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50 Quick and Easy Dessert Recipes

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Sometimes you find yourself eating but not getting full. Or craving for something sweet after dinner? The best way out from such a situation is to look for some other dish.

That is where you bring desserts to your table. A simple dessert can help you kill both the cravings and hunger pangs.

But will desserts not keep you busy in the kitchen baking? What if you’re lazy and tired? Read on and get 50 quick and easy dessert recipes that won’t waste your time preparing.

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50 easy dessert recipes

1.  Hot Fudge Golden Grahams Parfait to Cool Your Throat

1 eassy desserts hot fudge golden grahams parfait recipe

Suppose it’s a hot summer lunch, make this dessert and enjoy its cooling effect. Preparing it is much easier that even your kids can make it.

And you’ll not spend much time preparing it. Most of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are readily available in your kitchen.

2.  Tasty Lemon Crème Sandwich Cookies

2 easy desserts Lemon Cream Sandwich Cookie recipe

Suppose you have some cookies in the kitchen and want something flavorful from it use this recipe. Use it to make a sandwich cookie. All you need is lemon frosting which you’ll make at home. Others are cheese cream and confectioners’ sugar.

The outcome from this recipe is soft but crunchy cookies which are best for lemon lovers. You can drink tea as an accompaniment.

3.  Colorful Rainbow Waffles Sandwiches

3 easy dessert rainbow waffle sandwiches

Make this sandwich using Belgian waffles and enjoy the treat. To make it colorful, coat it with multicolored sprinkles. Its attractive color is something you kids won’t resist, and you’ll have to make it often.

4.  Attractive Vanilla Yogurt and Berry Trifle

4 easy desserts vanilla yogurt berry trifle recipe

You can’t resist the sight of this dessert as it sells itself. You should use Greek yogurt to make it lighter. But also, using whipped cream will serve the same purpose.

To make it cold, freeze the mixture before time and only remove it when ready to serve. It’s a good way of not adding calories.

5.  Blue Bell Ice Cream Bombe for Multiple Flavors

5 easy desserts recipes blue bell ice cream bombe

Consider making this blue bell ice cream bombe and enjoy up to four flavors. You can also use sparkler candies to make it a firework.

The fireworks will add fun to your dining table. You can make this ice cream and preserve it in the freezer to make it sweeter. To add texture to your ice cream, press sprinklers on top.

6.  Salty Peanut Banana Pudding for A Salty Sweet Taste

6 easy desserts salty peanut banana pudding

If you love bananas and peanuts, go for this recipe. If you want to tone down the sweetness in the combination add some salt. It will give you a sweet-salty dessert that’s unimaginable. You don’t need to bake it hence saving on time.

7.  Pickled Gingery Plums to Boost Vitamin Level

7 easy desserts pickled gingery plums

If you want a dessert that will help improve your immunity, make pickled gingery plums. It’s also a great pick during a hot day when you need a cooling effect.

Chill the pickled fruit for a day to have the best results. But to prepare it you’ll only need fifteen minutes.

8.  Chocolate Pudding for Sugar Lovers

8 easy desserts double chocolate pudding

Reduce your sugar craving with this dessert which you can prepare in no time. It’s sweet, dark, and dense.

Use quality chocolate to achieve the best results having the dark color. It should have at least 50% cocoa. If you make excess, keep the rest in the fridge with a plastic wrap for up to four days.

9.  Refreshing Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart with Fresh Strawberries

9 easy desserts chamomile mascarpone tart with fresh strawberries

Enjoy this healthy dessert which has both chamomile and strawberries. To make it use a no-bake pie crust which requires no cooking. Using chamomile tea will give your dessert an additional layer. It’s also beneficial to your health. This is because it’s good for treating colds and reducing swelling.

 Use Strawberries as toppings, and mascarpone cream will give you an attractive smell.

10.  No-Bake Cheesecake with Berry Toppings

10 easy desserts ripe for picking no bake cheesecake

You can make this dessert cake which requires no baking, within 30 minutes. Use any fruit of your choice as the toppings to make it tasteful. The berries will help you in regulating the sugars in the cake, making it a healthy pick.

11. Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treat for Your Jaws

11 easy desserts recipes cracker jack pretzel treats

Suppose you want a dessert that will give your teeth a good work pick on this. To make them stick together, use gooey. You can eat this dessert during the day as a snack. It takes only twenty minutes to prepare.

12. Pb & J Puffed Cereal Ice Cream Sandwiches for Your Kids

12 eassy desserts peanut butter jelly puffed cereal icecream sandwiches

Suppose you want a dessert that your kids will enjoy; use this recipe. To prepare it, use freeze-dried strawberries, which will make it crunchy. Freeze it for at least 4 hours or even two days to allow it to firm up.

