Cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, and more! These Easy Treats to Sweeten Our Days is a collection of simple, delicious recipes guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Easy Treats to Sweeten Our Days
I don’t know about you, but I could all use a little pick-me-up right now! We’re all doing our best to make the most of each day, and it’s not always a walk in the park. Am I right? And if, like me, you have a giant sweet tooth, a sweet treat makes the day go just a little bit better. So I’m super excited to share these Easy Treats to Sweeten Our Days. A collection of simple and decadent recipes, you’ll surely find something to satisfy and bring a smile to your face!
Many of the recipes here can be made with simple ingredients in a matter of minutes. Making them can be just as fun as eating them so if you’re also looking for an activity to take your mind off the craziness of your day or to entertain your kids, they’re perfect for that, too.
Read on to find easy cookies, cakes, brownies, donuts, muffins, homemade ice cream and candy bars! So much yum for everyone!!
ONE-BOWL MUFFINS (MANY WAYS!)
This One-Bowl Muffins (Many Ways!) recipe is so easy and lets you bake several delicious muffin variations at once. The add-in options are endless!
6-IN-1 SHEET PAN COOKIE BARS
One batch of cookie dough baked into 6 different flavors, in the same sheet pan, for the most delicious cookie bars that will make everyone happy!
BUILD-YOUR-OWN ICE CREAM SUNDAE BOARD
I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream – especially when it’s a Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board like this! So much fun and yum!
FLOURLESS OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Chewy Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies that you would never believe were made with no flour. The flavor and texture of these cookies is out of this world delicious!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
My Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie marries Oreo cookies and peanut butter in a cold, creamy, unbelievably delicious dessert. Any way you slice it, that’s love at first bite!
APPLE NACHOS – 3 WAYS!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these fun and yummy Apple Nachos made three ways! They’re so easy to make and taste so great for a snack or dessert that everyone will enjoy!
ONE BOWL FUDGE BROWNIES
These One Bowl Fudge Brownies are easy, irresistible and better than any brownie mix you’ll ever bake!
NO-BAKE MONSTER COOKIE BALLS
No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls are a sweet bite-sized treat that’s easy to make and tastes just like everyone’s favorite monster cookie!
CARAMEL PECAN ICE CREAM SANDWICH CAKE
Ice cream sandwiches layered with rich caramel, crunchy pecans and whipped topping. An indulgent and impressive Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake that’s so easy to make.
OREO ICE CREAM PIE
An easy 5-ingredient Oreo Ice Cream Pie that’s loaded with crushed Oreos, chopped pecans and plenty of chocolate syrup to satisfy any sweet tooth!
5-INGREDIENT GRANOLA BARS
Chewy, crunchy, oh so tasty 5-Ingredient Granola Bars made in about 5 minutes. No baking required! And you can make them with peanut butter or almond butter.
TWO-INGREDIENT BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM BITES
Frozen bananas and mini chocolate chips are all it takes to make these tasty little 2-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites that are the perfect healthy treat!
FAMILY-SIZE SKILLET CINNAMON ROLL
This Family-Size Skillet Cinnamon Roll is a scrumptious and shareable twist on everyone’s favorite morning sweet treat!
BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST MUFFINS
A cake mix, bananas, applesauce and sprinkles are all it takes to make these fun and yummy Birthday Breakfast Muffins for a special birthday breakfast!
2-INGREDIENT BAKED CAKE DONUTS
These 2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts are too good to be true! Just two ingredients for the donuts and a container of frosting for the glaze and in less than 30 minutes you’ll have great cake donuts ready to enjoy!
FROZEN BROWNIE BITES
Frozen Brownie Bites are tiny bites of brownie bliss waiting in the freezer for an easy way to curb those chocolate cravings!
PEANUT POPCORN CAKE
This Peanut Popcorn Cake is chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch. So much fun to make and yum to eat!
COOKIE DOUGH FROSTED FUDGE BROWNIES
Rich fudge Cookie Dough Frosted Fudge Brownies topped with a dreamy chocolate chip cookie dough frosting for an outrageous brownie eating experience!
M&M CHOCOLATE CHIP PUDDING COOKIES
Vanilla pudding mix makes these M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies perfectly soft & chewy while chocolate chips & M&M’s make them super sweet & chocolaty! Yummy! We can’t get enough of these amazing cookies!
