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12 Insanely Easy Memorial Day Dessert Recipes to Try This Year

These Memorial Day Dessert recipes check all the boxes for great tasting treats that are easy to make and take. Check out our make-ahead desserts that are perfect for your summer BBQ this Memorial Day. Which “cool” dessert will you choose for this hot summer holiday?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Pick Something Light and Refreshing

A great Memorial Day should be light and refreshing to cool you off on a hot summer day.

You don’t want anything that is going to be too heavy to finish your meal.

The idea is for the dessert to compliment the meal and not overpower it.

Many of the desserts that made our list can be served straight out of the fridge or the freezer to cool you off in a jiffy.

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

Make-Ahead to Save Time

Nearly all of the desserts on our list should be served cold so they are perfect to make ahead of time so that you are not rushing around the day of your BBQ trying to put together a dessert.

You can make your dessert the day before your event and just let it chill out in the fridge until your guests arrive.

Or even better, leave it in the fridge until it is time for dessert.

Oreo Delight

Feed a Crowd

If you’re getting together with family and friends on Memorial Day, you’ve got to make sure you have enough food to feed your hungry crew.

Many of these desserts are prepared in a 9×13-inch pan so that you will have plenty of dessert to go around.

The last thing you want is to run out of everybody’s favorite dessert before the end of the BBQ.

We’re making enough so that your friends can come back for seconds. Or thirds!

Patriotic Layered Jello

Save this Memorial Day Desserts Recipe Roundup to your Memorial Day board or your Summer BBQ board.

12 Insanely Easy Memorial Day Desserts

Easy Memorial Day Desserts

Memorial Day is the considered to be the officlal start of the summer BBQ season.

We're sharing unique dessert options for your Memorial Day get-together.

You'll be the "cool" friend that brings the good desserts to the hot summer BBQ.

Which winning recipe will you choose?

Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

3-Ingredient Lemon Pie

Crock Pot Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake

Glazed Strawberry Bread

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie


Sunday 30th of May 2021

The Strawberry Delight looks SO good!