53 Easy Dessert Recipes You Can Make in One Bowl
Ultimate Dark Chocolate Brownies
Recipe: Ultimate Dark Chocolate Brownies
Rich dark chocolate mixed with bourbon and espresso make this recipe our favorite grown-up brownie ever.
Pecan Crunch Tart
Recipe: Pecan Crunch Tart
Layers of fluffy phyllo dough surround this sweet, gooey filling that can be served warm or at room temperature for parties.
Recipe: Rum Balls
Originally published in 1993, we haven’t spent a holiday season without making these since.
Nutter Butter®-Banana Pudding Trifle
This easy trifle is delicious with a hint of peanut putter from the cookies.
Martina McBride’s Chocolate Cake
Recipe: Martina McBride’s Chocolate Cake
If you have a chocolate lover in the family, this is the easiest chocolate cake recipe they need.
Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
You don’t even have to turn the oven on to whip up this delicious treat with just one bowl!
Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
This cool treat is perfect for a hot summer afternoon.
Spiced Pecan Pie Bars
Recipe: Spiced Pecan Pie Bars
Ground cinnamon and ginger give classic pecan pie a welcome twist—in big-batch bar form!
No-Bake Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies
Waste no time preheating the oven with this festive treat.
Mini Chocolate Chess Tarts
Recipe: Mini Chocolate Chess Tarts
These mini delights are great for cocktail parties or luncheons with serve-yourself dessert tables, and they’re so easy to make.
Easy Blackberry Cobbler
Recipe: Easy Blackberry Cobbler
When we say easy, we mean easy! Make use of fresh blackberries this summer with this quick treat.
Holiday Mocha Coffee Fudge
Recipe: Holiday Mocha Coffee Fudge
This fudge recipe was first submitted in 1984, and we’ve loved it ever since. Candied cherries are a festive garnish for the holidays.
Recipe: Cheesecake Tarts
This simple and sweet dessert looks beautiful topped with a variety of fresh fruit.
Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie
Recipe: Coconut Pudding
Top these coconut pudding cups with whatever festive toppings you have on hand for pretty presentation.
Recipe: Turtle Trifle
This recipe uses store-bought ingredients like frozen pie and caramel topping to cut down on prep time.
Fudgy Pecan Bourbon Balls
Recipe: Fudgy Pecan Bourbon Balls
During the holidays, these are the best bite-sized treats to give as hostess gifts.
So Good Brownies
Recipe: So Good Brownies
If you’re in need of a go-to easy brownie recipe, save this one.
Shaker Lemon Pie
Recipe: Shaker Lemon Pie
You can thank the Junior League of Charleston, West Virginia, for this old-school pie that uses every bit of the lemon—peels, too.
Easiest Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Recipe: Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
These peanut butter cookies only require four ingredients and a few minutes to throw together, so you can satisfy your sweet tooth as quickly and easily as possible.
Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
Recipe: Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
How fun are these mini pecan pie bites for a cocktail party?
Million Dollar Pound Cake
Recipe: Million Dollar Pound Cake
With just seven pantry staple ingredients, you can make one of our all-time favorite pound cake recipes.
Chocolate Banana Puddings
Recipe: Chocolate Banana Puddings
If you need a super-quick, kid-friendly dessert, these pudding cups come together with store-bought ingredients.
Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Recipe: Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Fresh apple pie, made in your cast-iron skillet from start to finish. It just doesn’t get better than that!
Recipe: Best-Ever Brownies
These fudgy brownies truly are the best ever, and the recipe makes 2 ½ dozen so everyone can experience them.
Recipe: Seven-Layer Cookies
This sweet recipe was the first-ever bar cookie featured in Southern Living. It’s so easy, that you basically just stack the ingredients up and bake it!
Recipe: Pumpkin Fudge
Enjoy fall flavor with an easy as (pumpkin) pie fudge recipe.
Classic Chess Pie
Recipe: Classic Chess Pie
A Southern staple, chess pie is simple and sweet, which is all we need in a dessert.
Pecan Pie Bars
Recipe: Pecan Pie Bars
If you love pecan pie but need a recipe that feeds a crowd, here you go!
Cornflake Wreath Christmas Cookies
During the holiday season, these cute cookies are so much fun to make with the kids to give to classmates.
Lemon-Coconut Chess Bars
Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Chess Bars
With just one bite of these luscious bars, you’ll be transported on a tropical vacation.
Freezer Peach Pie
Recipe: Freezer Peach Pie
You can keep this fresh peach pie filling in your freezer for up to six months for when you need a last-minute dessert or have a serious craving.
Recipe: Chocolate-Bourbon-Fudge Balls
Bourbon adds a spirited kick to these rich fudge balls.
Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
Recipe: Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
We named this recipe “easiest ever,” and it holds up to it—trust us.
Toasted Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe: Toasted Oatmeal Cookies
Toasted oats elevated your usual oatmeal cookie in this favorite recipe from our November 1992 issue.
Recipe: Pecan-Peach Cobbler
Although we prefer this recipe with fresh summer peaches, you can make it with frozen if you have a major craving in the off-season.
Recipe: Cranberry-Apple Pie
This delicious fall pie will make your house smell amazing when you bake it.