47 Easy Dessert Recipes to Make This Weekend

Craving something sweet again? We’ve got you covered with the best easy dessert recipes that are perfect for a weekend at home. From classic favorites to unique creations, these recipes are perfect for trying something new. Whether you’re in the mood for a fruity treat or a rich chocolate dessert, these easy recipes are sure to impress and make your weekend sweeter. So why not put on your favorite tunes, grab your apron, and get ready to whip up some delicious treats that will make you feel like a baking pro in no time!

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake in jars for a picnic.

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Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Looking for a sweet and refreshing treat to enjoy on your next picnic? These individual strawberry shortcakes are the perfect choice! With their fluffy biscuits, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream, they’re a delicious and portable dessert.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Air Fryer Apricot Apple Cinnamon Dumplings

Air Fryer Apricot Apple Cinnamon Dumplings on a plate.
Air Fryer Apricot Apple Cinnamon Dumplings. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Combining the fruity flavors of apples and apricots with warm autumn spices, these apricot apple cinnamon air fryer dumplings are a delicious and easy dessert made with puff pastry. Perfect for fall, this recipe is a great way to learn how to make puff pastry dumplings using an air fryer.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Apricot Apple Cinnamon Dumplings

Strawberry Jello Parfait Cups

Layered jello in a cup.
Strawberry Jello Parfait Cups. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

With their vibrant colors and delicious taste, these layered strawberry jello parfait cups are sure to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a fun and easy dessert, these parfait cups are a perfect choice that won’t disappoint.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Jello Parfait Cups

Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes

Fireball apple shortcake on a plate.
Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes. Photo credit: xoxobella.

For a delicious and easy dessert made in an Instant Pot, try these Fireball apple shortcakes featuring cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whisky and served with premade sponge cake dessert cups. With warm and spicy flavors, this boozy apple dessert is a perfect Fall recipe for anyone who loves apples.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes

Strawberry Sorbet

Scoops of strawberry sorbet in a white bowl.
Strawberry Sorbet. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This strawberry sorbet is perfect with only four ingredients. The deep strawberry flavor of this frozen dessert makes it a favorite summer treat that can be made quickly and easily using either frozen or fresh strawberries.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Sorbet

Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples

Baked apples
Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Air fryer and apple lovers alike will adore this easy and impressive dessert featuring cinnamon maple baked apples cooked to perfection in an air fryer. With the comforting flavors of maple syrup, this simple recipe proves just how easy it is to make delicious baked apples in an air fryer.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples

Brownie Sundae Waffle Bowls

This waffle sundae uses boxed brownie mix and baked in a waffle bowl.
Brownie Sundae Waffle Bowls. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Using boxed brownie mix, these easy brownie sundae waffle bowls are a delicious and visually impressive dessert option that combines the best of brownies, waffles, and ice cream. Perfect for pleasing a crowd, this dessert is sure to be a hit.
Get the Recipe: Brownie Sundae Waffle Bowls

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Desserts

no bake mini cheesecakes
Mini Cherry Cheesecake Desserts. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These mini cherry cheesecake desserts are the perfect single-serve treat, made with pre-made puff pastry shells and cherry pie filling for a simple and delicious dessert. Great for any occasion, these cherry tarts with puff pastry are sure to be a hit at parties, barbecues, or any time you want a sweet and easy dessert.
Get the Recipe: Mini Cherry Cheesecake Desserts

Air Fryer Lucky Charms Marshmallow Donuts

air fryer Lucky Charms marshmallow donuts for St. Patrick's Day or Easter made with canned buttermilk biscuits.
Air Fryer Lucky Charms Marshmallow Donuts. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Make your celebrations extra special with these easy air fryer Lucky Charms marshmallow donuts. These soft and sweet donuts are coated with marshmallow icing and topped with Lucky Charms, and the use of canned buttermilk biscuits makes them a quick and easy treat.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Lucky Charms Marshmallow Donuts

Strawberry Peach Crisp

Strawberry Peach Crisp
Strawberry Peach Crisp. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Need inspiration for a sweet and tasty spring dessert? Look no further than this delicious strawberry and peach crisp recipe, made with fresh fruit and guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. This easy-to-prepare dessert is sure to be a hit with everyone, making it the perfect choice for your next gathering.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Peach Crisp

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Roll ups

Cinnamon sugar roll ups on a plate.
Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Roll ups. Photo credit: My incredible Recipe.

