Easy Desserts with few ingredients

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These easy dessert recipes all have few ingredients (under 3!) and take seconds to make! No bake desserts, microwave desserts, and more, there are over 50 quick options to try!

easy desserts with few ingredients

As someone with a raging sweet tooth, I definitely enjoy desserts every single night.

Like clockwork, as soon as dinner is done, I’m scrounging through the refrigerator or pantry or kitchen table for something sweet.

Now, Ii I can make a dessert that’s easy, even better. This is why I LOVE desserts with few ingredients, especially if it’s three or less. They are simple enough that anyone can make them and they are QUICK.

What is the simplest type of dessert?

While every recipe here is simple, these cookies are the simplest AND most delicious. They are soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips. Made in just one bowl and ready in just 10 minutes. Here is how to make it.

The Ingredients.

The Instructions. 

Start by whisking together the peanut butter and maple syrup until a thick dough remains. Fold through the chocolate chips.

Next, using your hands, shape the dough into a smooth ball. Scoop out balls of the dough and place them on a lined baking sheet. Press down on each one and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until mostly firm around the edges. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely. 

Storing and freezing instructions

  • To store: Leftover cookies will keep at room temperature, covered, for up to five days. They can be stored in the refrigerator if you’d like them to keep longer. 
  • To freeze: Place the cookies in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to six months. 

Easy desserts with few ingredients

These are the BEST easy dessert recipes with minimal ingredients. Every single recipe has fewer than 4 ingredients and take minutes to prep. You’ll find microwave recipes, no bake desserts, baked goods, candy, and more. There is a misconception that you are limited with your dessert options if the ingredient list is minimal, but these recipes prove otherwise. They taste just as good as ones with tons of ingredients!

Easy dessert recipes with few ingredients

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Nutella fudge

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Coconut clusters

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most common thing to bake?

The most common thing to bake are cookies. They are one of the first desserts people learn to make, and can have a plethora of flavors. Nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie though.

What should I bake when I’m bored?

When you are bored, try baking something a little different, like a Biscoff cheesecake or a red velvet cake.

What is the #1 dessert in the world?

The number one dessert in the world is a classic chocolate cake. There are plenty of options available, including a vegan chocolate cake, keto chocolate cake, and a healthy chocolate cake.

easy dessert recipes with few ingredients

Easy 3 Ingredient Desserts (50+ recipes)

5 from 118 votes
These easy dessert recipes all have few ingredients (under 3!) and take seconds to make! No bake desserts, microwave desserts, and more, there are over 50 quick options to try!
Servings: 12 cookies
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter with maple syrup until combined. Fold through the chocolate chips.
  • Using your hands, shape the dough into a smooth ball. Divide the dough into 12 portions. Roll each portion of dough into a ball and place them on the lined baking sheet. Lightly press down on each one to form a thick disk.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, before removing from the oven and letting them cool on the pan completely.

Notes

TO STORE: Leftover cookies will keep at room temperature, covered, for up to five days. They can be stored in the refrigerator if you’d like them to keep longer. 
TO FREEZE: Place the cookies in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to six months. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSodium: 100mgPotassium: 185mgFiber: 1gCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 17g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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