The Best 25 Easy Yummy Dessert & Snack Recipes (2024)

As an adult, I have never had a big problem keeping control of my sugar intake. In fact, I all but cut it out completely years ago. I started using sweet n low for my coffee or tea in the morning. I started choosing diet drinks over drinks with added sugars. I’ve never even really kept sweets of any kind, around the house much…for my own consumption at least. My snacks of choice have always been salt related vs. sugar.

Like I said, I’ve never had a problem managing my sugar intake.

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That’s why I was surprised when my doctor diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes a couple of years ago. True, both sides of my family do have a history of diabetes. I have just never been much at risk. Even after I was diagnosed, I was able to drop my AC1 down by a huge amount within 3 months time…to normal levels in fact. I didn’t follow all of the rules provided…I simply starting looking at labels regularly. I cut out a couple of drinks and snacks that were really high in sugars, without cutting everything out completely. My doctor lowered my medication dose and I maintained that AC1 for well over a year.

Diabetes Jail

That brings me to why I chose desserts as my recipe topic this time around. My doctor recently gave me a stern talking to. Apparently, my AC1 went back up a bit…not extreme, just enough for the need to step back 🙁

Admittedly, I did become a bit arrogant when the warmer months arrived and ice cream became a regular thought…

In any event, my doctor is again banishing me from certain foods I have been eating all this time. I won’t listen to everything he says of course, but I do have to be super strict on myself for a minute.

This only serves to make me want those forbidden treats that much more!

I’m sure I will again get that number back down quickly. In the meantime, I will have to somewhat live vicariously through the rest of you who have the ability to utilize any of these mouth water recipes in the near future.

What better way to build resilience than to torture yourself with food p*rn?

You better believe, though…as soon as I’m back on track, I will be treating myself to one of the delicious desserts!

The problem will be in choosing between them!

Mini Cannoli Cups

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Cannoli are one of my all time favorite desserts. Whenever it is an option on a dessert menu at a restaurant, I have no choice but to order it. This recipe makes it super easy to prepare and in bite size form for the perfect snack! Yum!

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

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Apple Dumplings are something my mother in law often liked to make around Christmas, to hand out as gifts. There is good reason why! Who needs another trinket, when you can make your mouth happy with this delicious dessert? Served warm with a scoop of ice cream…Mmm.

Easy Lemon Squares

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I love lemon squares. I don’t think to make them often, but when we do, they don’t last long in this house. Yet another perfect snack size dessert!

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars

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This is another favorite I have often made over the years. Not only do the ingredients compliment one another beautifully, but it is the perfect dessert to prepare for those of us who don’t have a baker’s touch 🙂 So Good with so little effort.

Easy Banana Pudding

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Yes please! Who doesn’t love banana pudding? This recipe takes the dessert to a whole new level with the addition of cream cheese and condensed milk! All of the individual components are layered so you taste every delicious ingredient within a single bite. Perfect.

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

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Pineapple upside down cakes are a mouth watering dessert any time of the year. This recipe makes it super easy to make and at convenient personal sized portions. Count me in!

Easy Peach Cobbler

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Nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, oh my! I love that combination in any recipe, most of all when it involves fruit. Cobblers are delicious and the fact that you can utilize frozen peaches for this recipe, means it is perfect any time of the year! A super easy dessert…even better with a side of ice cream 😉

Pina Colada Lush

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I came across this recipe recently and can’t wait to try it!. I love every ingredient involved and of course, pina colada is one of my all time favorite flavors. It may well be the much anticipated treat I give myself when I get out of diabetes jail 😉

Easy Apple Crumb Cake

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You can never go wrong with apple crumb cake! This recipe is super easy to follow, takes very little effort and is absolutely delicious! Perfect snack size for any time of the day.

Caramelized Peach Pie Parfait

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I love this recipe, not just because it has peaches. I love it also because it involves literally only a few minutes of prep, requires few ingredients and can be made using frozen peaches. Perfect even during the off season for the yummy fruit.

