26 Easy Sheet Pan Desserts For A Crowd

One of the best ways to entertain friends and family is by making a sheet pan dessert. They are a great way to make something sweet and delicious in a batch too.

From classic favorites such as sugar cookies, to brownies and a Coca Cola cake, there really is something for everyone.

26 Easy Sheet Pan Desserts For A Crowd

So long as they have a liking for all things sugary and sweet (who doesn’t, right?), your loved ones will enjoy eating your sheet pan desserts.

If you are looking for inspiration when it comes to sheet pan recipes, then look no further. This article has everything you need to know. Read on to find out about 26 easy and simple to do sheet pan desserts. 

1. Pineapple Sheet Cake

If you are looking for something inspired by tropical fruits and the thought of summertime, then this pineapple sheet cake is going to be your go-to.

It includes crushing up pineapple and putting it into the cake batter along with pecans sprinkled on top of the coconut flavored icing. 

It really will make you feel like you are sitting at a beach in the Caribbean – rum optional. 

2. Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are looking for a crowd pleaser, then chocolate chip cookies will be it. 

Serving them with milk is optional – of course – but chocolate chip cookies are a sure fire way to ensure everyone is enjoying their tasty treat.

They are also very quick to make and have a chewy center. This recipe includes baking soda, all-purpose flour and vanilla extract, among a few other ingredients. 

They are so good you might not want to share them!

3. Valentine’s Chocolate M&M Sheet Pan Cookies

If you have a special someone to bake for, or if you want to treat friends and family, then this Valentine’s bake will be a great thing to make.

Not only does it look great, but it tastes delicious too. The base is basically a chewy and soft chocolate chip cookie. However, the topping includes M&Ms and pink, red and white sprinkles.

The topping will add some crunch to the gooey cookie. It really will be a winner!

4. Sheet Pan Chocolate Almond Toffee

This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a festive homemade gift for a friend or loved one. Even so, it is incredibly delicious that you may just want to make it for yourself.

This sheet pan recipe creates scrumptious chocolate almond toffee bars that are irresistible. 

They are both crunchy and chewy. However, they are a little more difficult to make, so may prove a little bit of a challenge. 

5. Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen sink cookies are a lot more delicious than they sound. In fact, they have nothing to do with the kitchen sink, and all to do with Panera. However, they do include quite a lot of ingredients.

Do not let this put you off though, as they are very simple to create and so delicious to eat. They are chewy and soft, with lots of sweetness to boot.

They also include walnuts, coconut, rolled oats and chocolate chips. They are bursting with texture and flavors.

6. Sheet Pan Carrot Cake Bars

Carrot cake is a widely appreciated dessert. However, this recipe takes it to a whole new level of not wasting food.

If your child has not taken to eating carrot baby food, then this recipe uses it as a main ingredient within this cake.

If the thought of eating baby food reminds you of eating something like dog food, then you will be happy to know it is basically just pureed food. That is all there is to it.

7. Cookies And Cream Sheet Cake

The concept of this sheet cake is very simple, but the taste is absolutely delicious. It plays on the cookies and cream flavors by using Oreos and a white cake.

The Oreos are crushed on top of the white cake along with vanilla flavored icing. Yes, that is a lot of sugar, but the sweetness is what makes this delightful treat.

It is also really easy to make this treat but have no fear, nobody will know what you did to create it!

8. Banana Bars With Cream Cheese

These delicious banana bars are topped with cream cheese frosting. They are a great bake to make when you have some very ripe bananas that need using up.

If you love the flavor of banana, then you will love these. They also do not take very long to make, so you can whip them up quickly.

9. Rice Krispies 

Making Rice Krispie square cakes is nostalgic. It is highly likely that it was one of the first things you ever learned to bake.

They are very addictive and sweet, and are also versatile too. While the bake is simple, you can also add in extra treats like marshmallow or chocolate chips.

The ingredients list is simple too, and a great bake to do with the kids because it is very easy to do and tastes amazing.

Expect chewy squares that you will want more than one of at a time!

10. Sheet Pan Fudgy Brownies

Who doesn’t love a chocolate brownie? Make it extra fudgy and gooey and they will not be able to resist your delicious sheet pan brownie.

