Dreaming about family potlucks and backyard barbecue?
Potlucks are a great way to add to your arsenal of recipes.
The main course is usually the easy part right? Lots of easy recipes to feed a hungry bunch of friends and family.
We’ve got you covered with this amazing collection of potluck dessert recipes that will feed a crowd. Easy potluck desserts that require little effort, and will have your family and friends raving and asking for the recipe!
You will become known for at least one or two of these amazing desserts. So many of them are made using either a sheet pan or a 13 X 9 baking pan, so you know there will be lots of dessert to share.
The best potluck recipes that include everything from cream cheese and rice krispies, to chocolate chips, gluten free, low carb, decadent delicious desserts.
These easy dessert recipes are perfect for a bridal shower, family gathering, even a bake sale.
No bake desserts to fruity desserts – the ultimate dessert finger foods! Delicious recipes from strawberry shortcake to a great cheesecake option.
And with 97 recipes from the very best bloggers that have rave reviews the next potluck you are invited to will be a breeze. You will have the crowd pleaser covered.
Are you ready? Then let’s get started so that you can bring the next big hit to your friends.
Easy Potluck Desserts That Will Feed A Crowd
We went to the very Best Bloggers and ask them to share their favorite desserts for potlucks and backyard BBQs. Be sure to visit them, and leave a comment if you try one of these amazing recipes!
A delicious and decadent pound cake with cream cheese that has a cobbler topping. With 12 very generous slices. Just look at those peaches and brown sugar! Oh and don't forget to add some caramel sauce. LOL.
This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie from the 60's is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream! NOTE: Cook Time shown is actually 4 hours to chill in the refrigerator.
A summer potluck classic, the combination of rhubarb with either fresh or frozen strawberries results in an old fashioned fruit pie. The flavour is a sweet and tangy ambrosia, with a strawberry rhubarb pie filling that tastes just like homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. Yum!
Perfect for a picnic or gathering, these easy salted peanut bars have a delicious brown sugar crust, gooey marshmallow filling and a peanut butter and salted peanut chewy topping. These are simple to make, perfectly portable and keep well in a cooler for those summer picnics!
A rich and delicious Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake Recipe with a thick Chocolate Frosting, mixes up in one bowl, and looks beautiful when baked in a Bundt Pan. So easy, yet so very good, this cake has BIG Chocolate flavor.
When you want a sweet and healthy treat that everyone loves, try these Double Chocolate Almond Butter Energy Balls. These no-bake cookies are vegan and gluten-free, and take less than 30 minutes to make!
Individual servings of Southern Banana Pudding served up in mini cookie bags is the dessert version of Walking Tacos! This easy, hand-held sweet treat is perfect for ballgame concession stands, pool parties, birthday parties, backyard BBQs.
Bananas, vanilla wafers, milk, sweetened condensed milk and instant pudding mix combine with whipped topping for a creamy, indulgent dessert. Drizzle with caramel sauce and every spoonful will be heavenly!
Chocolate is always in season! This Chocolate Trifle is the perfect addition to your potluck or BBQ feast! Easy recipe uses boxed brownie mix, instant chocolate pudding, cool whip, and Heath bar toffee bits!
This Drumstick Dessert is an easy way to get your drumstick fix in the form of a no bake dessert! It's great for whipping up last minute and taking along to a potluck, BBQ or summer gathering! And it tastes exactly like a drumstick!
This No Bake Black Forest Tiramisu is a combination of my family's favorite black forest trifle and tiramisu. It's easy to make with store-bought cake, canned cherries and instant pudding and the ideal easy Italian potluck dessert!
These creamy, delicious Mexican caramel-filled empanadas make sweet, hand-held treats. The Mexican Caramel is sweet and sticky on the inside and then the empanada crust is covered with cinnamon sugar for extra goodness.
These easy Strawberry Crumb Bars, with a buttery crust, sweet fresh strawberry filling, and crunchy butter crumb topping make wonderful dessert bars for an afternoon snack, or to take to a summer party, picnic, or potluck.
This island banana bread is moist, packed full of flavour and naturally sweetened! The addition of shredded coconut, macadamia nuts and a delectable buttered spiced rum sauce takes this Bahamian dessert to a whole new level. An easy one to transport to a potluck!
If you are looking for a tasty, unique, and fun dessert, this Coca-Cola Salad is just what you are looking for. It has the retro Jell-O salad feel with a cola twist. Top it off with some Cool Whip to make this a creamy, dreamy dish for your next potluck.
