It happens to everyone: You’re having a dinner party and decide to make a new, amazing-looking dessert. But after whisking, sifting and baking for hours, you realize it was a teaspoon of salt…not a tablespoon. Next time, try one of these 16 recipes that are pretty much impossible to mess up.
16 Things to Make for Dessert If You Suck at Baking
Who are we, Giada?
Triple Berry Tiramisu
No baking required (but your guests will have no idea).
Ombre Ice Cream Cake
All you need are a few store-bought frozen treats.
One-ingredient Watermelon Sorbet
It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Blueberry Balsamic Crostini
They practically make themselves.
Ricotta Honey Ice Cream
No ice cream maker? No problem.
Easy Cherry Skillet Cake
Statistically impossible to mess up. Just pop it in the oven and you’re good to go.
Vegan No-bake Chocolate Mocha Fudge Tarts
A tasty after-dinner treat with no dairy or eggs.
Three-ingredient Nutella Truffles
Psst, Oreos are the secret ingredient.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
We dare you to have just one.
The perfect treat after a home-cooked Italian meal.
Salted Caramel Apple Crisp
Way easier than pie, but just as delicious.
Easy Lemon Bars
Breezily bring these in on a tray with a pot of tea. Your guests will be so impressed.
Butterscotch Toffee Pudding Pie
You’ll nail this crust. We promise.
Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake Bars
Decadent, beautiful and yep, easy to make.
Easy Lemon Cheesecake
Definitely beats buying one from the bakery.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars
You don’t have to be a magician to whip these up, but we bet you can make them disappear pretty fast.