Easy Dessert Recipes

Easy Dessert Recipes: Sherbet and Ice Cream in a Waffle Bowl with Fruit, GreatPartyRecipes.com

And One or Two
Fairly Easy Desserts

I've decided that easy dessert recipes are our "just desserts." Wouldn't you agree? We work hard and we deserve chocolate, and dessert recipes that do not require gourmet cookery to impress our guests.

From old favorites to fondue to fruit to tea cakes, (and one mystery) here they are.

Pictured: Raspberry sherbet and chocolate ice cream, with fruits, in a waffle bowl

Old Favorites

You'll hear no complaints about these long-time friends.

Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce (with lots of sauce options)

Cream Cheese and Fudge Brownies

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Dirt Dessert (Dirt Cake)

Chocolate Fudge, Two Ways (Old Fashioned and Easy Modern)

Harvey Wallbanger Cake

Uncomplicated Chocolate Mousse

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Fruit Desserts

Fruit makes naturally easy dessert recipes. After all, you don't have to make the fruit, only what goes in, on, or around it.

Peach Cobbler and Peach Crisp

Strawberry Parfait

Mango Sorbet, Plus "How to Cut a Mango"

Spiced Wine-Poached-Pears

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Toasted Coconut Flan

Baked Apples

Grilled Butter-Rum Pineapple

Grilled Amaretto Peaches

Fried Bananas

Watergate Salad  A salad in name only.

Dessert Balls

Rum, Brandy or Bourbon Balls

Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls

Cake Pops and Cake Balls  (with lots of decorating ideas)

Banana Balls

Fondue Desserts

Dessert fondues are so simple to prepare and sooooo much fun to eat!

Coconut Fondue

Caramel-Pecan Fondue

Very Berry Fondue

Classic Chocolate Fondue

White Chocolate Fondue

Marbled Fondue

S'mores Fondue

Pastries / Tea Cakes

You don't have to wait for a tea party to serve these delicious pastries. I find their small size makes them ideal for many occasions. And hunger levels.

Apple Rose Tarts

Apricot Turnovers

Cream Puffs and Chocolate Éclairs

Pumpkin Pinwheels

Cherry Nuggets (shortbread cookies)



Petite Almond Cookies

Fruit Tarts

Cheesecake Cookies

??? (Mystery Category)

I hate not to include a Jello recipe among desserts, so I'll list this recipe here and let you decide whether it's dessert, cocktail or finger food. Take your best shot.

Jello Shots

Top of Easy Dessert Recipes

Pie Crust Recipes 

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