Potluck Dessert Recipes

Potlucks are perfect for bar cookies, sheet cake, Bundt cake, pretzel salad, slab pie, brownies--we have all the recipes to make you shine.

Staff Picks

Scrumptious Frosted Fudgy Brownies

Rating: 4.58 stars
MMMMMMM, I can never eat just one of these melt-in-your-mouth brownies, they are so rich and chocolaty.

Easy Lemon Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars
I got this recipe from my mother-in-law years ago, and it has always been a family favorite. It is real good for potlucks as it is served right out of the pan.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Rating: 4.8 stars
I love this dessert! Instead of digging through my books for the recipe to this yummy dish I went to check the recipe on Allrecipes. I never found it and it is great! A big hit at potlucks and ladies meetings. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Rating: 4.65 stars
This cake is great for potlucks!

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars
This show-stopping dessert is made with a pretzel crust, a cream cheese layer, and a strawberry gelatin topping.

Texas Sheet Cake I

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is an easy and very good potluck cake. Serves several.
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Candy Bar Salad

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a favorite recipe in our family. I got this from a friend for my mom to make when I was a child. Now I always make it for potlucks where there will be lots of kids there. This salad does not keep well, so be sure to make it the day you are serving.

Blonde Brownies I

Rating: 4.5 stars
Rich, chewy brownie with chocolate chips on top.

Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Rating: 4.49 stars
A light lemony cheesecake dessert that makes two layers, one lemony layer, and another cheesecake layer. You'll be coming back for more!

Apple Squares

Rating: 4.57 stars
Apples, nuts and cinnamon make these bars delicious. They hardly last a day at my house!

Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Rating: 4.62 stars
These brownies are the bomb! I've found the perfect combination of ingredients to make the fudgiest brownies yet... Enjoy!

Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Rating: 4.6 stars
One of my favorite cookie bar recipes.

Inspiration and Ideas

Summer Potluck Desserts Sure to Disappear Quickly
When you take any one of these summer potluck desserts to your gathering, you'll want to bring copies of the recipe with you—like, a tall stack.
Our Best Portable Picnic Desserts
Easy to transport and simple to serve without a lot of fuss, these desserts also look good enough to make your picnic feel like a party.