Five Easy Desserts that will Impress Your Guests

Many of us dread the idea of having to bring a dish to a party, many of us typically pick dessert as that’s the easiest! However, many of us would like to bring something a little more than cookies from a tube. If you’re in that boat, here are five super easy dessert recipes that are great for the summer!

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is such a perfect mix of light flavors that blend together fantastically. It’s a summertime staple in the United States for a reason. It’s so beloved there’s even a cartoon character named after this dessert. This quick recipe is a sheet pan recipe, which is great for parties! Simply cut & bring.

Mini Cheesecakes

These bite sized cheesecakes are perfect for everything from a kids pool party to a party with waiters passing the food. They’re sure to wow and super easy to make. Decoration tip: top with blueberries and strawberries for a little patriotic flair!

Dipped Pretzels

Dipped pretzels are so incredibly easy and cheap to make, these can truly be made at the last minute. If you party starts at 3 and it’s noon, you still have time to make these! What seems like a very simple dessert can be jazzed up with sprinkles, nuts, candies and other goodies. Dipped pretzels are a safe bet.

15 Minute Fruit Tart

This is not one of those recipes that says it’s 15 minutes but is actually an hour. This recipe is super quick and another one that could be done very short notice, great for those last minute bake sales or get togethers. This fruit tart is another refreshing and light option but is likely only successful if you have fresh fruit on hand.

Apricot Chocolate Hummus (VEGAN)

Vegans are often the forgotten ones when it comes to the dessert table. Everything has butter or cream or eggs. Perhaps you’re hosting and there will be vegans or perhaps you’re attending, either way both vegans and meat-eaters alike will enjoy this dessert hummus.

Dessert is always a safe option to bring. When it comes to sweets, most people aren’t too picky. The cookies from the tube are great and work wonders in a pinch but sometimes an event requires just a little more!

What are some of your go to last minute desserts? Let us know in the comments below!