20 Fun Desserts to Make at Home

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Is there anything more enjoyable than making gourmet treats from scratch at home? Below you will find 20 Fun Desserts to Make including no-bake, holiday and easy treats to make with kids.

Is there anything more enjoyable than making gourmet treats from scratch at home? Below you will find 20 Fun Desserts to Make that cover no-bake, holidays, and easy ones that you can make with kids.
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There are endless possibilities when it comes to fun desserts to make at home, whether it’s a special occasion, a rainy day or just because!

While a boxed cake mix is probably the easiest option, there are many from-scratch desserts that are failproof. And if it’s too hot to turn on the oven, you can explore no-bake desserts like homemade truffles or an icebox cake!

Easy No Bake Desserts with a Few Ingredients

Easy Oreo Balls

Who doesn’t love a bite-sized treat? These truffles have an oreo filling that’s covered in pure chocolate. They’re creamy and rich with no baking required. Perfect for parties, potlucks and beyond!

Strawberry Icebox Cake

When you have fresh strawberries, look to this no-bake cake with layers of fresh fruit, graham crackers and whipped cream! Perfect for backyard barbecues, summer get-togethers and potlucks!

Chocolate Covered Oreos

If you like oreo cookies, then you’ll love these chocolate covered oreos! They’re chocolatey on the outside and crunchy in the middle. So yummy, plus easy to make and customize too!

Butterfly Frozen Yogurt Bites

For a healthier option, think about these fruity frozen yogurt bites. They’re perfect for hot summer days and only require 3 ingredients!

Mochi Ice Cream

This timeless Japanese treat wraps ice cream in oh-so soft mochi dough made with rice flour. It’s fun to make and also fun to eat. Plus, you can add cool flavorings such as strawberry, green tea or matcha!

Easy & Fun Desserts to Make with Kids

Rolled Ice Cream

Made with just 2 ingredients, this dessert is milky and sweet and served Thai ice cream style! Finish with your favorite toppings like oreos, fruit or nuts. This dessert is always a hit!

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

This bite size dessert has creamy chocolate cheesecake stuffed in fresh strawberries for a burst of mouthwatering flavor. They’re ready in 15 minutes and perfect for entertaining!

Coconut Cream Truffles

Calling all coconut lovers! These treats consist of a delicious coconut filling covered in chocolate and dusted with shredded coconut. Make them for a party, potluck or whenever you feel like it!

Milk Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are sweeter and chewier than most recipes out there thanks to using milk chocolate as the base. They melt in your mouth with delicious flavors and a flakey crust on top!

S’mores Pie

Possibly the most indulgent dessert on this list, s’mores pie has layers of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow baked to ooey gooey perfection in the oven. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream!

Fun 3-Ingredient Desserts

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Who doesn’t enjoy some creamy homemade fudge now and again? This 3-ingredient recipe has a white chocolate base with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups throughout.

Chocolate Truffles

Is there a more timeless treat than chocolate truffles? These bite-size treats are great for parties, holidays and DIY gifts. Or simply pair with coffee, tea or hot chocolate!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Biscuits

This is your classic peanut butter cookie made easier! Using peanut butter, sugar, and eggs, you will be able to make these in time for those last minute guests. They’re incredibly chewy too!

Holiday Fun Dessert Recipes

Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Grab the kids, say the rhyme, and get the ingredients ready. This easy gingerbread cookie is perfect for the holidays. They’re chewy, delicious, and fun to make! 

Easy Halloween Chocolate Bark

Need something to keep the kids busy and use up leftover Halloween candy? Then this one is for you! This creamy chocolate bark allows you to design it uniquely to suit the occasion.

Christmas Jell-O Shots

What’s red and green and jiggly all over? It’s these Christmas Jell-O shots! Infused with vodka, this treat is made specifically for the adults and are always popular for any party.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

This recipe is a twist on chocolate covered strawberries, making them heart-shaped. They’re so much fun to make for the holidays, Valentine’s Day, birthdays or any special occasion!

Other Fun Desserts to Make at Home

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This time-honored dessert is easy to make thanks to cake mix and some old-fashioned fun. This fluffy and moist cake has caramelized pineapple and maraschino cherries on the bottom!

Chocolate Pudding

Skip the store-bought pudding and make a homemade batch instead.  Using Jell-O powder, cool whip, half and half and a few other ingredients, you can whip up this chocolate pudding in just 20 minutes.

Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Fuse your love of Oreos and cheesecake in these convenient bite-sized treats. They’re covered with chocolate and made in an ice cream tray. Perfect for holidays, parties and more! 

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Made with cake mix and some easy ingredients, this pineapple upside down cake is fluffy, moist, and one of my favorite fun desserts to make.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

By: Izzy
Made with cake mix and some easy ingredients, this pineapple upside down cake is fluffy, moist, and one of my favorite fun desserts to make.
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 8


  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 10 pineapple slices
  • 16 maraschino cherries
  • 1 package cake Mix
  • other ingredients called for on the box including water, oil, and eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C).
  • Pour melted butter into a 9-inch pie plate or cake pan. Make sure the plate or pan is at least 2 inches deep. Spread the butter evenly to cover the entire bottom.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar evenly on top of butter.
  • Pad dry pineapple slices, and arrange them on top of the brown sugar.
  • Cut the leftover slices in half and arrange them up the sides of the pan.
  • Place maraschino cherries in center of pineapple slices. Set aside.
  • Prepare the cake batter according to the instructions on the package.
  • Pour and spread the cake batter evenly over the topping.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. Loosely cover with foil after 30 minutes to prevent the top from over-browning.
  • The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Remove the cake from oven and let it cook for about 15 minutes. Then carefully invert cake onto a serving plate. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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About Izzy

I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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