By Michelle Gage

Published on November 18, 2017

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Photography by THE CHUNKY CHEF

Every year is the same: Suddenly, Halloween is over, and Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. The grocery store does a quick switch, and the bags of candy get replaced with all the ingredients required to host over the holidays.

If you find yourself wandering the store’s aisles late Thanksgiving Eve, kicking yourself for forgetting to pick up the pre-made pie, we can help: We’ve wrangled up some of Pinterest’s easiest and most delicious desserts—and you can easily whip them up on Thanksgiving morning itself.

Mini No-Bake White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

These baby “no-bakes” certainly don’t look like a last-minute dessert—chocolate meets fruit in this mini crusted cup. Rather than run out for a generic cheesecake, follow these quick steps by The Chunky Chef.

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Photography by CAKE WHIZ

Pumpkin Donuts

Did you know it only takes four ingredients to whip up these easy pumpkin donuts? Covered in cinnamon sugar, these hot desserts are sure to be a holiday hit. All you need to make these yummy treats is cake mix, pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, and powdered sugar.

 
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Swirled Chocolate Bark

Nothing beats a little peppermint bark. This neat treat might look like it took hours, but only you’ll know that wasn’t the case. The best part? After you fill up on all the holiday stuffing, you can pawn this dessert off to your guests. 

 
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Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

Are you looking for an easy dessert everyone will love? The whole family will go gaga for these vanilla chai cupcakes that look so rich, no one will know you made them that very morning.

 
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Apple Pie Cups

No one will miss the pumpkin pie if you show up with these cute apple cups. Break out the muffin tin, cinnamon, and fresh fruit in order to bake up these babies.

 
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Butter Pecan Fudge

This buttery and creamy fudge is sure to become a fan favorite. Try this treat out at Thanksgiving, and if it’s a hit, give it away as a Christmas gift.

 
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Lemon Curd Gingernut Tarts

Would you believe that it only takes five ingredients to create these lemon curd tarts? Topped with blueberries, these delectable desserts make for the perfect post-turkey treat.

 
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Boozy Baileys Mini Cheesecakes

A great way to ask for forgiveness when you forget to pick up the pie? Bring something even better. These mini cheesecake cups can be made in 15 minutes or less. 

 
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Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you have 45 minutes? If so, we have just the recipe for you. These cookies pair wonderfully with some coffee or ice cream, so be sure to bring both—you did forget the pie, after all.