Churro French Toast Roll ups make the perfect breakfast! They are simple to make! The stuffed French toast rolls are made with dulce de leche Caramel spread on the bread before it is rolled and egged. After it has cooked, it is rolled in cinnamon sugar.
Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Roll ups

S’mores Dip

Smore dip in a cast iron skillet.
S’mores Dip. Photo credit: My incredible Recipe.

All it takes is three simple ingredients to prepare something sweet and tasty to eat with your favorite treats!
Get the Recipe: S’mores Dip

Golden Oreo Mug Cake (Birthday Cake In A Mug)

Mug cake
Golden Oreo Mug Cake (Birthday Cake In A Mug). Photo credit: Sugar and Soul .

This funfetti cug cake is a single-serving treat made right in the microwave using Golden Oreo cookies and 4 other easy ingredients and ready in just 5 minutes!
Get the Recipe: Golden Oreo Mug Cake (Birthday Cake In A Mug)

Frozen Yogurt Bark

Frozen yogurt bark on a pan.
Frozen Yogurt Bark. Photo credit: Julies Eats and Treats.

ool down this summer with homemade Frozen Yogurt Bark. It’s an easy frozen treat with fresh berries and granola plus mini chocolate chips. It’s the perfect treat on the 4th of July with it’s patriotic colors.
Get the Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Bark


Fudgsciles on a white plate.
Fudgsicle. Photo credit: Julies Eats and Treats.

Make your own Fudgsicle at home! With only a few ingredients you can make these yummy homemade Fudgiscles that are the perfect treat to cool off with during the summer.
Get the Recipe: Fudgsicle

Firecracker S’Mores

Smores with pop rocks on them.
Firecracker S’Mores. Photo credit: Love and Olive Oil.

Take everything you love about s’mores (crispy graham crackers, melty chocolate, and gooey, slightly charred marshmallows) and add popping candy. What do you get? Why a flavor explosion, of course!
Get the Recipe: Firecracker S’Mores

Homemade Dirt Pudding

Pudding with oreos and gummy worms on it
Homemade Dirt Pudding. Photo credit: Sallys Baking Addiction.

This no-bake, make-ahead homemade dirt pudding recipe is as fun to make as it is to serve and eat. With its layers of creamy homemade chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies, and buried gummy worms, this whimsical dessert brings out the inner child in everyone. Eating dirt and worms has never been so delicious (or encouraged)!
Get the Recipe: Homemade Dirt Pudding

Ice Cream Loaf Cake

Easy ice cream loaf cake with icing on top.
Ice Cream Loaf Cake. Photo credit: Sallys Baking Addiction.

Where there’s ice cream, there has to be sprinkles! This ice cream loaf cake features layers of buttery sprinkle cake and ice cream while chocolate ganache and sprinkles add a delicious and decorative finishing touch. You can use your favorite ice cream flavor, but stick to an ice cream that doesn’t contain a lot of large chunks. (See recipe note.) The cake is pretty solid after freezing, so give it a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Get the Recipe: Ice Cream Loaf Cake

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies (Only 5 Ingredients)

Cherry cheesecake cookies on a tray.
Cherry Cheesecake Cookies (Only 5 Ingredients). Photo credit: Sugar and Soul .

These Cherry Cheesecake Cookies are tender, sweet cookies that are made with a refrigerated cookie dough base and tart cherry pie filling! Ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes!
Get the Recipe: Cherry Cheesecake Cookies (Only 5 Ingredients)

Kool-Aid Pie (4-Ingredient Recipe)

Kool aid pie on a tray
Kool-Aid Pie (4-Ingredient Recipe). Photo credit: Sugar and Soul .

Kool-Aid pie is a quick and easy no-bake dessert recipe that’s made with 4 simple ingredients and needs just 15 minutes of hands-on time! A fun summertime treat that everyone will love!
Get the Recipe: Kool-Aid Pie (4-Ingredient Recipe)

Mixed Berry Trifles with Butter Cake

Trifle in a cup.
Mixed Berry Trifles with Butter Cake. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

Mixed Berry Trifles with Butter Cake is a refreshing dessert, layered with fresh berries, butter cake, and whipped cream!
Get the Recipe: Mixed Berry Trifles with Butter Cake

Peaches and Cream Filled Churros

Peaches and cream churros on a news papper.
Peaches and Cream Filled Churros. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

Peaches and cream filled churros! Is there anything better than peaches and cream stuffed inside of a deep fried churro? Probably not! This recipe for Peaches and Cream filled Churros is officially my new favorite recipe.
Get the Recipe: Peaches and Cream Filled Churros

Brioche Topped With Strawberries

Brioche topped with strawberries.
Brioche Topped With Strawberries. Photo credit: Oh Sweet Culture Shock.

