Desserts are the best part of the meal, the one we all enjoy. Fun, sweet things to make at home and share with our family and friends.
I think the best part of the meal should be fun to make. Something that we can do with the kids, something easy that we enjoy making as much as we do eating.
Take a look at these fun desserts that can be done quickly and with easy-to-find ingredients. 35 of the most delicious, sweet, and great-looking treats!
1. Fudgy Cookies and Cream Brownies
These beauties are a cross between an Oreo cookie and a brownie. Chopped Oreos are mixed into the brownie batter and topped with the most creamy homemade topping.
If you have an Oreo cookie lover in the house, you just might make their day with a couple of these delightful sweet treats.
2. No-Bake Mixed Berry Cheesecake Bars
These easy sweet treats to make not only taste like heaven, but they look like something you would buy at a fancy bakery. They have a graham cracker crust, a no-bake vanilla filling, and a gorgeous marbled swirl of berry coulis on top.
If you had to frame a photo of a dessert, this would be it!
3. Blueberry Ice Cream
The color of this ice cream is just WOW! It is the deepest, most gorgeous purple you’ve seen. Made with fresh blueberries, lemon juice, heavy cream, sugar, and egg yolks, this creamy purple ice cream is just what you need to stay fresh this summer!
4. Mackinac Island Fudge
In less than one hour you can enjoy this smooth, rich, and chocolatey fudge that only requires a few ingredients like butter, milk, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, confectioner’s sugar, and a small saucepan. That’s it! Combine, boil, pour, and let cool!
5. Quick and Easy Baklava Recipe
Baklava is squares of sweet honey and nuts layered between delicate sheets of phyllo dough that just melt in your mouth.
Some people are intimidated by these Mediterranean treats, but if you follow this recipe, you’ll see it’s very simple to make. So if you’re looking for fun dessert ideas, count this one in!
6. Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe
The bark is at the top of the easy-to-make desserts list. All you have to do is melt the chocolate, add the toppings of your choice, and let it harden as it cools.
This is one of the best kids’ desserts because all they have to do is “decorate” the chocolate layer with all their favorite nuts or candy!
7. One Bowl of Red Velvet Cupcakes
The name says it all: One bowl. How easy is that? If your kids want to bring something to school to share with their friends on Valentine’s Day, this is it.
These cupcakes may be the most beautiful red color, but their chocolate flavor and white cream cheese frosting will win everyone’s hearts!
8. Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies
Calling all lemon dessert lovers! If you’re looking for a dessert to serve after a fancy dinner or at a shower, please take a look at these beauties.
With a graham cracker crust and a filling made with lime juice, condensed milk, whipped topping, and cream cheese, these frozen mounds of lemony goodness will surely delight all your guests!
9. Cake Mix Cookie Bars
Yes, your read right. Cake mix can be used to make cookie bars, and no bars are as easy to make as these. All you need is a yellow cake mix, eggs, oil, and chocolate chips.
Who knew making cookie bars could be this easy? This definitely goes into my easy sweet treats to-make list!
10. Berry Tres Leches Cake
Need a fancy, rustic, and beautiful cake to impress your friends? This Berry Tres Leches Cake is it.
Easy-to-make sponge cakes are sliced and soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk: whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk, filled with mascarpone filling and topped with fresh chopped berries. Truly impressive!
11. Easy Skillet Brownies
This is one of the best fun dessert ideas to make with the kids. The easy-to-make brownie batter is baked in an oven-proof skillet.
The delicious aroma fills the kitchen while the kids anxiously wait for them to finish baking with spoons on hand. We then gather around the fudgy brownie-filled skillet topped with ice cream and dig in!
12. Snickerdoodle poppers
Donut hole-like snickerdoodle poppers are full of pudding and utterly delicious. I’d tried Snickerdoodle cookies, but never poppers, and was pleasantly surprised!
The soft batter is fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar and then filled with your favorite pudding flavor. The texture of these delightful balls is soft and the filling creamy!
