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Take It Easy: 26 Recipes For Easy Party Desserts You Can’t Resist!

Who doesn’t love easy party desserts? You’re probably here to see an epic list of recipes that will help you put a dessert table together in no time. You’re in the right place!

If you love going to parties of all kinds but are exhausted by the complicated steps and extended amounts of time needed to make desserts for each gathering, we’ve got you covered.
 
From Birthday Cake Cinnamon Roll Lasagna and luscious Lemon Pound Cake to easy-peasy No-Bake Cookies, portable Chocolate-Covered Kiwi on a Stick, and my personal favorite: No-Bake Lime Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust. 

These 25 easy party desserts will make your life easier and impress your guests with your delicious treats.
 
To learn more about easy party dessert options and their recipes, keep reading. 

Oh, and, don’t miss the show-stopper #25!

This is a wonderful option if you are looking for easy desserts for large groups. 

While it is called a lasagna, it actually looks like a beautifully layered sweet cake spread out in a pan.

For an easy and delicious party dessert recipe that your guests won’t get enough of, try this Easy Mocha Mousse.
 
This mousse is chocolatey and has a hint of coffee, making it feel decadent without overwhelming.

Consider attempting the Caramelized Plum Upside-Down Cake if you are looking for one of the best dinner party desserts to impress friends, family, guests, and coworkers alike.

You can also use any stone fruit for this, or apples, too.

For one of the best desserts to bring to a party that will surely bring a smile to everyone’s face, try the Orange Flower Sugar Cookies. 

Bright, bold, and beautiful, these little cookies are as tasty as they are adorable.

Another excellent option for easy desserts for dinner parties is the tried and true sheet pan brownie.
 
Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it can undoubtedly feed large groups who are still hungry for some chocolatey dessert treats.

If easy dinner party desserts are your thing, these Chocolate, Pistachio, and Tahini Truffles are sure to please your guests’ taste buds. 

Truffles are one of those desserts that looks so fancy, like you’ve worked your fingers to the bone in the kitchen forever, but are super simple. 

These small desserts can be considered finger foods and are perfect for party mingling.

For a mid-week family treat that isn’t going to break the bank (for money or time—these only have four ingredients!) and is sure to satisfy the sweet tooths of your little ones, give Fried Ice Cream Balls a try. 

All you need is some ice cream, topping, and a little bit of oil to provide the top with a nicely fried crispy top.

Sweet, refreshing and heavy on the lemon, this poundcake is almost a quick bread, fast to bake in a loaf pan and slices up just fine. 

Another one of the easy, best party desserts for wowing your guests.

For scrumptious group deserts that will feel way easier than they should, consider making 5-Ingredient Strawberry-Lemon Crumble Bars. 

These bars can be cut to any size you like, therefore accommodating both large and small parties.

For a sweet snack that you can grab on the go, these dipped chocolate treats have only six ingredients and take less than 45 minutes to make.

If you need a new go-to quick dessert for parties, this Easy Baked Ricotta Cake will check off all of your boxes. 

A moist, buttery layer with creamy ricotta on a lightly crisp crust? Yes, please.

Simple, sophisticated, easy, and impressive, this rich, smooth creation makes a nice brunch crowd-pleaser or after-dinner treat.

Make any evening an adventure with indoor s’mores. 

Now, you and your family can enjoy the delicious magic of making s’mores by the fire without actually having to go camping.

For an easy dessert that takes less than 20 minutes to make, these No-Bake Cookies are your go-to. 

Just roll the oats, refrigerate, and voila!

We also have this no-bake cookie recipe withOUT peanut butter.

These Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are as simple as they get without compromising any delicious peanut butter flavor. 

They almost don’t seem possible, but the egg does all the binding in this super-soft cookie. Just like “traditional” pb cookies, don’t overbake.

This Puppy Chow dessert recipe is an easy, old-timey favorite that your kids are sure to love both at a party and as a sweet at-home after-dinner snack.

Whether you call it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies, this comes together in a snap, makes plenty to serve a crowd, and is a beloved treat that features cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate. SO much win!

Ah, take the “ambrosia” salad of your youth and spoon it into a graham cracker crust, chill, and set-to like a boss. 

It’s easy, tasty, and is all-around favorite. Add nuts or don’t, this option will be a quick set the night before your big event. 

It’s amazing what you can accomplish with two different kinds of canned pineapple, instant pudding mix, cool whip, coconut flakes, sour cream and a pre-made crust!!

Margarita Cupcakes are among the best desserts to bring to a party, especially when it’s a summer backyard bash. 

