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23 Sheet Pan Desserts for a Crowd

Does your household mainly consist of sweet tooths? These sheet pan desserts are the answer to their insatiable hankering for sweets! 

My house is full of dessert lovers, so whenever I bake something, it’s guaranteed to disappear pretty quickly.

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Seriously, I don’t even need to worry about storing leftovers. Treats are gone in the blink of an eye.

Chocolate cookies

That’s why these sheet pan desserts are so near and dear to me.

These recipes take the same amount of work and time required to bake standard-sized sweets, but they yield much larger quantities. 

If your case is the same as mine, or if you need a dessert that can feed a crowd, these sheet pan desserts are the solution.

Let’s not make these dessert-loving folks wait any longer. Let’s get started with these 23 spectacular sheet pan desserts!

1. Sheet Pan Brownies 

If you’re looking for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, you can’t go wrong with the classic brownies. These chewy, chocolatey treats never disappoint.

They’re shiny and crackly on top, super moist and fudgy on the inside, and loaded with chocolate chips in every bite.

You can serve these delectable squares on their own, or take them up a notch by topping them with vanilla ice cream.

2. Cherry Pie Bars

Want to impress your guests with your pie-making abilities?

Instead of baking several pies, just make one giant sheet pan pie and slice them into bars.

This recipe is a genius! It’s an easy way to get a lot of people to enjoy a slice of pie, without having to make a ton.

More importantly, these cherry pie bars are ridiculously good. 

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There’s a flaky and buttery pie crust at the bottom AND on top. It’s double the crust, double the flavor.

Nestled in between is a wonderfully sweet, chewy, and fruity cherry pie filling. 

Finished off with a sweet, glossy glaze, these pie bars are a terrific way to end a meal.

3. Coca Cola Sheet Cake  

A soda cake is a southern dessert that uses our favorite sodas to add flavor and moisture to the dessert. 

It won’t taste like Coke at all, but it’s absolutely tasty.

You can really taste the notes of vanilla and spices from the soda both in the cake and the frosting. 

You won’t have to worry about dry and rubbery cakes with this recipe! This cake is insanely tender and moist, which is again, thanks to Coke.

4. Caramel Buttermilk Sheet Cake

If you’re a sucker for the sweet and salty flavor profile, you’ll definitely fall in love with this cake.

Light and fluffy sponge cake is frosted with a ridiculously delicious caramel buttermilk frosting.

When I say ridiculously delicious, I mean it. This frosting is wonderfully sweet with a hint of saltiness to contrast the flavors.

It’s smooth, creamy, buttery, and just absolutely delightful.

This dessert is also a breeze to make! It all comes together in just one bowl.

5. Cherry Slab Pie

Here’s another cherry pie recipe that your guests will surely enjoy. 

I love how the perfectly round holes in the upper crust give you a peek of the delectable cherry filling. If the goal is to entice, it definitely works.

If that lovely pie crust seems intimidating to you, relax. You won’t even need to make the crust from scratch here. 

Just use a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass to make the round cuts. Pretty neat, huh?

6. Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Calling all peanut butter lovers: if you can only bake one dessert on this list, let it be this.

Because there’s peanut butter both in the cake and the icing, the peanut butter flavor in this dessert is undeniable. 

It’s not too overwhelming, though, so don’t worry about that.

This cake has just enough sweetness and peanut butteriness to delight your tastebuds.

7. Pumpkin Bars 

What better way is there to welcome the fall than with these sweet and mildly spiced pumpkin bars? These treats are the epitome of comfort.

The pumpkin cake itself is bursting with your favorite fall flavors: pumpkin and cinnamon. 

But it doesn’t end there. On top of the light and moist cake is a wonderfully sweet, mildly tart, and super creamy cream cheese frosting.

8. Pineapple Sheet Cake

How about something tropical to bring to your next summer potluck? This pineapple sheet cake is to die for!

With crushed pineapple in the cake, it’s outrageously moist and bursting with flavor.

Frosted with coconut icing and finished with pecans, this sheet cake is the stuff of legends. 

I can’t even begin to express how much I love this cake. Let’s just say, the combination of pineapple, coconut, and pecans gives my heart pure joy.

Kitchen Sink Cookies with Crushed Pretzels and Nuts

9. Kitchen Sink Cookies 

Ever heard of kitchen sink cookies? No? Get ready to get your mind blown, then.

Kitchen sink cookies are a product of Panera. They’re these unbelievably soft and chewy cookies packed with chocolate, toffee, and pretzels. 

I mean, how awesome is that?! Just the thought of them is making my mouth water.

Rice Krispies with Chocolate Candies

10. Rice Krispies 

These crispy, chewy, and gooey Rice Krispie treats are seriously addictive. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you.

You’ll love the textures and flavors at play in this dessert.

The Rice Krispies make it super crispy and crunchy, while the melted marshmallows add that perfect contrast of chewiness.

The flavor profile is a mix of sweet, salty, and buttery, which is the most addictive combination in my book.

One recipe serves a crowd, but trust me, you’ll want to reserve a whole batch for yourself.

11. Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake   

A Texas sheet cake is a chocolate cake dressed with a warm chocolate frosting.

It’s just as heavenly as any chocolate cake. But if you’re in a hurry, this is the cake for you.

