A great dessert recipe need not be complicated. That’s my motto. As the editor of AllFreeCopycatRecipes.com, I come across some pretty fancy knockoffs desserts made famous by restaurants all around the country. While a crazy dessert (set on fire) is a spectacle to behold and devour, sometimes I just want a make at home treat that picks me up when I’m feeling down.
I’m based in Chicago, and to call the weather unpredictable would be an understatement. Sometimes when I’m caught in the rain without my umbrella, I turn to the kitchen cupboard in search of comfort. While I’m waiting patiently on sunny weather to arrive, I’ll stick to baking up some seriously delicious and easy deserts in the comfort of my apartment. Scroll below for some of my favorite easy recipes of all time.
Copycat Cracker Barrel Banana Pudding
This easy dessert recipe couldn’t be simpler. Mixing bananas, vanilla wafers and pudding together somehow creates a magical treat with great texture and flavor. While this dish is super simple to make at home, I’ve been known to pick up a few cartons from time to time at Magnolia Bakery in Chicago. It’s simply divine.
Copycat Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Pie
Hands down, key lime is my favorite flavor of pie. It’s light, tropical and with a rich dessert like cheesecake, I prefer a less heavy flavor than chocolate. Making key lime pie at home is a piece of cake (funny, I know). The main ingredients include lime juice, eggs and cream cheese. It’s up to you whether you want to make your own pie crust or use one from the grocery store.
Better than McDonald’s Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
Yes, a smoothie can be dessert! And what’s easier than throwing healthy ingredients into a blender? Not much. This sweet recipe is one of my favorites. What’s great about smoothie recipes is that you can mix and match any ingredients according to your preferences and the recipe will turn out just great. Don’t take my word for it, make yourself a homemade smoothie sometime soon!
What’s your favorite easy dessert recipe to make at home? Be sure to let us know in the comments.