50 Easy Desserts Without Eggs
No eggs? No problem. Whether you're looking to make something with minimal effort (like these 3-ingredient White Chocolate-Oreo Cookie Balls or our Easiest Peach Cobbler Ever) or something a little more elaborate (this Vegan Carrot Cake is perfect for Easter), these easy eggless recipes are winners in our book.
White Chocolate-Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars
Fact: Cinnamon Toast Crunch makes everything better. If the sweet, warm, crunchy cereal was a more frequently used ingredient, the world would be a much better place. That's why we created these super easy, 3-ingredient White Chocolate-Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
These super soft cookies contain hints of caramel and molasses thanks to dark brown sugar. Using unsweetened peanut butter allows the other flavors to shine and keeps the sweetness in check. Old-fashioned rolled oats work best here, but you can also use quick-cooking oats—just don’t use instant.
Vegan Carrot Cake
Our Vegan Carrot Cake is super moist, with all the spices and delicious textures you’d find in a classic carrot cake—even the vegan cream cheese frosting gives you that little tang you want spread on top. Applesauce is a surprisingly good substitute for eggs and helps baked goods retain moisture.
Air-Fryer Fried Oreos
Not only does the air fryer make this fairground favorite a bit healthier, but fried Oreos have also never been easier to make at home thanks to the fat-slashing countertop appliance. And requiring only 4 ingredients, these air-fried Oreos are the perfect treat for anything from weekend sleepovers to an extra-special weeknight dessert.
No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
Just like with our No-Bake Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes, these no-bake mini cheesecakes have a buttery Biscoff crust that pairs perfectly with the slight tanginess of New York-style cheesecake. Plus, they’ve got just the right amount of sweetness and a super light, soft filling, and a crumbly crust that’s slightly salty.
Easy Chocolate Salami
Looks like salami, tastes like the most incredible chocolate treat—meaning, it’s the perfect party food. A log of chocolate salami would also be an ideal treat to kick off a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.
Keto Chocolate Ice Cream
This keto-friendly ice cream is creamy with the perfect amount of chocolate flavor—unlike other diet ice creams, there’s no chemical flavor whatsoever. Plus, it’s super easy to make. You’ll find full-fat canned coconut milk in the international aisle. Be sure not to freeze the ice cream for too long, or it’ll be difficult to scoop.
Shake in a Bag Ice Cream
The easiest way to make ice cream. Just put ice and salt in a big Ziploc bag with a smaller bag full of the ice cream mix, shake away, and voila! Soft serve! If you want to add other flavors, chocolate syrup, jam, extracts, etc. feel free. Don’t add chunky mix-ins like cookies or nuts or chips until after the ice cream is finished.
No-Bake Peanut Butter-Fudge Ice-Cream Pie
With its creamy filling and crispy crust, this frozen peanut butter pie is made for summer cookouts. Nothing cools you down in the summertime like a slice of a creamy, frozen pie. A secret to keeping the pie neat is to use a hot knife for slicing each serving.
Red Velvet Ice-Cream Cake
You are sure to set off the fireworks when you serve this eye-catching layer cake at the Fourth of July cookout. Don’t worry about the frosting wilting in the summer heat. We added a teaspoon of unflavored gelatin to the frosting recipe to help it stabilize, so it won’t melt down before you cut into the cake.
Coconut La Croix Chocolate Truffles
Use your favorite fizzy beverage to give a burst of coconut flavor to your sweet, chocolatey truffles.
Easy Peach Cobbler
What could be a more perfect ending to a summertime meal than easy peach cobbler? Savor the flavors of summer with sliced fresh peaches cooking away with butter and spices. The topping can made from pantry ingredients you have on hand and peaches can easily be substituted with any fruit you have depending on the time of year.
Peanut Butter Pie
Mary Frances Noveh from River Ridge, Louisiana, sent us this dessert recipe, which first appeared in December 2001. She noted it was like a "peanut butter and chocolate candy bar." We loved the results, and since it makes two peanut butter pies, you can share one with a friend and keep the other for yourself.
Keto Reese’s Cups
Reese's Cups are still delectable when they're made with keto-approved ingredients. Plus, they're ready in the time it takes to run to the store.
Sweet Corn No-Churn Ice Cream
I love this mashup of two heroes of summer. I made this recipe no-churn to keep it easy, and used pre-cooked corn, so that it can take advantage of leftovers. It comes together super quick and would be the perfect accompaniment to a blackberry or blueberry pie, or a caramel or nut tart, or just on its own.
Fruitcake Chocolate Bark
You can go old-school with candied cherries, pecans, and pineapple or change things up by throwing in pistachios, cranberries, and dried figs that are cut lengthwise to show off a bit of stem. Can’t decide? Fortunately, Fruitcake Bark is so quick and easy to prepare that you can make multiple batches to nibble and share.
