Easy Dessert Recipes

If you’re looking for a few easy dessert recipes to take care of your sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered! This huge list of 50+ Easy Dessert Recipes has everything from Gluten Free dessert recipes, to Trim Healthy Mama Friendly dessert recipes, full on indulgent desserts and everything in between!

Here’s one of our favorite easy dessert recipes that is so fun to serve at parties. It’s called Crazy Good Cake and for a very good reason!

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Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Have you noticed the deluge of All Things Pumpkin going on lately? There’s are reason for that and the answer is not just because it’s Fall! It’s because Pumpkin. Is

Gluten-Free Apple Cake

It’s almost the first day of autumn and I have crisp red apples and fragrant cinnamon on my mind. Yum! What is it about this combination that immediately conjures up

Perfect Peach Desserts

Summertime is a scrumptious time to create perfect peach desserts using fresh or canned peaches, and right now, my area of the country has fruit stands bursting with this golden fruit

Berries for Dad for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by utilizing the fresh fruit that are currently in season? Special breakfasts and desserts with dusky

Gluten-free Cranberry Orange Scones

It’s April and scattered showers and major downpours are still the norm in some places around the country. Dreary weather for days at a time begins wearing on the nerves

Delicious Holiday Desserts & the Perfect Gift

Hi Friends! We’re halfway into December; where did the time go?! Holiday events crowd our schedules. Weekends this month bulge with obligations. And trying to decide what to bring to these

Caramel Apple Marshmallow Tarts

Simple and inexpensive. Those are my favorite words when it comes to cooking. If that’s your idea of a perfect recipe as well, then you’re going to love these Caramel Apple Marshmallow

Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

Summer means we crave sweet, fresh, and cool desserts. We like something we can eat easily — and make easily! We love something that can cool us down from the

Layered Ice Cream Cake

Summer is almost here. The kids will be out of school. The sun will be shining. Swimming and sunscreen, flip flops, and cook outs — summer is full of fun

French-Toasted Angel Food Cake

Did you know breakfast can also be dessert? With this French-toasted angel food cake, you will have a meal ready for breakfast, dessert, or breakfast for dinner if you wish

Texas Gold (Chess Squares)

There are so many delicious desserts out there, but this one is one of our favorites. The sweetness of this Texas Gold, also known as chess squares, just melts in

Peach Cobbler Cake

There’s nothing quite as comforting and yummy as a bowl of warm peach cobbler. That’s why we love this cake at our house. It takes the goodness of cobbler to

Butterfinger Bomb Cake

Who loves Butterfinger candy bars? Everybody, right? Flaky, crisp, peanut butter center covered with caramel and chocolate — yes, this is what Heaven tastes like. We decided to take these

Healthy Banana Cookies

Are cookies your guilty pleasure? Tell me the Cookie Monster and I aren’t the only ones! I love cookies and all the different varieties. They are such yummy treats, but

Black Forest Pastry

Chocolate and cherries together? It’s like a dream — the kind of dream where you want to stay asleep. But the best part about this black forest pastry is it’s real

Root Beer Float Cake

Raise your hand if you love Root Beer. My hand is raised; how about your’s? What’s better than that flavorful soda? Everybody knows it’s a Root Beer float! We’ve come

Scrumptious Layered Pineapple Pudding

Lots of people love the juicy, fruity taste of pineapple, and our family is included. You don’t have to be in Hawaii to love this fruit! I wanted to make

Mini Chocolate Pie Bites

Tiny little desserts you can pop in your mouth? Yes, please! That’s exactly what these Mini Chocolate Pie Bites are. Little bits of heaven you can devour all at once

Cake Batter Protein Shake – FP Friendly

Cake Batter Protein Shake – FP Friendly.  Yes, I said CAKE BATTER!  Talking about having your cake and eating it too.  I really had my doubts about this protein shake. 

Chunky Monkey Popcorn Cake

Are you ready for something fun to whip up in the kitchen? Because this recipe is just that! It’s fun to make, it’s fun to eat, it’s fun to show

White Chocolate Candy Corn Fudge

We had some candy corn on hand that looked so cheerfully autumnal I was inspired to find a recipe my little guy and I could make with them. I found

Super Simple Snickerdoodles

Not only are these Super Simple Snickerdoodles yummy, but they are, well, super simple.  These can be whipped up with just cake mix, eggs, oil, and a little cinnamon sugar. 