This classic dessert is always a good go-to when creating a dessert for loved ones. They are moist in the middle with a chewy top with cracks on.

The great thing about brownies is that you can either serve them as is, or add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to add another level to their moreishness. 

11. No Bake Sheet Pan Cereal Bars

If you are looking for a simple and easy to make no bake sheet pan recipe, then this is for you.

The recipe includes sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter, Chex rice cereal and Cheerios. You will need to use a saucepan, however.

Even so, it is very easy to make and delicious too!

12. Coca Cola Sheet Cake

Before you non-Coca Cola lovers skip to the next recipe, this delicious southern soda cake does not actually taste like Coke.

Adding the Coca Cola to the mix makes the sheet cake absolutely delicious and moist. Instead of having a Coke flavor, it brings out the notes of the spices and the vanilla that is within the Coke.

It is also a great hack to make a moist cake. Never fear having a dry and flaky cake again!

13. Sheet Pan Pecan Pie

If you are a lover of pecans, then you will need to give this pecan pie sheet pan recipe a go. It is not hard or chewy at all, and instead soft and moreish.

The flavors are balanced well. You get to bite the pecans and chew on the batter of the pie. It really is truly delicious.

You can also use a readymade pie crust – no need to make it yourself!

14. Pumpkin Bars

If you need some inspiration when fall rolls around, then these pumpkin bars will be a winner. 

They are very comforting and include two of the most common fall flavorings: cinnamon and pumpkin. They have just a hint of spice along with sweetness.

The cream cheese frosting is the icing on the cake – literally. These will be enjoyed by everyone and would make a tempting and delicious Halloween treat too.

15. Blueberry And Zucchini Squares

This fun recipe includes zucchini, lemon zest, buttermilk, and lemon juice, among other items.

They taste wonderful and are an instant crowd pleaser. They are also a great way to get children to eat zucchinis without them knowing they are in the little squares.

These squares are topped with a glaze and fresh blueberries. If you love the flavors of lemon and blueberry, then these are sure to be a hit!

16. Sheet Pan S’mores

This delightful recipe will have you thinking about toasting marshmallows around the campfire, or slumber parties with your best friends.

It includes chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows, and will be an instant hit of nostalgia with every single bite.

Due to the ingredients there are a few different textures. You could even make this for your own child’s slumber party. They will go down a treat!

17. Caramel Buttermilk Sheet Cake

This caramel buttermilk sheet cake recipe is incredibly simple to do. All it takes is putting the ingredients into a bowl and adding them to a sheet pan.

The cake itself is very fluffy and sweet. There is an undertone of salt too. On top is a frosting which is the caramel buttermilk part of the cake.

If you need to whip something up quickly, this dessert is it. It will also go down a treat too.

18. Candy Cane Sheet Cake

Once the festive season approaches, you will be wanting to make some delicious holiday themed bakes. This sheet cake should be at the top of your list.

Not only does it look great, but it tastes absolutely amazing too. It contains crushed peppermint candy canes throughout the batter, as well as sprinkled on top over the frosting.

Very indulgent for Christmas time.

19. Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

If you are unsure what a Texas sheet cake is, then let us explain. It is basically a delicious chocolate cake covered in a warm frosting. The flavor is usually also chocolate.

However, it is a thin coat of frosting, rather than thick. It is also quick to make too, making this is a great sheet pan cake to do if you do not have much time. Say, a party is just an hour away.

This is because all you need to do is mix the ingredients, bake and add frosting. There is no need at all to let it cool as it is supposed to be warm.

20. Lemon Texas Sheet Cake

You have had the chocolate Texas sheet cake, now here is the lemon version. A lot of people love a lemon-based cake, and why wouldn’t you?

It is both tart and sweet, however the balance of both of these are perfect within this cake.

Just like the chocolate version, it includes a warmer outer glaze that is bursting with lemon flavor. Add a slice of lemon to finish.

21. Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

For those who love peanut butter, then this is for you. It is a melt in the mouth sensation with a lot of peanut butter within it.

That is because peanut butter is both in the icing and the cake itself. However, despite this, it actually isn’t too much. 

