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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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A "fool" is a British dessert that's usually made with custard. This is a modified, quicker version I created. My kids love it because it doesn't taste like rhubarb—so I guess it's well named! —Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Quick Ghost Cookies

Quick Ghost Cookies

Quick Ghost Cookies

Spruce up store-bought cookies for the holiday. These are a real hit with "goblins" of all ages. —Denise Smith, Lusk, Wyoming

Ghostly Graveyard

Ghostly Graveyard

Ghostly Graveyard

I came up with this idea for my youngest daughter's October birthday. Then my son requested it for a school treat. But I knew it was a hit when my oldest daughter took it to a class Halloween party and even her teacher asked for the recipe! —Angie Dierikx, Taylor Ridge, Illinois

Double-Decker Banana Cups

Double-Decker Banana Cups

Double-Decker Banana Cups

In Calgary, Alberta, Patricia Kinsella prepares these petite parfaits by layering a vanilla pudding mixture with sliced bananas and graham cracker crumbs. They make a speedy dessert or sweet snack.
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Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Bars

My two young sons are crazy about these simple, fast cookie bars. And as a busy mom, easy preparation makes this one scrumptious dessert I can rely on—even at the last minute. You might want to vary the jam or jelly to suit your own family’s tastes. —Carolyn Mulloy, Davison, Michigan

Apple-Berry Crumb Pie

Apple-Berry Crumb Pie

Apple-Berry Crumb Pie

This delectable pie saves time and effort because you don’t have to roll out a crust or cut up any apples! —Laurie Jonas, Portage, WI

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

At the downtown Chicago law firm where I work, we often bring in goodies for special occasions. When co-workers hear I've baked these melt-in-your-mouth cookies, they make a special trip to my floor to sample them. Best of all, these crisp, buttery treats can be made in no time. —Janis Gruca, Mokena, Illinois

Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Glazed Cinnamon Apples

If you are seeking comfort food on the sweet side, this warm and yummy apple dessert, made with cinnamon and nutmeg, fits the bill. —Megan Maze, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Chocolate Candy Clusters

I give these as gifts and bring them to parties—they’re always a hit! Try using peanuts in place of walnuts. You’ll love their sweet-salty taste! —Taylor Carroll, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

If you love chocolate, almonds and coconut, this cake is for you. It comes together in a flash and tastes just like an Almond Joy candy bar! —Linda L. Nichols, Steubenville, Ohio

Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Vanilla Meringue Cookies

This meringue cookie is light, airy morsels and the perfect fat-free treat to really beat a sweets craving. —Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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