Sometimes, that powerful sweet tooth can get the best of us, leaving us racking our kitchens for anything and everything sweet. But, when you’re out of your favorite candy and you don’t have time to make a full-blown dessert, just turn to your microwave! This list of desserts can be made entirely with a microwave and will be ready to enjoy in no time!
1. Chocolate chip cookie
This classic and fiercely beloved dessert can suddenly be yours with just a few ingredients and a microwave! Perfectly made in a mug, you’ll need all the same ingredients as you normally would to bake cookies, but in smaller volumes. Make one for yourself or double the recipe and share one big cookie with friends! Top with vanilla ice cream for even more deliciousness and make this your new and quick go-to dessert!
2. Banana bread
Take those over-ripe bananas sitting on your counter and put them to use! You’ll only need one super ripe banana plus some other ingredients that you most likely have sitting in your pantry anyway! This single-serve dessert is perfect for one, and you can spruce it up to your liking! Add some chocolate chips or a scoop of Nutella on top for an even sweeter treat!
3. Chocolate fondue
Is plain fruit for dessert just not cutting it for you? Add a little pizazz to your taste buds with this next dessert! This recipe works best when you melt both dark and milk chocolates together with heavy cream in the microwave until smooth and delicious. The best part is, you can dip whatever you like in this fondue! Strawberries, bananas, pineapple, pretzels, marshmallows; the possibilities are endless!
4. Marshmallow treats
Some might even say this next dessert is easier to make in the microwave! These ooey-gooey marshmallow and rice cereal treats are perfect for a mid-day snack or late night dessert, and are super quick and easy to make! Just melt your marshmallows and butter together using the microwave, then stir in your rice cereal. Pour into a dish and allow to cool before digging in!
Chocolate lovers rejoice! We have a quick solution to your chocolate cravings! This microwave-made brownie in a mug is very easy to make and uses ingredients you most likely already have. Mix in chocolate chips for an even gooier brownie, and top with vanilla ice cream to turn a plain old mug into a delicious brownie sundae! Forget oven-baked brownies, this treat will surely be your go-to sweet from now on.
6. Strawberry cobbler
Keep your mug out because our next dessert is another single-serving of yumminess! If you’re a berry lover like me, you’ll definitely want to make this strawberry cobbler. Once again, you’ll probably have the ingredients needed for this dessert, so don’t stress. You could even mix in any type of berry if you like, there are no rules here! Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to soothe that sweet tooth.
7. Carrot cake
This quick treat is everything you need for dessert and more! Use up these carrots that are just sitting in your fridge and turn them into something sweet and delicious. You could even whip up your own quick cream cheese frosting to top, because what’s a cake without frosting? Top with walnuts or almonds, or really anything that your heart desires. This dessert can be made in a microwave in about five minutes, so it’s perfect for a late-night snack or sudden need for sweets!
8. Cinnamon Roll
This next one may seem more time consuming, but I can guarantee you’ll be enjoying this microwave-made cinnamon roll in no time! Simply make the dough using pancake-mix and other ingredients, and spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture over top. Roll the dough tightly and microwave until cooked. You could even make your own icing by mixing powdered sugar and milk together for extra sweetness! Never spend too much time baking cinnamon rolls again!
9. Chocolate fudge
Our next delicious microwave creation only needs three ingredients and can probably be made during a commercial break; it’s that simple. All you need are chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and your choice of something to mix in, like walnuts or M&M’s. Just melt everything together in a bowl in the microwave and pour in a prepared dish to set. Refrigerate until hardened and then enjoy your new favorite microwavable treat!
10. Chocolate lava cake
My all-time favorite dessert is now right at my fingertips, and yours as well! This yummy treat is actually a lot simpler than you might think. It’s essentially the same steps as making a brownie mug cake, but you stuff a bunch of chocolate chips in the center of the batter before you microwave it, making a gooey and delicious cake. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to finish and enjoy your amazing dessert!
11. Peanut butter chocolate cake
Peanut butter and chocolate are like salt and pepper; they just belong together. So, why not satisfy your sweet and salty cravings with this decadent mug cake! It uses the same main ingredients as all of the other mug cakes, but with the addition of chocolate and peanut buttery goodness. Don’t forget to add your favorite chocolate chips and peanut butter cups to the top after cooking for an extra treat! This dessert is so quick and easy, you’ll have it ready to eat before you know it!
12. Chocolate pretzel bars
All you need is a few ingredients and a microwave for this next dessert! Simply melt down chocolate chips in the microwave and pour onto a baking sheet. Top with mini pretzels, marshmallows, M&M’s, or anything that you want! Allow the bars to cool and harden completely before digging in. These bars are so simple and customizable that the possibilities are endless!