We all love baked food and desserts. There’s only one way I can see making that love grow, and that’s by learning how to make our favorite recipes from our own homes with our own hands.
Nothing tastes better or is enjoyed more! There is a recipe here for everyone to love no matter your age or eating habits or restrictions.
Time to fall in love with cooking and with your culinary achievements. Having a party or get-together? This list of 35 Easy Fun Desserts to Impress Guests, has the answer.
These recipes to bake when you’re bored will impress you. They are not only easy to bake, but amazing-tasting. Once your tastebuds try the dish you choose, you won’t believe the results!
1. (3 Ingredient) Peanut Butter Cookies
In search of some easy things to bake? It doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient recipe for the best peanut butter cookies ever!
The secret ingredient is sugar. You can substitute the peanut butter for less fatty peanut butter.
Peanut butter is the best no matter what form you eat it in, but cookies take the taste to a whole different level and create a new love with the nutty flavor!
2. Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes
Lemon and blackberry, who would have thought combining the two would have such an explosive result!
The taste will have your tastebuds firing in the best way. The secret ingredient is lemon juice.
You can substitute the unsalted butter for regular butter.
These bite-size lemony cupcakes don’t only look beautiful and appealing, but the taste will have you grabbing your second tiny dessert after your first bite!
3. Best Brownie Recipe Ever
The beloved brownie is back and ready for a remix! These moist, cakey, creamy, chocolate desserts are back and better than ever. Nothing like a sticky brownie to satisfy any craving!
The secret ingredient is unsweetened cocoa powder. You can substitute melted milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate or even white chocolate chips.
Brownies never tasted so heavenly! Want to go for the gold? Try topping it off with a vanilla frosting or marshmallow glaze. The results will amaze you.
4. Salted Brownie Cookies
If you love chocolate and brownies, then you are in the right place, and this recipe is just what you’ve been searching for.
With a creamy, gooey, chocolatey center that will have your tastebuds jumping!
These brownie cookies will quickly become your favorite dessert recipe to pull out for any occasion!
The salt on top only increases that chocolate taste that you are in search of.
The secret ingredient is semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can substitute the topping for whatever you like best.
Marshmallow or warm peanut butter always tastes amazing with chocolate.
5. Baked Maple Glazed Donuts
Baked maple glazed donuts sound good on the tongue, but what about the taste?
The answer is they are mind-blowing and jampacked with unique maple flavor that anyone could get behind and love!
The secret ingredient is ground cinnamon. Even though it’s a small amount, the cinnamon goes a long way for the overall taste.
You can substitute the milk for skim. Soft, moist, creamy, sticky goodness that you can’t live without! These donuts will quickly become your go-to snack or dessert!
6. Ultimate Brownie Muffins
Small but decadent! These easy-to-make ultimate brownie muffins are perfect for every occasion!
The moist chocolate center is perfected by the chocolate chunks, and top it with hot fudge, chocolate syrup, or vanilla frosting, and your tastebuds will have a fiesta!
The secret ingredient is unsweetened cocoa powder. You can substitute the bittersweet chocolate for semisweet. Enjoy a new dessert favorite and fall in love from the first bite!
7. White Chocolate Haystacks
In search of some new ideas for simple side desserts for a holiday? These white chocolate haystacks are a perfect choice.
Top them with sprinkles, and you have your holiday theme covered. Red or green for Christmas, red, white, and blue for Fourth of July, and orange and black for Halloween.
Easy peezy! Filling and jampacked with lasting and memorable flavors! The secret ingredient is miniature marshmallows.
You can substitute the decretive toppings with something of your choice the brighter the better.
8. Million Dollar Cake
Million Dollar Cake isn’t only one of the fun things to bake but it looks amazing and tastes even better!
A new dessert to add to the recipe books for any day of the week but holidays and parties would be a nice time to pull this culinary miracle from its hiding place!
The secret ingredient is yellow cake mix. You can substitute cream cheese with less fat cream cheese.
Pineapple and orange never tasted so good together! Yellow moist cake at the center of fruity goodness. This cake will be one for the recipe books!
9. Easy Apple Dessert Pizza
What should I bake is often a question we ask ourselves. But I have the perfect solution.
We all love pizza, and this easy apple dessert pizza is the bomb! Easy to make and fall in love with but also jampacked with flavors you’ll love!
The secret ingredient is apple pie filling. You can substitute the apples for another topping of your choosing. Nothing like having your fruit with one of your all-time favorite meals!
10. Homemade Soft Pretzels
Baking at home has never been easier. A nice warm and fresh pretzel right after it is made tastes the best, so let’s get to work on making them from the comfort of our home.
Nothing tastes better or is enjoyed more than what we make ourselves.
The secret ingredient is yeast. You can substitute the butter for margarine. Soft, warm, salty, buttery always makes the best treats!
11. Lemon Blueberry Cobbler
You only need 6 ingredients to create this culinary masterpiece! Cobbler is a dessert worth the effort of throwing together to enjoy with the whole family or a holiday get-together.
