10 easy desserts to make with minimal ingredients


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Get creative with minimal ingredients, save some money and use what you have. Try out new recipes and find your favorite dessert over this break!

Julia Raymond and Kate Clifford

With all this time stuck in our houses, picking up new hobbies may uncover a hidden talent you never knew you had. Maybe it’s baking! To many, baking seems like a hassle and requires a lot of prep, especially with buying ingredients, but there are many easy and fun desserts that only require a few components.

Rice Krispie Treats

The classic combination of marshmallows and Rice Krispies is a delicious snack that can serve many. It is the perfect bite when you’re craving something sweet. If you’re a fan of Rice Krispies cereal, then this may be the dessert for you!

3 tablespoons of butter
1 package of Jet-Puffed marshmallows
6 cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereals.

Oreo Balls

These chocolate-covered Oreo Balls feature a filling of cream cheese and crushed cookies. You can spice them up by adding decorations such as fun colored frosting or sprinkles.

1 package of softened cream cheese (8 ounces)
36 crushed Oreo Cookies
16 ounces of melted semi-sweet baking chocolate

Brownie Bites

These three ingredient, no-bake brownie bites are the definition of simple. After kneading the dough and rolling them into small balls, they are ready to go! They can also be rolled in dry chocolate pudding mix or powdered sugar for a pretty, sweet coating.

1 package of brownie mix
1 cup of unsalted butter
½ cup of mini chocolate chips
Optional: 1 chocolate pudding mix or ⅓ cup of powdered sugar

Chocolate Croissant

The bite-sized pockets of rich dark chocolate, enclosed in a buttery flaky pastry dough is perfect for your sweet tooth. It is a great snack to serve at brunch or to have with your afternoon tea.

1 package of frozen puff pastries
12 Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares
1 egg
1 tablespoon of milk
coarse sanding sugar

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

This simple concoction will lead to a doughy and soft cookie that will soon become your favorite recipe ever. The cookie is a light and sweet combination of peanut butter and chocolate mixed in one.

1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Blueberry Muffins

Muffins require very little ingredients, so they are an easy treat to make for breakfast or dessert.

any store-bought muffin mix
¾ cup of water
¼ cup of vegetable oil
2 eggs


Cupcakes are fun and easy-to-bake treat that you can also have fun decorating.

any store-bought cake mix
1 cup of water
½ cup of vegetable oil
3 eggs

Molten Chocolate Cakes

This is a creamy and rich dessert for chocolate lovers. They are cakey on the outside with a center of warm dark chocolate in the middle.

1 stick (4 ounces) of butter
6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
¼ cups of sugar
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

Chocolate Strawberries

The combination of fresh juicy strawberries and sweet chocolate is the best! Chocolate Strawberries are an easy and simple approach to making a new dessert. You can indulge in them whenever you want!

1 package of strawberries
1 package of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Cannoli Dip

Everyone knows the best part of the cannoli is the creamy filling! This is the perfect mouthwatering dip to indulge your sweet tooth.
2 cups of ricotta cheese
1 package cream cheese (8 ounces)
1½ cups of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Don’t forget to be creative and have fun with your baking! Don’t be afraid to be adventurous!