20 of the Best Easy Desserts for a Crowd
Every special event deserves good food with a sweet ending. Since there are varieties of celebrations occurring throughout the year, having a handful of go-to recipes you can count on is always helpful.
Now, there’s really nothing worse than collecting your dishes at the end of an event only to see that the no one has eaten your dessert. Seriously, it’s the worst – especially since it took you hours to prepare. It’s time to put a stop to this from ever happening again.
We’ve got you covered with our list of 20 of the best easy desserts. Be prepared for empty dishes and a round of applause when you bring one of these recipes to your next event.
Apple Cider Cupcakes and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream
Here’s a moist and flavorful recipe for Apple Cider Cupcakes made from scratch with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting makes for a mouthwatering dessert!
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
These White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars are just as pretty as they are delicious. Creamy cheesecake made with real white chocolate, swirled with raspberries set atop a buttery graham cracker crust.
Samoa Bundt Cake
Samoa Cake tastes like the beloved girl scout cookie in bundt cake form with a tender cake full of chocolate flavor covered in a caramel frosting and lots of toasted coconut. A drizzle of caramel sauce and chocolate sauce makes it even harder to resist.
Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon Rolls in under one hour made with refrigerated dough, a delicious pumpkin filling, and an incredible pumpkin pie spice cream cheese frosting!
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Lasagna
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Lasagna – dessert lasagna with graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, pecans and cherry pie topping.
Via Sugar Apron
German Chocolate Cookies
German Chocolate Cookies feature a homemade ultra soft, chewy, and gooey double chocolate cookie loaded with a flavorful coconut pecan topping. Amazing!
Via Handle the Heat
Perfect Coconut Sheet Cake
This Perfect Coconut Sheet Cake Recipe creates a light fluffy coconutty cake, paired with an equally fluffy coconut buttercream and topped with toasted coconut for a coconut cake that is out of this world and oh so easy to make!
Skinny Lime Cheesecake Bar
A skinny lime cheesecake bar made with a coconut oil graham cracker crust, greek yogurt, and topped with sweet toasted coconut.
Strawberry Lemonade Bars
Strawberry lemonade is such a quintessential summer drink and bars that taste like strawberry lemonade are even better than drinking it.
Via Averie Cooks
Chocolate Ganache Sandwiches
Sandwich airy chocolate whipped cream between store-bought chocolate wafer cookies for a double dose of chocolate. It takes just 15 minutes to make 30.
Via Real Simple
Neapolitan Party Cake
This crowd-pleaser is easier than it looks. (You only make one batter.) Garnish the strawberry-frosted cake with double-dipped berries to hint at the festive stripes hiding inside.
Via Midwest Living
Triple-Layer Cracker Toffee Bars
These easy caramel and chocolate layered cracker toffee bars are a twist on a traditional cracker toffee.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Squares
The layers of this peanut-butter-and-chocolate pairing create a beautiful dessert. The combination of flavors will make guests swoon.
Red Velvet Seven Layer Bars
There are 7 layers to love in these chewy, gooey, sweet red velvet bars.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Turtle Bars
Pillsbury Gluten Free refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough joins with the classic turtle trio of chocolate, caramel, and nuts for a decadent treat.
Lemon Sheet Cake
Here you have the ultimate spring and summer sheet cake! It’s so bright and lemony, it’s soft and fluffy and each bite melts away in your mouth!
Via Cooking Classy
Let’s introduce you to the very best Oreo cupcakes. Creamy, chocolatey and so delicious.
Strawberry Brownie Skewers
These strawberry brownie skewers couldn’t be any easier! Seriously. Drizzle them with melted chocolate and magically they become classy enough to serve at any event!
These S’mores Cookies are graham crackers dolloped with chocolate chip marshmallow cookie dough and topped with Hershey squares.
Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars
Creamy cheesecake bars on a simple graham cracker crust with a thick Nutella swirl.
We hope you’ve found a winner in our list of most popular crowd-pleasing recipes! If you’d like to make things even easier, live the dream and channel your inner candy confectioner to make your own chocolatey sweet treats with our Candy and Chocolate Making Kit. This kit makes a great assortment of homemade Marshmallows, Gummy Bears, Licorice, Peppermint Cups, Peanut Butter Cups, and 5 kinds of Truffles (Vanilla, Peppermint, Cocoa, Coconut, and Sea Salt). Check out the Candy and Chocolate Making Kit here.