Cheat your way to dessert bliss with 19 semi-homemade sweet delights. Who says you need to spend hours in the kitchen to satisfy your dessert cravings?
Cake Mix Donuts
Cake Mix Donuts are a baker’s best-kept secret – a semi-homemade treat that tastes like it took all day! Using cake mix as a shortcut, you can enjoy fresh, warm donuts without the hassle. They’re a sweet, simple indulgence that anyone can master.
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Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls
Turn the flavor up to eleven with these easy Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls. They take the shortcut of ready-made crescent roll dough, then add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of icing to create a tasty breakfast or dessert in no time. Get the homemade cinnamon roll experience without the homemade effort!
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M&M Chocolate Dump Cake
Chocolate Dump Cake is the epitome of simple, semi-homemade desserts. Just dump the ingredients into a pan, bake, and voila – a decadently moist chocolate cake that’s hard to resist. This one’s for all you chocoholics out there who crave an easy but satisfying fix!
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Lazy Day Cobbler
Got a fruit craving but no time? Lazy Day Cobbler is your sweet and speedy solution. Made with canned or frozen fruit and a few pantry staples, this semi-homemade dessert takes only minutes to prepare and tastes like a sunny summer day.
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Cool Whip Cookies
Cool Whip Cookies are the shortcut cookies of your dreams. With just a few ingredients, including a tub of Cool Whip, these cookies come together in a snap. They’re light, fluffy, and semi-homemade sweet perfection.
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Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies
The beloved classic cookie just got easier with Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies. Utilizing Bisquick mix as a quick-start to your dough, these cookies are delightfully chewy, full of melty chocolate chips, and ready in no time. Who knew semi-homemade could be so tasty?
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S’mores Crescent Rolls
Bring the campfire to your kitchen with S’mores Crescent Rolls. Using pre-made crescent roll dough, marshmallows, chocolate, and a sprinkle of graham crackers, these rolls are a cinch to make and taste like nostalgia in a bite.
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Keep cool and satisfy your sweet tooth with an Icebox Cake. Layered with cookies and cream then chilled to perfection, this semi-homemade dessert offers maximum flavor with minimal effort. Perfect for when you need a dessert that’s both easy and impressive.
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Chocolate Cherry Cake
Chocolate Cherry Cake is a shortcut to heaven for cherry-chocolate lovers. By using a boxed cake mix and canned cherries, this dessert whips up quickly but tastes slow-made. It’s a delightful, semi-homemade option for a busy day.
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When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade Pie! Utilizing store-bought lemonade concentrate, this semi-homemade dessert is a breeze to prepare and serves up a slice of sweet, citrusy refreshment. Perfect for a sunny day when you need a quick but delicious dessert.
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Cake Mix Cookies
Add a twist to your cookie game with these Cake Mix Cookies. A little cream cheese in the batter makes them pillowy-soft, slightly tangy, and unbelievably simple to make thanks to the cake mix shortcut. Perfect for when you need a dessert in a pinch!
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Elevate your brownie game with Guinness Brownies! Using a box mix as a base, then adding a splash of Guinness for depth and richness, these are an easy but exceptional treat. It is an easy way to make a boxed brownie mix extra delicious.
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No need for a mixer or an oven with Haystack Cookies. They’re quick shortcut cookie, perfect when you have no time. Chow mein noodles and chocolate chips make a delicious no bake dessert.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Crescent Rolls
All hail the power combo of peanut butter and chocolate, now in a super-simple dessert! Peanut Butter Chocolate Crescent Rolls take store-bought crescent rolls and fill them with gooey peanut butter and melty chocolate for a dreamy treat that’s as easy as pie.
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Air Fryer Donuts
When you’ve got a donut craving but no time to spare, turn to these Air Fryer Donuts. Using canned biscuit dough and a dash of creativity, these sweet treats cook up in the air fryer in no time, making them a perfect semi-homemade treat for last-minute dessert needs.
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Monkey Bread Muffins
Monkey Bread Muffins are small bites of happiness that are super easy to put together thanks to a canned biscuit shortcut. Just roll, dip, and bake to enjoy these caramel-glazed delights that are just as fun to pull apart as they are to eat!
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Puff Pastry Cookies
Want a cookie that’s fancy without the fuss? Puff Pastry Cookies are here to save the day! By using store-bought puff pastry, these cookies come together in a flash, yet their flaky, buttery goodness will make everyone think you’re a master baker.
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Ho Ho Trifle
This Ho Ho Trifle is a semi-homemade dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat! Layers of store-bought chocolate cake rolls, whipped cream, pudding and fruit create a delightful dessert that’s perfect for any chocolate lover.
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Nutella Crescent Rolls
Nutella Crescent Rolls are a sweet tooth’s dream come true! Using canned crescent rolls and filled with creamy Nutella, these easy pastries are quick, indulgent, and perfect for when you need a delicious dessert but time is short.
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