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Desserts

If you're looking for something sweet, try this easy-to-use dessert guide. Find recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, bars, parfaits and more.

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Neapolitan Recipes

Neapolitan Recipes

Neapolitan Recipes

Inspired by Neapolitan ice cream, these tri-colored treats will bring back childhood memories. From fudge to cheesecake to cookies and bars, find our favorite Neapolitan recipes.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

This rich, tempting trifle feeds a crowd and features the ever-popular combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Try this dessert for your next get-together. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Crazy about chocolate chips? This chewy, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has plenty, not to mention lots of heart-healthy oatmeal. The gang’ll come back for seconds so this big batch recipe is perfect.—Diane Neth, Menno, South Dakota
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27 Favorite Mini Desserts

27 Favorite Mini Desserts

27 Favorite Mini Desserts

Your favorite treats, from cheesecake to pumpkin pie, shrink down to their best handheld form in these fun mini desserts perfect for parties and potlucks.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we're celebrating. People can't believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey, peanut butter centers. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota

Peeps Sunflower Cake

Peeps Sunflower Cake

Peeps Sunflower Cake

The inspiration for this cake came from one of my favorite flowers, the sunflower. The yellow peeps make eye-catching flower petals, and I carefully placed chocolate chips in a circular pattern to resemble the seeds in the middle of a sunflower. This cake is easy, but looks quite impressive. —Bethany Eledge, Cleveland, Tennessee

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I make these moist bars whenever I have ripe bananas on hand, then store them in the freezer to share later at a potluck. With creamy frosting and big banana flavor, this treat is a real crowd-pleaser. —Debbie Knight, Marion, Iowa

Great Pumpkin Dessert

Great Pumpkin Dessert

Great Pumpkin Dessert

Canned pumpkin with yellow cake mix make these bars an effortless alternative to pumpkin pie. It's a tried-and-true dessert that always brings big smiles. —Linda Guyot, Fountain Valley, California

Pound Cake Recipe Roundup

Pound Cake Recipe Roundup

Pound Cake Recipe Roundup

Whether you're looking for lemon pound cake, chocolate pound cake or something in between, this roundup should get you cookin'.

Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars

Kids will flip over this deliciously oaty sweet snack! With honey, peanut butter, brown sugar and two types of chips, what's not to love about these granola bars? And at less than 100 calories, you can afford to have seconds. —Vivian Levine, Summerfield, Florida

30 Recipes for No-Bake Pies

30 Recipes for No-Bake Pies

30 Recipes for No-Bake Pies

No oven required! Wow them at your table with these no-fuss, no-bake pies, including easy chocolate, cream, apple, berry, peanut butter, ice cream and lemon pie recipes.

Pumpkin Torte

Pumpkin Torte

Pumpkin Torte

This beautiful layered cake has a creamy filling with a mild pumpkin flavor and a little spice. It's quick and always turns out so well. The nuts and caramel topping add a nice finishing touch. —Trixie Fisher, Piqua, Ohio

Zucchini Cobbler

Zucchini Cobbler

Zucchini Cobbler

This cobbler is my surprise dessert! No one ever guesses that the "secret ingredient" is zucchini. Everyone says it tastes like apples. It's great to make for a potluck supper or to serve a crowd. The recipe has been requested time and again in my house, and I'm always happy to make it. —Joanne Fazio, Carbondale, Pennsylvania

Giant Molasses Cookies

Giant Molasses Cookies

Giant Molasses Cookies

My family always requests these soft molasses cookies. These chewy molasses cookies are also great for shipping as holiday gifts or to troops overseas. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York
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