What would life be without dessert? Desserts permeate our language and our culture: "Sweets for the sweet" ... "No dessert until those brussels sprouts are gone" ... "You are my sweetie pie"... Easy dessert recipes are the perfect finishing touch to any meal.
Even if you are a restricted diet, you don't have to totally give up desserts. Learn to savor a small bite of chocolate cake, or a spoonful of ice cream or pudding.
And chocolate is good for you! New studies are finding that chocolate contains anti-oxidants that help prevent cancer, and flavanoids that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. So 'indulge', but in moderation.
We give chocolate for a romantic gift, birthdays are celebrated with cake, and sometimes nothing soothes a broken heart like chocolate chocolate chip ice cream. Dessert recipes don't have to be complicated to be delicious. For Valentine's Day and any other day, try one of these quick, easy, and delicious dessert recipes.
Easy Dessert Recipes
- Blender Pots de Creme
This easy and elegant rich chocolate dessert recipe is made in minutes in the blender or food processor.
- Fastest Cheesecake
This super simple recipe, that uses just three ingredients plus a pie crust, makes the most velvety and creamy cheesecake ever.
- Creamy Fruit Tartlets
With just four (or five) ingredients, including purchased sugar cookies, you can enjoy this incredibly satisfying and fresh dessert in minutes.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
This was probably the first chocolate recipe I ever made. Be sure to boil the sugar mixture as the recipe directs so the cookies are smooth and creamy.
- Graham Cracker Sandwiches
When I was little, we made these sandwich cookies often. All you need is some graham crackers, butter, and powdered sugar for a great treat that is ready in minutes. Really - it's that simple!
- Mock Dobos Torte
A real Dobos Torte is complicated and time-consuming, with multiple thin layers of cake and frosting. This version uses a frozen pound cake, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips. That's it! And it's yummy.
- Easiest Fudge in the World
For a quick fudge that is quite delicious, this foolproof recipe takes about 3 minutes. How about a taste test with different flavors of chips?
- Minute Apple Tart
Three ingredients, minutes to assemble, and a fabulous dessert. What could be better?
- Caramel Crisp Marshmallows
This super easy recipe is a perfect choice for kids to make. At a fancy cookie swap I was once invited to, this recipe, believe it or not, was my favorite.
- Cookie Brittle
I'm sure you've heard of chocolate chip cookies baked in a pan - but this one is different. The cookies are a crisp, melting shortbread - so delicious!
- Updated Chocolate Nut Toffee
I love this recipe. It's so simple kids can make it. The flavors are wonderful, and the finished product has almost the same taste and crunch as the cooked candy version.
- Simple Chocolate Cake
This cake is made from scratch, but the technique makes it so easy. One bowl for the cake, a saucepan for the frosting, and you've got a really special dessert.
- Easy Tartufo
Tartufo is an Italian ice cream dessert that usually is made of gelato. The ice cream is scooped into balls and covered with chocolate. Yum.