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!

One-Bowl Muffins Many Ways by The BakerMama

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!

6-in-1 Sheet Pan Cookie Bars by The BakerMama

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!

Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board by The BakerMama

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!

Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie by The BakerMama

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!

Apple Nachos - 3 Ways! by The BakerMama

ONE BOWL FUDGE BROWNIES

These One Bowl Fudge Brownies are easy, irresistible and better than any brownie mix you’ll ever bake!

One Bowl Fudge Brownies

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!

No-Bake 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.

Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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!

 

Oreo Ice Cream Pie

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.

5-Ingredient Granola Bars

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!

Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

FAMILY-SIZE SKILLET CINNAMON ROLL

This Family-Size Skillet Cinnamon Roll is a scrumptious and shareable twist on everyone’s favorite morning sweet treat!

Family-Size Skillet Cinnamon Roll by The BakerMama

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!

Birthday Breakfast Muffins

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!

2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts with a 1-Ingredient Glaze

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!

Frozen Brownie Bites

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!

Peanut Popcorn Cake

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!

 

Cookie Dough Frosted Fudge Brownies

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!

M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding 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!

Easy Homemade Blizzard

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!

Healthy 5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter BallsHOMEMADE 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!

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches by The BakerMama

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!

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Pops

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!

Birthday Snack Mix

 

PECAN PIE THUMBPRINT COOKIES

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!!

 

Flourless Monster Cookie Bars

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!

Cocoa Puff Krispies Treats

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!

Easy No-Chill Cut-Out Sugar Cookies from TheBakerMama.com

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.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

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!

4-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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!

Frosted Fudge Brownie Pops

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!

5-Ingredient Flourless Brownies

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!

 

No-Bake Nutella M&M Oatmeal Balls

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.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake

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!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake

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!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats

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!!

4-Ingredient Flourless Nutella Cookies

COWBOY 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.

Cowboy Cookies

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!

 

Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates with Sea Salt

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!

Oreo Cake 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!

S'mores Board by The BakerMama

Enjoy!

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.

xoxo,

 

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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