Ah, dessert. My favorite meal of the day. As much as we love our sweets, sometimes the thought of spending hours baking and cleaning up our messes can turn us away from those delicious treats. Well, I have good news! There are a ton of desserts you can make that are simple, but still taste amazing. Keep reading for ten dessert recipes that are so easy to make, and if you have a sweet tooth like me, you will love them for sure.
1. Mug Cake
If you are only baking for one, and want minimal dishes to wash, look no further! Mug cakes are perfect to make when you are looking for something quick and easy. There are so many different flavors and mug cake dessert recipes you can try out, but my personal favorite is anything with chocolate!
For this mug cake, you will need flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, chocolate, and oil. Mix the dry ingredients up first, and then incorporate the wet ingredients. Microwave the mixture for 2 minutes, and then garnish however you would like. Strawberries and powdered sugar are always a good route to go. It is that simple! For the full recipe, click here.
2. S’mores Bark
These are SO good, it is a guarantee that whoever you bake these for will love them. Begin by taking a silicone mat, or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover the whole thing with either cereal or graham crackers and mini marshmallows. Then, take your melted chocolate, and drizzle it all on top. It is so easy! Let it chill for a few hours or overnight, and then break it up into pieces. For the full written recipe, click here!
3. Chocolate Chip Cookies
A classic! You cannot go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. There are so many different variations and cookie dessert recipes out there, but this one is my favorite. There is a good amount of ingredients that you will need, but most will be items you already have in your pantry. These include cake flour, regular flour, butter, eggs, baking soda and powder, salt, brown sugar and regular sugar, vanilla extract, and of course, chocolate chips. I know, it sounds like a lot, but trust me, it is simple to make! To get the full recipe with measurements and instructions, click here.
4. Funfetti Cake Dip
This is such a fun and unique dessert. It’s one of the most perfect dessert recipes to bring to a party! You only need four ingredients for this, boxed funfetti cake mix, sprinkles, vanilla yogurt, and cool whip. You mix all four of those together and that is it! I recommend getting graham crackers or animal crackers to eat it with. To get the full recipe with measurements, click here.
5. Yogurt Bark
This is one of the healthier dessert recipes on this list! It is perfect for summertime and a great snack/dessert to give to children. To make, spread your yogurt of choice all over a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Top with strawberries, blueberries, or any of your favorite fruits, and then pop it in the freezer for a few hours or overnight. I like to add some granola in mine too! Break it into pieces and you are done.
6. Banana Bread
If you have got some brown bananas lying around your house, making banana bread is a must. This is not only a perfect dessert but, also a great breakfast and snack food too! Most of the other ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. You will need bananas, baking soda, oil, sugar, eggs, salt, flour, and walnuts are optional. Mix all those ingredients up and add the mixture to an oiled loaf pan. Voilà! If you want the full recipe, click here!
7. Cake Pops
You do not have to drive to Starbucks to get your cake pops anymore! I have the perfect recipe for you to follow. There are a few steps to follow, but each one is simple. Start off by baking a cake, any flavor you want. Once that cake is done and cooled, crumble it up and mix in some frosting to get the right texture. Roll that mixture into balls and then dip into some melted chocolate. Do not forget your lollipop sticks! After that is all done, you can decorate them however you would life. Click here to get the full recipe, with measurements and ingredients.
8. Edible Cookie Dough
Let’s be honest, we all have snuck some cookie dough before when making cookies, it is too hard to resist! This recipe skips the eggs and heat treats the flour, so it is totally safe to eat raw. You will also need chocolate chips, butter, brown and regular sugar, vanilla extract and milk. It will only take you a matter of minutes to make this, and probably will take minutes to devour it as well. It is so good! Click here to get the recipe with instructions.
9. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This is probably one of the easiest dessert recipes on this list. Wash your berries and cut off the stems, and then dip them into some melted chocolate. Milk or dark will do, it is up to you. You can decorate your strawberries with sprinkles or icing if you choose to. Let them harden and they are good to go! I love to make these in the summertime!
10. Peanut Butter Cookies
This one is for all of you peanut butter lovers out there! These cookies are very simple and only require a few ingredients. You will need regular sugar and brown sugar, peanut butter, an egg, and vanilla extract. To make, you will mix all of the ingredients together, and place your dough balls onto a pan lined with parchment paper. Press down with a fork to create that crisscross and then bake. To get all of the proper measurements, click here.