The only thing better than an ooey, gooey, chocolate lava cake is one that you throw the ingredients into a crock pot and walk away from. Scoop it while it's still warm and serve that deliciousness with creamy, vanilla ice cream.
These healthy monster cookies are the best lower sugar treat the whole family will devour!
They're made a bit healthier than the traditional cookie because they're lower in sugar (but just sweet enough!) and made with natural peanut butter, high fiber oats and dark chocolate. Pretzels and peanut mix-ins are optional!
These No-Bake Bailey’s Mini Cheesecakes are so delicious and perfect for a BBQ or large get together. If you want a rich and decadent mini treat, you have to make these. And the best part is, they are NO-BAKE!!
Arroz con leche or Mexican rice pudding is a super easy to make dessert or snack. You can serve this creamy dish either warmed up or cold, which makes it a delicious choice for just about any time of year.
This chocolate chip cookie cake is the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion! Soft, chewy center, and crispy edges with lots of chocolate chips and decorated with a chocolate buttercream frosting on top.
Need a mouthwatering treat for your next party, picnic, or ’emergency’ chocolate snack? Look no further than hedgehog slice! This popular no bake slice is made with just 5 main ingredients – condensed milk, butter, chocolate, crushed biscuits, and coconut – and in around just 20 minutes. It’s fudgy, gooey, biscuit-y, crunchy
This Easy Fruit Salad Recipe is made with fresh, ripe fruit and drizzled with a light orange juice dressing. Ready in under 20 minutes and made with no added sugars, learn all my tips and tricks for making the very best fruit salad and enjoy all summer long for breakfast, dinner, or dessert!
This strawberry blondie recipe is so easy to make from scratch! With white chocolate chips, fresh strawberries, and a slightly tart lemon flavor these blondies are the perfect summer dessert for your next potluck or picnic!
These oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies are pure perfection – crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Plus, they’re super easy and quick to make since you don’t need to chill the dough. Just mix and bake, that’s it!
Broken Glass Jello is a beautiful and impressive looking dessert. But let me tell you a secret, this stained glass jello is not complicated at all! Follow my step by step instructions to make this fun dessert.
Prepare a sweet, flavorful treat made with natural ingredients that are good for you with this Date Roll recipe. It’s not hard to make something that will satisfy your craving for something sweet and tasty.
Fruit Salads are a cooling, hydrating and healthy dessert to enjoy on the hot summer days. Top with your favorite yogurt, ice cream or whipped cream, add a few mint leaves for an immediate dose of refreshment!
This luscious fresh fruit tart recipe with vanilla pastry cream is made with an easy press-in graham cracker crust. It's topped with fresh berries or fruit. So pretty, so delicious and so easy to make!
Time for a little sweet treat with our watermelon fruit salad as we combine watermelon balls with dragon fruit, palms seeds and brown sugar boba pearls. This is a cheeky summer fruit salad that is so easy to make and devour.
Fresh fruit platters and fruit trays don’t have to be boring and lifeless. There are many ways to make them look extraordinary and elicit those “wow” moments! We give you the ultimate fruit platter presentation ideas and how to put them together.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake is perfection on a plate! Moist slices of tender pound cake with a delightfully golden brown top. This one-bowl recipe is easy to make, and just the thing to serve during the holidays or for any special occasion.
This easy no-bake Strawberry Tiramisu is made with juicy strawberries, a delicious cream filling, and orange liqueur infused ladyfinger cookies. Get ready for your guests to do some serious oohing and aahing.
If you love creamy comfort-food desserts that taste great and are super easy to make, No-Bake Cherry Eclair Dessert is for you. Five simple ingredients, a little whisking, and the layering of ingredients in a pan is all it takes to create this tasty no-bake beauty.
This incredible chocolate chip cookie dough cake is a hit with dessert lovers of all ages and is super easy to slice up into individual pieces. You'll be the talk of the party (and can even top with icing or pieces of fruit for extra pizazz).
Old Fashioned Chocolate Sheet Cake is all about the icing. It's made with real butter, cocoa, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Plus, this cake is deliciously dense and luscious all at the same time. It's a little slice of heaven on a plate!
If you're a chocolate covered cherry lover, these Cherry Cheesecake Brownies will make your day! They start with a chocolate brownie crust, followed by creamy cheesecake swirled with cherry pie filling!
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Judy Kahansky is an experienced baker and writer. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.