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If you are looking for some of the very best, but still easy to make Thanksgiving Desserts, you are in the right place! This list covers quick desserts that are perfect for serving up at Thanksgiving, but won't take a ton of time to make.
- Easy to Bake Desserts
- Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies
- Mini Apple Pie Tarts
- Pumpkin Lunchbox Cake
- Everything Cookies
- Heath Bar Poke Cake
- No Bake Thanksgiving Desserts
- Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treat
- Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
- Turkey Leg Rice Krispie Treats
- Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
- Reese's Pieces Rice Krispie Treats
Thanksgiving is full of fall seasonal flavors like apples, cranberries and pumpkin spice everything. Below you will find some of the very best, but still quick and easy desserts to serve at Thanksgiving.
This list has everything from easy cookies to mini apple pies. Most of these desserts are really easy to make in advance so you can have them ready to go instead of baking all day on the day of your celebration.
Easy to Bake Desserts
The following desserts require a little baking, but they are all easy to make. You can have all of these prepared and baked in under an hour (most in 30 minutes or less).
Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies
These soft and chewy Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter cookies perfectly combine a sweet peanut butter flavor with the vibrant chocolate covered candies. The colors of the Reese's Pieces are perfect for Thanksgiving with the oranges, browns and yellows.
Not only are these cookies super yummy and flavor packed, but they are also super easy to whip up. With the easy no-chill dough you can go from craving to savoring in under 30 minutes.
Mini Apple Pie Tarts
Apples are perfect for the Fall and Thanksgiving season. So, these easy to make mini apple pie tarts are the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. They are full of sweet apple flavor and spiced just right with cinnamon.
One of the best things about these (other than their delicious flavor) is that they are super quick and easy. You only need 40 minutes and 6 simple ingredients to bake up a whole batch.
Pumpkin Lunchbox Cake
These super cute mini cakes (also known as bento box cakes or lunchbox cakes) are perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving. Though you can easily customize these adorable, tiny layer cakes with any theme - this recipe has directions for dressing them up as a Jack-o-Lantern.
The cake itself is a soft and delicious vanilla cake. These are perfect for including on dessert tables, or to serve as individual servings as parties and celebrations.
These everything cookies (sometimes called kitchen sink cookies) are the perfect addition to your next Thanksgiving. They are jam packed full of one cup of everything.
You can customize the flavors if you want by adding any of your favorite mix-ins. But the recipe as written has peanut butter, oats, pretzels and two kinds of chocolate chips.
The resulting cookies are thick, soft and bursting with a delicious combination of sweet and salty. And, as a bonus, you can make them in under 30 minutes.
Heath Bar Poke Cake
If you are a fan of chocolate and caramel, then look no further than this decadent heath bar poke cake. Chocolate anything suits any dessert occassion, so this poke cake will fit right in at your next Thanksgiving.
This cake is super easy to make (bake time is the longest part) even though it looks super over the top. And, it is made from cake mix, so you only need a few simple ingredients to toss it together.
No Bake Thanksgiving Desserts
The following no bake desserts are so super easy to make. You can whip these up in 20 minutes or less.
Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treat
Want an alternative to the typical pumpkin pie? This Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treat is perfect!
This is super easy to make with only 5 ingredients. Simply add some orange food coloring to your original rice krispie treat recipe, add the batter to a pie pan. And, then decorate with some whipped cream before serving.
Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
These turkey rice krispie treats are a fun decorated dessert to serve during Thanksgiving time. They are super easy to make and perfect for letting the kids get involved and help to decorate.
You only need three main ingredients, a cookie cutter, and then a few extra items to use as decorations. These are great for taking in for school celebrations as well.
Turkey Leg Rice Krispie Treats
How super cute are these turkey leg rice krispie treats?! These easy to make desserts are shaped like and look like turkey legs, but are full of chocolate flavor and gooey marshmallows.
The only slightly elaborate part about making this fun dessert is covering the "bone" (pretzel rod) in melted white chocolate. But, this dessert is still super easy to make. It is great for adding as a centerpiece on the dessert table.
Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, so we couldn't end this list without including at least one dessert that is pumpkin spice. These pumpkin spice rice krispie treats are super easy to make.
They actually use real pumpkin puree and have a beautifully sweet, pumpkin flavor which mixes so well with the gooey marshmallows. Plus, this no bake treat is so quick and easy - it only takes about 15 minutes.
Reese's Pieces Rice Krispie Treats
These Reese's Pieces Rice Krispie treats are full of marshmallow goodness and combined with bright pops of candy coated chocolates. The Browns, yellows and orange colors of the Reese's Pieces are the perfect colors for Thanksgiving.
This no bake dessert is easy to make - you only need 15 minutes and 4 ingredients. And, it is easy to make in large batches ahead of time.