This cake is ready in no time! Pouring the batter in a large sheet pan creates a thinner cake, which means you don’t need to bake it too long.

There’s also no need to let the cake cool completely before frosting and serving it! It’s the perfect dessert for an impromptu get-together.

12. Sugar Cookie Bars

Want to serve cookies, but got no time shaping your dough into balls? With this recipe, the problem’s solved.

Just make one giant cookie and cut them into bars!

These sugar cookie bars are super soft, chewy, and ridiculously buttery. I won’t mind eating them as-is.

But to make them more holiday-worthy, you can dress them up with a simple buttercream frosting.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

13. Chocolate Chip Cookies

For a dessert that will never ever disappoint, go for chocolate chip cookies. I have yet to meet a person who can say no to this all-time classic.

Soft, chunky, chewy, buttery, and studded with decadent chocolate chips: they have everything you can ask for in a chocolate chip cookie. 

Seriously, this can’t go wrong. The only mistake you can make is baking too few of these delectable delights.

14. Cookies and Cream Sheet Cake 

If you’re a huge fan of Oreos, you’ll definitely fall for this cookies and cream sheet cake.

A basic white cake is jazzed up with crushed Oreo cookies and frosted with creamy vanilla icing. The concept is simple, but the result will rock your world.

The best part is that you’ll get help from a cake mix and a tub of Cool Whip for this recipe, which makes life a breeze.

But don’t worry, no one will be able to tell. 

15. Valentine Chocolate M&M Sheet Pan Cookies

These sheet pan cookies are perfect if you’re hosting a romantic celebration such as Valentine’s parties and bridal showers.

How gorgeous are these cookies? The M&M’s and sprinkles do a fine job at making these cookies look so pretty.

They’re as delicious as they are beautiful, too. The edges and crispy and crunchy, while the centers are super soft and chewy.

They’re sweet and buttery, and the candy toppings give them an extra layer of flavor and texture.

16. Sheet Pan S’mores

Slumber parties have never been more fun with these sheet pan s’mores! 

The nostalgic combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and toasted marshmallows reminds me of my childhood camping trips and sleepovers with friends. 

But more importantly, it’s delicious. The components create a symphony of flavors and textures, so wonderful they’ll make your heart sing.

Make these for your kids’ slumber party and trust me, they’ll love you even more.

17. Sheet Pan Chocolate Almond Toffee

Planning on making homemade presents this coming holiday season? I’m down, and I have just the recipe for it. 

These sheet pan chocolate almond toffee bars are the perfect Christmas present.

They’re crispy, crunchy and chewy, sweet and salty, and so buttery and chocolatey. 

Biting into this toffee is like inviting a party in your mouth. Merry Christmas, indeed.

They’re not super easy to make, considering you’ll work with extremely hot sugar.

But they’re definitely worth the effort, plus, they’ll make your loved ones feel extra loved!

18. Lemon Texas Sheet Cake 

Are there any lemon lovers out there? This lemon Texas sheet cake is especially for you.

The cake itself is exceptionally moist and perfectly flavored with lemon. It’s not too sweet, not too sour, but wonderfully balanced.

The warm glaze is sweet and decadent with a punch of lemon. It’s the perfect topping to finish the cake. 

19. Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Chocolate and salted caramel are a match made in heaven, as evidenced by these sensational barks.

Crunchy mini pretzels are covered with a sweet and salty caramel sauce and decadent chocolate. 

Once it hardens, the caramel turns into a chewy, buttery, and ooey-gooey topping sandwiched in between the pretzels and the chocolate.

If this doesn’t make you drool, I don’t know what will.

20. Sheet Pan Carrot Cake Bars 

Bought a ton of carrot baby food, but turns out your baby just couldn’t stomach it? This recipe has your name written all over it.

In this astonishingly ingenious recipe, baby food is used to make a moist and flavorful carrot cake.

If the thought of it turns you off, think of it this way: it’s just like using applesauce or puree!

The baby food makes the cake wonderfully moist. Plus, with this technique, you won’t need to peel and grate carrots!

The baby food will take care of the carrot flavor. Amazing, right?

21. Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake 

Cinnamon rolls are undoubtedly heavenly, but bakers know they’re quite a challenge to make.

As a yeasted baked good, you’ll need to knead, roll, and rest the dough, which takes several hours, at least.

Thankfully, you won’t have to do any of that with this recipe. In fact, it comes together in just several minutes! 

I know what you’re thinking: it’s easy, but is it delicious, though? It absolutely is. 

But don’t take my word for it, try and see it for yourself!

22. Sheet Pan Pecan Pie 

Are pecans your favorite nut? You’d better give this pie a try!

Unlike other pecan pies that are so hard, they’re almost impossible to chew, this one has the perfect consistency and flavor.

It’s excellently sweet, chewy, nutty, and crunchy. 

You can’t ask for more in this recipe. It’s easy, as there’s no need to make a crust from scratch, plus, it can feed a crowd. 

23. Candy Cane Sheet Cake

First of all, how adorable does this cake look, am I right? Those specks of red against the white background are way too cute.

Crushed candy canes are mixed into the batter, so every bite of this moist cake has a wonderful peppermint flavor.

Finished with a mint buttercream frosting, this cake is the perfect dessert for the holidays.

23 Sheet Pan Desserts for a Crowd

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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