Best Dessert Recipes

This collection of easy dessert recipes includes everything from fun recipes to make with kids, to indulgent desserts and everything in between!

Whether you need refreshing summer desserts like lemon cheesecake or fun, kid-friendly Christmas desserts like cinnamon apple bread, you’ll find it here!

Whenever we entertain, we love having dessert ready to go in advance. Some of our favorite potluck desserts and desserts for a crowd include German chocolate pie, peach galette, and fresh fruit kabobs with chocolate drizzle.

What Dessert Should I Make?

Here are some tips on deciding on the perfect dessert for after a big meal:

  • Think about your main course – if you’re serving something rich and hearty, something like buckeye brownies will accent it perfectly. If you have a light summery dinner, try keeping things fresh and light with a recipe like no-bake key lime pie!
  • If entertaining, pay attention to how many people are going to be present at the party and whether there are any dietary restrictions to take into consideration.
  • Desserts can usually be prepared in advance and baked while you eat, or served at room temperature. Make sure you have enough time for both the main course and dessert so you don’t become flustered!
Chocolate truffles in a white bowl with a bite taken out of 1

Chocolate Truffles

Cranberry bread pudding in a white casserole dish drizzled with sauce

Cranberry Bread Pudding

Christmas shaped spritz cookies with sprinkles

Spritz Cookies

Snowball cookies on a red plate with a bite taken out of 1

Snowball Cookies

Almond pound cake on a white plate with icing and raspberries

Almond Pound Cake

Stack of peanut butter cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Caramel apple poke cake drizzled with caramel on a white plate

Caramel Apple Poke Cake

Stack of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on plate

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coca Cola Cake on a blue rimmed white plate with a fork

Coke Cake

Stack of buttery almond cookies on a plate with almonds as garnish

Buttery Almond Cookies

Key lime pie on a plate garnished with lime

No Bake Key Lime Pie

Squares of butterscotch bars

Butterscotch Bars

Piece of brookies bar on a glass of milk

Brookies Bars

Tiramisu cupcakes on a plate with icing

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins On A White Plate

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Shamrock shake with whipped cream sprinkles and a cherry on top

McDonald’s Copycat Shamrock Shake

Strawberry fruit dip with a strawberry being dipped in

Strawberry Fruit Dip

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Slice of Brownie Bottom Raspberry Cheesecake on a plate with a bite taken out of it

Brownie Bottom Raspberry Cheesecake

Soft ginger cookies on a wooden board

Molasses Cookies

Piece of salted caramel banana cream pie on a plate with bananas in the background

Salted Caramel Banana Cream Pie

White chocolate peanut butter swirl fudge cut into pieces with a title

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Fudge

Cranberry Shortcake on a white plate with a glass of milk in the background

Cranberry Shortcake

Apple cranberry crisp in a pan with a wooden spoon

Apple Cranberry Crisp