EASY HOMEMADE BLIZZARD
This Easy Homemade Blizzard is made with just ice cream, your favorite mix-in(s) and a few key steps for a delicious, thick treat!
HEALTHY 5-INGREDIENT DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
Healthy 5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls made with granola for crunch, honey for sweetness and dark chocolate for decadence. A sweet treat you can feel better about eating!
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Let me show you how easy it is to make your own Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches so you can stock your freezer with tasty homemade treats!
CHOCOLATE COVERED FROZEN BANANA POPS
Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Pops are a super fun and customizable sweet treat! They make for such a great healthy snack or kid-friendly addition to any celebration!
HOMEMADE TAKE 5 CANDY BARS
Make Homemade Take 5 Candy Bars with just 5 of the most amazing ingredients on Earth: dark chocolate, peanut butter, pretzels, caramel and peanuts!
BIRTHDAY SNACK MIX
Make someone’s birthday extra special with this Birthday Snack Mix. It’s a sweet and salty treat made extra festive with colorful sprinkles, bright cereal and the cutest little birthday hat bugles!
PECAN PIE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
FLOURLESS MONSTER COOKIE BARS
Bake these tasty Flourless Monster Cookie Bars that are loaded with oats, peanut butter, mini chocolate chips and mini M&Ms. Easy, fun and oh so yum!!
COCOA PUFF KRISPIE TREATS
Cocoa Puff Krispies Treats are marshmallow treats made with Cocoa Puffs and Cocoa Krispies that are so chewy gooey delicious, they’ll knock your socks off!
EASY NO-CHILL CUT-OUT SUGAR COOKIES
Easy No-Chill Cut-Out Sugar Cookies are so easy to make and perfect to bake and decorate anytime!
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CHIP COOKIES
Chocolate and peanut butter combo lovers go crazy over these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies! Gooey, chewy chocolate cookies packed with creamy peanut butter chips and more melty chocolate for the ultimate cookie experience.
4-INGREDIENT FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD
This 4-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is made with just bananas, oats, peanut butter & chocolate chips. That’s it and it’s so unbelieveably AMAZING!
FROSTED FUDGE BROWNIE POPS
Everyone goes crazy over these fun & festive Frosted Fudge Brownie Pops! The perfect party treat! So easy to make! Just ask my 6 year old!
5-INGREDIENT FLOURLESS BROWNIES
5-Ingredient Flourless Brownies ready to go in the oven in just 5 minutes baking to fudgy, crackly-topped brownie perfection!
NO-BAKE NUTELLA M&M OATMEAL BALLS
No-Bake Nutella M&M Oatmeal Balls are an irresistible sweet treat you can make in a matter of minutes! Bite-sized balls of Nutella love that are loaded with oats and mini M&M’s. Yum!
SALTED CARAMEL PRETZEL MILKSHAKE
Cool off with a Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake that’s the perfect balance of sweet and salty with little bits of crunchy pretzel in every sip.
CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP SHEET CAKE
For all my fellow chocolate lovers out there! This incredibly moist Chocolate Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake is so amazing it will knock your socks off!
PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP RICE KRISPIE TREATS
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats take the classic marshmallow treat to the next level by just adding two simple ingredients!
4-INGREDIENT FLOURLESS NUTELLA COOKIES
Nutella lovers rejoice! These 4-Ingredient Flourless Nutella Cookies are a delicious dream come true. That’s right, just four ingredients for these delicious cookies!!
You can’t go wrong with good ol’ Cowboy Cookies! Everyone loves these loaded oatmeal cookies with crispy cornflakes cereal, sweet chewy coconut, crunchy pecans, and a triple play of melty chocolate, white chocolate and butterscotch chips.
DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT BUTTER STUFFED DATES WITH SEA SALT
Just 4 ingredients is all it takes to make these Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates with Sea Salt for a delectable sweet and salty treat!
OREO CAKE BALLS
Sweeten any celebration with these irresistible Oreo Cake Balls! Vanilla cake is mixed with crushed Oreo cookies then covered in white chocolate and topped with cookies and cream sprinkles. Amaze-balls!
S’MORES TRAY INSPIRATION
Make s’mores night even s’more fun with a loaded S’mores Tray that let’s each person build their own s’mores creation – the possibilities are endless!
I hope these sweeten your day the same as they do ours, friends! When you make one of my recipes, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see and others can be inspired. I sure love seeing you make and enjoy the recipes I share.