Graduation is a momentous occasion, and what better way to celebrate than with Graduation Desserts they will never forget? 39 graduation party desserts that taste delicious and represent success and the beginning of a new chapter.

Graduation is a momentous occasion, and what better way to celebrate than with  Graduation Desserts they will never forget? 39 graduation party desserts that taste delicious and represent success and the beginning of a new chapter. #dessertsonadime #graduationdesserts #graduationparty
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I have rounded up the Best Graduation Desserts. Let’s take a tour of graduation party dessert ideas and discover some of the best treats to celebrate this milestone.

Everyone will love these for high school and college graduations. You can even use cookies as party favors.

What Is A Good Dessert For A Graduation Party?

The cake is a traditional option that can be decorated with the graduate school’s logo, name, or diploma. 

However, another well-liked option is cupcakes, which are simple to serve and can be adorned with cute toppers, with graduation-related themes, or specially crafted with the graduate school’s colors or badge. 

Also, if you want something smaller, sugar cookies in the form of diplomas or graduation caps might be a creative and amusing treat. 

Therefore, the options are endless for graduation dessert ideas.

Do You Need A Cake For Your Graduation Party?

It’s not necessary to have a cake at your grad party, but it’s always a nice touch if you do. Nonetheless, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, or even a graduation desert table can be just as tasty.

In the end, everything relies on your particular preferences, your budget, and the party’s theme. 

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Graduation sweets should include chocolate chip cookies, and the greatest ones are those that are precisely baked, with a crispy exterior and a soft, chewy interior packed with chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
We have the best chocolate chip cookies recipe and it is so easy. If you are looking for a soft chocolate chip cookies recipe, try this!
Chocolate Chip Cookies

2. Graduation Cupcakes

These Graduation Cupcakes are a lot of fun to make with a grad cap and can be customized to match the colors of the graduate’s school.

Graduation Cupcakes
Celebrate your loved one with these Graduation Cupcakes. Make these cupcakes with their school colors for a fun graduation topper cupcake.
Graduation Cupcakes

3. Graduation Caps 

These Graduation hats are frequently made of chocolate or fondant and molded into the shape of the traditional graduation cap. 

Graduation Caps
Graduation Caps are easy to make, festive and delicious.
Graduation Caps

4. Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops

The bite-sized nature of the Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops makes them convenient to consume while mingling with friends and family during the graduation celebration. 

Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops
You can use white almond bark instead of the candy melts for the outside coating if you prefer.  Use food coloring to dye it pink prior to dipping the cake pops in the mixture. 
Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops

5. Brownie Cake Pops

A box mix is the foundation of this recipe for Brownie Cake Pops, which are then baked and chocolate dipped. They’re simple to whip up.

Brownie Cake Pops
Easy Brownie cake pops recipe starts with a box mix and transforms into decadent cake pops. They are fudgy and delicious while being super easy to make.
Brownie Cake Pops

Cookie Dough Cake Pops are as airy and delicious as classic cookie dough, with all the flavor and texture you could want. 

Cookie Dough Cake Pops
This Cookie Dough Cake Pop recipe is rich and creamy while being easy to make. You can enjoy everything you love about cookie dough in these light and fluffy cake pops.
Cookie Dough Cake Pops

7. Cream Cheese Brownies

Create a graduation dessert that will impress guests by adding luscious cream cheese swirls to a box of brownie mix.

Cream Cheese Brownies
Delicious cream cheese brownies starts with a mix but tastes amazing. Swirls of cream cheese make this recipe gorgeous and tasty.
Cream Cheese Brownies

8. Cheesecake Bars

One of the easiest and most satisfying desserts to create for a graduation celebration is cheesecake bars.

Cheesecake Bars
Enjoy everything you love about cheesecake in this easy Cheesecake bars recipe. Cheesecake bars make a creamy and delicious dessert.
Cheesecake Bars

9. Brownie Bottom Cheesecake 

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake is a dessert that brings together two dessert favorites. Delight your guests in rich brownies topped with a dollop of cheesecake filling.

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake
Brownie Bottom Cheesecake combines the best of both worlds. Enjoy a layer of cheesecake mixture on top of decadent brownies.
Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

10. No Bake Cheesecake

Creamy and delicious, the result of a no-bake cheesecake recipe is well worth the minimal effort required. The graham cracker crust pairs perfectly with the creamy filling.

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe
This Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe is simple to make, and the results are creamy and delicious. Add your favorite toppings for an amazing dessert!
Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

11. Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake

Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake is excellent for every celebration, from birthdays to anniversaries to graduations. 

Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake
Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake is the perfect recipe for all your special occasions. This copycat cheesecake recipe is delicious and easy to make.
Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake

12. Red Velvet Cake

The cream cheese frosting on top of this Red Velvet Cake makes each mouthful taste out of this world. This classic southern dish is guaranteed to please.

Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Red velvet cake recipe is so easy to make from scratch. Each bite is moist and heavenly and the cream cheese frosting makes it amazing.
Red Velvet Cake Recipe

13. Red Velvet Trifle

The red velvet cake and cream cheese filling in a Red Velvet Trifle are deliciously layered together.

Red Velvet Trifle
Red Velvet Trifle has delicious layers of red velvet cake and cream cheese mixture. This easy to make dessert is gorgeous and perfect for the holidays.
Red Velvet Trifle

14. Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

Rainbow sprinkles and birthday cake batter are just two of the delectable ingredients that go into Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats.

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats
Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats is packed with rainbow sprinkles and birthday cake to satisfy your sweet tooth. Try this twist on regular rice krispie treats for an easy no bake recipe.
Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

15. Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie treats are the perfect bite-size for a party and will make any dessert table appear special.

Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats
Make these simple and delicious Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats for your next holiday gathering or party. They are bite size and look so festive for your dessert platter.
Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

16. Chocolate Mousse Cake

The rich delicacy known as Chocolate Mousse Cake consists of alternating layers of rich chocolate cake and fluffy chocolate mousse.

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Chocolate Mousse Cake has layers of moist cake topped with rich mousse filling. There is even more chocolate on top for a rich and decadent dessert.
Chocolate Mousse Cake

17. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods 

The three-ingredient, five-minute Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods recipe requires no baking.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods comes together in under 5 minutes and with only 3 ingredients. This is the perfect salt and sweet treat.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

18. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The combination of chocolate and strawberries creates a treat that is both elegant and indulgent.

Chocolate covered strawberries
Learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries. We have the best tips and tricks to make homemade chocolate covered strawberries. 
Chocolate covered strawberries

19. Copycat Hostess Ding Dong Cake

This delicious copycat of the Hostess Ding Dong Cake has moist chocolate cake, a smooth cream filling, and a delicious ganache topping.

Ding Dong Cake Recipe 
Ding dong cake has rich layers of chocolate cake, cream filling and ganache topping. It tastes amazing and looks gorgeous when you slice it.
Ding Dong Cake Recipe 

20. Air Fryer Donut Holes

These biscuit-filled donut holes may be prepared in a matter of minutes in an air fryer. Coated with cinnamon and sugar, they make a sweet snack.

Air Fryer Donut Holes
These easy air fryer donut holes with biscuits take minutes to make. They are coated in cinnamon and sugar for a tasty treat.
Air Fryer Donut Holes

21. Homemade Banana Pudding

The richness and flavor of this Homemade Banana Pudding come from the several layers of pudding, whipped cream, bananas, and other delightful ingredients. 

Close up image of banana pudding in a trifle dish
Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe
This easy and delicious Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe will be the new family favorite. All the layers makes this the best dessert option.
Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe

22. Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

It’s really simple and tasty to make this Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie without baking. It has a rich texture with a generous serving of peanut butter and chocolate on top.

Peanut Butter Pie with topping.
No bake Reese’s peanut butter pie
This no bake Reese's peanut butter pie recipe is so easy and super decadent. It is creamy and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate.
No bake Reese’s peanut butter pie

23. French Macaron

You can make a batch of the lightest, fluffiest, most delectable pastries ever with this simple French Macaron recipe. 

French Macaron
This easy French macaron recipe makes a batch of the most dainty, delicate, and delicious cookies that will float right into your mouth and disappear. I've packed all my tips into this post to help you out!
French Macaron

24. Piñata Cupcakes

In the middle of each Piñata Cupcake lies a delightful surprise. These cupcakes are loaded with sprinkles.

Piñata Cupcakes
Pinata Cupcakes have a fun surprise in the middle. These cupcakes are filled with sprinkles and topped with delicious frosting. It is a fun dessert for any occasion.
Piñata Cupcakes

25. Dessert Kabobs

Dessert Kabobs are a fun and easy method to offer a variety of “mini” sweets at once. You have some freedom in terms of the ingredients.

Dessert Kabobs
Dessert Kabobs are a simple and delicious way to serve several “mini” treats at once. They are perfect for parties, BBQs and every day!
Dessert Kabobs

26. Millionaire’s Shortbread

The Millionaire’s Shortbread hits all the right flavors with its blend of delicious crispy shortbread, soft, homemade caramel, and salty, nutty pecans. 

Millionaire’s Shortbread
This Millionaire’s Shortbread is the perfect trifecta: Sweet simple, crisp shortbread, rich chewy, homemade caramel, and thick dark chocolate ganache. 
Millionaire’s Shortbread

27. Chocolate Covered Oreos

Oreo cookies, already a fan favorite, become much more so when coated in chocolate and serve as a sweet dessert on the dessert bar.  