13. Strawberry Lemon Blondies
Close your eyes and think about biting into a moist, yet dense shortbread-like square that tastes like fresh lemons and has pockets of strawberries that just melt in your mouth, and is glazed with a sweet and tart icing. Isn’t the thought just dreamy?
If you make these blondies, I guarantee you will make them again soon, real soon!
14. Pink Lemonade Popsicles
Summer is around the corner and the kids will be out all day playing. Surprise them with these pink lemonade popsicles to cool off on those hot days!
Their deep pink color comes from frozen raspberries that are blended with lemon juice, sugar, and water and frozen for a cold treat that you and your kids will love!
15. Samoa Dessert Lasagna Recipe
Talk about fun desserts to make at home! Who would think of making a dessert lasagna? Imagine layers of Nila wafers (as the crust), a caramel layer followed by a chocolate pudding layer, a cream cheese layer, and then topped with coconut flakes, and chocolate chips.
I think this is better than regular lasagna, what do you think?
16. Churros with Chocolate and Caramel Sauce
Making churros is not as complicated as you think. The dough comes together quickly and to me, piping them into the hot oil is the fun part!
This may not be as safe for the kids to make, but they sure will enjoy them. Or maybe make them as dessert for date night? The caramel and chocolate sauce recipes are easy to make as well!
17. Homemade Twix Bars
OMG is all I can say after taking a bite out of these mouthwatering bars. Homemade caramel is sandwiched between a shortbread cookie and a layer of milk chocolate.
Forget about store-bought Twix bars, these are way way better and make amazing gifts for friends and family!
18. The Best Lemon Brownies with Glaze
Melt-in-your-mouth brownie texture with a slight lemon flavor, and topped with a lemon-flavored glaze, these brownies are a great option for those who don’t like overly sweet desserts and a great twist on the traditional brownie recipe.
Surprise your family with these unusual brownies!
19. Peanut Butter Pie
The filling of this pie is a perfectly whipped mixture made with peanut butter, whipping cream, cream cheese, and powdered sugar while the crust is made with Oreo cookies.
If you love the peanut butter/chocolate combo, this pie is for you. It is luscious, sweet, creamy, and delicious!
20. Cherry-chocolate Pudgy Pie
Ok, it’s not really a pie, it’s a sandwich and it is made with a sandwich maker. Store-bought cherry pie filling, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips are sandwiched between two slices of bread and pressed until everything inside is melted and gooey!
What can be easier than this?
21. Root Beer Float Cupcakes
These cupcakes are so cute it will be hard for you to eat them! The cupcakes and frosting are flavored with root beer extract and root beer, so the flavor really comes through.
A cherry on top of the perfect root beer frosting swirl finishes the look of these super fun dessert cupcakes!
Creamy as chocolate ice cream, but firm like popsicles, fudgsicles are a nostalgic dessert that reminds us of the days when we would wait for the ice cream truck, and that feeling is worth the small effort it takes to make them.
This is one of those good desserts to make for summer!
23. Cookiedilla recipe
What a fun dessert idea to make, right? We’ve all eaten a quesadilla, but have you tried a cookiedilla? The kids will love making this marshmallow fluff, caramel, and chocolate chip-filled cookiedilla.
The best part is, you bake it in a skillet and can use store-bought cookie dough to sandwich these ingredients together!
24. Disney Dole Whip Recipe
This dessert was made famous when Disney started selling it. It is so easy to make, you will spend more time getting your ingredients together than actually making it!
It is made by blending vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice, and frozen pineapple together to produce a fresh and tropical-tasting delight!
25. Oreo S’mores in the Oven
When the question is: What dessert can I make in 5 minutes? Oreo s’mores in the oven are the answer.
Twist them open, top the bottom of the cookie with a square of Hershey’s milk chocolate and a marshmallow, place them in the broiler of your oven, wait for the marshmallow to puff up and toast, take them out and top with the other half of the cookie!
26. White Chocolate Cherry Fudge
White chocolate and maraschino cherries come together with a secret ingredient to produce a velvety-soft fudge with a beautiful pink color.
