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How To Make Simple And Sweet Desserts

Updated on November 25, 2016

4 Ingredients, Easy Peach Dumplings Recipe

Simple And Sweet Desserts

Welcome to a page full of sweet and simple dessert recipes that are simple to make, good to eat and great for parties or your special event. All the recipes are listed below, happy cooking, happy eating!

Simple is what fits in my life right now and I know there are a lot of people these days, that can relate to what I'm talking about. I've got a healthy eater and two that like sweets so we are always switching up what recipes we make. I don't want to many desserts sitting in the kitchen all at once, unless we're having a party or a get together with family and friends.

I'm going to be upfront here and tell you, these dessert recipes are not about calorie counting, weight watching or healthy eating. I want the best recipes I can find with very few ingredients, tastes great and will be quick. Or it may be a recipe that's old fashioned, delicious and fattening! Some times people just want comfort food.

If you find a recipe here you like, take it! It might not be here when you come back. The recipes here are always changing according to seasons of course but the summer recipes are the best! I hope you come back to see what's changing every once in a while. If you want, you can bookmark this page below and keep up with the changes going on here.

Looking for great desserts to make a head of time, visit Desserts To Make Ahead Of Time. If you are looking for great bread recipes visit How Do You Like Your Bread? They all have great recipes quick and easy, just like my simple appetizers page. If you've visited that page, you know I like recipes with very few ingredients and/or prep time.

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How To Package Your Cookies For Freshness!

Before we even get to the "recipes" on this page, I thought I would add this video. If you are transferring your cookies any where, watch the video first. This "how-to" hack is great for keeping your cookies fresh and from breaking! Nobody wants a container full of broken cookies.

How To Package Your Cookies For Freshness!

3 Ingredient Dump Cake Recipe

3 Ingredient Dump Cake recipe
3 Ingredient Dump Cake recipe

Easy Dump Cake

  • Ingredients:
    4 cups chopped apples
    1box of cake mix, yellow for this recipe
    3/4 cup butter, melted

Directions:
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.

  • 2 Place chopped apples in pan. Top with dry cake mix, and pour melted butter over top, making sure to cover top with butter as much as you can.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm. Enjoy!

TIP: Make sure to spread out the cake mix so there are not large mounds on top of the cake.

This easy dessert recipe can be modified a ton of different ways and this recipe begs to be proved. I've got a few different ideas in mind like how about a white cake mix, with pineapple? The recipe is still the same. OR chocolate morsels and marsh mellows! Oh, I could go on and on but I would, you get the idea.

Pokemon Go Oreo Cookie Recupe

Pokemon Go Oreo Cookie Recipe

These are adorable for any get together or themed party! With Pokemon being such a huge trend, make this recipe Need 15 minutes to let them cool off and you are done. Please don't set these outside in the sun :)

Total Time:0:30 Level: EasyYield: 2 dozen

Ingredients

1 bag white chocolate chips (about 10 oz.)1 package Oreo cookies
1 jar red sprinkles
1 jar white or clear sprinkles

Directions

  1. Set aside 1/4 c. white chocolate chips. Pour the rest into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chips have melted entirely (about 1 to 2 minutes).
  2. Pour the red sprinkles in one bowl, and the white ones in another.
  3. Dip each Oreo about 1/3 of the way into the white chocolate, pausing to let any excess white chocolate drip off, then dip it into the red sprinkles, coating the chocolate entirely. Hold for about 10 seconds, then rotate the Oreo so the red sprinkle-coated end is pointed toward the sky, and dip the naked half of the Oreo into the white chocolate, dipping it only about 1/3 of the way in (so there’s an undipped stripe across the Oreo, mimicking the stripe on a Pokeball). Dunk the freshly dipped Oreo bottom in the white/clear sprinkles, coating that portion entirely. Place Oreo on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Repeat with remaining Oreos.
  4. Dab a little melted white chocolate onto a white chocolate chip. Place the chocolate chip in the center of each “pokeball Oreo,” creating the “button” in the center of the ball.
  5. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Don't Want A Food Processor? - Get A Hand Mixer I

KitchenAid KHM512ER 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Empire Red
KitchenAid KHM512ER 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Empire Red

Maybe you don't want or can't afford a food processor or maybe you just don't have the room to store it. Try these hand mixers instead. Hand mixers will get the job done and are not as big to find storage for. I have my Mom's old, old, one and it still works pretty good.

 

How To Make Delicious Cracker Candy Video

How To Make Delicious Cracker Candy

How to make delicious Cracker Candy

Here are the directions and ingredients for how to make this delicious cracker candy. If you like sweet and salty desserts, this one is for you! You can use unsalted crackers but I personally like the salt with the sweet. I hope if you try this you'll come back and let me know if you, your family and friends enjoyed it.

Ingredients:

1 tube of saltines (~ 40 crackers +)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter (either salted or unsalted; do not use margarine)

1 cup + 2 Tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar (I prefer light)

1 bag chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet)

1/2 to 3/4 cup toasted chopped pecans (or toasted chopped almonds)


Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line cookie sheet with foil & spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Line crackers end to end on sheet, breaking crackers to fit the end if necessary.

In a saucepan, melt butter on low heat.

Once melted, add brown sugar and turn heat to medium.

Continue stirring until boiling – then boil for 3 minutes (set timer).

Pour over crackers, spread evenly working quickly.

Put sheet into oven – bake for 5 minutes.

Remove – pour chocolate chips over top – place a sheet of foil over top and let melt for ~3 minutes.

Spread melted chocolate over the top evenly.

Add nuts to top – replace foil and refrigerate until set

Can be frozen if you are in a hurry or want to save left overs.

Get A Food Processor

Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Stack and Snap Food Processor (70725A)
Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Stack and Snap Food Processor (70725A)

Some people have a hard time making crust (me!) by hand. I've heard that the warmth of the hands might make the butter a little softer than necessary. I don't know if that's true or not but I've always had a hard time with crust, any kind of crust. Take the guess work out of it and let the food processor handle that for you!

 

4 Ingredient Peach Dumplings Recipe

4 Ingredient Peach Dumplings Recipe

4 Ingredient Peach Dumplings Recipe

Ingredients:

1 can crescent rolls (8 count)
1 can peach halves in light syrup, when you drain your peaches, save the juice!
½ cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar

You will need a 8x8 baking dish or casserole dish

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cut peaches in half

Break apart crescent rolls at seams, so you have the "triangle" shape, starting at the larger side, place peach and then roll, tucking in the sides as you go and directly place them into your 8x8 baking dish or casserole dish

Remember that peach syrup you saved? Add ⅔ cup of peach syrup to the melted butter and pour mixture over the rolls

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned

Serve warm with ice cream and enjoy!

TIPS: You could use different dough, just check the cooking time. Toppings can be what ever you like! You could drizzle chocolate over these with whipped cream. You could just sprinkle more cinnamon on top. What ever you or your guests like is good enough!


How To Make Easy Cannoli Dip Recipe

Easy Cannoli Dip Recipe

Super Fast And Easy Cannoli Recipe

Love Cannoli but don't like the time it takes to make the "traditional" Cannoli filling? Here is a super fast and easy recipe to make Cannoli Dip filling. With this recipe you can pick between heavy cream or Cool Whip. Personally I would never use the ingredients in plastic whip but it is my Sister's favorite, so I know a lot of people like it. I prefer ingredients that are real with ingredients I know. Just buy your shells and done! Serve to family, friends, take to gatherings or serve it at your own backyard party.
Check out the video posted below!

Ingredients

  • 2 c. heavy cream (or 1 container of Cool Whip)
  • 1/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk ricotta
  • 1 c. mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 10 broken cannoli shells

Directions

  1. Beat cream and sugar together. Fold in other ingredients.
  2. Serve with shells.

Cannoli Dip

How To Make Brownie Refrigerator Cake

Brownie refrigerator cake recipe for those of you who need a quick recipe or last minute idea. Super easy to make and is a favorite at our house. Just give yourself enough time to let it get cold before serving. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 box brownie mix
1 extra large egg
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 (8 oz.) containers whipped topping
1 (3 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding
1 (3 oz.) package instant vanilla pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
1 Hershey candy bar or chocolate syrup

Directions:
Mix brownie mixes according to directions. Add egg. Bake in brownie pan. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 container whipped topping. Put this mix on top of the cooled brownies. Blend puddings and milk together and put on top of the cream cheese mixture. Top with another layer of whipped topping. Put chocolate shavings or chocolate syrup on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Berry Shortcakes
Berry Shortcakes

How To Make Simple Berry Shortcakes

Fresh Fruit Dessert

As soon as the weather starts to get warmer I am always waiting for the fresh fruits to come to the market. I can't wait to leave winter foods behind! Here is a nice fresh berry shortcake recipe for the warmer months that are on the way!

This recipe is super simple to create and won't take a long time either! Those are always the best recipes for me!

So get your fruits, biscuits and cream, throw them all together and you'll get this wonderful dessert. I promise you, your family and friends will love them.



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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds berries
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 biscuits, store-bought or made from a mix

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the berries and 1/3 cup of the sugar
  2. Let sit for at least 15 minutes (and up to 4 hours, refrigerated)
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until soft peaks form
  4. Split the biscuits in half. Spoon the berries and whipped cream on the bottom halves and sandwich with the tops.

Will you be trying any of these? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know.

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Easy Dessert Recipe Books - Try These Great Recipes

These books have more ideas than I can personally put on this page. A lot of good ideas for simple, quick and easy desserts, no-bake desserts and even wheat and dairy free recipes!

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Easy Caramel Apples
Easy Caramel Apples

Easy Caramel Apple Recipe - A New Twist On An Old Favorite

If you like caramel apples but not the mess, here is a better way to make caramel apples! Just melt your caramels down, make sure you melt the caramels over medium heat, cut apples and take out the core and seeds. TIP: You might want to use a cup cake tin to place the apples in, to keep them from moving around, while pouring the hot caramel. Slowly pour melted caramel into apple halves, let set and then cut apples into slices.

You can make these super bite sized, easy dessert bites by cutting the slices in half and get some party themed toothpicks!Super easy and cleaner than the traditional caramel apple!! Slice and serve, what fun for small children!


Photo Credit: My Daughter

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Ingredients

  • Apples
  • Caramels

Instructions

  1. Cut the apples, take out core and seeds
  2. Place in a muffin pan (helps while pouring hot caramel)
  3. Pour in melted caramel
  4. Let sit place in fridge for faster setting of caramel
  5. Cut into slices
  6. For bite sized servings cut slices in half again and put party themed toothpicks in them.

Need A Recipe For A Savory Dessert? - Salt and Caramel and Chocolate and Coconut!

Mouth watering YUM is all any one can say about this savory dessert! I'm not usually one to worry about what my ingredients are but I've got to tell you, this recipe is a little different. When you use "these" ingredients, it TASTES better! So which ever way you choose to make these salty, caramel, chocolate and coconut bites, just make them!

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Warm coconut oil until it is liquid
  2. Mix together in a blender, the coconut oil, shredded coconut, honey and salt into a blender and mix on high, about 5 minutes
  3. Spread into a 9x5 plastic container
  4. Freeze for about 15 minutes
  5. While the coconut is chilling, you can make your chocolate melt
  6. Spread melted chocolate over frozen coconut and back in freezer
  7. Once the chocolate has set up just pop out of container and chop into pieces

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      archangelptx 4 years ago

      All delicious recipes! I can't wait to try some of them!

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      Bigwas 4 years ago from Philippines

      A lot of recipe there, I am at a loss what to choose, they all seems delicious

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      These are wonderful desserts. I have added the lens to my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      Everything looks so delicious! A great lens, thank you for sharing...

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      othellos 3 years ago

      Delightful lens. Thank you for publishing it.

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      archetekt lm 3 years ago

      These look like great recipes, I think I like to try the strawberries one.

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      MaryMorgan 3 years ago

      Great looking desserts, and simple too for us non-chef people, thanks!

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      Value Apartments 3 years ago from London

      Looks Delicious! Thanks for sharing such great post.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      They all look delicious. I like the Easter Eggs, they're so colorful.

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      Annie 9 months ago

      I tried the recipe as directed....first they were too hard to cut and the apples broke apart. I then let them come to room temperature and trided cutting them...OK this was better but this oozy caramel dripped all over and the caramel slid off the apple. room temp is better, but there was no way I could get them to look like the picture. On the bright side....they tasted yummy

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