These easy desserts are perfect to bring to a party. Whether it’s a birthday party, holiday party, bridal shower, potluck, or other special event, a sweet treat is always welcome.
It’s always fun to bring a show-stopping dessert to family gatherings or get-togethers with friends.
Holiday parties and other types of celebrations are always better when there’s something delicious on the table.
Are you planning to attend any dinner parties this year? If so, bring something yummy that you made yourself.
Favorite Sweet Treats and Desserts for Dinner Parties
I have so many favorite desserts that it’s impossible to name all of them. However, when a favorite dessert is easy to make, it quickly jumps to the top of my list.
All of these are great for any get together, and they’re especially wonderful dinner party dessert recipes. Next time you’re asked to bring something, everyone will be happy to see you.
There’s absolutely no reason to be stressed out when you’re asked to bring dessert. All of these desserts are easy, fun to make, and crowd-pleasing.
In fact, they’re all so easy you might be tempted to bring more than one. Go right ahead and do that.
The other guests will appreciate that little bit of extra effort, and they’re likely to think you spend all day in the kitchen.
This is one of the best desserts I've ever had.
Caramel and chocolate lovers will enjoy the blend of flavors along with the delicious crunch of pecans. The flavor combination is out of this world!
This 2-ingredient cherry chocolate cake is a delicious dessert or treat for any occasion.
You can top it with whipped cream, but it's just as good without it.
These cookie bars are absolutely delicious just the way they are.
I've also made them with sweet potatoes, and they come out great!
This easy very berry no-bake cheesecake is the perfect dessert after a family meal.
It's super easy to make with a graham cracker cruse (either regular or gluten-free), cream cheese, Cool Whip, fresh berries, and a few other ingredients.
These yummy cookies are perfect for any occasion. They're easy and fun to make and even more fun to eat.
Whether you're helping with party desserts for a baby shower or bringing something to contribute to a potluck, they'll disappear quickly.
These cookies are ideal for anyone who has to follow a gluten-free diet.
They have the perfect combination of crunch and chewiness. And you'll love the fact that they don't take much time to make!
This old fashioned banana pudding is something you’ll want to make over and over again.
The combination of vanilla pudding made from scratch, vanilla wafers, fresh bananas, and meringue make up a delectable treat.
This easy lemon cake is so delicious with a delightful blend of sweet and tart.
Bring it to any dinner party, baby shower, or wedding shower and watch how quickly it disappears. Be prepared for others to ask for your recipe.
This yummy recipe is perfect to add to any dessert table.
Eat it alone or top it with whipped cream. It's good no matter how you enjoy it!
Coconut lovers will enjoy these coconut macaroon cookies.
There are 2 ways to make them, and you'll see both here. I prefer the plainer ones, while my husband likes the pretty ones.
Julia came by her culinary skills honestly--from her granny!
You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious treat that will delight everyone!
These lemon bars are super easy to make with only 3 ingredients!
The lemon flavors will send your tastebuds into orbit ... in a very good way!
When you need an easy-to-make dessert, this 2-ingredient apple cake is perfect.
Although apple pies are good options, if you have a choice, pick this one. It is so easy and absolutely delicious!
You can whip it up at the last minute, and no one will know. Some people call it a dump cake. I call it just plain wonderful!
These easy-to-make mint chocolate brownies are refreshingly delicious.
They make a great dessert or afternoon snack. Next time you offer to bring brownies, make them with this recipe.
This easy-to-make 2-ingredient festive fudge is perfect for any type of celebration or gift-giving occasion!
You don't have to bake desserts to come up with something delicious, and this fudge is proof.
This delicious pineapple dump cake is perfect for a family dessert, afternoon snack, or potluck.
You'll love how easy it is to make. It's the perfect treat for those times when you want something different.
There's nothing like a delicious piece of fudge with lots of hidden surprises inside.
You'll love the creamy fudge that's loaded with fluffy marshmallows and lots of crunchy nuts.
Elevate the mood of any gathering with this delicious chocolate chip fluff dip!
Bring your favorite fruit, cake pieces, and cookies for dipping.
These candied pecans are delicious for snacking or dessert.
When you're looking for dessert finger foods, these are perfect!
Oh yum! Serve these butterscotch pecan cookies for dessert or afternoon snack, and you'll feel like you just hit the jackpot of deliciousness!
It's a simple dessert to make, but it has an old-world sophistication that will have you going back for more.
Brownie cookies with pecans are as easy to make as they are delicious.
All you need are a few ingredients and a little bit of time. Chocolate and nuts! How can you go wrong?
These no-bake rum balls are a fun party food that will quickly disappear.
Your food processor does most of the work, while you get the benefit of totally yum!
Let your inner child take over with this old-school treat that's been elevated with a chocolate drizzle and some yummy peanut butter.
Everyone will want seconds, so make a bunch!
So refreshing, this creamy orange fudge is reminiscent of the old-fashioned creamsicle.
Whether you're bringing something for the dessert table or participating in a dessert exchange, this one is perfect!
Bring some of this yummy pecan brittle for the dessert table and wrap some up to leave for the host to enjoy later.
If you're feeling extra generous, make bags of it for the rest of the guests. Do all of that, and you'll have a lot of best friends for life.
If you love the flavor of lemon, you'll want to make this pie!
This creamy lemon meringue pie has the perfect balance of tart and sweet! Don't be surprised by how quickly it disappears from the dessert table!
You can use dark chocolate or milk chocolate to make this fun moose munch.
Place bowls filled with this around the room ... and then be prepared to refill them.
Colorful and delightfully different, this Kook Aid pie is sure to be a humongous hit at the next party.
Make several in a variety of flavors, and take note of everyone's smiles of appreciation.
Creamy, peanut buttery, sweet, and oh-so yummy, this peanut butter fudge is super easy to make and delicious!
You don't have to share the secret of how easy they are to make ... unless you want to.
Nothing beats the flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
You'll hear lots of sighs of satisfaction when people take their first bite.
When you want a small dessert, make this delicious mini skillet chocolate chip cookie that packs a powerful punch of flavor!
Increase the amount of ingredients and make them in any size skillet you want, depending on how many people you're serving.
This is a delicious twist on a classic English dessert. To top it off, it's super easy to make!
Chocolate is the flavor of love, and you'll fall in love with this pie after the first taste.
When you want a sweet treat, make these gooey and delicious Rolo Pretzel Turtles.
It's easy to make a bunch of these with only 3 ingredients. So fun!
Fluffy and light, this delightful dessert will take your tastebuds to new heights.
Be prepared for everyone to request seconds of this one!
Make the waffles in advance. You can even freeze them if you like.
Then bring some ice cream to top them and your favorite chocolate drizzle.
All of these delicious desserts will bring smiles to everyone’s faces, and you’ll find yourself being one of the most popular people at the party.
It’s up to you whether or not you want to share your recipes. I’ve been known to bring copies of my recipes that I hand out when people request them.
Many of them can be kept at room temperature, while others need to be refrigerated.
So find out what types of conditions you’ll have when you get there. If the food needs to be kept cold, bring a freezer bag or cooler.
You’ll also need to know whether there will be a lot of people or just a few to make sure you have enough for everyone to at least try your yummy treat.
I included recipes from my own collection as well as some from Back to My Southern Roots and Julia’s Simply Southern. They’re both fabulous cooks who know how to make crowd-pleasing sweets.