Death By Chocolate Trifle

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Oh yeah…this is my kind of dessert! Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, accented with delicious whipped cream layers. Super easy to make and flavors you can’t go wrong with. Delicious!

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars

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What an awesome spin on one of the most beloved desserts of all time! I love golden grahams, so that being one of the ingredients had me right there! The center of these bars are nice and gooey, just like you would expect in a s’mores. They are super easy to make and take very little time. Mmm!

Creamy Hazelnut Pie

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This pie looks just sinful! Nutella and chocolate crumb crust together…I can’t wait to try it! The way that it is so easy to prepare, makes it that much more appealing 🙂

Root Beer Float Pie

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I had to include this root beer float pie, when I came across the recipe recently. It sure does take me back, as it probably does for you as well. I love the candy accented crust and the ingredients sound spot on! I can’t wait to try this one!

Hummingbird Cake

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I’ve had a few different versions of this cake, this one being the most traditional. However, my favorite included the addition of raisins. Mmm…even better! The Cream Cheese icing is just an added bonus…my favorite type of icing!

Easy Pineapple Tarts

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I can’t wait to try these pineapple tarts. So easy to make and with very little time. I imagine this dessert will quickly become a favorite in my house, especially since they are so convenient as grab-n-go snacks!

Grasshopper Pie (Non-Alcoholic)

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Mmm…chocolate and mint…two flavors that were made for each other! Add in cream cheese for a base…yum! Always a winner in my house!

Easiest Turtle Brownies

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Wow! Just when you think you’ve tasted even the most delicious brownies, this recipe comes along and knocks you off your feet. With it’s fudge like consistency and gooey caramel center, it is a recipe I will come back to for sure. I’m certain you will too! Yum!

Caramel Apple Crisp Bites

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I had to literally pick my mouth up off of the floor when I came across this recipe. The apples, the graham cracker crust, the caramel…oh my! I have a feeling this is one of those desserts I will have to hide from myself. Way too enticing!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Tacos

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I’ve wanted to try this recipe for a while now…just haven’t quite gotten around to it yet. I imagine it will instantly become a favorite. Cheesecake and strawberries held by a graham cracker shell…say no more! Convenient hand held mini cheesecakes…love it!

Carrot Cake Bars

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I love carrot cake, so this recipe already moves to the top of the list for me. Combine that with a cheesecake swirl…heaven! The fact that it’s so quick and easy to prepare, makes it even better!

Easy Cheesecake Brownies

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This recipe caught my attention, because it combines two favorite desserts into one. Not only does it make for a great combination, but it is so quick and easy to prepare. Yum!

No Bake Banana Split Dessert Recipe

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I love this recipe! All of the best ingredients you could possibly want in a traditional banana split, but layered conveniently in a pan. So easy to make and a dessert that will quickly become a favorite!

Butterscotch Graham Cracker Cheesecake Bars

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Oh yeah! More cheesecake related desserts…only with butterscotch this time. Convenient bite size snacks perfect for any time of the day. Yummy!

Easy Tres Leches Cake

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I have yet to try this delectable dessert, but it is on my list. When I looked at the ingredients, I knew I had to try it. Condensed milk, heavy cream, evaporated milk, and cool whip…I’m there! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Final Thoughts…

I must say, I found putting together this dessert list was much more challenging than I thought it would be. Not just because I currently have to keep my distance from these tasty snacks, but also because there are just simply too many different categories of delicious desserts!. I could have written an article on parfaits, alone! I had to stop, before I wrote a dessert novel.

That’s one of the reasons I think I become inspired to write about food a little more than other topics. It gives me great opportunity to discover recipe ideas I didn’t know existed! It of course makes me super hungry, but I’m okay with that. Goes with the territory 😉

Until next time, let us know in the comments, which of these tasty snacks you are most excited to try! Bet you’ll have a hard time deciding 😉

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