Crazy Good Ice Cream Cake Recipe

There’s ice cream cake, the there’s Crazy Good Ice Cream Cake. Why in the world would you settle for less? Learn how to make this amazing dessert, then print off

Blackberries with Lime Cream

If you are looking for a low fat AND low carb dessert that’s quick and easy to make, then this is the one.  It’s a nice, light dessert that is

Instant Strawberry Ice Cream

I have been on a low carb, clean eating, THM way of eating for several months now.  I’m also on no sugar plan. No sugar has passed these lips and

Peach Cobbler Cake

Have you ever needed to take a dessert to a function but you didn’t really have much time to bake?  Or just wanted to make a special treat for your

Peppermint Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Oh. My. Seriously, are you drooling just looking at these? Tiffany over at Creme de la Crumb was gracious enough to share the recipe for these mouth watering beauties and

Peanut butter Walnut No-Bake Cookies

Got a hankering for something sweet but don’t want to take the time to bake?  Here’s a simple and yummy recipe that was easy enough for my younger kids to

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s ridiculously easy to make and scrumptiously delish to eat, this is definitely a keeper! Just make the cake, poke some holes (lots of

Easy Strawberry Pecan Fudge

Some recipes are almost too simple to call a recipe. So simple it’s just silly I never thought of it before. This one should probably be called Silly Simple Strawberry

S’more Pudding Cookies

I’ve had a house full of kids this week so when I the S’more Pudding Cookies on our menu this week, I knew they would be a hit.  Ok,

Applebee’s Blond Brownies

Oh my goodness!  Let me tell you folks, this is one sweet yummy brownie!  A little goes a long way with these Applebee’s Blonde Brownies when it comes to satisfying

Strawberry Lemon Dessert Pizzas

Mini Strawberry Lemon Dessert Pizzas are a simple three ingredient dessert that are pretty enough to serve at a tea party, but easy enough for a seven year old to put

Crispy Peanut Butter Cup Balls

We are huge fans of the peanut butter/chocolate combo in our family. My kids are too young to recognize “Hey you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” But we

Blackberry and Peach Crisp

If you haven’t visited your local Farmer’s Market yet this summer, I highly encourage you to do so.  The summer produce is really starting to come off in our area

Frozen Lemonade Pie

Imagine eating this on a hot summer night.  Or anytime for that matter.  Delicious and easy to make, it will hit the spot this summer.  At only an average of

Pineapple Whip

Ok folks, does this look scrumptious or what?  Can’t you just taste it now, particularly as the days are getting hotter?  It’s making me hungry just thinking about this Pineapple

Grilled Balsamic Strawberries

Grilled Balsamic Strawberries?  Yes please!  How about a super easy, quick, healthy, scrumptious dessert that will make you feel like you are eating like royalty? We’ve found just the thing. 

Black Bean Brownies

Have you heard of this crazy concoction yet? Black Bean Brownies??? Frankly, I was a bit leery of them myself. Well, more than a bit…more like completely turned off by

Homemade Oreo Cookie Blizzards

Who doesn’t love a Blizzard?  No, not the cold snowy kind.  The cold ice cream kind.  My favorite is the Heath Blizzard.  Unfortunately, not only are they pricy, but they

Brain Power Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

Getting kids to try new things takes some serious creativity and effort.  Some were just not born with an adventurous outlook regarding food.  Fortunately, there are fantastic recipes with healthy

Easy Lemon Snickerdoodles

This is about the easiest cookie recipe out there and the first one I ever learned. My mom used to be a Girl Scout leader and this is one of

Tortilla Snowflakes

We live in central Texas. It does not snow here. Well, okay… every few years we get a dusting, and my kids scrape the entire yard to build a one

Peach Pie Cinnamon Muffins

Oh my goodness.  Peach pie and and cinnamon muffins all in one recipe.  This is one recipe you will want to try.  Word of advice however.  Make sure you are

Apple Pie Pops

Well Hello Cuties! Aren’t these little Apple Pie Pops just darling? They are seriously cute and taste just as good as the real thing, only a lot more fun to

Scrumptious Low Carb Cheesecake

*This Low Carb Cheesecake recipe was originally posted in our now archived blog. We’ve reposted by popular demand! Cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite desserts ever. Unfortunately, it’s one

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