Even so, if you are not a fan of peanut butter, then avoid this sheet pan recipe like the plague! Otherwise, enjoy it!

22. Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake

A baker spends ages perfecting a cinnamon roll. There are quite a lot of techniques and ingredients that go into it – as well as the hours that it takes to prepare and bake.

However, this recipe completely simplifies it for you, meaning you can make a delicious cinnamon roll in just a few easy steps.

It tastes really good as well, but you will need to try to make it yourself to believe it.

23. Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

You will be surprised to learn that a lot of sheet pan desserts are perfect to make as gifts for friends and family. This salted caramel chocolate pretzel bark is no different.

It includes mini sized pretzels along with a salty and sweet caramel-based sauce. As soon as it cools it hardens. This creates a chewy texture which is also crunchy and buttery.

Need we really say more?

24. Homemade Cherry Pie Bars

These cherry pie bars look a lot more impressive that it took the time to put it all together and bake. All you need to do is assemble them onto a sheet pan, bake, and then cut them into bars.

It means you do not have to bake a few pies – you can just do it all in one go. Time saver? Absolutely!

However, the best part? They taste incredible. Both sweet and a little tart. Serve alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

25. Cherry Slab Pie

This cherry pie looks a lot more complicated than it is, so you can relax knowing that to put this together it is actually really easy.

For example, you do not need to make your own pastry – it is fine to already buy it readymade. In fact, this recipe encourages you to do so.

The cherry filling is both sweet and tart. Your family will enjoy this slab pie a lot!

26. Sugar Cookie Bars

These sugar cookie bars look just as good as they taste, and are perfect for a party. If you do not have time to mix the ingredients to make into a dough and then shape, then this recipe is perfect for you.

They are a softer version and bar-like, yet are chewy and sweet. While you can eat them just like that, it is more fun to add some frosting and sprinkles.

This way you can make them quickly for a birthday get together. 

Can I Use Any of the Sheet Cake Recipes for Sheet Pan Desserts?

Yes, you can use any of the amazing sheet cake recipes for party guests to create delicious sheet pan desserts. Transform a classic sheet cake recipe into mouthwatering desserts, from sheet pan brownies to cookie bars. Impress your guests with these delectable treats that are perfect for any celebration.

Final Thoughts

Now that you have seen all 26 sheet pan dessert recipes, no doubt you have found a few that you would like to do.

The most difficult choice to make now is which one to create first.

Sheet pan desserts are one of the easiest bakes you can do. Once the ingredients have been mixed together and you have shaped the dessert, all you then need to do is let it all bake in the oven.

They taste great too, and often look like the bee’s knees. 

If you enjoyed these recipes then why not check out the rest of the website? We have plenty of different recipes to keep you busy, from healthy dishes to swapping your usual desserts for a dessert cocktail. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Most Popular Desserts In America?

There are many top rated desserts in America. Some of them include:

• S’mores
• Carrot cake
• Milkshakes
• Apple pie
• Brownies
• Chocolate chip cookies
• Cheesecake
• Ice cream
• Chocolate cake
• Jell-O

What Is A Really Unhealthy Dessert?

Whether this will surprise you or not, cheesecake is often rated as one of the unhealthiest desserts. This is due to its high fat content, so it will be very high in calories too. Also it may have a lot of unsaturated fat to boot. 

However, nobody can resist the creaminess of a cheesecake!

What Are The 10 Types Of Desserts?

There are 10 different types of dessert. They are:

• Biscuits
• Cookies
• Cakes
• Custards (and puddings)
• Candies
• Deep-fried
• Frozen
• Fruit
• Gelatin

What Items Should Be On A Dessert Table?

When creating a dessert table you will want to make it uncomplicated. For example, there are some rules to follow that will help.

You will want around two to three different candied items which you can purchase from a store. You will also want around two to three homemade desserts.

Lastly, you may want one or two special desserts which can be store bought.

26 Easy Sheet Pan Desserts For A Crowd

26 Easy Sheet Pan Desserts For A Crowd

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In this guide we take a look at 26 easy to bake sheet pan dessert recipes that are suitable for a crowd of friends and family.

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