Our 10 All-Time Most Popular Potluck Desserts

updated May 24, 2023
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If I’m making dessert for a potluck, I have three priorities: The dessert needs to be easy to share, even easier to transport, and, most importantly, will be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. There are dozens of recipes that claim to do all three, but only a few actually deliver — so to help you find the right recipe for your next potluck, we’re sharing our 10 most popular potluck desserts ever.

The Best Potluck Desserts

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How To Make Peanut Butter Scotcheroos
Imagine if Rice Krispies treats had a run-in with a jar of peanut butter and then doused with a melted medley of chocolate and butterscotch chips.
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Pantry Cocoa Brownies

It straddles the line between chewy and fudgy, bakes up with a perfectly crackly top, and is easy to pull together with a handful of pantry ingredients.

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The World's Easiest Cookies
You just need four ingredients and a little elbow grease to make macaron-flavored cookies that are crisp on the edges and chewy in the center.
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How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a total classic and guaranteed to please. Step it up by bringing along a container of vanilla ice cream and make cookie sandwiches.

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How To Make Lemon Bars
These lemon bars have a buttery shortbread crust and a thick and luscious filling.
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How To Make a No-Bake Icebox Cake
Step-by-step instructions for a no-bake dessert with graham crackers, whipped cream, and fruit. Result? Flaky, tender cake-like layers. So delicious!
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Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon-Sugar Streak
It's a moist cake with a crumb that's almost creamy, swirled with cinnamon, and juicy with small bites of apple. It will take you about 15 minutes to make.
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How To Make an Easy No-Bake Cheesecake
This no-bake cheesecake is impossibly smooth without a hint of graininess, perfectly creamy and tangy, and complete with a buttery graham cracker crust.
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Easy Madeira Cake
This British take on lemon pound cake might just be the best pound cake — especially with that sugar crust topping.
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One-Bowl Funfetti Cupcakes
For funfetti cupcakes on the easy, use our super easy one-bowl vanilla cake recipe and add a dash of rainbow sprinkles.
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