Pecan Crunch Tart
This Pecan Crunch Tart is our newest take on classic pecan pie, a Southern staple. The most essential difference is that this recipe is made with phyllo dough for a flaky, buttery, crunchy, and completely delicious crust. This tart would pair incredibly with a little whipped cream and a hot cup of coffee.
Cold Lemon Soufflés with Wine Sauce
Soufflés have always been an expression of elegant entertaining, but this one is chilled and held in place with a bit of gelatin, which means the hostess doesn’t have to rush the quivering creation to the table before it collapses.
Summertime Peach Ice Cream
Cool off this summer with a refreshing scoop (or a few) of our homemade peach ice cream. Offering the classic peaches-and-cream combo in every bite, this fruit-based ice cream is the perfect way to showcase bright summer flavors. If you’re able to use fresh Georgia peaches, you’re one of the lucky ones. Make a batch while peaches are in season, and enjoy the silky-smooth treat all summer long. Pair it with a fresh slice of peach pie, a toasted pecan topping, or just a warm evening outdoors. This delightfully creamy dessert is sure to become a summertime favorite.
Easiest Peach Cobbler Ever
Peach cobbler is already easy, but with only three ingredients, this one takes the cake (mix). If these items aren’t already in your pantry or fridge, you can pick everything up at the store for well under $10. The end result is super sweet, but not in a way that makes you cringe, and offers plenty of juicy peaches and cobbler topping to go around.
Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream
Need a delicious, last-minute dessert for your summer cookout? These grilled peaches a la mode can be thrown together while the grills still hot. This super-simple dessert is only five ingredients and compliments any summer meal. Starting with the freshest peaches will give you a soft, juicy, and flavorful dessert every time. After about 15 minutes on the grill, the cinnamon-sugar topping caramelizes and beautiful, deep-brown grill marks appear on the fruit. These grilled peaches have a rich and smoky-sweet flavor that you’ll crave all summer long.
Perfectly Easy Blackberry Pie
If you haven’t eaten any blackberry pie yet, is it really summer? This perfectly easy blackberry pie comes together in a little more than an hour and highlights one of summer’s best fruits. This recipe works with either fresh or frozen blackberries (or a mixture of the two), but fresh blackberries have more flavor and won’t take as long to cook.
Watermelon Chiffon Pie
Yes, you can make a pie out of watermelon! The filling of this charmingly retro chilled dessert is made with fresh watermelon (not watermelon-flavored gelatin), so it has all of the fruit’s natural sweetness. The topping, a mixture of heavy cream and mascarpone cheese, is thick and rich and won’t melt as easily in the summer heat.
Nicole Rucker's cookbook Dappled is all about baking with fruit. The genius behind this particular recipe is that no baking is required—just overripe summer fruit and sandwich bread. As Rucker writes, "I challenge you to find a more dramatic, striking dish than a classic summer pudding.
By stuffing hollowed out strawberries with a scrumptious mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and amaretto, you end up with a delectable treat that's bound to disappear off of summer plates. For an easy July 4th treat, cap each stuffed strawberry with a blueberry to achieve a red, white, and blue bite!
Homemade Strawberry Gelato
This smooth and creamy homemade strawberry gelato recipe, from Virginia’s Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards’ executive chef Ian Rynecki, will delight any strawberry lover. The gelato can be made with a standard ice cream maker. You’ll want to make an extra batch of the buttery cookies just to have on hand for snacking.
Tamarind Strawberry Popsicles
These vibrant popsicles are fruity and refreshing, but deliver an unexpected depth thanks to the tamarind paste (which can be found at supermarkets such as Whole Foods and online). The tart character of tamarind fruit adds dynamic flavor complexity that nicely balances the simple comfort of fresh, peak-season strawberries.
Grilled Banana Split
This is a fun mashup between banana pudding and a sundae. You could even get the kids involved with this. Grilling the banana adds a little flavor, while charring the vanilla wafers makes for an interesting texture—together, it’s delicious. Banana pudding ice cream pulls everything together, so it’s definitely worth buying.
DIY Wendy’s Frosty
Our homemade Frosty tastes just like the real deal and is easier than going to a drive-thru. It’s soft and super creamy with the super small ice crystals that put the Frosty in an entirely different category than ice cream or milkshakes. Serve it to the kids for a treat or at your next backyard cookout.
Gin and Juice Pops
Campari balances out the sweetness that Hawaiian Punch provides along with that eye-catching color. The mixture of sweet, sour, bitter, and herbal flavors makes one delicious popsicle that screams summer.
No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake
Make this easy dessert a day before serving, as you'll have to refrigerate it overnight.
Key Lime Pie Milkshake
Chick-fil-A’s Frosted Key Lime has nothing on this. This summery dessert is refreshingly tart and creamy, and the crunch and aroma from the graham cracker makes it taste just like Key lime pie. In other words, it’ll wow all your guests and is the perfect “light” way to round out barbecue or a backyard cookout.