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Simple Desserts

Find simple desserts from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple desserts featured in our publication.

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!"

Cookie Burgers

Cookie Burgers

Cookie Burgers

Kids will love helping craft the look-alike "burgers". They're great for a birthday or school parties.—Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl Reitz, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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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."

Hot Caramel Apples

Hot Caramel Apples

Hot Caramel Apples

Who ever thinks of making dessert in a slow cooker? This old-time favorite goes together quickly, and it's such a treat to come home to the aroma of cinnamon baked apples just like Mom used to make! —Pat Sparks, St. Charles, Missouri

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."

Lemon Coconut Squares

Lemon Coconut Squares

Lemon Coconut Squares

The tangy lemon flavor of this no-fuss bar dessert is especially delicious on a warm day. It reminds me of selling lemonade on the sidewalk as a little girl. —Donna Biddle, Elmira, New York

Chocolate Praline Torte

Chocolate Praline Torte

Chocolate Praline Torte

"No one will know this fancy dessert started with a handy boxed cake mix," assures Sandra Castillo of Watertown, Wisconsin. "We enjoy the scrumptious treat throughout the year for special dinners, potlucks and even picnics."

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."
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