so much.” —Erin Climenhaga, Cadillac, Saskatchewan

Xylophone Cakes

Xylophone Cakes

Xylophone Cakes

Our son, Alex, came home from school telling me it was his turn to bring in a snack for his class. The snack had to use the letter of the week, which happened to be 'X'. My husband came up with the idea of the xylophone and it delighted Alex's classmates and his teacher.—Michele Cascais, Mendham, New Jersey

Cinnamon Apple Tart

Cinnamon Apple Tart

Cinnamon Apple Tart

“I got the idea for this delicious fall dessert from a lovely Italian woman who’s also a fabulous cook,” writes Stacie Blemings from Califon, New Jersey. “It’s so simple to make—and cleanup is just as easy! I often make two and freeze one. It’s great at brunch alongside eggs and bacon.” STACIE’S TIP: For some tasty variations, try strawberry jam and walnuts and skip the icing. Or add extra cinnamon chips to suit your taste.

Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Pop one in a lunch box, share a batch at work or wait until dessert—these are sweet anytime, anywhere. Sometimes, I refrigerate prepared tarts overnight and bake them while making dinner the next day. Foolproof. —Carole Fraser, North York, Ontario

Tropical Island Dessert

Tropical Island Dessert

Tropical Island Dessert

In New Iberia, Louisiana, Ashely Walls makes this adorable island with instant pudding and blue gelatin. While teens can easily assemble this treat, younger kids may need an adult's help.

Pecan Cereal Clusters

Pecan Cereal Clusters

Pecan Cereal Clusters

Featuring crunchy cereal, colorful candies, pecans and loads of peanut butter flavor, these chocolaty bites offer plenty of make-ahead convenience. "They're easy to whip up when you're in a hurry," notes Debbie Zorn from Vidalia, Georgia.

Peppermint Topping

Peppermint Topping

Peppermint Topping

Turn ice cream into a special treat with this tasty sauce. Kids and adults alike will love its cool, sweet flavors. Kelly Ann Gray - Beaufort, South Carolina

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania uses leftover angel food cake to create a refreshing cranberry dessert perfect for holiday gatherings. It's convenient, too, because it can be assembled ahead and kept in the freezer.
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