Of course, the most polite thing to do when an invite flies into your inbox for any party is to ask, “What can I bring?”. And when it comes to Thanksgiving, the answer to that question is almost always, “Dessert!”. While this can be super intimidating for us less-than-stellar bakers, selecting the perfect treats for your family’s party doesn’t have to be stressful! The truth is, you don’t have to be a pro to create a yummy dessert that people will want to cozy up to at your family’s Fall affair. Here are 13 sweet and simple recipes that are sure to crown you as Queen of the dessert table this Turkey Day:
1. Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookie Cups
Trade in your mom’s traditional glossy, buttery pie for these bite-sized babies! These cookie-pumpkin pie hybrids are the perfect mix of sugar and spice and will definitely *wow* at your family’s dessert table.
2. Pumpkin Oreo Pops
Looking for a last-minute way to win the dessert course? These spooky and adorable jack-o-lantern Oreo pops are definitely a must-try. They require no baking at all, which means they’re scary easy!
3. Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Don’t you love when some brilliant baking blogger takes two already-perfect desserts and fuses them into one insanely delicious mega dessert? Us, too.
4. Maple Fudge
Sure, your aunt will probably bring her legendary, award-winning chocolate fudge that everyone raves about. But, someone should tell her that maple is way more seasonally appropriate. Show off your confectionery skills with this easy-peasy recipe!
5. Apple Pie Bites
Not exactly a domestic diva? Have no fear. These apple pie bites are so simple, you’ll want to make them for get-togethers all year long (including Bachelor Mondays with your girls, but we’re not judging!).
6. Puff Pastry Nutella Apple Roses
With all our favorite words in one name – this rich and creamy dessert just landed itself the top spot on our favorites list!
7. Loaded Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
This recipe has not one, not two, but three different incorporations of peanut butter. Seriously, it shouldn’t even be legal to have that much goodness in one dessert.
8. Fall-Inspired Cake Pops
We’ve all got that one friend who insists that a full cake is always better than cake pops. Prove her wrong with these insanely yummy and totally chic little gems!
9. Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups
You’ll definitely be the cool aunt when you bring over these chocolatey “dirt” cups to your family’s shindig. Bonus: pop a few gummy worms into the mix for a post-Halloween *scare* that kids will go crazy for.
10. Edible Pine Cones
It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! Deck your halls extra early at Thanksgiving with these crafty edible pine cones, made from chocolate cereal, pretzels, and Nutella!
11. Sheet Pan Pie
Are you one of those families that can never decide on which pie flavor is really the best? This sheet pan pie has four of them!
12. Apple Crisp
If pies aren’t your thing, try your hand at this sugary, crumbly apple crisp recipe! This is almost too perfect for any Thanksgiving dessert table and even more perfect for brunch the next day!
13. Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Mini Cupcakes
Skip the sweet potato pie for these stylish and toasty cupcakes. Show off your baking skills even more by torching or broiling the marshmallow frosting for a gorgeous display and yummier taste!