Top 3 Air Fryer Dessert Recipes for Your Next Backyard Party

Written by: Caleb Aguilera & the COSORI Chefs and Staff



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Ditch the Oven: Amazing Air Fryer Desserts for Summer Parties

It’s the oldest rule in the book. No party is complete without a showstopping dessert. There’s something about a delicious feast that inevitably leads to a craving for something sweet. Since you’ve been cooking up appetizers and entrées in an air fryer, why not finish strong with an air-fried dessert? 

Air fryers aren’t only great for cooking the main course, but you can also use them to whip up a dessert to remember. Since air fryers often have faster cooking times than a traditional oven, you don’t have to wait as long to serve your guests the dessert they’ve been waiting for. 

Perfect Summertime Air Fryer Dessert Recipes

Make your summer parties the talk of the town with these delicious, easy to make air fryer recipes. 

Air Fryer Toasty S’mores

Enjoy a classic campfire treat made easy and mess-free in your air fryer. Serve these up as a dessert for the kids or as a nostalgic treat for the adults to enjoy. 

Yield: 8 servings 

Prep Time: 3 minutes 

Cook Time: 2 minutes


  • 16 graham crackers, halved

  • 4 chocolate bars, broken into 8 pieces

  • 8 jumbo marshmallows


1. Place the crisper plate into the COSORI Air Fryer basket.

2. Place 8 graham cracker halves on a flat surface. Top each cracker with a piece of chocolate bar and a marshmallow.

3. Insert the s’mores stacks onto the crisper plate.

4. Select the Broil function, adjust time to 2 minutes, then tap Start/Pause.

5. Remove the s’mores carefully when done. 

6. Top each stack with another graham cracker half, then serve. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

It’s time to break out the good stuff and surprise your guests with a delightfully tangy dessert that’s perfect for those warm, breezy summer nights.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 1 pound strawberries, quartered

  • 1 pound rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 orange

  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Crisp Topping

  • ¾ cup oat flour (can substitute with all-purpose flour)

  • ¼ cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 cup sliced almonds

  • ½ stick unsalted butter, cubed

  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Items Needed

  • 6 ramekins (4 ounces each)


1. Combine the strawberries, rhubarb, zest of 1 orange, juice of half an orange, sugar, salt, vanilla, and cornstarch in a large bowl.

2. Combine the oat flour, rolled oats, dark brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and almonds in another bowl. Add the butter and smash the butter into the flour mixture until large crumbs form. 

3. Fill the ramekins ¾ full with the fruit mixture, then top with the crisp mixture. 

4. Place the crisper plate into the COSORI Air Fryer basket.

5. Select the Preheat function, adjust temperature to 300°F, then tap Start/Pause.

6. Place the ramekins onto the preheated crisper plate.

7. Select the Bake function, adjust temperature to 300°F, then tap Start/Pause.

8. Remove when golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

9. Allow the crisps to cool for 10 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream, if desired. 

Air Fryer Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Even health-conscious guests can have a sweet tooth. Keep everyone happy and smiling with these chewy bars that offer a healthier alternative to traditional desserts.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • ¾ cup bananas, mashed

  • ½ cup smooth almond butter 

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups rolled oats 

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Items Needed

  • Parchment paper


1. Place the crisper plate into the COSORI Air Fryer basket.

2. Select the Preheat function, adjust temperature to 330°F, then tap Start/Pause.

3. Whisk together the mashed banana, almond butter, maple syrup, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until combined.

4. Add the rolled oats and dark chocolate chips and stir with a spatula to combine.

5. Line the crisper plate and sides of the air fryer basket with parchment paper, then add the batter and spread the mixture out to an even layer.

6. Select the Bake function, then tap Start/Pause.

7. Remove the bars when the top is golden brown and set, then carefully remove using the overhang of the parchment paper and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing into bars and serving. 

Why Air Fryer Desserts Rock

One major benefit of using an air fryer is that they put out less heat. Every party host knows the room temperature will rise once they fire up the oven. With a packed room full of partiers, things will get uncomfortable fast. Air fryers, on the other hand, are much smaller than an oven, so they won’t heat up your home as much. That way, you can serve the same delicious treats without making the room temperature uncomfortable.

Take the stress out of planning the perfect dessert by baking it in an air fryer. When desserts are tasty and guests are happy, your party will always be one to remember.