13. Enjoyable No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Bars

13 easy desserts no bake chocolate mousse bars

For the love of chocolates, make this dessert just for you. It has three different types of chocolates in separate layers. It will leave you craving for more but will require less time to prepare.

You don’t need to bake it. Once you’re through with its preparation, drizzle some more chocolates immediately and spread the filling on the crust. How the dessert will melt into your mouth effortlessly is a sure win.

14. Hot Fudge Sundae No Bake Cheesecake to Cool Your Nerves

14 easy desserts hot fudge sundae cheesecake

Prepare this dessert in no time and enjoy its cooling effect on a hot, busy day. Use sundae toppings on the cheesecake that’s after putting the brownie crust.

Other toppings on this dessert include chopped nuts, cherries, and whipped cream.

15. No-Bake Banana Pudding

15 easy desserts banana pudding parfaits

Reduce your banana cravings by making this great dessert. It’s easy to make and takes only fifteen minutes to be ready.

It’s a good pick for those lazy summer days when you don’t want to cook. If you want it to have more flavor, use homemade vanilla custard.

16. Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

16 easy desserts no bake raspberry cheesecake bars

Enjoy this dessert which contains smooth cheese fillings and tasty raspberries. It also has a buttery graham cracker crust that makes it crunchy.

The different layers in this dessert will make you yearn for more since they’re different flavors and textures. It’s a perfect choice for reducing your cravings for cheesecake. There’s no need to bake, saving on time.

17. Attractive Golden Oreo Truffles

17 easy desserts no bake golden oreo truffles

Make this dessert and have your kids enjoy it to their full. The colorful decorations are what will make your kids love it. It’s easy to make and good for parties.

You can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remember to thaw it in the fridge for a night before serving it.

18. Lemon Cream Pie for A Bitter Sweet Feeling

18 easy desserts No Bake Lemon Cream Pie Recipe

Make lemon cream pie which is mouthwatering and attractive for your family. It’s quick since you don’t bake it, and also easy to prepare.

This dessert will be the center of attraction on your table anytime as it’s so tempting. Since lemon is medicinal, you’ll be rejuvenating your body through it.

19. No-Bake Eggnog Cheesecake for Your Taste Buds

19 easy desserts No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake Simply LaKita

If you want your cheesecake to be tastier, combine it with eggnog. It will help you boost your sodium and potassium levels while not adding any calories.

It’s a perfect choice for those busy days when you need a quick dish. The fact that the graham cracker is ready-made also saves time.

20. Fruity Pebble Rice Krispies Treats

20 easy desserts Fruity Pebble Rice Krispie Treats

Make something extraordinary from the normal rice Krispies treats to this recipe. It’s an attractive sweet dessert that will make you utilize the rice Krispies in your kitchen. 

It’s easy to make, and you can even carry them with you to the office. You’ll need only six ingredients to prepare it.  

21. Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Avocado Lime Tartlets 

21 easy desserts Avocado Lime Tartlet

For the green fruit lovers, this is your dessert. It’s gluten-free, meaning you’ll be taking good care of your health through it. It’s easier to make and requires little time to be ready.

The crunchy almond crust will keep your teeth busy as you enjoy this tasty dessert. You can make it when having celebrations like baby showers or other parties.

22. Mini Key Lime Pies for A Perfect Taste

22 easy desserts Key Lime Pies

Suppose you don’t like the crust; the fruits in this dessert make you enjoy it. It’s ideal for a hot picnic date during summer. The lime pies will make your taste buds active.

At the same time, the other fruits give your health a boost. It’s good for your busy days when you can’t bake.

23. Test Your Patience around Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake

23 easy desserts No Bake Espresso Chocolate Cheese cake

Make this finger liking dessert and see if you can resist going for more. It’s so sweet and full of cream with a great flavor combination. However, it requires at least six hours in the freezer to chill and firm up.

If you don’t do this, it will be soft and challenging to slice. Suppose you have leftovers refrigerated for a maximum of four days.

24. Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars for Nut Lovers

24 easy desserts No Bake Reeses Peanut Butter Bars

Prepare this dessert and keep your teeth busy with the nuts. It contains various ingredients like Reese’s peanut butter, Reese’s Pieces, and peanut butter.

It’s all about sweetness and pure bliss. You don’t need to bake it. And you can also use other ingredients like graham crackers, Oreos, and pretzels.

Related: Is Peanut Butter Gluten-free?

25. Chocolate Lasagna for A Bigger Family

25 easy desserts Chocolate Lasagna

Prepare this dessert and let everyone in your house enjoy it. It’s a cookie crust having cheesecake fillings as a topping. Other ingredients include chocolate chips, pudding, and whipped cream.

It will help you reduce your chocolate cravings and is ideal for kids who don’t love eating.  Freeze it for at least 30 minutes to make it firm up.

