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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.

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Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

Kids will love these colorful, crunchy bars. They’re a fun twist on the traditional marshmallow crispy treats…and because they’re so easy, older kids could whip up a batch on their own! —Christie Porter, Shipshewana, Indiana

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

To satisfy the chocolate lovers in our family, I added hot fudge topping and chocolate chips to a caramel-covered dessert that's quite popular in our area. The moist cake layer is a breeze to prepare using a boxed mix...and the rich toppings make it especially decadent. —Karen Stucky, Freeman, South Dakota

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Eva Knight's speedy single-pan meal revives comforting memories from her childhood. "The recipe goes back many years to my days at Girl Scout camp," comments the Nashua, New Hampshire cook. "It's so fun and flavorful it became an instant hit with my family."
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Key Lime Mousse Cups

Key Lime Mousse Cups

Key Lime Mousse Cups

Light, lovely and laced with a splash of tart key lime juice, these fancy little phyllo cups are so refreshing served as an after-dinner dessert treat...and they take just minutes to whip up! —Suzanne Pauley, Renton, Washington

Layered Lemon Pie

Layered Lemon Pie

Layered Lemon Pie

“This is a great ending for almost any meal that kids and adults all enjoy,” Elizabeth Yoder promises from Belcourt, North Dakota. “The creamy lemon filling is always a hit with my husband.”

Banana Cheesecake Pie

Banana Cheesecake Pie

Banana Cheesecake Pie

“I came up with this recipe when I needed to make something sweet for a family gathering. It's a quick combination of two classic desserts.” Kelly Haberny - West Carrollton, Ohio

Brownie Delight

Brownie Delight

Brownie Delight

Brownie mix and instant pudding hurry along the preparation of this scrumptious layered dessert from Opal Erickson of Branson, Missouri. "My family asks for this rich treat for birthdays instead of cake," she notes.

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

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake

This winning combination makes everything nice with sugar and spice. You’d never guess it came from a box. —Maiah Albi, Carlsbad, California

Saltine Toffee

Saltine Toffee

Saltine Toffee

"Easy to prepare using pantry staples, this recipe is always a hit," writes Jo Ann Dalrymple from Claremore, Oklahoma. Her sweetly unique bites start with saltine crackers and are drizzled with white chocolate for an elegant and easy accent.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sometimes a dollop of sweetened whipped cream is all you need to top your favorite cake or other dessert. To make ahead, slightly underwhip the cream, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. Beat briefly just before using.
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