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Whether you’re hosting an event or bringing a treat to share, you want something quick and easy that will wow everyone at your party. Why make it complicated when you don’t have to? You can make a dessert that’s easy and impresses everyone at your next gathering. Here’s how.
How to Make Easy Desserts for a Crowd
Making desserts for a crowd doesn’t need to be difficult. You can find tons of recipes that are easy and make enough to serve quite a few guests. Look for recipes that are made in large jelly roll pans, sheet pans, or casserole dishes. These types of recipes are sure to satisfy a crowd with a big appetite. Or, choose bite-sized desserts, like mini cheesecakes, cupcakes, or cookies. Since they’re bite-sized, you can easily double or triple the recipe to ensure you make enough for your guests.
Make sure the recipes are simple by choosing the ones with the fewest ingredients. That means you’ll spend less time tracking down all the ingredients and more time getting ready for your fete. Also check the preparation time and choose recipes that are under twenty minutes. Bonus points if the dessert doesn’t even require baking – that will cut your time down drastically.
Another tip for serving a crowd is to offer a few options. That way, all of your guests will have something to suit their tastes, whether that’s fudgy chocolate or fresh fruit. If you don’t have time to make multiple desserts, don’t hesitate to ask your guests to bring a dish to share. A pot luck ensures that everyone will have a dish they enjoy, and you won’t have to spend days slaving over each dessert to pull it together.
Top 10 Easy Desserts for a Crowd
If you’re looking for inspiration for desserts to serve at your next gathering, here are ten delicious and easy desserts for a crowd:
This decadent dessert is the definition of easy – just order online and Edible® will deliver it to your doorstep. Plus, it’s packed with fresh strawberries, grapes, banana slices covered in white and semisweet chocolate, and pineapple daisies and stars covered in semisweet chocolate.
Full to the brim with strawberries, grapes, and a large pineapple daisy, this platter will be the centerpiece for your party. Countless berries are covered in white and semisweet chocolate for the perfect decadent delight.
These over-the-top decadent Oreo brownies will make a lasting impression on your party guests. They’re made in three easy layers, so they’re not even complicated to make, yet they’re so pretty that your guests will think you’ve been slaving all day.
These mini cheesecake bites are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Made with cherries on top and almond extract in the creamy cheesecake filling, there’s something for everyone to like in these little bites.
With a buttery shortbread crust and a caramel pecan glaze topping, these little goodies take the best of a pecan pie and put it in a bar. The recipe also make twenty servings, so they’re perfect for feeding a crowd.
Made in a jelly roll pan, these cherry bars make enough to serve any gathering. They’re also delicious and easy to make. Plus, you can swap out the cherry pie filling for any flavor, such as blueberry, strawberry, and more.
The addition of cream cheese makes the best pound cakes. They’re moist and flavorful, with a golden crust on the outside. This pound cake is perfect for serving alongside fresh berries and whipped topping so your guests can help themselves.
With layers of fudgy brownie, creamy pudding, and luscious cream, this trifle looks beautiful to serve and is easy to make. Plus, it makes enough for twelve hefty servings.
Everyone loves treats that are a little sweet and a little salty. Isn’t that the just best combination? These bars are a snap to make (no baking required!) and have the perfect sweet-to-salty ratio.
These pistachio cookies are crunchy, chewy, and downright delicious. Plus, with their green color and unique flavor, they add a little something unexpected to your dessert table.
Whether your guests like sweet berries, fudgy chocolate, or salty pretzels, they’re sure to love these easy dessert recipes at your next gathering.