26. S’mores Cakes That Will Keep You Going for More

26 easy desserts no bake smores cake

You can prepare the s’more dessert in no time. It’s good for those lazy summer days when you can’t spend much time in the kitchen baking.

It consists of seven ingredients that make all the 17 layers decadent. It’s easy to make, although you’ll also prepare a homemade marshmallow crème. Try it out and get a new favorite dessert.

27. Superfast Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls

27 easy desserts no bake buckeye peanut butter balls

Make these dessert balls for simple but fast-eating that requires no waiting. You’ll only take twenty minutes to prepare it.

With five ingredients, you’ll be able to fill your empty stomach within no time. The creamy peanut butter and chocolate are good for sugar lovers. You can refrigerate the leftovers for up to two weeks.

28. Easy Breakfast with No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

28 easy desserts no bake choco oatmeal bars

Save time preparing for work early in the morning by making this dessert. You don’t need to bake anything but the result will be amazing.

No one will leave without having a bit. The peanut will give it a crunchy feel while the chocolate makes it irresistibly sweet.

29. Caramel Frappuccino Pudding Pops for A Relaxing Feel

29 easy desserts Caramel Macchiato Pudding Pops

Make this any time during the summer and enjoy its cooling effects. It’s sweet and full of energy boosters. You can make several pops and freeze some since you’ll crave more during hot days. Your kids will also love them because of their flavor.

30. No-Bake Apple Pie Bites for Your Parties

30 easy desserts No Bake Apple Pie Bites

If you love apples, make something special with them. Although they’re smaller, they’ve got great flavors. But it will also make your work easier since you don’t need to cut it into small pieces.

You don’t require to turn your oven on, so it’s a time saver. Using the phyllo cups will help make it crunchier. You can refrigerate it for future use but reheat them before serving.

31. Pina Colada Lush for The Island Feel

31 easy desserts Pina Colada Lush Cake Recipe Family Fresh Meals

You can make this pina colada cake and enjoy its sweetness just at home. It’s easy and fast to make and ideal for parties or picnics.

Use the golden Oreos to make the crust. This dessert is rich in potassium and sodium, which is perfect for your health.

32. Scotcheroos For a Midwest Treat

32 easy desserts scotcheroos

Try this sweet and crunchy dessert anytime you feel like it’s easy to make. It consists of six different ingredients. It will require only fifteen minutes to make.

You can prepare it on the easy weekends when you’re not into baking. It’s a good choice for picnics. Peanut butter and chocolate will kill your sugar cravings.

33. No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart

33 easy desserts no bake chocolate strawberry ganache tart with chocolate cookie crust

Do you love Oreos and chocolates? Make this dessert and leave your mouth wanting more. You can use different ratios of the chocolate to cream depending on what you’re using it for.

Since it’s a two-ingredient, don’t use light cream or poor-quality chocolate. Remember, the high-fat content in the cream will make the ganache finishing stable.

34. Cookie Dough Dip for Those Who Don’t Love Eggs

34 easy desserts Recipe Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookie Dough Dip

Make this recipe and serve it immediately as it doesn’t last. So, serve it before giving meals to your people. It’s a great way of enjoying a sweet and salty combination and also quench your cookie thirst.

It’s good for lunch since it may give you a sugar rush making you active all through. You can use additional toppings to make it crunchy.

35. Chocolate Lasagna for An Italian Feel

35 easy desserts Chocolate Lasagna meets Tiramisu

If you’re into Italian dishes, this is a perfect recipe for you. Use lasagna as the base and add chocolate chips toppings. It will take you only thirty minutes to make your favorite dessert.

With its great flavors and texture, you will not resist the inviting temptation. It’s crunchy and sweet, just as you want it.

36. Superfast No-Bake Ice Cream Cake

36 easy desserts Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Prepare this dessert any time during summer. You’ll enjoy not only the chocolate but also the ice cream. You need only five minutes to prepare it. To avoid having difficulties while serving, slice with a knife that you did warm in the water.

37. No-Bake Banana Split Cake

37 easy desserts No Bake Banana Split Cake

If you love bananas and have some in your kitchen, turn them into a dessert. Combine graham cracker, pecans, and pineapple and have a mouthwatering dessert.

Use maraschino cherries as toppings and enjoy this flavorful split. Preparing it is easy, and you don’t need to bake.

38. Cholesterol Free Pretty No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

38 easy desserts no bake cookie dough bars

Prepare cookie dough bars and see how they will attract everyone to the dining table. It’s egg-free, meaning you won’t be adding any cholesterols to your body.

You can make them for parties or a bigger family. It will help you quench your sweets cravings.

39. Gluten-Free No-Bake Unicorn Cookies

39 easy desserts 4 ingredient no bake unicorn cookies

This is a perfect dessert for an allergic person who you care about. Since it’s gluten-free and pure vegan, you’ll be making a health-conscious dessert.

