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. 

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The Cookie Rookie

Triple Berry Tiramisu

No baking required (but your guests will have no idea). 

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Photo: Eric Moran/Styling: Erin McDowell

Ombre Ice Cream Cake

All you need are a few store-bought frozen treats.

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Photo: Liz McDowell/Styling: Erin McDowell

One-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

It doesn’t get any easier than this.

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The Noshery

Blueberry Balsamic Crostini

They practically make themselves.

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Erin McDowell

Ricotta Honey Ice Cream

No ice cream maker? No problem. 

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Easy Cherry Skillet Cake

Statistically impossible to mess up. Just pop it in the oven and you’re good to go.

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Half Baked Harvest

Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Mocha Fudge Tarts

A tasty after-dinner treat with no dairy or eggs.

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Crazy for Crust

Three-Ingredient Nutella Truffles

Psst, Oreos are the secret ingredient. 

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Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

We dare you to have just one.

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Cooking on the Front Burners

Cannoli Cheesecake

The perfect treat after a home-cooked Italian meal.

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Love Grows Wild

Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

Way easier than pie, but just as delicious. 

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PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Easy Lemon Bars

Breezily bring these in on a tray with a pot of tea. Your guests will be so impressed.

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This Gal Cooks

Butterscotch Toffee Pudding Pie

You’ll nail this crust. We promise. 

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Averie Cooks

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake Bars

Decadent, beautiful and yep, easy to make. 

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What Sarah Bakes

Easy Lemon Cheesecake

Definitely beats buying one from the bakery.

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Chef in Training

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.

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