Chocolate Covered Oreos recipe
We are going to show you how to make chocolate covered oreos for the best treat. Make perfectly chocolate covered oreos every time with this simple recipe!
Chocolate Covered Oreos recipe

These delectable treats have three layers of heavenly goodness that will have your taste buds screaming for more. 

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas
These Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas have got to be one of the best kinds of cookies, ever! They are three layers of utter deliciousness and everyone will be craving more! 
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

29. Homemade Whoopie Pies

Homemade Whoopie Pies have a divine filling and equally delightful cake-like cookies. The combination of softness and chewiness in these cookies makes them practically irresistible. 

Whoopie Pies
What could be better than soft chocolate cookies with marshmallow fluff? Try this Whoopie pie recipe and taste for yourself how amazing it is.
Whoopie Pies

30. Death By Chocolate

If you’ve ever seen a dessert with layers as beautiful as this one made of brownies, whipped cream, crushed toffee bars, and pudding, you know it’s decadent beyond belief. 

Death by Chocolate
Have a serious chocolate obsession? You’d better try this death by chocolate recipe today! One spoonful of this sinful trifle will take you to chocolate heaven.
Death by Chocolate

31. Strawberry Shortcake

This dessert consists of fluffy whipped cream and fresh strawberries atop a delicious white cake layer. 

Strawberry Shortcake
The Best STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CAKE recipe featuring a moist white layer cake filled with strawberries and whipped cream topping. An easy quintessential summer dessert cake with freshly sliced strawberries and cream.
Strawberry Shortcake

32. Homemade Caramel Popcorn

The right amount of caramel coating in Homemade Caramel Popcorn ensures that each kernel of popcorn retains its crunch. It’s light, sugary, and crunchy. 

Bowl of caramel popcorn.
Caramel Corn Popcorn
Homemade caramel popcorn recipe is sweet and buttery for the best snack. The caramel coating is the perfect amount so the popcorn is crispy.
Caramel Corn Popcorn

33. Graduation Diploma Cookies 

Any graduate would be happy to receive a batch of Graduation Diploma Cookies as a reward for their hard work.  

Graduation Diploma Cookies
Looking for a fast, easy, super cute, and NO BAKE treat to add to a spread for your graduate? How about these easy diploma scroll cookies?
Graduation Diploma Cookies

34. DIY Ferrero Rocher Graduation Treats

DIY Ferrero Rocher Graduation Treats are modeled after the iconic Ferrero Rocher chocolates, which include a crunchy shell surrounding and a luscious chocolate and hazelnut filling. 

DIY Ferrero Rocher Graduation Treats
Aren’t these DIY Ferrero Rocher Graduation Treats adorable? They’re the perfect graduation party food or graduation party favor for guests to take home!
DIY Ferrero Rocher Graduation Treats

35. Chocolate Cake Graduation Caps

Flourless chocolate cake serves as the foundation for these Chocolate Cake Graduation Caps. They are decorated with a square of dark chocolate and tassels made from white modeling chocolate.

GRADUATION CAP CAKE TOPPER
Choose any cake from our menu and make it even more special with this custom made chocolate cake topper. 
GRADUATION CAP CAKE TOPPER

36. Candy Filled Chocolate Graduation Cookies

It’s a lot of fun to make these Candy Filled Chocolate Graduation Cap Cookies, and you can stuff them with whichever candy or snack the graduate likes best. 

Candy Filled Chocolate Graduation Cap Cookies
Fill 3-D grad cap cookies with candies then surprise your graduate with this special treat.
Candy Filled Chocolate Graduation Cap Cookies

37. Chocolate Strawberries

Indulge your visitors with this show-stopping dessert featuring sweet, luscious strawberries and rich, delicious chocolate.  

Graduation Chocolate Covered Strawberries
You can easily create these chocolate strawberry graduation caps with minimal ingredients and 15 minutes of time in the kitchen!
Graduation Chocolate Covered Strawberries

38. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

The velvety peanut butter and rich chocolate in No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are a match made in heaven.

Close up image of Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars stacked
Chocolate peanut butter bars (no bake)
No bake chocolate peanut butter bars combine creamy peanut butter and chocolate into one luscious treat. If you like Reese's Cups, you will love these bars.
Chocolate peanut butter bars (no bake)

39. Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

This dip is a combination of a cake mix, cream cheese, whipped topping, and sprinkles. The texture is velvety smooth, and the taste is decadently cake-like. 

Funfetti cake batter dip
Funfetti cake batter dip has only 4 ingredients and takes minutes to make. This creamy dip is so easy and starts with a cake mix!
Funfetti cake batter dip

There are numerous ideas that are so tasty and easy to make for the Graduation dessert table. Which recipe will you try for your graduation party? You can find even more Graduation Party Ideas.

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