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72 DIY Desserts

From Creamy DIY Dessert Pops to DIY Taco Cookies

— August 2, 2014 — Lifestyle
We're seeing an influx of people who are negating prepackaged foods to avoid certain ingredients or just processed goods in general, which is where these DIY desserts come into play. Those looking for an indulgence will usually head to an ice cream parlor or a corner story, but the rise of DIY desserts is making a wave with consumers as being options that are both cost-effective, easily prepared and, in many cases, able to be made with stuff you'd find in your pantry.

The DIY boom isn't showing any sign of slowing down as consumers continue to make everything from simple meals to extravagant outfits themselves. While the concept of DIY desserts isn't necessarily something new, the innovative varieties and approaches are seeing consumers making something that looks like it was store-bought.
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DIY Almond Macarons
DIY Almond Macarons
The Almond Joy Macarons from Erica's Sweet Tooth Look Irresistible
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71
Chocolate-Covered Chips
Chocolate-Covered Chips
These DIY Chocolatey Potato Chips Merges Sweet and Salty Flavors
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70
Marshmallow Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Marshmallow Peanut Butter Sandwiches
This Peep Fluffernutter Combines Cake, Candy and Marshmallows
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69
DIY Lavender Extracts
DIY Lavender Extracts
This Tutorial Teaches You How to Turn Dried Lavender into Oil
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68
DIY Frozen Desserts
DIY Frozen Desserts
The Ice Cream Cake Recipe by Sibylle of Funky Time is Gorgeous
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67
DIY Chocolate Dessert Bowls
DIY Chocolate Dessert Bowls
These DIY Bowls are Made with Funfetti Sprinkles and Chocolate
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66
Toffee Bar Jars
Toffee Bar Jars
These Giftable Toffee Blondies Come Pre-Measured in a Jar
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65
Healthy Frosty Milkshakes
Healthy Frosty Milkshakes
This DIY Wendy's Frosty Tastes Just as Good as the Real Thing
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64
Wordy Valentine's Donuts
Wordy Valentine's Donuts
Studio DIY Turns Conversation Heart Candies into Donuts
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63
Flower-Flavored Sorbets
Flower-Flavored Sorbets
This DIY Sorbet Recipe is Infused with Strawberries and Roses
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62
DIY Bunny Ear Macarons
DIY Bunny Ear Macarons
These Macarons for Easter are Perfect for the Holiday
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DIY Egg-Shaped Cakes
DIY Egg-Shaped Cakes
Buzzfeed’s Easy-to-Bake Easter Treats Makes Use of Egg Shells
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60
DIY Gingerbread Decor
DIY Gingerbread Decor
The DIY Gingerbread Garland is a String of Fun
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59
Delightful Sugar Cubes
Delightful Sugar Cubes
This DIY Sugar Cube Tutorial Will Help You Invigorate Your Coffee
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58
DIY Canned Cupcakes
DIY Canned Cupcakes
Making a Cupcake in a Jar is Easy to Transport and Eat
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57
Boozy Patriotic Poptails
Boozy Patriotic Poptails
This Festive DIY Red, White and Blueberry July 4th Popsicle is Boozy
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56
Creamy DIY Dessert Pops
Creamy DIY Dessert Pops
The A Beautiful Mess Brown Butter Popsicles Incorporate Rich Dairy
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55
Frozen Chocolate Tacos
Frozen Chocolate Tacos
These Homemade Choco Tacos are a Delicious Frozen Dessert
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54
DIY Taco Cookies
DIY Taco Cookies
Erica's Sweet Tooth Turns Tacos into Dessert
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53
Sweet and Savory Snacks
Sweet and Savory Snacks
Chocolate Covered Bacon Satisfies All Your Cravings
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52
Geodesic Gingerbread Domes
Geodesic Gingerbread Domes
Daniel Goddemeyer's Christmas Gingerbread DIY Makes an Igloo
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51
Celebratory Gelatin Shots
Celebratory Gelatin Shots
'A Beautiful Mess' Came Up with a Birthday Cake Jello Shot Recipe
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50
Homemade Easter Treat Staples
Homemade Easter Treat Staples
DIY Marshmallow Peeps is Delicious Alternative to Decorating Eggs
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49
Frozen Cookie Cakes
Frozen Cookie Cakes
This Oreo Cookie Brownie Ice Cream Cake Can be Made Entirely at Home
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48
DIY Culinary Christmas Gifts
DIY Culinary Christmas Gifts
Earl Grey Shortbread Squares Make a Delicious and Delightful Gift
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Hamburger Tarts
Hamburger Tarts
This DIY Pop Tart Involves a Meaty Patty and Cheese
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46
Cutesy Bear Confections
Cutesy Bear Confections
This DIY Polar Bear Cake Involves Baking and Arts and Crafts
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45
Reversed Carnival Treats
Reversed Carnival Treats
The Domestic Fits Inside Out Caramel Apples Look Superbly Scrumptious
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44
DIY Savory Gumbo Cupcakes
DIY Savory Gumbo Cupcakes
Fat Tuesday Meets Mardi Gras with This Gumbo Cupcake Recipe
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DIY Cookie Cups
DIY Cookie Cups
These Ice Cream Cups are Made from Deliciously Edible Materials
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42
DIY Floral Suckers
DIY Floral Suckers
The Edible Flower Lollipops Make Perfect Thoughtful Gifts
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41
DIY Candy Confetti Popcorn
DIY Candy Confetti Popcorn
This Recipe From Bake Your Day Makes Basic Popping Corn Colorfully Fun
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40
Cartoon Mouse Cookies
Cartoon Mouse Cookies
These DIY Mickey Mouse Oreos Are a Simple and Super Sweet Disney Snack
