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You might know that feeling of getting the urge to bake and then not having the energy to see it through. Things always seem to get in the way of making a cake or any of those impressive, Instagrammable dessert recipes from scratch. But with these dessert recipes that can be made with five ingredients or fewer, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth while putting forth minimal effort.
Did you ever think it would be possible to make an ooey-gooey chocolate cake at home with only five ingredients? Well, it is. This molten chocolate cake can easily be made with ingredients found in your pantry. And after only 30 minutes of work, it’ll be ready to be enjoyed.
If you’re looking for a simple dessert recipe that also comes with a side of nostalgia then look no further than this childhood dessert you forgot existed. Ants on a log takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and calls for only three ingredients. It’s the perfect afternoon snack for you and your kids.
A banana split is likely a dish you learned to make from your parents, but that doesn’t change how delicious it is. If you have bananas that are about to go bad, instead of throwing them away or making your 10th loaf of banana bread, make a banana split instead.
When you're not be able to venture out to your favorite chocolate shop, this recipe brings the chocolate to you. And the best part is, the ingredients in this recipe are surprisingly low-calorie. To obtain its velvety smooth texture, this dark chocolate pudding recipe calls for low-fat cottage cheese and reduced-fat milk.
A pinwheel of dough topped with brown sugar and chopped nuts? There’s not much that can go wrong with this easy-to-make crescent caramel swirl.
If you don’t feel like venturing out for a doughnut, don’t worry. You can easily make this tasty treat at home, and all you need is five simple ingredients. If you reach for the brown sugar and realize it's hardened in your cabinet, use this restaurant hack for home cooks to soften it up.
A Peach and Champagne Granita may look like just a slushie, but it’s so much more than that. Granitas require fresh ingredients, and the key to this recipe is ripe summer peaches. If you have any left over, try using the peaches to make these summer dishes you need to grill.
This peanut butter fudge is dangerously delicious and can be made in one hour, with no bake time required. Just whip all of the ingredients together, chill and voila — you’ve got fudge. Make sure you cross-reference the ingredients with our guide for how long foods last in the fridge and freezer.
This light and fluffy creamsicle Jell-O mold is sure to sweeten up your evening. Try making this impressive dessert with your kids or significant other. It’s a great way to make dinner at home feel like you're at a restaurant.
If you’re looking for an easy dessert masquerading as a masterpiece, then slow cooker monkey bread is the dessert for you. Monkey bread may be one of the most iconic breakfast foods in America, but it is also a must-have dessert.
If you’re looking for some delicious breakfast in bed recipes, then look no further. After following this easy recipe for five-ingredient Mont Blancs, the result will resemble a snow-capped mountain due to its wow-worthy meringue top.
Icebox cakes may be a vintage recipe no one makes anymore (but should), but they’re also remarkably easy to whip up and require few ingredients. All you have to do is allow the layers of cookies and whipped cream to chill in the freezer overnight and voila, you have a delicious icebox cake topped with hot fudge and peanut butter cups.
It’s perfectly normal to crave a sweet treat after whipping up dinner. And a chocolate raspberry mini tart is an excellent solution — it takes only 20 minutes to make and is absolutely adorable. And to find out the best time to make this dessert, check out our month-to-month guide for buying seasonal produce.
Made with yogurt and whipped honey, this frozen treat can be served after dinner or even for breakfast with one of these refreshing homemade coffee recipes.
Typically, dishes like apple crisp and intricate pies are reserved for holidays, but this simple recipe requires only 45 minutes of your time and calls for five ingredients. Filled with walnuts and flavor-bursting apples, this deep dish apple crisp recipe is sure to wow. And if you don’t have all of the required ingredients, here’s our guide for easy baking substitutions you should know about.
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