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64 Of The Easiest Desserts We Know How To Make

Never skip dessert.

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Want some delicious homemade desserts without spending hours in the kitchen? We've got you covered.

Below, you'll find a ton of sweets and treats to satisfy all your cravings. The dessert recipes are divided into categories: 5-minute desserts, mug cakes, healthy treats, no-bake, gluten-free, 3-ingredient, and vegan. Save this list! 📝




1. Cookie Dough Waffle

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All you need to make this is cookie dough + cooking spray + a waffle maker.

Get the recipe: Cookie Waffle



2. Raw Banana Splits

A handful of ingredients — and zero actual cooking.

Get the recipe: Raw Banana Splits

3. No-Bake Butterfinger Cheesecake Cups

One layer of graham cracker crumbs, one layer of cheesecake filling (cream cheese, PB, whipped cream, and chopped Butterfingers), and as many toppings as you'd like.

Get the recipe: No-Bake Butterfinger Cheesecake Cups



4. Microwave Berry Cobbler

Strawberries are finally in season and this is a quick, easy, and delicious way to enjoy them.

Get the recipe: Microwave Berry Cobbler

5. Single-Serving Apple Crisp

With a crunchy oat, pecan, and coconut oil topping.

Get the recipe: Single-Serving Apple Crisp



6. Tiramisu Dip

The recipe calls for cream cheese but you could also swap in mascarpone if you have it.

Get the recipe: Tiramisu Dip

7. Microwave Cheesecake

Because sometimes, you're just craving a cheesecake right NOW.

Get the recipe: Microwave Cheesecake



8. Caramelized Nuts

Eat them on their own or on top of some ice cream. Either way, it'll be grand.

Get the recipe: Caramelized Nuts

9. Espresso Walnut Brownies

These no-bake vegan brownies are made with walnuts, almonds, dates, cocoa powder, and espresso powder.

Get the recipe: Espresso Walnut Brownies



10. Cowboy Bark

This copycat Trader Joe's recipe takes only five minutes to put together, but you'll have to let it rest for 30 minutes in the freezer before you can dive in.

Get the recipe: Cowboy Bark




11. Gooey Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

Three words: Gooey. Molten. Chocolate.

Get the recipe: Gooey Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

12. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

A yummy cinnamon treat ready in five minutes tops.

Get the recipe: Snickerdoodle Mug Cake



13. Carrot Cake in a Mug

You can also use pumpkin puree instead of carrots.

Get the recipe: Carrot Cake in a Mug

14. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

If you have flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, PB, and chocolate chips in your pantry, you're only a few minutes away from this treat.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake



15. Banana Mug Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

I know everyone is making banana bread right now, but if you can't commit to that, just use your overripe bananas for this mug cake.

Get the recipe: Banana Mug Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

16. Keto Iced Lemon Pound Mug Cake

The best thing about this recipe: the vanilla icing on top.

Get the recipe: Keto Iced Lemon Pound Mug Cake



17. S'mores Chocolate Mug Cake

You may not be able to go camping, but you can enjoy s'mores at any time.

Get the recipe: S'mores Chocolate Mug Cake

18. Three-Minute Mug Cakes (Four Ways)

Take your pick: cookies and cream, birthday cake, strawberries and cream, or good ol' chocolate.

Get the recipe: Three-Minute Mug Cakes (Four Ways)




19. Almond Butter Energy Bites With Date and Coconut

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These no-added-sugar bites also make for a perfect mid-afternoon snack.

Get the recipe: Almond Butter Energy Bites With Date and Coconut



20. Broiled Grapefruit With Shredded Coconut

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The recipe only calls for a half grapefruit, so you can save the other and make this again the next day.

Get the recipe: Broiled Grapefruit With Shredded Coconut

21. Easiest Banana-Cocoa Ice Cream

All you need to make ice cream is a frozen banana + a food processor (or blender). This version also adds cocoa powder and cinnamon to the mix, but you can try just about anything — like peanut butter or maple syrup.

