When planning for a party, it is nice to have some easy party dessert recipes that are quick to make and will feed a crowd.
Guests always appreciate a sweet treat, whether baking for a dinner party, bridal shower, baby shower, a wedding, or a birthday party.
As people mingle about, it’s important to offer them an easy grab and go dessert. Think of it as dessert finger foods.
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That’s why I concentrated this list on easy party desserts to make that don’t need a plate or a fork to be enjoyed.
Although decorated sugar cookies (or an excellent chocolate chip cookie) would seem to be an important part of a party dessert table, I wanted to explore more diverse desserts and bring a medley of options to you.
And yes, cake pops are also small and portable, but I don’t find them easy to make, so they’re not on this list.
In this post, we’ll explore an array of bite-size desserts, dessert bars, mini desserts such as tarts and pies, and other handheld party desserts.
Bite Sized Easy Party Desserts
These bite-sized desserts are a great option for people who only want a small portion but great flavor.
A homemade chocolate truffle will satisfy any chocolate lovers at your party, while a stuffed strawberry will cater to the more health-conscious guests while still giving them a bite of a delicious dessert.
Most of these easy dessert recipes only require a few ingredients and no baking.
Grab and Go bars
Dessert bars are the perfect potluck dessert recipe. They’re a quick and easy party dessert. Most are baked in one pan then cut, and only require a small napkin to eat, making them truly grab-and-go.
I bring the mochi coconut bars (#13) to a lot of potlucks, they won’t melt in the hot weather and they’re always quite a hit! (And they’re gluten free so more of my friends can enjoy a sweet treat). They’re great for luaus, pool parties or your next diner party.
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Mini Tarts And Pies
Little Tarts and pies are excellent mini desserts and will bring any dinner party to new heights.
Although some are a little more time-intensive, they’re not difficult to make. From no-bake cheesecakes to mini apple pies, you’ll find an easy recipe to embellish your dessert table. And these little masterpieces will make you the talk of the town!
More Individual Easy Party Desserts
Chocolate-covered strawberries are also a great stand-by, and I love those ice cream cones covered with melted chocolate and filled with fresh berries. Fruit cups are one of my favorite things to serve at a party, next time, I’ll make sure to serve them in these.
I hope you enjoyed my list of easy party desserts for a crowd. The best part is that these dessert recipes will work for any time of the year.
If you’re looking for more holiday-specific mini desserts, check out my cute Thanksgiving desserts post or these adorable Easter treats. I also have lots of party on a budget food ideas that don’t look cheap.
Don’t forget to pin these quick and easy party desserts: