36 Super Easy Desserts Made With 5 Ingredients or Less
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36 Super Easy Desserts Made With 5 Ingredients or Less

We all deserve something sweet once in a while, but usually it requires too many ingredients to make a tasty dessert. Sometimes you just can’t find everything to bake that chocolate cake you pinned last week (because you’re always looking for ways to eat more cake), and other times, you just don’t have the energy to go to the store and get all those fresh berries (because you swore you were going to get your daily serving of fruit for the day). But now you can forget about the pain of buying too many ingredients because these desserts all take only five ingredients or less.

1. Pumpkin Butter Pecan Gingersnap Rolls: If you’ve forgotten what seasons other than winter feel like, these fall-flavored treats are here to help you out. Pumpkin butter + pecan + gingersnap = a little piece of autumn heaven in your mouth. (Photo via Anthony Wan)

2. Cake Batter Milkshake: If you’re looking for dessert on the go, this milkshake is your ticket. Here’s a one-step recipe that transforms your typical milkshake into a richer, thicker dessert. It is a definite home run. (Photo via Andrea Kang)

3. Oreo Cheesecake Truffles: Not all homemade desserts require a fully stocked kitchen and an oven. These simple Oreo cheesecake truffles only have three ingredients and are made with a stovetop or microwave. They’re rich, chocolatey, bite-sized and perfect for groups. (Photo via Christine Pritula)

4. Ritz Cracker Rolos: These hybrid treats would make your middle-school self go wild. And your current self will probably be pretty damn pleased too. Get snackin’ with this recipe. (Photo via Holly Birchfield)

5. Three-Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies: A three-ingredient recipe that will satisfy your cravings for quality cookies in next to no time at all? Yup, it is possible. All you’ll need is a box of cake mix, oil and eggs. If you’re feeling creative, you can even play around with different combinations and mix-ins. (Photo via Maggie Lees)

6. Simple Nutella Soufflé: Some things just aren’t for sharing. This two-ingredient personal soufflé is one of them. Most people say you have to be exceptionally delicate with soufflés, but this recipe is pretty foolproof. (Photo via Alex Furuya)

7. Copycat Dunkaroo Dip: For some unknown reason, Dunkaroos disappeared from the lives, but not the minds, of Americans. Fortunately for all of you, we have found the solution to the gaping hole left in our hearts and our cupboards. This recipe can be made in less time than it takes for you to Velcro your light-up sneakers and sit down for an episode of That’s So Raven. (Photo via Aarthi Chezian)

8. Grilled Pineapple S’mores: This tropical take on the classic s’more is a mini vacay between two graham crackers. Grilled fruit, like pineapple, makes it soft, caramelized and delish. No campfire necessary if you just pop the ‘mallows in the microwave for a couple seconds. (Photo via Sarah Silbiger)

9. No-Bake Girl Scout Cookie Truffles: Thin Mints just got a little fatter and a whole lot better. This no-bake recipe is super easy and requires only a few ingredients. Think Oreo truffles, but with a deliciously minty flare. (Photo via Morgan Weinstein)

10. Nutella and Berry Dessert Crepes: Crepes (of any kind) can cost less than an apple. What’s even better is that these crepes do double duty — they can satisfy your sweet tooth or be a proper meal that even mom would be proud of. (Photo via Jennifer Cao)

11. Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Bark: Williams-Sonoma ain’t got nothin’ on this stuff. This bark looks super fancy so you can make it for your friends and it is sure to impress. (Photo via Phoebe Melnick)

12. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles: What happens when you join two super healthy foods? A very happy marriage of dark chocolate and avocado that will have all your friends swooning. You won’t even be able to taste the avocado and will still have the smooth texture without the heavy cream. (Photo via Emily Hu)

13. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: TREAT YO’ SELF. All you need is a microwave and a refrigerator for these chocolate-covered strawberries. Make ’em for your besties or study buddies. (Photo via Morgan Goldberg)

14. Five-Ingredient Cannoli Dessert Dip: Everyone knows the best part of the cannoli is the cream filling. Do away with unimportant stuff and get dipping with this recipe. It’s a total crowd pleaser and costs less than $10 to make. (Photo via Kelly Logan)

15. 18-Minute Pecan Pie Muffins: With these cute muffins, pie baking just got much more manageable. These pecan pie muffins are ridiculously easy to make and actually taste really damn good. So, if you’re wanting to try something a little different for your next dinner party, this recipe should be the first on your list. (Photo via Kathleen Lee)

16. Chocolate-Dipped Apricots With Coconut Flakes: Dried fruits aren’t just for your grandparents. It is so simple to spice them up and add a little pizzazz. These chocolate-dipped, coconut-sprinkled candies are a perfect treat. (Photo via Anika Schaedle)

17. Easy Coconut Macaroons: With these macaroons, you can finally have it all. Not to be confused with a French macaron, these cookies can be whipped up for a spur-of-the-moment craving. Soft and chewy on the inside, these cookies are golden and crispy on the edges thanks to egg whites. (Photo via Anna Kranwinkle)

18. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops: Nothing tastes like carefree summer days more than a refreshing frozen treat. Go bananas with this recipe. (Photo via Hannah Lin)

19. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars: Ever wish the peanut-butter-to-chocolate ratio of a Reese’s peanut butter cup was way higher? Here’s a decadent homemade dessert bar that tastes like a Reese’s (with more peanut butter!) and is only five ingredients away. All you need is a microwave to get started. (Photo via Rachel Conners)

20. Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brickle: Is this kosher? Why yes, yes it is. For a dessert lover, Passover can be difficult. Luckily, here’s a sweet that will leave you satisfied sans puff pastry and bread and dough and cookies and all other things you’re forbidden to eat. (Photo via Amanda Shulman)

21. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake: Molten chocolate lava cakes are one of the most delicious desserts known to man, and their hearts of warm, gooey chocolate are capable of wooing anyone. Whip one up for the one you love ASAP. (Photo via Katya Simkhovich)

22. Dark Chocolate, Raspberry and Brie Grilled Cheese: Gooey Brie, sweet dark chocolate and tart raspberries take this grilled cheese from brunch to dessert. Now you can have cheese for every meal, and really, who doesn’t want that? (Photo via Bernard Wen)

23. Apple Pie Crescent Bites: These rolls are to apple pie what calzones are to pizza. With only five ingredients, they are super easy to make. Plus, doesn’t everything taste better in a mini version? (Photo by Hunter Siegrist)

24. Chocolate-Covered Candy Pretzels: Dipping your pretzels in Nutella is fine, but these pretzel sticks are here to help you take snacking to the next level. These sweet + salty treats are always the first things to disappear at any party or when you’re on the couch by yourself. No oven, no complex directions and barely any time required to wow the crowds. (Photo via Isabelle Langheim)

25. Gooey S’mores Panini: You shouldn’t have to go outdoors to get your s’mores fix, and you can’t exactly build a campfire in the middle of the winter. Thanks to this sweet recipe, you no longer have that dilemma. (Photo via Tarika Narain)

26. One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream: Do you like to end your meal with something sweet but hate that heavy bloated feeling that usually follows dessert? This light and easy dessert is guilt-free in every sense: healthy, cheap and won’t waste your valuable time. (Photo via Katie Walsh)

27. Crunchy Chocolate Nut Truffles: Holy truffles! Making your own truffles is actually a breeze, and it’ll impress the heck out of everyone. (Photo via Mimi Takano)

28. Honey Ricotta Toast: Making breakfast can be more than pouring milk and opening a box. In a few short steps, you can have a breakfast worthy of teatime at the Drake without having to take off your pajamas. Great for brunch with friends or just a decadent moment to yourself, this honey ricotta toast will fool your taste buds into thinking you have triple the amount in your bank account. (Photo via Daniel Schuleman)

29. Three-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins: Just substitute applesauce for oil, pumpkin for eggs, and voila! You have the most moist and fluffy pumpkin spice muffins you’ve ever experienced. (Photo via Katherine Carroll)

30. Chocolate Chip Caramel Peanut Butter Bars: Candy, cake, cupcakes, muffins, pies, pastries, tarts and all that other jazz? There is nothing better than eating freshly baked cookies and brownies right out of the oven. Sacrifice singeing all of your taste buds for this gooey, chewy deliciousness. (Photo via Claire Thompson)

31. Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse: When 50% of a recipe is chocolate, you know you have a good thing going. Water and chocolate. That’s it. That’s all you need to create this wonderfully light, yet remarkably stable, chocolate mousse. (Photo via Jeanne Kessira)

32. Creamy Nutella Milkshake: Drinking your Nutella is a little classier than eating it with a spoon. This is one milkshake you’ll want to know how to make. It’s that good. (Photo via Jocelyn Hsu)

33. Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge: Mmmm, fudge. What if you could make your own fudge with only five ingredients and none of that other nasty junk like processed ingredients? Make this decadent dessert your new staple. (Photo via Caitlin Shoemaker)

34. Microwavable Rice Krispie Treat in a Mug: With this recipe, satisfying your late-night sweet tooth has never been easier. Solve all of your problems with this single-serving treat that uses a cereal that you already have on hand. (Photo via Rebecca Block)

35. Three-Ingredient Banana and Nutella Spring Rolls: The crispiness of the spring roll wrapper makes it the perfect vehicle for the ooey gooey warm banana and Nutella filling. Consume these with some ice cream when they are still warm and you’ll be in heaven. (Photo via Helena Lin)

36. Pumpkin Pie To Go: Pie is not portable, making it a challenge for those of us who have meetings and classes. You can’t just slice off a piece and take it to class with you. So, what’s the solution? These pumpkin pie crescent rolls. You’re welcome. (Photo via Morgan Willie)

Do you have any other noteworthy sandwich recipes? Let us know in the comments!