If You Have 5 Ingredients, You Can Make Something Mind-Blowingly Delicious

Who doesn’t love desserts? Pretty much no one. Who doesn’t love making desserts? A lot of people.

The thing about desserts is that they tend to be somewhat difficult to make and even more difficult to make well. That’s why when most people want something sweet, they just go buy ice cream or bake cookies with pre-made dough. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But sometimes you want to get a little more adventurous with your treats, and that means you might have to make them yourself. GASP.

Luckily for us less-than-average chefs, there are simple recipes like these that require fewer than five (yes, five!) ingredients, but make delicious desserts.

1. Creamy Nutella Milkshake

Creamy Nutella Milkshake

Jocelyn Hsu/Spoon University

If you’re a fan of Nutella, then you’ll love this milkshake recipe.

2. Apple Pie Crescent Bites

Apple Pie Crescent Bites

Hunter Siegrist/Spoon University

These bite-size delights are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

3. Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, and Brie Grilled Cheese

Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, and Brie Grilled Cheese

Bernard Wen/Spoon University

Grilled cheese fans, eat your sweet hearts out! Check out the recipe here.

4. Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brickle

Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brickle

Amanda Shulman/Spoon University

Make this delicious, simple snack using this recipe.

5. Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

Caitlin Shoemaker/Spoon University

Feel free to fudge it up with this recipe.

6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops

Hannah Lin/Spoon University

The best kind of combo: chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas! And it’s so simple to make.

7. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Emily Hu/Spoon University

I know what you’re thinking: chocolate with avocados? Don’t knock it ’til you try it..

8. 18-Minute Pecan Pie Muffins

18-Minute Pecan Pie Muffins

Kathleen Lee/Spoon University

Like pecan pie? Then you’ll love these easy-to-make muffins.

9. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Katya Simkhovich/Spoon University

It looks tough, but this lava cake is actually simple to make.

10. Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Bark

Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Bark


Bark is the best. This super-easy recipe proves it.

11. Chocolate-Dipped Apricots with Coconut Flakes

Chocolate-Dipped Apricots with Coconut Flakes

Anika Schaedle/Spoon University

Chocolate and fruit is always a great combination. Give this one a try.

12. 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins

3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Katherine Carroll/Spoon University

Get your pumpkin spice fix the easy way with this three-ingredient recipe.

13. Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons


You have nothing to fear with this straightforward macaroon recipe.

14. Crunchy Chocolate Nut Truffles

Crunchy Chocolate Nut Truffles

Mimi Takano/Spoon University

Let’s be honest: you want (need) these truffles in your life.

15. Chocolate Chip Caramel Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Chip Caramel Peanut Butter Bars

Claire Thompson/Spoon University

Ever dreamed of a dessert having everything you could ever want? Well, here it is.

16. Nutella and Berry Dessert Crêpes

Nutella and Berry Dessert Crêpes

Jennifer Cao/Spoon University

They’re French, but that doesn’t mean they’re hard to make. This crêpe recipe is so easy. Plus, adding Nutella and berries takes them over the edge.

17. Gooey S’mores Panini

Gooey S'mores Panini

Tarika Narain/Spoon University

In my opinion, this is the best way to eat a s’more.

18. Cake Batter Milkshake

Cake Batter Milkshake

Andrea Kang/Spoon University

What’s that? You want a milkshake that’s not only delicious, but also easy to make? Boy, have I got a recipe for you.

19. Grilled Pineapple S’mores

Grilled Pineapple S'mores

Sarah Silbiger/Spoon University

Mix up your s’more game with some grilled pineapples .

20. Nutella Soufflé

Nutella Soufflé

Alex Furuya/Spoon University

That’s right. A Nutella soufflé exists. And it is glorious.

21. Microwave Rice Krispie Treats

Microwave Rice Krispie Treats

Rebecca Block/Spoon University

Think you need a fancy oven to make Rice Krispie treats? All you really need is a mug and a microwave.

22. Honey Ricotta Toast

Honey Ricotta Toast

Daniel Schuleman/Spoon University

Sometimes it’s best to do simple things well. And when you can make toast like this, you’re doing something right.

23. Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Oreo Cheesecake Truffles


Oreos? Cheesecake? Truffles? Sign me up.

24. Pumpkin Butter Pecan Gingersnap Rolls

Pumpkin Butter Pecan Gingersnap Rolls

Anthony Wan/Spoon University

Combining pumpkin, butter pecan, and ginger produces a surprisingly epic result.

25. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Rachel Conners/Spoon University

Why are no-bake desserts so awesome? It’s in the name.

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Now you really have no excuse not to at least try to make your own desserts. These recipes are so simple and are so much better than plain old ice cream or cookies. Just be sure to not overdo it, otherwise you might end up with some hardcore cavities!

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