This Brioche Topped With Strawberries recipe is a super quick and easy summer dish. Perfect for a weeknight meal or to switch up your weekend breakfast. Fresh, juicy and sweet strawberries on a toasted, buttery brioche slice give you all you need on a hot summer day.
Get the Recipe: Brioche Topped With Strawberries

Pumpkin Pie Toaster Strudel Recipe

Pumpkin toaster strudel on a plate.
Pumpkin Pie Toaster Strudel Recipe. Photo credit: Oh Sweet Culture Shock.

This Pumpkin Pie Toaster Strudel is a super easy, sweet treat that comes together in no time! Delicious pumpkin pie filling hugged by flaky puff pastry and topped off with a sweet cinnamon glaze makes it the perfect fall treat. Plus they are a great way to use up your leftover pumpkin puree.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Toaster Strudel Recipe

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Chocolate eclair cake on a plate.
Chocolate Eclair Cake. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul .

Chocolate Eclair Cake is a no-bake, icebox cake that’s made with layers of graham crackers, vanilla cream, and homemade chocolate ganache! Prep this chilled dessert in just 20 minutes!
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Eclair Cake

Strawberry Crisp

Strawberry peach crisp on white plates.
Strawberry Peach Crisp. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This gluten-free strawberry crisp requires only six ingredients, making it an ideal dessert for anyone to make. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice, this fresh berry dessert is sure to impress with its delicious taste and simple preparation.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Crisp

Popcorn Bars

Popcorn bars.
Popcorn Bars. Photo credit: Organically Addison.

These fun popcorn bars are quick, easy and made with only 6 ingredients! They are so whimsical and great for both children and adults. They are gooey, sweet, sticky, and delicious!
Get the Recipe: Popcorn Bars

Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel apple dip with nuts on top.
Caramel Apple Dip. Photo credit: Organically Addison.

This caramel apple dip is smooth, creamy and sweet! It takes only 5 minutes to make and requires only 3 ingredients. This cream cheese caramel apple dip is great for holidays, parties, and entertaining.
Get the Recipe: Caramel Apple Dip

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists

Overhead view of puff pastry twists.
Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists. Photo credit: Spatula Desserts.

These super flakey, sweet cinnamony, buttery Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists are so simple to make and totally delicious! Store-bought puff pastry is brushed with rich butter and then sprinkled with a yummy mixture of cinnamon sugar before being twisted up and popped into the oven to bake.
Get the Recipe: Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Mouse with raspeberry on top.
Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse. Photo credit: Lavender And Macarons.

The creamiest and lightest 3-ingredient vegan chocolate mousse. It’s the perfect dessert and you can use chickpea water (aka aquafaba) instead of tofu! This decadent dessert is gluten free, sugar-free and soy-free.
Get the Recipe: Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Apple Hand Pies (Milopitakia)

apple hand pies.
Apple Hand Pies (Milopitakia). Photo credit: Lavender And Macarons.

Homemade vegan apple hand pies. These tasty apple pocket pies are great for an afternoon snack, dessert, or as a breakfast treat. Also called Milopitakia, these sweet Greek hand pies are made with fresh apples and walnuts. They’re flavorful, delicious and perfect for fall baking.
Get the Recipe: Apple Hand Pies (Milopitakia)

Strawberry Covered Dark Chocolate Truffles

Strawberry truffles
Strawberry Covered Dark Chocolate Truffles. Photo credit: Girl vs Dough.

These are actually the inside-out version of a chocolate-covered strawberry. It’s a fudgy dark chocolate truffle rolled in freeze-dried strawberries; but it still sort-of tastes like a chocolate-covered strawberry.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Covered Dark Chocolate Truffles

Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon pudding cake in dishes.
Lemon Pudding Cake. Photo credit: Jo Cooks.

These lemon pudding cakes use just 7 ingredients to create one batter, yet gives you two layers of delicious lemony delight. The top is a light and airy cake layer, and the bottom, a silky pudding bursting with fresh lemon flavor.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Pudding Cake

Easy Mango Mousse Recipe

Mango mousse in a cup.
Easy Mango Mousse Recipe. Photo credit: Powered By Mom.