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39
DIY Pancake Pizzas
DIY Pancake Pizzas
The Pancake Pizza Recipe is a Delicious Dish for Any Meal of the Day
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38
Crunchy DIY Candy Bars
Crunchy DIY Candy Bars
These Scrumptious Treats Are Made Using a Few Simple Ingredients
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37
DIY Dessert Sandwiches
DIY Dessert Sandwiches
These Homemade Black Plum Ice Cream Sandwiches are Refreshingly Yummy
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36
DIY Donut-Shaped Cakes
DIY Donut-Shaped Cakes
Sugar and Cloth Offers New Shapes for Dessert
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35
Social Media Dessert Instructionals
Social Media Dessert Instructionals
Ann Reardon's Cake Tutorials Honor a Variety of Platforms
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DIY Edible Glitter
DIY Edible Glitter
Tablespoon Offers an Easy Way to Make all of Your Desserts Festive
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DIY Powdered Snowman Cupcakes
DIY Powdered Snowman Cupcakes
Bakerella's Frosty Cupcakes Make Adorably Snowy Sweets
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32
DIY Dessert Tacos
DIY Dessert Tacos
The Taco Bell Chocolate Taco Kit Lets You Make Your Own Choco Tacos
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DIY Baked Banana Chips
DIY Baked Banana Chips
This Simple Vegan Banana Chip Recipe is Sweet and Crispy
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30
DIY Squirmy Compost Desserts
DIY Squirmy Compost Desserts
The Disney Family Fun Mud Cake is Ideal for Children
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DIY Fruit Macarons
DIY Fruit Macarons
Sugar and Cloth Blogs a Delicious Art Project for Dessert Lovers
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28
DIY Thumbprint Popsicles
DIY Thumbprint Popsicles
These DIY Frozen Treats Have Hearts That Ooze Out Savory Goodness
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Colorful Candy Wreaths
Colorful Candy Wreaths
Add Some Sugary Elements to Your Holiday Decor with This Gum Drop Wreath
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DIY Banana Split Cheesecake
DIY Banana Split Cheesecake
These Party Desserts Require No Baking and Will Satisfy a Sweet Tooth
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DIY Fox Desserts
DIY Fox Desserts
This Buttercream Frosted Cake was Made by Baker Lyn­d­say Sung
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24
Gruesome DIY Goodies
Gruesome DIY Goodies
Blood Slide Candy in Honor of the 'Dexter' Season Premiere
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DIY Frozen Treat Gifts
DIY Frozen Treat Gifts
The Ice Cream Sundae Kit is a Delicious Homemade Present for Summer
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Bright Breakfast Treats
Bright Breakfast Treats
These Rainbow-Infused RGB Pancakes Cure Monday Morning Blues
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21
DIY Junk Food Clones
DIY Junk Food Clones
Make Your Own Twinkies
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Color-Fading DIY Pastries
Color-Fading DIY Pastries
These Purple Ombre Mini Cakes are Perfect for Prom and Weddings
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DIY Fondant Fringe Cake
DIY Fondant Fringe Cake
This Colorful Fondant Cake Recipe is Fashionably Fringy
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DIY Cheesecake Pops
DIY Cheesecake Pops
The Wedding Chicks Cakepop Recipe is a Delicious Treat on a Stick
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DIY Butterscotch Oatmeal Bites
DIY Butterscotch Oatmeal Bites
The 'Live, Laugh, Eat' Cookie Dough Balls are a Healthy Treat
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Fruity LEGO Popsicles
Fruity LEGO Popsicles
These DIY Building Block Ice Pops are Great for Kids
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Easy DIY Icy Treats
Easy DIY Icy Treats
These Frozen Yogurt Pops are Simple, Straightforward and Delicious
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14
DIY Stuffed Cookie Fillings
DIY Stuffed Cookie Fillings
This Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Recipe is the Cookie to End All Cookies
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DIY Frozen Chocolate Bananas
DIY Frozen Chocolate Bananas
This Recipe Transforms the Popular Fruit into a Delicious Dessert
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12
Cute Button Confections
Cute Button Confections
Create These Sweet Button Cookies in a Snap With Simple Instructions
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Whole Watermelon Cakes
Whole Watermelon Cakes
The Watermelon Cake by Mike Warren is Made Using an Actual Watermelon
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10
DIY Creme Eggs
DIY Creme Eggs
This Recipe Inspired by Cadbury's Chocolate Eggs is Perfect for Easter
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DIY Cookie Recipe Jars
DIY Cookie Recipe Jars
The Bakerella 'Cowgirl' Project is Great for Gift-Giving
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DIY Ombre Sweets
DIY Ombre Sweets
The Wedding Chicks Colored Sugar Recipe is Alluring and Tempting
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DIY Frozen Treats
DIY Frozen Treats
Instructables Editor Scoochmaroo Makes Her Own DIY Drumsticks
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DIY Watermelon Cakes
DIY Watermelon Cakes
This Watermelon Cake Looks and Tastes Like Watermelon
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5
DIY Spiked Watermelon Pops
DIY Spiked Watermelon Pops
The Brit & Co. Blog Shows How to Make a Refreshingly Cool Treat
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4
DIY Personified Popsicles
DIY Personified Popsicles
Zoku Makes Healthy (and Fun) Summer Treats Fast
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3
DIY Healthy Gummy Bears
DIY Healthy Gummy Bears
Blogger Undressed Skeleton Shows How to Make Healthy Gummy Candies
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2
DIY Hidden Text Cakes
DIY Hidden Text Cakes
Victoria Hudgins’ Unique Birthday Cake has a Secret Message Inside
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Confined Cranium Cakes
Confined Cranium Cakes
These Brains in a Jar Cupcakes are Terrifyingly Delicious
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