Lemon and blueberry taste amazing together and will have you going in for your next forkful without a second thought!
The secret ingredient is lemon juice. You can substitute blueberries for cherries or any of your favorite fruits. The perfect mix of sweet and tart!
12. Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Nothing gets better than this peanut butter mug cake for a snack or late-night dessert.
The perfect recipe for everyone at any time of the year! The secret ingredient is peanut butter.
You can substitute the milk for skim milk. Creamy, moist, and decadent this dessert will quickly win over your heart and tastebuds!
No more asking the question of ‘what to bake’ for this recipe is love at first sight. Or maybe I should say bite!
13. Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes
Jumbo muffin-like desserts with flavors you will be talking about for days to come.
These mini pineapple upside-down cakes will have the pickiest of eaters going in for another bite!
The secret ingredient is the pineapple slices. You can substitute the pineapple for another fruit of choice.
Simple to make, beautiful to look at, and the taste is to die for! Soft and moist and tangy and tart in flavor, no fancy dessert has ever tasted this good!
14. How to Make Churros
Good things to bake can come in small packages. This churros recipe will have you falling in love from the first bite.
The secret ingredient is cinnamon. You can substitute brown sugar for white. Crispy, crunchy, cinnamony, sugary goodness!
Nothing like a warm crunchy dessert with a side of your favorite ice cream to end the day! But watch out that ice cream will melt fast, making for a messy but mind-blowing dessert.
15. Easy Pineapple Poke Cake
The best things to bake are the desserts that are both easy to make and surprise us with their amazing taste, and this easy pineapple poke cake fits the bill.
Light but filling and packed with mouthwatering flavors to make you fall in love with dessert all over again!
The secret ingredient is the crushed pineapple. You can substitute the milk for skim. Spongey cake with a fantastic flavor!
16. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Soft like a cloud with a touch of heaven. Once you try these chocolate crinkle cookies, there’s no going back.
They will win over anyone who tries them on the first bite! Creamy, gooey chocolate, fluffy goodness.
Dessert doesn’t get any better than this. The secret ingredient is vanilla extract.
You can substitute the unsweetened dutch cocoa for one of your favorite cocoa chocolate. Melt in your mouth chocolatey powdery goodness!
17. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy, gooey, and oozing with chocolate goodness. Nothing like a warm fresh, and soft chocolate chip cookie to snack on during the day!
The secret ingredient is semisweet chocolate chips. You can substitute the butter for unsalted butter.
Chocolate chip cookies at their finest taking one heart at a time and sending tastebuds wild with one bite!
18. Pumpkin Earthquake Cake
This Pumpkin Earthquake Cake will rock your world after your first bite! Pumpkin flavor at its best, and each bite better than the last.
Soft, warm, moist, and jampacked with flavors that will have your sweet tooth begging for you to make it again and again!
The secret ingredient is the pumpkin spice cake mix. You can substitute the vegetable oil for olive. Moist, flaky dessert goodness for any time of the year!
19. Fruit Pizza
Beautiful in color and even better in taste, this fruit pizza is the perfect side dish for any party or get-together.
This fruit pizza takes your love of fruit to a whole other level! Pull this simple and easy recipe out when you need something to bring along for a family get-together!
The secret ingredient is the cream cheese for the topping. You can substitute the fruit and use whatever fruits you like best. The brighter, the better to draw people to the dish!
20. Mini Lemon Drop Cakes
Moist and jampacked with lemony flavor that any lemon lover will go crazy over! These little cakes are worth the try!
Take them along for the ride on your next holiday party or family get-together. The secret ingredient is lemon juice.
You can substitute the lemon for another tart flavor if you choose. Creamy and sticky, adding to the love of a beautifully flavored dessert!
21. Easy Lemon Squares
Tangy, moist, soft desserts that fall apart in your mouth and taste like tiny drops of heaven packed with lemon flavor!
These lemon squares will take your love of tart lemon to a whole new love and appreciation!
The secret ingredient is lemon juice to give you that perfectly tart and tangy lemon flavor we all love and crave.
22. Crinkle Top Brownie Bites
These Crinkle Top Brownie Bites are the perfect dessert for on the road but trust me you can’t have just one!
Grab a few on your way out the door for a treat for that pesky sweet tooth.
The secret ingredient is unsweetened cocoa powder. You can substitute the oil needed for the brownies for another cooking oil.
Creamy, moist, chocolate bites for every occasion. Anyone who enjoys a nice chocolate dessert will fall in love with their first bite!
23. Homemade Baked Potatoe Chips
3 simple ingredients to make one of the all-time loved snacks. No more running to the store for a bag of chips.
Spend less money and make what you love to snack on from the warmth of your home with your own two hands!
The secret ingredient is the potatoes. You can substitute the salt for garlic salt to add an extra kick to the taste. Crispy, salty finger snacks never tasted this good!
24. Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake
Gluten-free desserts never tasted so good! Gooey, sticky, and jampacked with desserty flavors to have you coming back for more.
