8 Quick & Easy Dessert Recipes for Your Next Adult Birthday Party

Are you scrambling for quick and easy dessert ideas for your next adult birthday party? Well you’re in luck! When it comes to easy desserts, sometimes you just want something nice and simple to satisfy your sweet tooth. These eight drool-worthy recipes are made with just three (that's right, three) ingredients or less. You can even whip up one of these sweet treats next time you're in a pinch to quell a sugar craving! 

  1. Easy Baileys Chocolate Dessert Pots

This is a three ingredient, 15 minute Bailey’s dessert to impress. This dessert is rich and flavorful, with a super creamy, luxurious texture similar to chocolate mousse or pudding. This is one of the quickest & easiest dessert recipes you’ll ever find while being impressive enough for an adult birthday party! I pack it with a double shot of Baileys per portion, but it can be made much lighter if you wish! Via Happy Veggie Kitchen


  • 400g (14oz) can of full fat, unsweetened coconut milk (or use boxed coconut cream and skip the first two steps)
  • 200ml (3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp) Baileys Irish Cream (This will be very boozy! Reduce for a more subtle result)
  • 200g (7oz) dark chocolate (don't use bakers chocolate*)
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  1. Easy Oreo Balls Recipe

If you are a fan of Oreo cookies, you are going to absolutely love this Oreo Balls recipe! All you need to make these delicious balls are; chocolate, cream cheese and Oreo cookies – that’s it!! Oreo balls are always a favorite treat at any adult birthday party, especially during the holidays. We make these every year and everyone always goes crazy over them. These are such a nice addition to any holiday cookie tray too! Via Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


  • 1 x 16 ounce package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies divided
  • 1 x  8 ounce package Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 x 8 ounce packages semi-sweet baking chocolate melted
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  1. Quick and Easy 3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

It is one of my favorite recipes for any adult birthday party and it is so easy to make! Although it is a traditional method to cut out the dough using cookie cutters, this definitely isn’t necessary. Via Old World Garden Farms


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
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  1. Strawberry Icebox Cake

This dessert looks amazing and tastes just as good! It does not get any simpler than this! The strawberries and whipped topping blend to make decadent layers between the graham crackers. This easy dessert reminds me of strawberry shortcake.


  • 2 x 8 oz. containers Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 packs Graham Crackers
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  1. Palmier Cookies

Palmiers are a quintessential French cookie. Made with caramelized puff pastry, they are crispy and flaky. When you use store-bought puff pastry, you can prepare a batch in minutes. Via Today


  • 1 pound store-bought puff pastry, thawed (454 grams)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (400 grams)
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  1. Coconut Macaroons

For those who are the true coconut lovers! These are chewy and super light, so you can grab as many as you want with no hesitation. There is really no excuse for not giving this recipe a try! These Coconut Macaroons are incredibly easy and you can quickly make these for unexpected guests. These make wonderful snacks too, so you can simply make these Coconut Macaroons for a game night even after a very busy work day. Via Give Recipe


  • 3 egg whites, medium not large
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut  
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  1. Keto Mug Cake

Keto chocolate cake in a mug is the perfect quick dessert for one. Keto mug cakes are so great as a low carb dessert because they are easy to make, quick, and don’t require the use of an oven. This easy 3 ingredient keto mug cake takes less than 90 seconds to make and is the perfect quick keto dessert for all the sweet tooth’s out there. You most likely already have all the three ingredients needed for this flourless keto mug cake at home so try this keto cake today! Via Keto Millennial

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  1. Paleo Angel Food Cake

This little cake has only three simple ingredients: egg whites, honey, and almond flour. It doesn’t make a huge cake, like a regular angel food cake recipe.

This cake is only 7-inches around. Without the additions of sugar and cream of tartar, this cake is a little spongier than a normal angel food cake, too. Just so ya’ know.  If you’re not on the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet, you can add in 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar to the egg whites and the cake will hold its fluffiness a little better. Via Raia Recipes

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