Did you optimistically sign up to take a dessert to a gathering? Are you now regretting your decision? Wondering how you’re going to find the time to make a dessert that will amaze your friends and family, but also please your picky eaters? We’ve all been there.
Thankfully there are ridiculously easy, delicious dessert recipes out there, and five of them are just a scroll away! These will be a hit at home or any holiday gathering you’ve got coming up. Just don’t make them too far in advance if you’re planning to take them somewhere – your family will gobble them right up!
Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Cookies
1 C. Sugar
1 C. Peanut Butter
Preheat the oven to 375
Prepare silicone baking mats for cookies with lighter bottoms. Otherwise, grease cookie sheets
Combine sugar, peanut butter, and egg in medium bowl until well-mixed.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into 1” balls and place them 2” apart on the cookie sheet.
Grease the bottom of a drinking glass, dip in sugar, and use to flatten the cookies, re-coating with sugar as needed.
Bake for 9 minutes or until the edges are set.
Cherry Dump Cake
There’s nothing like a recipe you can just dump, shove in the oven, and go. Even better: a recipe that simple that tastes totally homemade! Enter the Cherry Dump Cake. If cherry isn’t your thing, swap it out for another fruit pie filling. I’m partial to the apple version, myself. You can also swap out the nuts on top or omit them altogether. The ease of switching flavors means picky eaters will be happy. You can even choose a pie filling whose color will match the occasion
2 (20-oz.) cans of cherry pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
1 c. slivered almonds (optional)
3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, sliced
Preheat oven to 350°
Grease a 9"-x-13" baking dish
Pour cherry filling in pan, then sprinkle cake mix over so cherries are totally covered.
Scatter almonds evenly over cake mix then place pats of butter evenly over top.
Bake until topping is golden, about 45 to 55 minutes,
Let cool slightly, then scoop into serving bowls and top with vanilla ice cream, if you'd like.
Cinnamon-Marshmallow Surprises (Surprise Muffins)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated biscuit
10 large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Flatten biscuits. Roll marshmallows in butter and then in cinnamon-sugar. Place one marshmallow on top of each biscuit; wrap biscuit around marshmallows and pinch seams. Place seam side down on greased muffin cups. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
No gathering is complete without some chocolate! Although it’s not really a cobbler, this chocolate cobbler recipe yields the best in gooey, chocolatey goodness. It’s like a combination of cake with drastically under-baked brownies. Best served warm with ice cream or whipped cream
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups boiling water
Preheat the oven to 350º F.
Place butter into a 9x13 baking dish and into the oven to melt. Then, remove from the oven and set aside.
Mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, milk, and vanilla extract for the batter. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish on top of the melted butter. DO NOT STIR.
In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups sugar and ½ cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle this topping mixture on top of the batter. Pour the boiling water over topping. DO NOT STIR.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until top is set. The bottom of the cobbler will still be a little loose. Cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
Pumpkin Fluff Dip
Pumpkin is a classic holiday flavor, but pumpkin pie can be tricky and time-consuming. This pumpkin fluff dip is fast and easy and kids love it! Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, animal crackers, or even apples and grapes. Prepare to hand out the recipe (or keep it our little secret)
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped Topping, thawed
Mix pumpkin, dry pudding mix and spice in large bowl with whisk until blended.
Stir in whipped topping.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Now that your mouth is watering, it’s time to get cooking! Whatever dessert you decide to make, remember that fun and bonding is the important thing. There’s no need for a fancy, fussy dessert when something simple that’s a crowd-pleaser will do just fine. Enjoy your family gatherings and let us know how much your family loved these desserts!