Get the recipe: Easiest Banana-Cocoa Ice Cream



22. Chia Pudding With Blackberries, Coconut, and Pistachios

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Make this one ahead and save it in the fridge so you always have a sweet (and fiber-packed!) snack ready.

Get the recipe: Chia Pudding With Blackberries, Coconut, and Pistachios

23. Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas

You can't really get more straightforward than a frozen banana dipped in chocolate. And the best part is you can get crazy with the toppings.

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas



24. Two-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet

All you need to make this are strawberries and maple syrup.

Get the recipe: Two-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet

25. Coconut and Pistachio-Stuffed Dates

Lauren Zaser /

Dates are nature's candy and it's time to embrace them in all their glory.

Get the recipe: Coconut and Pistachio-Stuffed Dates



26. Mango Sorbet With Shredded Coconut

Lauren Zaser /

Mango + banana + shredded coconut = summer in a bowl.

Get the recipe: Mango Sorbet With Shredded Coconut

27. Fruit Wands

If you want something sweet but healthy, never forget that fruits are your best friends.

Get the recipe: Fruit Wands



28. Five-Ingredient No-Bake Granola Bars

The recipe calls for sunflower seed butter — but almond butter would also work perfectly.

Get the recipe: Five-Ingredient No-Bake Granola Bars

29. Apples and Almond Butter

An always-satisfying classic.

Get the recipe: Fruits and Almond Butter



30. Frozen Yogurt Bark

All you need is Greek yogurt and some toppings of your choosing.

Get the recipe: Frozen Yogurt Bark




31. Raw Salted Chocolate Snack Bars

On top of being delicious, this recipe is also vegan.

Get the recipe: Raw Salted Chocolate Snack Bars

32. Oreo Pie

If you want to stuff your face with Oreos but also wanna feel like you've made some kind of an effort, this one is for you.

Get the recipe: Oreo Pie



33. Tahini Milkshakes

You had me at tahini.

Get the recipe: Tahini Milkshakes

34. Frozen Yogurt Granola Cups

The recipe makes twelve granola cups so this is great if you want to prep ahead and enjoy throughout the week.

Get the recipe: Frozen Yogurt Granola Cups



35. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Only five ingredients in this no-bake recipe. (Plus, it's got the best flavor combo of all time, IMO.)

Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

36. Coconut No-Bake Cookies

These cookies are proof that a gluten-free, vegan, no-added-sugar recipe can be fantastic.

Get the recipe: Coconut No-Bake Cookies



37. Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

A pecan and dates crust and a Greek yogurt filling make this the easiest tart you could ever make.

Get the recipe: Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

38. Caramel Crunch Bars

Club crackers bring a nice salty flavor to these caramel bars.

Get the recipe: Caramel Crunch Bars



39. Peanut Butter Cookies

Taylor Miller /

You only need peanut butter, oats, honey, dark chocolate, and flaky salt to make these.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

40. Nutella S'mores Fudge

Nutella! S'mores! Fudge!

Get the recipe: Nutella S'mores Fudge



41. Iced Chocolate

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For an indulgent yet refreshing treat.

Get the recipe: Iced Chocolate




42. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles

No actual baking needed — and only a 15-minute prep time.

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles

43. Skillet Roasted Apples With Salted Caramel Sauce

All you need to do here is slice a few apples, toss them in a buttered skillet, add a bit of sugar and cinnamon, and pop it all in the oven. Top with caramel and you're set!

Get the recipe: Skillet Roasted Apples With Salted Caramel Sauce



44. Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread

These past few weeks, it seems like EVERYONE is making banana bread. And just because you're gluten-free doesn't mean you can't join the club too.

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread

45. Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake

So much chocolate goodness that it's almost indecent.

Get the recipe: Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake



46. Apple Blackberry Crisp

Crisps, cobblers, and crumbles are some of the best things to make if you want the flavors and rewards of perfect baked goods — without all the hassle.

Get the recipe: Apple Blackberry Crisp

47. Chia Banana Bread Energy Bites

These are vegan, gluten-free, and packed with protein.

Get the recipe: Chia Banana Bread Energy Bites