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Potluck Dessert Ideas and Recipes

Updated on March 10, 2014
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What to Bring?

Headed to a potluck dinner but you have no idea what to fix? It can be tough to decide which one of your favorite ideas you really want to show off to everyone, and if you’re bringing more than one dish, you need the perfect combination of delicious and easy at the same time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons

For this delicious treat, you’ll need a cup of peanut butter, a cup of chopped pecans, a cup of powdered sugar, a cup of chopped dates, a tablespoon of butter, 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, and ½ cup of milk chocolate chips.

Combine your peanut butter, pecans, powdered sugar, dates and butter. Form that mixture into balls, and put it on a cookie sheet. Stick it in the freezer, then chill until it’s firm. Melt the chocolate chips together in the microwave. Dip each ball into the melted mixture, then set it on wax paper. Let it stand until your chocolate is firm, then serve.

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Candy Bar Brownies

This is a showstopper kids and adults will love. You need a package of milk chocolate brownie mix, chocolate butter frosting, and 6 ounces of your favorite candy bar that’s been chopped.

Bake your brownies and frost them in a 13 x 9 pan. Top it with your favorite candy bar, and cut them up! Serve at the potluck or give as brownie gifts, either way these will be much appreciated!

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Chocolate Cherry Mini Cheesecakes

At a potluck, finger foods always work well, and these are the perfect sophisticated treat that everyone can just grab and go.

You need 12 vanilla wafers, 1-8 oz package of cream cheese that’s been softened, a 3 ounce package of cream cheese that you’ve softened, 3 ounces of semisweet chocolate that has been melted, 2/3 cup of sugar, 2 egg yolks, 4 tablespoons of milk, 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla, 1/3 cup of dried cherries.

Line 12 mini muffin cups with foil baking cups, and place a vanilla wafer in each one. Beat your cream cheese and chocolate together, then add in the sugar, egg yolks, milk, and vanilla. Stir in the dried cherries. Spoon the filling into each muffin cup, and bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for five minutes, then remove these little cheesecake gifts.

Cool them for an hour, then place in the freezer for up to twenty-four hours.

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Berry Cobbler

There are few things better in this world than a delicious slice of cobbler, and this recipe is as easy as it is delicious.

You need 1 ¼ cups of flour, ½ cup of sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder, ¾ cup of milk, 1/3 cup of butter, 3 cups of blueberries, and an additional 1/3 cup of sugar.

Combine the flour, the sugar, and the baking powder. Melt your butter, then add it and the milk until it’s combined. Spread your batter in a greased 8 x8 baking pan. Scatter the blueberries, then sprinkle it with the 1/3 cup sugar. Bake it all at 350 for 45 minutes.

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    • Nicole S profile image

      Nicole S Hanson 4 years ago from Minnesota

      I once ate a whole cheesecake - by myself - in two days. I think cheesecake would get my vote in any situation! lol Oh boy. Nice hub!

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      What delicious ideas! I'm especially partial to berry cobblers, but th chocolate cherry cheesecakes sound unique and yummy. Thanks!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      All these look so delicious!! Thanks for sharing.. passing these treats around.

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      StricktlyDating 4 years ago from Australia

      What a delicious way to start the new year! Yummy!

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      Janice S 4 years ago

      Candy bar brownies - YUM!

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      jkvkdailey4 4 years ago from Minnesota

      YUM - love the bonbon recipe, will be using that one for sure. Thanks!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      i shouldn´t look at this while i´m hungry. Love the mini cheese cakes. But i would say that cherry being my favorite fruit. Thanks

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