These sweet treats are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for friends and loved ones. Want to know what’s the secret ingredient? Go to the website and find out!
27. Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart
Lemon and raspberries are the perfect pair. They really elevate each other’s flavor and make the best ingredients for a cheesecake tart.
This easy tart is made with a puff pastry crust, topped with a lemon curd and cream cheese filling, swirls of sweet raspberry jam, and fresh raspberries. It looks like a million dollars and tastes even better!
28. Biscoff Cookie Butter Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love biscoff cookies, right? They are so good and became so popular, we can now buy Biscoff cookie butter, and this butter is the prime ingredient in Biscoff Ice Cream.
Not only the cream is used, but it also has crushed cookies in it. If you are a Biscoff cookie lover, you will love this ice cream!
29. Tiramisu Brownie Recipe
Combining these two well-loved recipes to produce one delightful dessert is a genius idea. The brownie base is topped with signature coffee-soaked ladyfingers and a creamy layer of mascarpone.
If you have trouble picking between brownies and tiramisu as your favorite dessert, now you don’t have to!
30. Carrot Cake Dip
If carrot cake doesn’t sound like a fun dessert to make, but you really love it, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to make the cake to enjoy the dessert!
This fluffy dip is full of amazing ingredients like carrots, raisins, pineapple juice, rum, toasted coconut, cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sugar. What to eat it with? Sliced apples!
31. Red Velvet Kiss Cookies
Fun dessert recipes according to my kids, I have to include chocolate and be made by hand.
This is one of their favorites. While I do make the dough, they can form the balls, roll them in sugar, and place the chocolate kiss in the middle. It is a great way to spend a fun time with them!
32. Profiteroles Recipe
There was a time when I could only enjoy these delightful little puffs in a fancy restaurant. Then I came across this easy recipe.
Now I can’t get enough of them! My friends are always so impressed when I present them with ice cream-filled profiteroles with chocolate drizzle that look like I bought them at a fancy bakery!
33. Slutty Brownies
Ok, I know the name is kind of funny, but the flavor in these brownies is seriously yummy! They have a bottom layer of chewy chocolate chip cookies, a layer of Oreos in the middle, and a fudgy brownie top. Yes, as the name implies, they are indulgent luscious and very decadent!
34. Reese’s Heavenly Peanut Butter Trifle Recipe
Need a fun dessert recipe that can please a crowd? Custard made with peanut butter, vanilla pudding, and whipped topping is layered with brownies and Reese’s peanut butter cups to make a beautiful-looking dessert that everybody will surely enjoy looking at, but better than that, eating!
35. Chocolate Ice Cream
This list wouldn’t be complete without an amazing chocolate ice cream recipe! And this double chocolate ice cream is the best of the best!
Dutch cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate chips make it extra chocolatey while heavy cream and milk make it extra creamy. A touch of sea salt is added to balance the flavors!
So, as you can see, making dessert doesn’t have to be a drag or stressful. You can have fun making any of these delicious recipes either by yourself or with the kids.
The ingredients in these sweet treats are commonly found and they come together quickly and easily, so go ahead and make some!
Impress your friends and family with our Pink Lemonade Cupcakes!
35 Easy Fun Desserts to Impress Guests
For the cupcakes:
- 1 box white cake mix (I used Pillsburry)
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 20 strawberries, timmed
For the frosting:
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar, divided
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 4-5 drops of red food coloring
- Lemon and strawberry slices for garnish
Make the muffins
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Using a handheld mixer, beat together the cake mix, water, oil, eggs, and lemon zest until smooth
- Line two muffin pans with 20 muffin liners and divide the batter evenly between them
- Press a strawberry into the batter of each muffin tin
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely
Make the frosting:
- Mix the butter, lemon juice, confectioner’s sugar, and lemon zest until smooth
- Add 4-5 drops of red food coloring until you get the desired shade of pink
- Pipe the frosting over the cooled cupcakes and decorate with lemon and strawberry slices.