19 Easy & Absolutely Delicious Desserts for Memorial Day
A collection of desserts perfect for Memorial Day – there are bar desserts, cakes, cobblers, and no-bake desserts galore. They are easy, delicious, and the list includes many red, white, and blue patriotic desserts for the celebratory long holiday weekend.
Memorial Day weekend is looking VERY different this year, but we still need to eat, right?!
Maybe you’ve decided to grill at home or have an easy, laid-back meal, but want to top it off with something sweet or fun… I’m here with alllll of the summery dessert ideas. We have loads of bars, cakes, and an assortment of red, white, and blue desserts if you want something with a patriotic flair.
The Best Rice Krispie Treats
These Rice Krispie Treats are the BEST! This recipe turns out huge, perfectly soft and gooey rice krispie treats with extra marshmallows mixed in! This will be your one-and-only go-to recipe from now until eternity.
Blueberry Crumb Bars
These blueberry crumb bars are crazy easy to make and could, dare I say, rival your favorite blueberry pie recipe. You can pick them up and eat them on the go, which makes them a perfect dessert for picnics and summer parties!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
A layer of salted caramel sauce is sandwiched between layers of a favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, then topped with a sprinkle of fleur de sel.
All of your favorite flavors from the iconic summer treat – a thick graham cracker base, topped with a layer of chocolate fudge, and finally toasted marshmallows. A must for all summer parties!
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Super fudgy brownies topped with a layer of marshmallows and a chocolate, peanut butter and Rice Krispies mixture.
Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
This easy strawberry shortcake recipe starts with homemade buttermilk biscuits that are topped with fresh, macerated strawberries, and homemade whipped cream. A summer staple!
Firecracker Cake (From Scratch!)
A homemade version of firecracker cake – a red, white and blue Bundt cake perfect for celebrating Memorial Day and the 4th of July!
S’mores Layer Cake
This s’mores cake is built Milk Bar style – layers of chocolate cake, toasted marshmallow frosting, fudge sauce, and graham crust crumbs! Not a simple dessert, but SO worth the effort!
Pavlova Layer Cake with Whipped Cream & Berries
This pavlova cake features three layers of pavlova filled and topped with fresh whipped cream and berries. A lovely and light summer dessert!
No Bake Banana Split Dessert
No Bake Banana Split Dessert is a classic! It layers a graham cracker crust, cream cheese-based filling, bananas, pineapple, strawberries, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate & a cherry on top!
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
A wonderfully simple pound cake recipe that turns out the most tender and flavorful cake every single time. Make it over and over again this summer with whipped cream and fresh fruit!
A recipe for classic dirt dessert! This easy summer dessert features alternating layers of crushed Oreos and a chocolate pudding mixture. It is made to look like dirt, complete with (gummy) worms!
No Bake Oreo Layer Dessert
No Bake Oreo Layer Dessert features an Oreo crust, a cream cheese layer, a chocolate pudding layer, and is topped with Cool Whip and more crushed Oreos.
Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle
A beautiful and festive trifle built with angel food cake (use store-bought or homemade!), a lightened-up pudding mixture, and layers of strawberries and blueberries.
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a taste of nostalgia! This dessert has a pretzel crust, cream cheese filling, and fresh strawberries set in Jello on top. A summer classic!
Red, White & Blue Layered Finger Jello
A patriotic spin on an old-school classic – layers of Jello sets up firm so they can easily be sliced and picked up. Perfect for summer BBQs!
Blueberry-Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake
A favorite summer cake has a light, refreshing flavor thanks to lemon and buttermilk, and is loaded with fresh blueberries. You’ll make this one over and over again all summer long!
This easy Blueberry Cobbler recipe is made from scratch, comes together quickly, and is a perfect dessert for showcasing fresh blueberries! The filling bakes up thick and bubbly with a golden biscuit topping just begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Strawberry Biscuit-and-Jam Cobbler
Cobbler-style biscuits are nestled on top of fresh strawberry jam and baked until bubbling and golden. A wonderful summer dessert!
Are you planning any special foods or desserts for Memorial Day weekend?
I’ll take 1 of each😊
I am planning on making my first ever bundt cake for Memorial Day which will be the Blueberry-Lemon Buttermilk Bundt cake. It looks scrumptious! I hope it turns out well. Thank you for all the work you put into these recipes and this website. I absolutely love your recipes! I haven’t made one thing yet that I dislike.
I’ve made the Blueberry Crumb Bars many times, with many different fruits, and it’s so easy and always delicious!!
Thank you so much for these recipes . I so look forwrd to trying them out.