Before we bid farewell to 2021, we still have work to do! With the hustle and bustle of hosting family and friends, easy desserts are definitely the way to go. We’ve gathered our favorite no-fuss recipes that are sure to be a hit. Go ahead and end the year on a sweet note with these scrumptious desserts!
CheesecakeThe easiest (and tastiest) cheesecake you’ll ever make. Makes: 8-10 Slices.
For the crust:
1 sleeve of graham crackers, crushed
5 tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 c. granulated sugar
Pinch of kosher salt
For the filling:
1 cup of heavy cream
2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sour cream
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon juice
Pinch of kosher salt
1. In a large bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt together. Press this into the bottom of an 8" springform pan and up the sides.
2. In a large bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes).
3. In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt.
4. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
5. Pour this mixture over the crust and smooth the top with a spatula.
6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal CookiesYour guests won’t be able to keep their hands off these no-bake cookies. Makes: 36 Cookies.
1 ¾ cups white sugar
½ cup milk
½ cup butter
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa.
2. Bring this to a boil and cook for 1 1/2 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla.
4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.
Blueberry Cake in a Mug
No plans to go out? Get cozy on the sofa with this comforting cake. Makes: 1 Serving.
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1. Combine all ingredients (except the blueberries) in a large microwave-safe mug. 2.Mix with a whisk until the batter is smooth.
3.Stir the blueberries thoroughly into the batter.
4. Cook in microwave for approximately one minute. If the cake isn’t done, heat it in 15 second increments.
5. Let the cake cool a few minutes before eating.
6. Top with additional fresh blueberries.
S’more BarsWho says tasty s’mores are only for summertime camping? Not us! Makes: 24 Squares.
14 oz. graham crackers (1 box), crushed
6 ½ oz. unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons water
12 ounces milk chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces mini marshmallows
1. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt, water, and melted butter in a large bowl.
2. Press firmly on the bottom of a 9x13” baking pan.
3. Heat the chocolate and heavy cream in a medium heatproof bowl in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth.
4. Spread the mixture over the crust.
5. Top with marshmallows.
6. Chill until the chocolate is firm (about 40 minutes).
7. Optional: Lightly toast the marshmallows with a handheld torch.
8. Cut into squares.
A decadent treat your friends and family will absolutely love. Makes: 24 Truffles.
1 (14-oz.) package Oreos
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (12-oz.) package chocolate chips, melted
Pinch of kosher salt
1. Use a food processor to crush Oreos into fine crumbs.
2. Add all but 2 tablespoons crushed Oreos to a medium bowl. Add cream cheese and salt. Stir until evenly combined.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Using a cookie scoop, form the mixture into small balls and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
4. Freeze until slightly hardened (about 30 minutes).
5. Dip the frozen balls in melted chocolate until coated and return to baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining Oreo crumbs. Freeze until chocolate hardens (about 15 minutes).
These no-bake recipes will certainly satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth! What are your favorite easy desserts to make? Let us know in the comments!