Easy Potluck Desserts: Feed A Crowd Without The Effort


What are some easy potluck desserts that everyone will love? Check out this list of super simple desserts that will feed a crowd.

Potlucks are a ton of fun! I love all the laughter and the variety of homemade foods to try. I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, but I do want to make a dessert that everyone will eat up. Hi, this is Annie from Venture1105 and these are my favorite easy potluck desserts.

12 easy potluck desserts

Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with potlucks? I know the struggle so well. I hate taking something that no one eats. It makes me feel really happy when my food is the one that everyone eats up first!

Easy Potluck desserts

These are the best easy potluck desserts. You will love every single thing on this list. Your kids can help you make them too. There are fruity desserts, chocolate ones, and even some salty ones.

#1 Easy Thin Mint Dessert Bars

Looking for easy leftover Girl Scout cookie recipes? These delicious Chocolate Cheesecake Thin Mint Dessert Bars are exactly the sweet treat you need!

Whether you use leftover Girl Scout cookies or just buy some mint cookies at the store, these bars are always a crowd-pleaser. They taste like little bites of chocolate mint Heaven. Chocolate is always a huge hit at potlucks.

Thin Mint Dessert Bars recipe.

These Monster Cookie Bars are the perfect combination of soft and chewy, plus all of the deliciousness that monster cookies have packed into bite-sized bars.

These scrumptious bars are always popular with both adults and kids. And they are incredibly easy to make too. In fact, this is one of those recipes your children can help you make.

Monster Cookie Bars recipe.

#3 Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels Recipe; TrishSutton.com

The best thing about these pretzels is that you can eat as many or as few as you like. They are also addicting finger food.

If you are taking these to a potluck, make sure and label them as peanut butter bars. That way, if anyone has an allergy they can avoid them.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels recipe

#4 No-Bake Cherry Ice Box Cake

Use graham crackers and whipped topping to make this quick and easy No Bake Cherry Pie Ice Box Cake for your next outdoor picnic or potluck party. Your whole family will love this easy dessert idea for summer or anytime of the year!

The best thing about this cake is that you don’t have to bake it. You can literally put it together and head out the door. It’s that easy! It tastes best with cherry filling, but you can also use apple pie filling too.

No-Bake Cherry Ice Box Cake recipe.

#5 Classic rhubarb crisp

Anything you can bake on a sheet pan or in a casserole dish is perfect for a potluck. This rhubarb crisp recipe isn’t overly sweet and has the most comforting texture and crunch to it.

Classic Rhubarb Crisp recipe.

#6 Lemon Bars

Anyone that loves desserts with a bit of tanginess mixed in with the sweetness will adore these. They taste like summertime in a sweet and fresh dessert. You won’t go home with any leftovers when you bring them.

Lemon Bars recipe.

#7 Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Make this Salted Caramel Butter Bars Recipe as an easy dessert idea to take to a summer potluck, picnic or backyard barbecue.

You might have to cut these bars into smaller pieces to make sure there are enough to go around at the potluck. They have the perfect balance of sweet and salty, fixing both cravings at one time.

Salted Caramel Butter Bars recipe.

#8 Marshmallow S’Mores Cake Recipe

This recipe reminds me of summertime campouts, but it’s perfect any time of the year. It’s a very rich dessert, so serve it to people in small slices.

Marshmallow S’Mores Cake recipe.

#9 Lemon Truffles

Lemon Truffles | Simple Four Ingredient Cake Mix Recipe

These little truffles also don’t take any baking. I love no-bake desserts. They save me so much time. Plus, they are made with just four ingredients – cake mix, butter, lemon juice, and sugar. That’s it!

Lemon Truffles recipe.

#10 Fruit Pizza

This secret fruit pizza recipe is delicious and flexible too! This dessert that can be tailored to anyone's tastes. Pick one fruit or several. 

Everyone loves this classic recipe because it’s sweet and actually good for you too. Just look at all that fruit sitting on a bed of incredible whipped cream. Yum!

Fruit Pizza recipe.

#11 No-Bake Pumpkin Bites

floral bowl filled with round pumpkin bites

Pumpkin isn’t just for fall. You can enjoy it all year long. These pumpkin balls are a no-bake recipe. So whip up a bunch and watch them disappear at the potluck.

No-Bake Pumpkin Bites recipe.

#12 Easy homemade blueberry muffins

Muffins are always a huge hit at potlucks. They are easy to grab and you can count on almost everyone loving blueberry muffins. You’ll love how easy this recipe is.

Homemade Blueberry Muffins recipe.

The secret to making potluck desserts everyone loves is to make recognizable desserts. If they know what’s in it, more people will want to eat it. Also, make sure the dessert comes pre-cut. It’s easier to grab a slice when it’s ready to put on their plates.

I hope you enjoyed this list! Maybe you found a new dessert to try. Don’t forget to pin this post so you can find it again.

12 easy potluck dessert ideas

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