20 Potluck Dessert Recipes

What are good desserts to take to a potluck? You can make one of the following recipes:

  • Lemon Bars
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • Strawberry Bars
  • Raspberry Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Fruit Salad
  • No-Bake Cheesecake
  • Banana Sheet Cake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Bread Pudding
  • Ice Box Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Banana Muffins
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Chocolate Chip Muffins

Looking for some delicious dessert options to take to your potluck? I have gathered a list of 20 desserts for you to make. A variety of different options to choose from. Included are lemon bars, raspberry cake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate muffins, and many more recipes.

Potluck Dessert Recipes

lemon bars

1. Lemon Bars

The first recipe on the list shows you how to make delicious lemon bars. Only 7 ingredients are needed to make this recipe. You use a shortbread crust that is topped with tasty lemon curd. This is a perfect potluck dessert to make.

Get this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction.

2. Peanut Butter Cookies

Try this peanut butter cookies recipe. It is easy to make and creates the best chewy and soft cookies full of that delicious peanut butter flavor.

Get this recipe on Cooking Classy.

3. Snickerdoodle Cookies

Here is another great cookie recipe. This one shows you how to make snickerdoodle cookies. If you like recipes with cinnamon you are going to love these cookies.

Get this recipe on Modern Honey.

4. Strawberry Bars

If you are looking for a healthier dessert to take to your potluck you should try these strawberry oatmeal bars. They are loaded with strawberries, combined with a whole-grain topping and a delicious vanilla glaze.

Get this recipe on Well Plated.

5. Raspberry Cake

Looking for a cake recipe to make? I have just the one for you with this delicious white chocolate almond raspberry cake. This cake has four layers of almond cake which are filled with raspberries. It is topped with a tasty amaretto cream frosting.

Get this recipe on Baker By Nature.

chocolate chip cookies

6. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing is better than a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven. This recipe shows you how to make chocolate chip cookies perfectly.

Get this recipe on Joy Food Sunshine.

7. Brownies

Brownies are always a great dessert to make for potlucks. The kids will love this recipe. It is filled with a deep rich chocolate flavor.

Get this recipe on Love and Lemons.

8. Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is loaded with a variety of different fruits like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, kiwis, and many more. It is mixed with a lime honey poppy seed glaze.

Get this recipe on The Recipe Critic.

9. No-Bake Cheesecake

Looking for a no-bake recipe? Give your oven a rest and make this delicious cheesecake. There is no cooking required for this recipe but you will need to let it chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours.

Get this recipe on Sugar Spun Run.

10. Banana Sheet Cake

Do you have ripe bananas you need to use up? Use them on this great banana sheet cake recipe. This would be perfect to take to a potluck. This cake is loaded with bananas and chocolate chips.

Get this recipe on Belly Full.

11. Red Velvet Cake

Here is another great cake recipe. This one shows you how to make red velvet cake. This cake is moist, soft and full of flavors. It is topped with a cream cheese frosting.

Get this recipe on Live Well Bake Often.

12. Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispies are always a great option to make to take to gatherings. This is a great recipe for you to try

Get this recipe on Shugary Sweets.

13. Bread Pudding

Here is a delicious bread pudding recipe. If you are going to make this recipe it is best to use day-old bread. This recipe also includes a bourbon sauce. If you need to make the recipe kid-friendly they also have another option.

Get this recipe on Simply Recipes.

14. Ice Box Cake

Try this icebox cake recipe. It will take longer than the other recipes to make as you need to let it chill in the refrigerator for 6 hours.

Get this recipe on Food Network.

15. Chocolate Cake

Everyone is going to love this chocolate cake recipe. Soft, moist, and full of that oh-so-good chocolate flavor. Topped with a dark chocolate frosting.

Get this recipe on The Stay At Home Chef.

16. Vanilla Cupcakes

Cupcakes are always one of my go-to recipes when I need to make desserts for potlucks. They’re easy to make and you can whip up a batch of them quickly. This recipe shows you how to make the best vanilla cupcakes.

Get this recipe on Natashas Kitchen.

17. Chocolate Cupcakes

Here is another cupcake recipe. This one shows you how to make the best chocolate cupcakes. They are topped with a delicious chocolate frosting.

Get this recipe on Life, Love, and Sugar.

18. Banana Muffins

Homemade banana muffins loaded with bananas and raisins. They make for an easy breakfast or snack the whole family can enjoy.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

19. Blueberry Muffins

Whip up a batch of muffins to enjoy for breakfast or an easy snack. Get these tasty muffins to the table in under 30 minutes.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

20. Chocolate Chip Muffins

The last recipe on the list is for an easy chocolate chip muffins recipe. Enjoy making all these delicious desserts for your potluck.

Get this recipe on All Recipes.

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20 Potluck Dessert Recipes

Delicious dessert recipes to take to a potluck.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potluck dessert recipes
Servings: 12


  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Lemon


  • Pick a recipe to make.
  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Follow the recipe instructions.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.


Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending upon which recipe you choose.