You will need five minutes to make it using four ingredients. It also has no dairy, refined sugar, or grain content. It would help if you refrigerated it at room temperature after dropping extra coconut flour on them.

40. No-Bake Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

40 easy desserts no bake salted caramel coconut macaroons

Enjoy this sweet and salty dessert which you can prepare without baking in no time. It’s ideal for caramel and chocolate lovers who won’t resist going for another bite. It will take only fifteen minutes before serving your dessert.

41. Healthy Raw and Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

41 easy desserts vegan peanut butter cookies

It’s a good dessert recipe to help you watch your sugar and cholesterol intake. It would help if you took it after the long festive season where you were never careful about your intake. It contains no refined sugar, flour. Making it also takes a shorter time.

42. Vanilla Spice Poached Pears

42 easy desserts Vanilla Spice Poached Pears

If you love pears or it’s that season, you can’t miss them at the grocery; make good use of them.

Prepare this pure fruit recipe even two days before serving and enjoy its flavors. “Cook” the peeled pears in water, lemon juice, and sugar combination. It’s good for a dinner party or when you have many friends visiting.

43. Tiramisu

43 easy desserts Tiramisu

If you’re into Italian recipes, try tiramisu dessert and enjoy its flavor. It comprises espresso-soaked ladyfingers, cocoa powder, and mascarpone cream. Making it at home will let you enjoy delicious fresh tiramisu.

44. Pumpkin Pie in A Jar

44 easy desserts no bake pumpkin pie in a jar

When you’ve got the craving for pumpkin pie, but there’s no time to make it, do this dessert. Making it so easy and requires no baking, saving your time in the kitchen.

The ingredients include cream cheese mousse, graham cracker crust, and pumpkin pie fillings. Add whipped cream as topping If you wish.

45. Gluten-Free No-Bake Lemon Cookie Fruit Tarts

45 easy desserts Lemon Cookie Fruit Tarts NO BAKE

Use fresh fruits to make this dessert and enjoy its rejuvenating benefits. It contains no gluten making it good for your health.

You can use any fruit of your choice to make this tart, like a mango, raspberry. You’ll only need four ingredients to make this delicious treat.

46. Nutella Cheesecake

46 easy desserts Nutella Cheesecake

You only need to chill this dessert so that the cake’s surface won’t crack. Prepare it for twenty minutes but let it chill for around four hours. You can add some toppings at will, like crumbled Ferro Rocher chocolates.

47. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

47 easy desserts cookie dough truffles

Make your sweet cookie dough a dessert by dipping it in melted chocolate, then freeze. You don’t need eggs for this recipe. It has great texture, and it’s sweet with a great cooling effect as you get it out of the refrigerator when ready to serve.

48. Pumpkin Spice Latte Bark

48 easy desserts pumpkin spice latte bark

Mix autumn flavors and get this ready within ten minutes. You’ll need four ingredients to prepare it without baking.

It has various layers with different flavors, something you can resist. Serve it immediately; you get it out of the freezer as the bark softens with time.

49. French Silk Pie

49 easy desserts no bake french silk pie

Save on time by preparing this French silk pie without turning on the oven. It’s a good choice for a hot summer day when you need something cold to keep your throat soft. It contains a pretzel crust with some saltiness which gives it a unique taste. Use silky chocolate filling to make it have a salty-sweet taste.

50. Key Lime Pie Dip

50 easy desserts key lime pie dip

If you love key lime pie or craving for it, turn it into a dessert without baking. You can serve it during picnics or when having family get-togethers.

It will activate your taste buds and keep you longing for more. Garnish with a lime wedge. You can serve it with shortbread cookies, pretzels, or graham crackers.


quick easy dessert recipes

Most people love desserts but are lazy to make them because they fear baking. Or, at times, you can be tired. However, you can be creative and make quick and easy desserts without baking using your favorite ingredient.

With the fifty dessert recipes we have for you, you’ll save time and enjoy your favorite dessert. Make any and enjoy it all through, especially during hot summer.


What is the most loved dessert in America?

Most people in America love sweet desserts which are full of flavors. One of the top desserts is chocolate fudge sundae. However, vanilla bean cheesecake and fruit crepe are also people’s favorite.

What is the least popular dessert?

Everyone hates a dessert because of a certain reason. Some people say that Tres leches have a bad texture making them unpopular. Others hate pie because it’s too sugary. However, the most unpopular dessert is fruit salad which people argue has gross ingredients.

Which country eats the most desserts?

Each country has its favorite dessert. Some love fruity but light desserts, while others love rich and sweet desserts. France tops with her crème Brulee dessert. Then America has apple pie and Italy has gelato. You can never miss baklava in turkey while Japan has mochi.

Why are American desserts so sweet?

Americans love sweet food; that’s why they even opt for sweeter desserts. It is something that has become popular among young people that prefer sweet things. However, some people don’t take sugar.

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