Top Sweet Treats Featured on The Kitchen

From rich chocolate pudding to candy-studded cookies, indulge your sweet tooth with these sugary bites from The Kitchen.

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Candy Bucket Cookies

Since these quick-baking cookies are packed with your choice of candies, they can be easily customized to fit your family's tastes.

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Molten Bananas Foster Cake

One slice into this wow-worthy cake will reveal of pool of gooey-good banana filling.

Get the Recipe: Molten Bananas Foster Cake

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Level up your store-bought baking mix by adding chocolate mint candies to the center.

Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

2-Ingredient Cupcakes

You read that right. A store-bought spice cake mix and pumpkin puree are all you need for rich, moist cupcakes.

Get the Recipe: 2-Ingredient Cupcakes

Cherry Pie

Craving cherry pie but it’s not yet summer? You’re in luck, because Katie’s recipe comes together with store-bought frozen cherries, so it’s a go-to dessert all year.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Pie

Lemony Baked Alaska with Strawberries

This dessert towers over the rest (literally). Peaks of meringue cover the lemon sorbet dome that sits atop a chocolate chip-studded vanilla cake.

Get the Recipe: Lemony Baked Alaska with Strawberries

Key Lime Pie Whoopie Pies

This handheld dessert is perfect when you’re in the mood for something light and sweet. Follow Katie’s lead and combine marshmallow cream, cream cheese and key lime juice for a tangy filling.

Get the Recipe: Key Lime Pie Whoopie Pies

Tofu Chocolate Ice Cream with Mixed Berry Sauce and Whipped Coconut Cream

The key to Jeff’s vegan dessert is silken tofu mixed with chilled coconut milk, a combination that yields a thick, dairylike consistency. Ample cocoa powder makes it so rich and chocolatey, while a drizzle of mixed berry sauce at the end delivers the perfect contrast of tang.

Get the Recipe: Tofu Chocolate Ice Cream with Mixed Berry Sauce and Whipped Coconut Cream

Loaded Butterscotch Sauce Sundae

Skip the store-bought option and make this decedent dessert topping at home.

Get the Recipe: Loaded Butterscotch Sauce Sundae

Sunny's Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sunny whips up the ultimate ice cream sandwiches using homemade waffles sprinkled with peanut butter cookies. She then fills them with chocolate ice cream and presses the sandwiches into crushed peanuts for added texture.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry Fool

After blending fresh strawberries to create a smooth puree, Katie Lee folds the fruit into fluffy whipped cream for an impressive no-cook dessert. 

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Light Lemony Berry Cheesecake

A one-two punch of lemon zest and lemon juice adds a welcome pop of bright citrus flavor to Katie's impressive dessert.

Get the Recipe: Light Lemony Berry Cheesecake

S'Mauros: Skillet S'Mores

It doesn't take a bonfire to create sticky-sweet s'mores. Jeff Mauro's version comes together on the stovetop and features a chopped-walnut base topped with warm chocolate chips and a blanket of gooey marshmallows. Serve graham crackers alongside for easy dunking.

Get the Recipe: S'Mauros: Skillet S'Mores

Triple Lime Bundt Cake

Not only is there lime zest in the cake and lime juice in the glaze, but there's also a sweet lime syrup that gets soaked into the cake after it's baked. That ensures it stays moist — and adds a bonus boost of lime flavor.

Get the Recipe: Triple Lime Bundt Cake

Blueberry Cobbler

With a base of simply sweetened fresh berries and a decadent topping of buttery biscuits, Ree Drummond's party-ready cobbler is a fan-favorite for a reason.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Cobbler

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Tart

As impressive as it is simple to prepare, Katie's crowd-pleasing tart features a chocolate-cookie crust and a creamy strawberry filling that comes together with frozen strawberries and white chocolate chips. The chocolate shell topping you'd otherwise use for ice cream sundaes gets put to work here, by offering a striking finish.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Tart

Brownie Bombe

After making a batch of rich, chocolatey brownies, this recipe comes down to assembly as you layer the sliced brownies, ice cream and whipped cream in a bowl. The dessert needs to freeze for a few hours before serving, so be sure to plan ahead if you're preparing to serve this at a party.

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Get-Your-Grill-On Cake

Your eyes aren't deceiving you: This over-the-top cake features all the essential fixings of an outdoor cookout. Serve taffy-caramel hot dogs, candy shish kebab skewers and more sweet bites atop a chocolate cake base.

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Dark Chocolate Pudding

Smooth and creamy, Geoffrey Zakarian's fuss-free pudding is made with semisweet chocolate chips and a duo of cream and milk for extra richness.

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate Pudding

QuickNoli Dip — Quick Cannoli Dip

Think of Jeff's five-minute recipe as the ultimate deconstructed cannoli, where his chocolate-and-cherry-topped ricotta dip takes the place of the traditional shell filling.

Get the Recipe: QuickNoli Dip - Quick Cannoli Dip

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Grilled Peaches and Cream and Cherry Coulis

Making Jeff's showstopping dessert is simple when you start with prepared angel food cakes. He just warms them on the grill, then dresses them up with vanilla-scented whipped cream, sweetened cherry sauce and a sprinkle of crushed pistachios for welcome crunch.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Angel Food Cake with Grilled Peaches and Cream and Cherry Coulis

Blueberry Yogurt Pops

Made with just two everyday ingredients — blueberry preserves and Greek yogurt — these cooling pops can be built in throwaway paper cups, so there's no need for fancy molds.

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Pumpkin Roll Cake

The secret to pulling off Katie's cinnamon-scented cake lies in rolling it up. She recommends moving the cake from the pan to a sugar-dusted towel right after you remove it from the oven and using the towel to help you roll. Later you can unroll the cake, fill it with frosting and re-roll it for an impressive presentation. 

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Lemon Blueberry Hand Pies

Drizzled with a lemony glaze, Jeff's eat-with-your-hands treat comes together simply with the help of premade pie crust, which he fills with a mixture of fresh blueberries and fresh lemon juice.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Hand Pies

Geoffrey's Lemon Tart

Follow Geoffrey's lead and start with a ready-to-go tart shell, and fill it with his bright, refreshing lemon custard. For added richness, combine tangy creme fraiche and whipped cream, and serve the mixture alongside.

Get the Recipe: Geoffrey's Lemon Tart

Peach Cobbler

Unlike pies, which require you to carefully roll out the dough for flaky crusts, cobblers come together with little more than a sweet, fruity filling and a simple buttery crumble on top.

Get the Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Choco Cherry-Stout Ice Cream Float

Part cocktail and part dessert, Jeff's five-minute float is the ultimate grown-up indulgence. He opts for Guinness beer to spike the recipe, since stout's natural chocolate flavor will complement the chocolate syrup. Bonus: Jeff tops the dessert with whiskey-soaked cherries for over-the-top indulgence.

Get the Recipe: Choco Cherry-Stout Ice Cream Float

Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you have five ingredients and just 35 minutes, then you're set up to make this easy yet impressive dessert. Thanks to the coconut oil in the batter, the cake turns out moist every time.

Get the Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

White Chocolate and Cranberry Crispy Rice Squares

Ready to eat in only 30 minutes, Katie's next-level take on a classic dessert features creamy white chocolate chips both inside the rice squares and on top of them for an extra-special treat.

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Stick to Marcela Valladolid's easy-to-make dough to guarantee light, crispy churros every time. She serves these cinnamon-dusted beauties alongside fresh fruit and a duo of dipping sauces to create the ultimate party platter.

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Pie Baked Apples

Consider hollowed-out apples the base of these individual-serving pies; just fill them with a mixture of cinnamon-laced chopped apples, and cover them with prepared pie crust for a new twist on an autumn classic.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Buckle

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this summery dessert that is a real crowd pleaser. The Strawberry Rhubarb Buckle is topped with a sugar-cinnamon crumble that gets golden and crisp upon baking. The dessert only gets better with a scoop of whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckle

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

This bundt cake gets its fresh flavor from a combination of lemon zest, lemon juice and limoncello. It’s topped off with a Strawberry-Vanilla Glaze that complements the dessert perfectly.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

S’mores Cups

The classic campfire treat gets a twist with an easy layered dessert that features marshmallow crème, crushed graham crackers and chocolate pudding. Kids and adults alike will love these cups that are finished off with a toasted jumbo marshmallow and a piece of a chocolate bar.

Get the Recipe: S'mores Cups

Bourbon Mississippi Mud Pie

This boozy dessert gets a double shot of bourbon in the pie itself and the whipped cream. The result is an irresistible chocolatey treat that packs a slight punch.

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Roasted Peach Sundae Sauce

Give plain vanilla ice cream a little extra love with Katie's special sundae sauce. Sliced peaches are sprinkled with brown sugar before getting roasted and then stirred into a simple sauce. It's an easy dessert for those lazy summer days.

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Party-Trick Peanut Butter Cake

Creamy peanut butter is the star of this super simple cake. Enjoy the dessert on its own or top with whipped cream and/or fresh berries.

Get the Recipe: Party-Trick Peanut Butter Cake

Frozen Pineapple Treat

This tropical treat will keep you cool all summer and couldn't be easier to make. Frozen pineapple chunks and banana slices are combined with coconut cream and water in a food processor. Scoop, serve and enjoy!

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Blackberry Cornbread Cake

Take advantage of blackberry season by featuring the fruit inside this cornbread cake. The warm dessert gets topped with a few more berries, maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry Cornbread Cake

The Ultimate No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

This one's for the peanut butter lovers. Chopped peanut butter cups get folded into a cream cheese and peanut butter filling. After setting in the fridge, the dessert gets drizzled with a smooth and sweet peanut butter sauce.

Get the Recipe: The Ultimate No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

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