This recipe uses the shortcut: gussied up box cake mix. I’d even suggest adding lime zest and a bit of tequila to a can of white frosting too. 

I love her garnishes of jellied citrus wedges. Too cute!

Opt for extra frosting or no frosting at all, depending on the preference of your guests. It’s all good with this easy party cupcake option.

Have these been around forever or what? Well, practically. And they are as easy as ever to make, cut, and stash into a to-go container for the traveling and serving.

Decorate these chewy, crispy treats according to the occasion or not at all. 

Our favorite Rice Krispie Treats have a motherlode of peanut butter and are as chewy and buttery as they are simple to make.

Make birthdays even easier with this super simple Easy Birthday Cake recipe, complete with icing and whimsical rainbow sprinkles. 

It’s still from scratch, so you get a cake you can still say you made yourself in half the time.

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Blondies take easy desserts for large groups to the next level for those who love chocolate chip cookies.

Substantial, chewy, dense, and SO good, protect these delicious things from all enemies foreign and domestic.

You won’t have to peel and slice a single thing with this old-timey dessert created in the days where fresh fruit could be hard to come by. 

We added walnuts to add to the density and richness, but you don’t have to. 

The Ritz Crackers are very loosely broken so they look like slices of apples when cooked into a premade pie shell. 

The fall flavors are as decadent and charming as the real thing, and you may be able to fool a guest or two.

Another party dessert recipe that will have your guests wondering how you found the time to create this yummy treat is the Banana Cream Lush

Creamy, thick, flavorful, and layered with graham crackers instead of a crust, this dessert has all the flavors reminiscent of banana pudding or banana cream pie in an easy peasy icebox cake, no-bake treat!

Consider making Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops for an easy party dessert that is great for both adults and kids of all ages. 

Simply melt, dip, and top before putting them back in the fridge. 

While this recipe calls for just kiwi, you can also repeat the process with any fruit you like as long as they are on a stick.

This dessert looks as fancy as its name sounds and will have your guests thinking you spent hours in the kitchen to make it. 

However, these no-bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Jars are a super fast dessert for parties.

Apple Roses look so fancy but they are actually pretty easy to make! are a fresh and easy dinner party or brunch dessert—best served after a warm and heavy meal. 

This light and refreshing sweet goes well with after-dinner martinis or even hot cocoa or post-meal coffees in the cold winter months.

I made up this recipe one day to follow in the footsteps of my daughter’s grandmother, who made an easy “lemon cheesecake” every holiday.

The flavors needed elevating, I thought, since hers had a hefty dose of lemon-flavored pudding and cool whip that didn’t taste…company-ready, let’s say.

So this recipe has lime juice, lime zest, real cream cheese and whipped cream, and a crust I make by bashing the heck out of the cookies I buy off the shelf. I often don’t feel like messing with a food processor, so I bag ‘em and beat ‘em with a rolling pin. 

It can be served right away, but a couple hours in the fridge help set it up nicely. 

Don’t let the pics at the link fool you. I am not great at taking pics, so we used stock. Email us at hello@cookingchew.com if you need any help with this tried-and-true recipe.

🍰 Need more sweetness? Check this epic list, too. 🍰

The bottom line

Whether you are attending a potluck birthday party with guests of mixed age ranges or need to supply dessert for a dinner of twenty people, with the 25 easy party desserts listed above, you’ll now have the tools to create an easy and tasty dessert that is sure to inspire and excite.

🎂 We love dessert! More, more! 🎂

26 Easy Party Desserts

26 Easy Party Desserts

Stopping by to get sweet treats on the dessert table fast? Check out our list of can’t-miss easy party desserts!

Ingredients

  • Birthday Cake Cinnamon Roll Lasagna
  • Easy Mocha Mousse
  • Caramelized Plum Upside-Down Cake
  • Orange Flower Sugar Cookies
  • Chocolate, Pistachio, and Tahini Truffles
  • Fried Ice Cream Balls
  • Easy Lemon Pound Cake
  • 5-Ingredient Strawberry-Lemon Crumble Bars
  • Chocolate Billionaires
  • Easy Baked Ricotta Cake
  • Indoor S’mores
  • No-Bake Cookies
  • Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Puppy Chow
  • No-Bake Tropical Fruit Pie
  • Margarita Cupcakes
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Easy Birthday Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Blondies
  • Ritz Cracker Pie (Mock Apple Pie)
  • No-Bake Banana Cream Lush
  • Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Jars
  • Apple Roses Pastry
  • No-Bake Lime Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust

Instructions

  1. Choose one or more options from our list of easy party desserts here!
  2. Create your new favorites!
  3. Pat yourself on the back for making food at home.
  4. Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?

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