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Dessert is, hands down, one of the best parts of any gathering. It’s so much fun to see what treats are being offered and to fill your plate with all the sweet treats you desire. But when you’re hosting a party, or bringing a dessert to an event, it can be difficult to decide what to make. What will your guests like best? And how can you ensure you have enough to please every palate?
How to Make Easy Desserts for a Party
Making desserts for a party doesn’t have to be complicated. You can find tons of recipes or pre-made desserts that are easier than pie (pun intended). Many desserts don’t even need to bake, saving you time and energy. Others require just a few simple ingredients, so you don’t have to spend valuable time tracking down special ingredients for intricate recipes. Or, opt for an even simpler option, like a mouth-watering fruit platter or delicious fruit arrangement from Edible Arrangements®. They’re quick, easy, and delicious. Plus, they arrive at your doorstep, so they’re 100% hassle-free.
Next, if you’re hosting a gathering, you’ll want to offer a variety of dessert options. This will ensure there’s enough dessert for everyone to find something they like. Choose chocolately treats, like mousse cake or mud pie. Then, choose something fruity, like chocolate covered strawberries, a fruit pie, or a platter of freshly cut fruit. Next, offer a tried-and-true festive sheet or layer cake, such as a colorful layer cake with fun sprinkles. You can also offer some out-of-the-box ideas such as chocolate-topped popcorn or pumpkin pie dip that will excite and entice your guests with new and delightful flavors.
Top 10 Easy Desserts for a Party
When it comes to making desserts for a party, easy is the key ingredient. Here are ten desserts for a party that are super easy to throw together.
This platter is the definition of easy indulgence. With milk chocolate covered apple slices, strawberries, and pineapple daisies, your guests are sure to find plenty to enjoy from just this single platter.
This arrangement is as beautiful as it is delicious. It’s packed with pineapple stars, pineapple daisies, strawberries, melon, and so much more, all beautifully arranged in a keepsake container.
This no-bake dessert is quick and easy to make. Plus, it’s made with an Oreo cookie crumb crust and airy chocolate mousse, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Delish!
This cheesecake is sweet and creamy, and made completely without the use of an oven. Score! Plus, it’s made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry (plus fresh blueberries, of course).
This cake is so fun to serve and eat. It’s also super moist and much better than boxed cake, but surprisingly simple and easy to make. It proves once and for all that homemade is better than boxed – and not at all more complicated.
Once you serve this dip once, your guests will ask for it time and time again. It’s so delicious, creamy, and perfectly sweet, plus it’s made with only five simple ingredients! Serve with graham crackers for the ultimate sweet treat.
You only need ten minutes of prep time to make this easy, no bake fudge. It’s also downright decadent, with a velvety smooth and creamy texture that just melts in your mouth.
This delicious popcorn is so easy to make with just popcorn, chocolate chips, and mini Snickers bars. It couldn’t be simpler – just pop the popcorn and mix all ingredients together while still hot.
Just layer graham crackers with pudding and whipped topping, and top with rich chocolate frosting. Overnight, the layers soften into a perfectly sweet, chocolatey cake that tastes like pure bliss.
This banana pudding is the perfect ratio of sweet meringue, vanilla wafers, pudding, and bananas. It also comes together in just twenty minutes, but tastes like you’ve been slaving all day.
These easy desserts recipes are a snap to make the next time you’re hosting a party or bringing a treat to a gathering. They’re so delicious that your guests will never believe how effortless they were to pull together.