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12 Five-Ingredient Desserts That Will Impress Anyone

Easy yet impressive.

Baking at home can be challenging, especially when the recipe calls for a laundry list of ingredients — but it doesn't have to be!

So we rounded up 12 of our absolute favorite desserts made with just five ingredients — from fudgy Nutella cookies to easy lemon bars — to prove that baking at home can be as easy as pie. (Pun 100% intended.)

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1. Nutella Cookies

Soft Nutella cookies filled with even more Nutella — what could be better?

Get the recipe: Nutella Cookies

2. No-Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

thereciperebel.com

Feel free to swap out the cherry pie filling for any other variety. Blueberry, peach, and strawberry filling would all work wonderfully.

Get the recipe: No-Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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3. Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pie

kevinandamanda.com

Hands down the most impressive dessert you can make with just five ingredients. I mean, just look at that flaky sea salt — fancy!

Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pie

4. White Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

White chocolate + butter + heavy cream + dried blueberries + powdered sugar is all you need to make these pretty purple truffles.

Get the recipe: White Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

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5. Triple Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Because peanut butter and chocolate are always a good idea.

Get the recipe: Triple Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

6. Cheesecake-Filled Raspberries

chelseasmessyapron.com

Make a big batch of these cheesecake-stuffed raspberries and stash them in the fridge to snack on all week long.

Get the recipe: Cheesecake-Filled Raspberries

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7. Peanut Butter Fudge

minimalistbaker.com

Pro tip: Make sure to use creamy, regular ol' peanut butter to make this fudge. The fancy natural varieties will result in a gritty texture.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Fudge

8. Strawberry Breakfast Pastries

justataste.com

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert — and they only take five ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make!

Get the recipe: Strawberry Breakfast Pastries

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9. Jam Crumble Bars

This recipe uses a combination of blackberry and cherry jams to make the bars, but you can use just about any jam or preserve you'd like.

Get the recipe: Jam Crumble Bars

10. Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

No butter, no flour, no problem.

Get the recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

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11. Triple Berry Cobbler

The trick to making this cobbler such a breeze to throw together? A box of blueberry muffin mix.

Get the recipe: Triple Berry Cobbler

12. Easy Lemon Bars

dinnerthendessert.com

Feel free to add fresh berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, or cut strawberries) to the filling for additional flavor.

Get the recipe: Easy Lemon Bars

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