Turn off the oven and make these easy no-bake desserts instead
Cost per serving: 7¢
Simple to make and costing less than 10¢ per serving, dessert does not get any cheaper than this! For variety, you can use a different type of cereal, or swap chopped nuts for the coconut.
See recipe: Chilled Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies
Cost per serving: $1.59
For a cool summer treat, try this scrumptious spin on strawberry shortcake. You can mix up this recipe by using different berries, such as blueberries or raspberries, if you'd like.
See recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
Cost per serving: $2.01
Talk about pie a la mode―this creamy dessert is an ice-cream lover’s dream come true!
See recipe: Ice Cream Sundae Pie
Blend up this icy refreshment and enjoy all the benefits―like vitamins A, B6 and C―that watermelon has to offer.
See recipe: Watermelon-Limeade Slushie
Cost per serving: 36¢
Would you believe these delightful little cheesecakes are only 80 calories each? Even better, they’re a snap to make, with just six budget-friendly ingredients.
See recipe: Miniature Blueberry Cheesecakes
Cost per serving: $1.51
We all scream for ice cream! These bite-sized treats are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. If the ice cream starts to soften too much while you're preparing this recipe, put the baking sheet back in the freezer for 15 minutes before continuing.
See recipe: Ice Cream Bonbons
Cost per serving: $1.63
Try this recipe as a simple weeknight dessert. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and can be made with whatever berries you have on hand.
See recipe: Pound Cake and Fruit Parfaits
Cost per serving: 83¢
No need to start a campfire to make these chocolaty desserts―in fact, they’ll actually help you beat the heat!
See recipe: S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
Cost per serving: 92¢
The single serving size makes this a kid-friendly dessert that your whole family will enjoy. To save time, you can make the puddings up to 3 days in advance. Just make sure to keep covered and refrigerated until you serve them.
See recipe: Individual Banana Puddings
Cost per serving: $1.34
This great no-bake dessert pairs light fluffy pound cake with rich coffee ice cream and crunchy toffee bits. Make it even more fun for kids by creating bite-size versions using a mini cupcake tin and a small round cookie cutter.
See recipe: Coffee-Toffee Ice Cream Cupcakes
Have extras or want to enjoy it later? Spoon the pureed mixture into small paper cups and freeze with an ice-pop stick in the center until firm.
See recipe: Banana-Strawberry-Lime Sorbet
Cost per serving: $1.85
This is the perfect dessert for a hot day. Bring it to your next backyard potluck or neighborhood block party.
See recipe: Berry Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie