Easy Desserts for a Large Group

By Contributing Writer

Providing a dessert to please a large group of people does not have to be a time consuming or difficult task. In fact, there are many easy dessert recipes that will please the palates of a large group and are appropriate for just about any occasion. You'll be sure to delight the large group you're serving with the easy dessert recipes listed below.

Delicious easy dessert recipes

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

It's very easy to prepare this delicious dessert. When you visit your grocery store, purchase enough strawberries to accommodate the needs or your large party along with a corresponding amount of chocolate. The chocolate can be a chocolate bar, semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate frosting or chocolate syrup. If you purchase chocolate in any solid form, simply melt it in a microwave for 30-second increments to keep it from scorching. Place the melted chocolate in a decorative dish and serve it with strawberries that have been rinsed in cool water and placed in a colander or on a decorative plate. Allow the group you're entertaining to dip the strawberries themselves to make this delicious dish even easier to prepare on your end.

Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats are exactly that: a treat! This two-step recipe requires you to purchase Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows and butter. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large pan over low heat and stir in Rice Krispies cereal until the cereal is adequately covered by marshmallows. This delicious dessert yields a treat that can be fashioned into any shape or size you'd like. Prepare and place an appropriate amount for the group you're serving on a serving dish and watch them go!


Cupcakes are delicious and can be made instantly by any number of dessert manufacturers. Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker are just two that offer instant cake/cupcake mix recipes. Most often these recipes call for oil, eggs or water, combining those with the mix and pouring them into a cupcake baking pan to create an easily prepared delicious dessert for a large group that's sure to love them. Frosting is optional.

Ice Cream Sundaes

Ice cream sundaes are a classic dessert that can be enjoyed by anyone. Preparing this dessert for a large group is easy because it's a dessert that is to be customized by the person eating it. To prepare this dessert for a large group, simply purchase a gallon (or more) of ice cream and several of the classic sundae toppings, such as bananas, cherries, nuts, flavored syrup and whipped cream. Your only task in preparing this great dessert is to purchase and display the ingredients in a way that will allow individuals to enjoy however they'd like.