19 Easy & Absolutely Delicious Desserts for Memorial Day

A collection of desserts perfect for capping off your Memorial Day party this year – 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.

A collage of four photos featuring Memorial Day desserts.

Are you hosting a Memorial Day picnic this weekend? Maybe heading somewhere else for a BBQ?

Do you need to come up with some sort of dessert that’s easy and that the masses will adore? You’ve come to the right place!

I’ve rounded up all of my favorite desserts for celebrating the holiday weekend. We have loads of bars, cakes, and an assortment of red, white, and blue desserts if you want something with a patriotic flair. Your menu-planning just got significantly easier!

Enjoy perusing :)

The Best Rice Krispie Treats

A gooey rice krispie treat being pulled apart.

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.

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars - A big stack waiting for your summer party!

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!

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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.

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S’mores Bars

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!

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Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars - A stack of brownies with a layer of marshmallows and crisp chocolate and peanut butter topping.

Super fudgy brownies topped with a layer of marshmallows and a chocolate, peanut butter and Rice Krispies mixture.

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

An assembled strawberry shortcake with biscuit, strawberries and whipped cream.

This easy strawberry shortcake recipe starts with homemade buttermilk biscuits that are topped with fresh, macerated strawberries, and homemade whipped cream. A summer staple!

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Firecracker Cake (From Scratch!)

This homemade Firecracker Cake has layers of red, white and blue batter.

A homemade version of firecracker cake – a red, white and blue Bundt cake perfect for celebrating Memorial Day and the 4th of July!

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S’mores Layer Cake

A s'mores layer cake sitting on a cake pedestal.

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!

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Pavlova Layer Cake with Whipped Cream & Berries

A closeup of pavlova layer cake on a cake stand.

This pavlova cake features three layers of pavlova filled and topped with fresh whipped cream and berries. A lovely and light summer dessert!

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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!

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! 

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake | browneyedbaker.com #recipe

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!

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Dirt Dessert

Dirt Dessert - The classic! A trifle bowl filled with layers of crushed Oreos and chocolate mousse.

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!

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No Bake Oreo Layer Dessert

A big slice of 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.

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Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle

Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle by Brown Eyed Baker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

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.

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad - The absolutely wonderful nostalgic dessert that showed up at every summer family picnic growing up! | browneyedbaker.com

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!

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Red, White & Blue Layered Finger Jello

Red, White & Blue Layered Finger Jello, aka Jello Jigglers, aka Knox Blocks | browneyedbaker.com

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!

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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!

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Blueberry Cobbler

Baked blueberry cobbler in a glass pan with a bowl of blueberries in the background.

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.

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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!

Cobbler-style biscuits are nestled on top of fresh strawberry jam and baked until bubbling and golden. A wonderful summer dessert!

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What are you planning to serve at your Memorial Day party?