30 Easy Dessert Recipes With Few Ingredients
Dessert doesn't have to be hard. From simple cookies (like these vibrant Lemon Cake Mix Cookies or our Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies) to incredibly quick candies (you only need two ingredients to make this fabulous fudge!), you can whip up one of our favorite easy desserts with just a few ingredients you may already have at home
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
Nobody will know you used boxed cake mix and Cool Whip for these irresistible, buttery cookies. These were a hit in our test kitchen, especially with their soft texture and crisp bottoms.
Requiring a mere 2 ingredients (both of which are likely already in your pantry), this is the fudge you can make with one only one hand. Packing an intensely chocolatey flavor, this easy fudge recipe is sure to please.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
These super soft cookies contain hints of caramel and molasses thanks to dark brown sugar. Using unsweetened peanut butter allows the other flavors to shine and keeps the sweetness in check. Old-fashioned rolled oats work best here, but you can also use quick-cooking oats—just don’t use instant.
White Chocolate-Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars
Fact: Cinnamon Toast Crunch makes everything better. If the sweet, warm, crunchy cereal was a more frequently used ingredient, the world would be a much better place. That's why we created these super easy, 3-ingredient White Chocolate-Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars.
Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares
Pumpkin pie, meet dump cake. These pumpkin bars taste like pumpkin pie with a sweeter, slightly crunchy crust. They’re slightly rich, so they’re perfect after a big meal, and make the perfect bite. Best of all, they’re way easier to make than pie and the perfect treat for a crowd.
Easy Peach Cobbler
What could be a more perfect ending to a summertime meal than easy peach cobbler? Savor the flavors of summer with sliced fresh peaches cooking away with butter and spices. The topping can made from pantry ingredients you have on hand and peaches can easily be substituted with any fruit you have depending on the time of year.
5-Ingredient Easy Peach Hand Pies
Nothing screams "summer!" with more enthusiasm than a peach pie. But as nice as the traditional dish is, it's meant to be enjoyed sitting at the table, hopefully a la mode. Nothing against that, but sometimes you want something a little more portable because you're reading a book poolside or running around the lawn with a huge dog.
Nutella S'mores Dip
This easy, 5-ingredient S'mores Dip brings campfire flavors to the kitchen in less than 10 minutes.
White Chocolate OREO Cookie Balls
Who doesn't love Oreos? These crowd-pleasing, three-ingredient, three-step Oreo cookie balls are incredibly easy and incredibly delicious.
Requiring only two ingredients, these easy coconut macaroons are almost too good to be true. Whip up a batch in just 20 minutes for sweet and simple treat.
Easy Vanilla Cake
Fresh flowers make this cake simply gorgeous—no decorating skills required! Simply choose edible blooms and petals (such as Carnations, English daisies, freesia, lavender, nasturtium, pansies, peonies, roses, stock, sweet William, tuberous begonias, or violets).
No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Say good-bye to store bought peanut butter cups, and say hello to these no bake chocolate covered bites. It doesn't get much simpler than 4-ingredients, most of which you already have in your pantry.
This simplified method for making classic French Macarons is the perfect recipe for a first-timer to practice with. Just be sure to wait for a day that isn’t rainy or humid to embark on this baking adventure, as the delicate cookies need dry air in order to set.
You’ve got a ton of extra Easter candy, so use it. Using hollow chocolate bunnies as a base, this bark is rich and silky and features as many textures as it does toppings—chewy, crunchy, sweet, sour, and creamy. Don’t skip the refrigeration, or else the chocolate won’t solidify.
Spicy Dark Chocolate and Tahini Bark
This treat will keep you from raiding your kids’ stash of Halloween candy.
5-Ingredient Churros Stuffed with Leftover Halloween Candy
Making stuffed churros might be the sweetest way to use leftover Halloween candy because it just requires five ingredients. Cinnamon and sugar are pantry staples—and if they aren’t a staple in your pantry, they should be—so the only thing you’ll need to grab from the grocery store is canned biscuits.
No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
Just like with our No-Bake Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes, these no-bake mini cheesecakes have a buttery Biscoff crust that pairs perfectly with the slight tanginess of New York-style cheesecake. Plus, they’ve got just the right amount of sweetness and a super light, soft filling, and a crumbly crust that’s slightly salty.
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops
No-bake cookies make even the most oven-shy baker look like a hero. You’ll see them at bake sales, fundraisers, and in millions of homes across the country as an after-school snack. We've cut out a lot of the unnecessary butter and added chocolate chips, providing firmness, texture, and a great gloss to these cookies.
Make even larger quantities for gifting this easy microwave treat by skipping the jelly-roll pan and covering your counter with parchment. It'll take longer to harden at room temperature, but you can make large batches without pans or the refrigerator.
Rose Petal-White Chocolate Bark
Absolutely gorgeous and so easy to make, this white chocolate bark would make the perfect hostess gift or wedding favor. You can find white chocolate melting wafers in many grocery stores or craft stores, such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Just be sure to microwave at 50% in short increments as white chocolate is easy to burn.
No-Bake Coconut-Citrus Snowballs
Looking for an easy Christmas cookie to make with the kids? These creamy and tangy citrus snowballs should do the trick. With ingredients that are easy to find and a melt-in-you-mouth texture, these snowballs make a festive snack, dessert, or even gift.
White Chocolate, Pistachio, and Apricot Bark
Brightly colored fruit and nuts decorate this festive version of holiday bark. Making bark is easy--just melt chocolate and add your favorite toppings. We added one important step: Tempering the chocolate (carefully melting and cooling it to specific temperatures while adding large chunks of unmelted chocolate) so the bark stays shiny and snappy.
Oreo Cookie Pie
Oreos on Oreos on Oreos. This Oreo pie recipe is super easy and a must-make for any fan of Milk's Favorite Cookie.
Kahlúa Cookie Dough Bites
If you're only going to have "a bite" of dessert, this is the bite to have.
White Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Fudge
Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
This fabulous cookie requires only four ingredients, making these quite possibly the easiest peanut butter cookies ever! Most of these ingredients you probably already have on hand in your own kitchen, which makes whipping up a batch of these beauties a snap.
Look for five-spice powder on the spice aisle or with the Asian foods in your grocery store. We love the sparkle of sanding sugar used to coat the outside of the cookies; you’ll find it in craft stores. Supermarket turbinado works well, too.
Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coconut La Croix Chocolate Truffles
Use your favorite fizzy beverage to give a burst of coconut flavor to your sweet, chocolatey truffles.