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
If you’re a fan of Nutella, then you’ll love this milkshake recipe.
2. Apple Pie Crescent Bites
These bite-size delights are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
3. Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, and Brie Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese fans, eat your sweet hearts out! Check out the recipe here.
4. Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brickle
Make this delicious, simple snack using this recipe.
5. Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
Feel free to fudge it up with this recipe.
6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops
The best kind of combo: chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas! And it’s so simple to make.
7. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
I know what you’re thinking: chocolate with avocados? Don’t knock it ’til you try it..
8. 18-Minute Pecan Pie Muffins
Like pecan pie? Then you’ll love these easy-to-make muffins.
9. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
It looks tough, but this lava cake is actually simple to make.
10. Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Bark
Bark is the best. This super-easy recipe proves it.
11. Chocolate-Dipped Apricots with Coconut Flakes
Chocolate and fruit is always a great combination. Give this one a try.
12. 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Get your pumpkin spice fix the easy way with this three-ingredient recipe.
13. Coconut Macaroons
You have nothing to fear with this straightforward macaroon recipe.
14. Crunchy Chocolate Nut Truffles
Let’s be honest: you want (need) these truffles in your life.
15. Chocolate Chip Caramel Peanut Butter Bars
Ever dreamed of a dessert having everything you could ever want? Well, here it is.
16. Nutella and Berry Dessert Crêpes
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
In my opinion, this is the best way to eat a s’more.
18. Cake Batter Milkshake
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
Mix up your s’more game with some grilled pineapples .
20. Nutella Soufflé
That’s right. A Nutella soufflé exists. And it is glorious.
21. Microwave Rice Krispie Treats
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
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
Oreos? Cheesecake? Truffles? Sign me up.
24. Pumpkin Butter Pecan Gingersnap Rolls
Combining pumpkin, butter pecan, and ginger produces a surprisingly epic result.
25. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Why are no-bake desserts so awesome? It’s in the name.
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!