Mango lovers rejoice! This Mango Mousse Recipe is a refreshing, sweet, creamy yet tangy tropical treat that is easy to make! You get the scrumptious taste of mango in every spoonful!
Get the Recipe: Easy Mango Mousse Recipe

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cones

Strawberry crunch cones.
Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cones. Photo credit: Sugar Yums.

hese strawberry crunch cheesecake cones are delicious and refreshing treats, even better than ice cream. Filled with silky smooth cream cheese frosting and home-made strawberry preserve, these strawberry cones are the perfect summer dessert!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cones

Apple Mousse

Apple mousse in a cup.
Apple Mousse. Photo credit: Life Around The Table.

Apple Cinnamon Mousse can be enjoyed any time of day or as an elegant, light and refreshing way to end a meal. You can assemble this dessert in 15 minutes and have a cold and crisp dessert to serve to guests with minimal effort.
Get the Recipe: Apple Mousse

Mini Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Mini victoria cakes filled with strawberries.
Mini Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe. Photo credit: An Edible Mosaic.

This mini Victoria sponge cake recipe features golden, buttery cakes sandwiched with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam for a classic afternoon tea party treat that’s as easy to make as cupcakes! And heads-up, they’re the perfect spring and summer dessert for any celebration or gathering.
Get the Recipe: Mini Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

White Chocolate Brownies

White chocolate brownies on a tray.
White Chocolate Brownies. Photo credit: The Simple Sweetlife.

What are white chocolate brownies, you ask? The delicious love child of dark chocolate brownies and vanilla slice – rich, fudgy, and bursting with melt-in-your-mouth vanilla flavors.
Get the Recipe: White Chocolate Brownies

Banana Pudding Cups

banana pudding cups
Banana Pudding Cups. Photo credit: Veggie Desserts.

You’re going to love these delicious, classic Banana Pudding Cups! With layers of creamy vanilla pudding, sliced bananas, whipped cream, and crunchy vanilla wafers, these dessert cups are the perfect balance of creamy sweetness with satisfying textures.
Get the Recipe: Banana Pudding Cups

Air Fryer S’more Pie Pops with Nutella

S'more pie pops with nutella in a jar.
S’more Pie Pops with Nutella. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Discover a new and delicious way to enjoy s’mores with these easy-to-make air fryer s’more pie pops with Nutella. Perfect for all occasions, these mini pies will surely be devoured!
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer S’more Pie Pops with Nutella

Very Berry Bread Pudding

A bread pudding made in a casserole dish.
Very Berry Bread Pudding. Photo credit: Piping Pot Curry.

This easy berry bread pudding is the best dessert to satisfy those sweet cravings. It is creamy, decadent and so easy to make in the air fryer, oven or even the instant pot. Perfect to serve to the family or for entertaining!
Get the Recipe: Very Berry Bread Pudding

Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

A plate with apple turnovers on it.
Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers. Photo credit: Spatula Desserts.

Baked to golden brown perfection, these delicious Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers are perfectly flaky & crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside filled with cinnamon-spiced sweet apples.
Get the Recipe: Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

A pan full of muffins.
Double Chocolate Chip Muffins. Photo credit: Always Use Butter.

These Double Chocolate Chip Muffins are a chocolate lover’s dream that you can make in just 25 minutes. With cocoa powder, white chocolate chips and a pinch of salt they’re moist, flavor packed and so easy to make – and not too sweet.
Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Fat Bombs

A stack of fat bombs.
Chocolate Fat Bombs. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

These Chocolate fat bombs can make a super filling and satisfying afternoon snack or quick dessert. They satisfy sugar cravings even though they are sugar free. The coconut oil can help keep you full longer and well chocolate… is so satisfying!
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Fat Bombs

Mini Cream Cheese Apple Crisps

Mini apple crisps in bowls.
Mini Cream Cheese Apple Crisps. Photo credit: Girl vs Dough .

Why just go the traditional route when we can have mini cream cheese apple crisps, a.k.a. apple crisps with a delicious cheesecake-like topping. They are in individual bowls perfect for quick and easy eating.
Get the Recipe: Mini Cream Cheese Apple Crisps

Irish Scones

Scones on a plate.
Irish Scones. Photo credit: Jo Cooks.

Delicious traditional Irish Scones, incredibly flaky and buttery, perfect for breakfast or brunch any time of the year. Serve them with some butter, your favorite jam and cream for an irresistible treat to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee or tea!
Get the Recipe: Irish Scones

Panna Cotta

A panna cotta on a plate with berries.
Panna Cotta. Photo credit: My Pure Plants.

This vegan panna cotta is not only creamy but velvety. It is a silky smooth cooked cream that just melts in your mouth. Making this vegan Italian dessert requires little effort, but delivers a stunning result.
Get the Recipe: Panna Cotta

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