10 Scrumptious Layered Desserts for the Holiday Table

Layered desserts are the best of both worlds- easy and simple, while somehow being yummy and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. From layered ice cream cakes to fancy tiramisu, they never fail to please the crowd with their layers of deliciousness. For your next potluck or treat-yourself moment, these 10 layered desserts are easy and delectable.

1. Brownie Trifle

Olivias Cuisine

This layered dessert recipe is made for chocolate lovers, combining brownies, chocolate pudding and whipped cream into one layered sweet. The chocolate pudding is made of fudge pudding mix and cold milk, while the brownies use the Nestle Toll House Brownies & More Chocolate Baking Mix. Garnish with chocolate shavings on top for an extra pop of sweetness!

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2. 3-ingredient Strawberry Icebox Cake

If you're feeling more fruity, this Strawberry Icebox Cake is another layered dessert full of tasty flavors and easy to prepare. This cake is ideal if you're in the mood for strawberry flavor, but not up for making strawberry shortcake or fruit tart. Combining whipped cream, graham crackers, and strawberries, this cake has all the flavors you need for a sweet, strawberry treat.

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3. Lemon Pudding Dessert

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Taste of Home

Pudding is a key ingredient of many layered desserts, and it goes perfectly with cream cheese and whipped topping. To make this lemon dessert, start by baking a simple crust made of butter and flour. Then, put on the cream cheese layer and lemon pudding layer, topping with whipped topping. This one will be the star of the dessert table.

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4. Chocolate Lasagna

Amandas Cookin

Another one for the chocolate lovers, Chocolate Lasagna is a classic when it comes to layered dessert. Few things are better than creamy, chocolatey layers on top of an Oreo cookie crust. This no-bake chocolate dessert contains creamy cheesecake, chocolate pudding, Cool Whip, mini chocolate chips, and an Oreo crust. The pudding is made with instant chocolate pudding, and the recipe overall is simple and to the point.

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5. Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Trifle

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Stay Snatched

This Southern dessert is great for holidays, parties and picnics, combining vanilla pudding, bananas, Nilla Wafers, and Cool Whip. Plus, add on strawberries for an extra fruity twist! The vanilla flavor goes great with the banana, bringing back childhood memories of banana floats. This no-bake dessert will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds.

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6. No-Bake Mint Chip Lush

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Crazy for Crust

Mint chip is the perfect summery flavor for a hot day or a pick-me-up. This mint chip lush contains Oreo cookies, cream cheese, chocolate chips, instant chocolate pudding mix, and whipped topping of course. The green food coloring is optional, but it does add a bright pop of green color to make it taste even mintier. Add on mini chocolate chips or crushed chocolate chip cookies on top!

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7. Triple-layered Berry Cheesecake

Good Food

It's hard to go wrong with cheesecake, especially when it's full of tasty berry flavors. This layered dessert is made with raspberries and strawberries, with lemon extract an optional addition for more fruity flavors. Decorate with strawberries and raspberries, and drizzle on white chocolate for extra flavor and a classy touch. This no-bake cheesecake looks way too fancy for how easy it is!

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8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Dessert

Favorite

Chocolate and peanut butter are probably my favorite flavor combo, from ice cream flavors to  peanut m&m's. This chocolate peanut butter no-bake dessert recipe is creamy and delicious, with an Oreo cookie crust. Bring this to a potluck or party to wow all of the chocolate-lovers there. The mini peanut butter cups on top add even more flavor.

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9. Ice Cream Cookie Dessert

Although many layered desserts use ingredients like pudding and whipped cream, ice cream is another popular choice for layering. This ice cream cookie dessert is easy, with a prep time of only 15 minutes. However, like many layered desserts, it needs to be made ahead of time so that it has time to freeze. Choose whichever ice cream flavor you want, from toffee to butter pecan to pistachio. Then, after putting on the fudge and whipped topping, you can sprinkle on whatever you like!

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10. Tiramisu

Tiramisu is the most classic of layered desserts. This Italian delicacy combines coffee, chocolate, ladyfingers, and creamy mascarpone cheese. If you can't find mascarpone cheese, the recipe has an easy replacement. As for the ladyfingers layer, you can use any soft cake, like pound cake or angel food cake. For a classy layered dessert, tiramisu is the way to go.

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