I’m sure you’ve been asked to bring a dessert to a party or potluck. Do you have a go-to or do you just realize the night before (or the morning of) that you completely forgot about it? And now you’re too tired to even think of what to make. We’ve got you covered! Most of these desserts can be made quickly, and they’ll save you from having to go buy pre-baked goods from the store and put them on your own plate. Because let’s face it, you’re not fooling anyone.


These are great for any party but even better for those summer events. They just make you want to take them to a picnic. You can either bake the brownies yourself or go with store-bought if you’re short of time. Also, they say they are great as a single-serving dessert. Single serving. I’m talking to you, UNCLE MIKE! But, yeah, you can expect people to take more than one. But it’s OK because they are so easy to put together.

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Whenever I think of a trifle I always think of the Thanksgiving episode of Friends where Rachel put ground beef in the dessert trifle because two pages stuck together. Joey was the only one who could eat it. But, unlike that recipe, this is one that everyone will love. And you’re getting it off the internet, so there should be no page-sticking mishaps!

This easy and fun crowd-pleaser is from Six Sisters’ Stuff.


This is a great dessert for people who want to eat a little more healthy. There’s still a lot of sugar in it, but at least you are getting some fresh fruit too. It does call for a couple of tablespoons of jam, but you can always opt for those with no sugar added to make sure you aren’t getting a lot of extra stuff in there that you just don’t want. Not a bad recipe for the kids, either. Even a lot of picky kids like fruit, so it’s an all-around winner.

This delicious dessert is from Cooking Classy.


If you love your slow cooker as much as I do, you’ll really go for this collection of 20 desserts that you can make in the slow cooker. With everything from fruity to chocolaty, there will definitely be something in here to please a tough crowd. My favorite so far is the caramel peanut butter hot fudge cake, but admittedly, I haven’t made them all yet. And really, do you even need a party? I mean, I could totally see taking this to work and just hiding it behind some files for a little pick me up after dealing with a tough situation. Just be sure to find a good hiding space for the dish if you don’t want to share it with others. Like that chick that you saw leaving the bathroom without washing her hands first. Because, ew.

Head on over to Crazy For Crust for the whole collection.


This one was too cute not to include. I guess I always think of desserts for a crowd as having to be more adult-friendly but if any of your guests think they’re too old to enjoy one of these adorable Krispie treats, it’s their loss. You can always keep some extra edible eyes around to throw into their cocktails so they don’t miss out entirely on the fun.

This is another fun and easy recipe from One Little Project.


This one is billed as a good winter dessert, but heck, I’d have it any day of the year! It’s a no-bake (just microwave) but you don’t have to fire up the oven. If you’re serving it at a potluck I’d just recommend cutting it into squares because I guarantee people will cut themselves a huge slice of this delicious-looking dessert and it is pretty rich! came up with this fun fudge recipe.