12 Potluck Desserts for Your Next Gathering

12 Potluck Desserts

Keeping the party going is a feat, but bringing the party to a wonderful, marvelous ending? Now that's something else! You need to send everyone home with a sweet taste on the lips, and that's where these 12 Dessert Recipes come in! Each of these treats makes enough to feed everyone... and ensure there's enough for seconds!

1. Cranberry Freeze

Cranberry Freeze

Those potlucks and backyard picnics just wouldn't be the same without an ambrosia salad; creamy and refreshing sweetness just ready to be scooped up. Well, Cranberry Freeze decides to ramp up the refreshment by giving that same salad the frozen yogurt treatment! Tart yet sweet cranberry, fluffy marshmallows, and tangy pineapples are folded with cloud-like cream, and then frozen so each slice is cool and comforting! No matter the season, Cranberry Freeze is a welcome sight and an even more craveable taste!

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2. Bounce-Pass Banana Bars

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Game on! These Bounce-Pass Banana Bars are the game changer that you are going to fall for! Get in the game with this moist, banana goodness that's guarded closely by an amazingly rich and creamy cream cheese frosting. All eyes will be on these Bounce-Pass Banana Bars, so grab them and run to ramp up your potluck dessert satisfaction percentages. You know they will score big points for your team!

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3. Aunt Betty's Best Potluck Brownies

Aunt Betty's Best Potluck Brownies

No one knows how to prepare for a potluck like Aunt Betty. In fact, her secret weapon for parties or cookouts only needs an hour to make and considerably less time to vanish from the dessert table; it's Aunt Betty's Best Potluck Brownies! These fudgy, super rich, and buttery brownies are a delight with lots of chocolate flavor baked right in. And for a real treat, she tops them with an extra melty chocolate frosting that's almost molten! Aunt Betty's Best Potluck Brownies bring cheer to everyone!

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4. Sinful Cinnamon Sugar Bars

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No need to feel guilty, these Sinful Cinnamon Sugar Bars are really quite heavenly! Each square is beaming with twirls of cinnamon and brown sugar to ensure you get that sweet and rich flare in every bite. They're quite the treat that will have you tempted to eat one after another in no time. But don't worry, there's no harm in indulging every now and then. When you do, make sure your treat of choice is these Sinful Cinnamon Sugar Bars!

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5. Potluck Cheesecake

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Who doesn't love a good potluck? There's nothing better than a buffet of all the best things ever, and then getting to load your plate up with them, right?! That's how we feel. The hardest part is deciding what to bring when you're invited to one, but we've got you covered with Potluck Cheesecake. You can't forget dessert, and this is a super easy one at that. It's also sweet, creamy, crunchy, and just plain dreamy. Everyone will take a square or two and it'll be the most delicious finishing touch to their plates they didn't know they were missing! Be the potluck champion with this Potluck Cheesecake!

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6. Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

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Lemons seem to signal a fresh beginning and boy, do we have a new beginning of lemon desserts just for you! These Cream Cheese Lemon Bars are not the typical thin-layered bars you've seen at every potluck you've ever attended. Boy, oh, boy, no way! These bars are filled with a velvety cream cheese and luscious lemon curd heavenly-swirled concoction atop a buttery, sensational crust. Goodness, me! These Cream Cheese Lemon Bars are just what you've been looking for to refresh your zest for citrusy desserts! They're easy, delicious, and lip-puckering good! Cheers to fresh beginnings!

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7. Sheet-Pan Crumble Cake

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Sheet-Pan Crumble Cake is perfect for church potlucks, garden parties, tea times, you name it! In fact, this treat is wonderful any time of the day, including at breakfast! The buttery, rich, and fluffy cake has a touch of tang from the sour cream in the batter. On top, it has a crumbly, crunchy, and sweet cinnamon streusel that will have you coming back for more. Sheet-Pan Crumble Cake makes enough for everyone, and yet everyone will still be hoping for more!

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8. Cookie Brittle

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Cookie Brittle is the baked good that crunches like candy! The cookie has a rich, sweet flavor and melty chocolate that makes the best cookies, with an extra crispness to make each bite extra gratifying. Cut into decorative triangles, Cookie Brittle is perfect for parties, church potlucks, game days, and any other event that could use a sweet snack that everyone will love!

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9. Texas Sheet Cake

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While this sheet cake is Texan in name, it actually derives from a German. Well, not a resident or native of the European country, but an American named Sam German who invented the type of baking chocolate used in the original Texas Sheet Cake recipe. Once the recipe was published in the Dallas Morning News in 1957, it swept the country with its rich, buttery taste and impressive size — this cake alone feeds 32! And with a baking time of 30 minutes, you can whip it up in a flash. Texas Sheet Cake is a chocolatey, creamy potluck favorite... just make sure you save a slice for yourself.

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10. Magically Perfect Pumpkin Bars

Magically Perfect Pumpkin Bars

They really are enchanting! Magically Perfect Pumpkin Bars offer layers of luxury ready to make dessert a full fall festival of flavor! It starts with toasted coconut and melty chocolate stacked atop sweet cranberries and crunchy pecans, layered upon creamy pumpkin pie filling, all balanced on top of some spice cake. It's amazing how deep the delicious sweetness goes! Let Magically Perfect Pumpkin Bars cast its spell on you!

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11. Red Velvet Cake Truffles

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

When it's hosting time, you want to make sure people have plenty of finger foods they can enjoy without breaking the flow of conversation. It's true of appetizers and it can also be true of desserts! Red Velvet Cake Truffles are just one example, but what an example they are! Each chocolate-coated (always a good start) sphere is filled with rich and tender red velvet cake already mixed with its beloved partner-in-crime, tangy and creamy cream cheese. These are essentially cake pops without the sticks, which is totally fine; those sticks tend to just get in the way. Red Velvet Cake Truffles are rosy desserts that you can pass around to friends and family... or, you know, just keep for yourself.

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12. Mildred's Lemon Cookies

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Mildred was our office secretary for many, many years. Not only was she one of the most efficient and organized gals to ever do it, but she was also extremely thoughtful. Through all the birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and every celebration in between, she constantly made each person on our crew feel loved. Her go-to party treat was often Mildred's Lemon Cookies. She'd make the perfect lemon cookie and top them with a swirl of fluffy, lemony frosting. They were so delicious and always praised! This sweet lady retired a few years ago, but when she did, we (sort of jokingly) insisted that learning how to make Mildred's Lemon Cookies should be a part of new-hire training. Well, now every time we celebrate, it gives us a reason to think of her. It's just the most darling tradition!

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