The secret ingredient is brown sugar. You can substitute the whole milk for 2% or skim your choice.
Cinnamon roll’s made into a soft, flaky cake that tastes better with every bite! Simple and easy to make never tasted so good.
25. Homemade Carrot Cake
Calling all carrot cake lovers! Time to learn how to make your favorite dessert at home anytime you want.
Nothing better than knowing how to create your favorite dessert so you can make it whenever the mood strikes.
The secret ingredient is the chopped pecans. You can substitute vegetable oil for canola oil. Cake, icing layered goodness.
Carrot cake with a moist and creamy taste in every bite.
26. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate and peanut butter fused together in a moist, gooey treat that everyone will fall in love with! Cookies are the best with the right flavors and when they are fresh out of the oven!
Gooey, sweet, and jampacked with all the right flavors to quench your cravings!
The secret ingredient is creamy peanut butter. You can substitute the creamy peanut butter for a low-fat kind.
27. Easy Fudge Recipe
Only 4 simple ingredients are needed to make this beloved fudge dessert. Rich and thick with creamy chocolate flavor, grab a piece as you walk out the door or before sitting down with the family to catch the game on the TV.
Fast and easy to make with tasteful results. The secret ingredient is the sweetened condensed milk.
28. Maple Frosted Apple Blondies
Moist, tart, apple, fall treat deliciousness! This maple frosted apple blondie recipe has everything you want in a dessert, and what better time to pull it out than fall?
The moist cake is infused and filled with delicious apples and topped with a sweet maple glaze to pull the whole glorious snack together.
The secret ingredient is apple butter. You can substitute the apples for another fruity favorite of your choice. Your fork will glide through this dessert-like butter!
29. Bite-Size Cherry Pies
These bite-size cherry pies are perfect for a small filling snack or dessert at any time of the day! Crispy, flaky, sticky goodness in every bite.
The secret ingredient is the Pillsbury pie crust. You can substitute the cherry pie filling for another filling of choice.
However, in my opinion, cherry always tastes best! Small but packed with flavor to have you coming back for more. Seconds and thirds, anyone?
30. Caramel Apple Taquitos
Long, sweet, and filling desserts that are easy to make and perfect for every occasion!
These caramel apple taquitos will easily find a way into your heart, tastebuds, and recipe book.
Topped with butter and the perfect sugar glaze that ties all the mouthwatering flavors together.
The secret ingredient is the caramel sauce. You can substitute the flour tortillas for wheat ones. Every bite makes you go ‘mmm.’
31. Two Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites
These delicious and believed mouth-size pretzel bites are easier to make than you would have thought.
Simple, easy steps mixed with very few ingredients equals a must-try recipe in my book.
What about yours? The secret ingredient is the dough for the pretzels.
You can substitute the salt for sea salt. Get to work on making this filling and simple snack so you and your family can enjoy them while having game night!
32. Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
If you love red velvet and soft cookie snacks, then you will love this recipe! Soft, fluffy, creamy red velvet cookie goodness!
The secret ingredient is the cream cheese filling which makes all the other delicious flavors pop.
You can substitute the unsalted butter for regular. At first glance, this cookie reminds me of the beloved oreo, but the light texture mixed with the exquisite flavors easily overshadows the precious cookie.
This recipe is a must-try for dessert and cookie lovers everywhere!
33. Strawberry Cream Puffs
Cream puffs never looked so good. Soft, warm, flaky bread on the outside, strawberry, and creamy goodness on the inside.
Flavor’s oozing out the side on every bite. Time to fall in love with bite-size desserts all over again!
The secret ingredient is strawberries. You can substitute the milk for skim.
Whip this recipe up for your next family get-together and enjoy the moment with the best self-made dessert!
33 Fun Things To Bake When You're Bored
- 4 c chow mein noodles
- 1 c cocktail peanuts
- 2 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
- 1 bag (10 oz) miniature marshmallows
- 1 c white vanilla baking chips
- 1/2 c Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
- 2 tsp Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors Jingle Mix nonpareils
- Grab a large bowl and spray the inside with cooking spray before adding and mixing together your peanuts and noodles. Then grab your baking sheets and place your wax paper on top and spray them with cooking spray.
- Grab a medium microwavable bowl and spray with the cooking spray. Then put your butter and marshmallows inside and microwave uncovered for 1 minute and 30 seconds, check if not smooth, then try another 30 seconds. Do this until it's soft, and be sure to stir it every time you take it from the microwave. Mix in and stir the white vanilla baking chips and frosting. Then place inside the microwave and do 30 seconds; then stir until it's blended.
- Pour the hot marshmallow mixture over your noodles and peanuts that are sitting in your other bowl; then stir until they are well coated. Grab a spoon and scoop out the mixture and drop it onto the cooking sheet. Immediately top with sprinkles or desired topping. If mixture is to hard to scoop reheat for 15 to 30 seconds.
- Let cool for at least 1 hour in an airtight container for storage.