17 Easy Desserts with Few Ingredients

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March 18, 2020
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March 18, 2020

17 Easy Desserts with Few Ingredients

If you’re stuck at home with nothing to do, looking for something sweet to throw together with whatever you have

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17 Easy Desserts with Few Ingredients

If you’re stuck at home with nothing to do, looking for something sweet to throw together with whatever you have in your pantry, you’ve come to the right place! We rounded up the easiest desserts with few ingredients. From s’more rice krispie treats to semi homemade brownie pie, we have every recipe you’ll need to use up all those ingredients already in the back of your pantry!

Easy Desserts made with Few Ingredients

Holed up at home looking for something fun to do? Baking and cooking are proven stress relievers! They’re a productive activity that ends deliciously. So we rounded up our favorite desserts made with minimal ingredients that you’ll already have in your pantry. Happy baking my loves!

1. Gluten Free Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These are one of our top performing cookies on the blog, and for a good reason! They’re chewy, delicious, and loaded with chocolate. And they just so happen to be gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free.

AND they’re made in one bowl with shelf stable ingredients: tahini, oats, maple syrup, chocolate, cinnamon, and salt. If you don’t have tahini on hand, you can sub it out for any other natural, runny nut butter!

gluten free tahini oatmeal cookies

2. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate at home treat. Make our recipe for the best ever chocolate chip cookies with basic ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

best chocolate chip cookies recipe

3. Blueberry Muffins

There’s no better way to start the day at home than with blueberry muffins! You can make these with frozen blueberries or use up any fresh blueberries you have that might be going bad!

the best blueberry muffins recipe

4. Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cures all. This chocolate cake is fudgy, decadent and SO EASY to make. Top this off with a creamy chocolate frosting the ultimate at home treat! While cake uses a little more ingredients than the other recipes on this list, they’re all pantry staples: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, oil.

blackout chocolate cake

5. Snickers Brownies

Do you like snickers? Do you like brownies? If the answer to either of these is yes, then you’re going to absolutely LOVE these snickers brownies. They’re pretty much the best dessert with few ingredients on this list. With four decadent layers of brownie, nougat, caramel, and chocolate, you simply must make these.

stack of snickers brownies with gooey caramel

6.Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee Bark

This saltine toffee bark is a great way to use up all those leftover crackers that are about to go stale and the obsessive amount of pb you stocked up on. Store this toffee bark in a sealed container and snack on it for weeks to come!

Stack of peanut butter saltine toffee bark. A crowd-pleasing sweet, salty, crunchy, and smooth Peanut Butter Toffee bark made entirely with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! Hello, sweet thing!

7. Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread Muffins

If you have a few cans of biscuit dough and sugar lying around, you NEED to make these cinnamon sugar monkey bread muffins. Plus they’re made in individual muffin cups so you can have your own monkey bread without sharing any germs.

cinnamon sugar biscuit monkey bread muffin

8. Broke Girl Truffles

If you have Oreos and cream cheese in your fridge, you can whip up these Oreo truffles! Just because you’re staying in, doesn’t mean you can’t make yourself something ~fancy~ Treat yourself with some poppable truffles for a night in!

broke girl oreo truffles on a decorative plate

9. Cinnamon Roll Blondies

Cinnamon rolls can seem like a big under taking when you’re juggling, work, the kids, your pets, and trying to stay sane while you’re holed up. Luckily you can get all the flavors of a cinnamon roll in an easy blondie with these cinnamon roll blondies.

cinnamon roll blondie with a bite taken out of it

10. Peanut Butter Oat Energy Bites

These peanut butter oat energy bites are made with 7 ingredients and are freezer friendly! One of our favorite desserts made with few ingredients, these pb oat bites are the perfect little something sweet to throw together! Whip up a big batch of these for a guilt free, protein packed treat!

grabbing for a peanut butter oat energy ball

11. Healthyish Monster Cookies

Monster cookies are one of the best classic cookies to make with a bunch of hodge podge ingredients in your pantry. These ones are a little bit healthier, but are packed full of oats,Ā  peanut butter, chocolate chips, and m and m’s. Plus, they require no mixer!

healthyish monster cookies loaded with peanut butter, m and ms and dark chocolate

12. How to Make Boxed Brownies Better

Give that old brownie mix a little extra pizzaz with this semi homemade recipe to doctor your brownie mix for some gourmet brownies! With just a few additions they’ll taste straight from a bakery instead of the box!

13. S’mores Rice Krispie Treats

When you can’t enjoy the great outdoors, these s’mores rice krispie treats are the next best thing to the real deal. They’re loaded with graham cracker pieces, chocolate and finished off with a toasty torched top!

overhead shot of s'mores rice krispie treats

14. Salted Caramel Brownie Pie

I love a good semi-homemade recipe, and this salted caramel brownie pie is one of the most decadent, delicious treats you can make with just a few ingredients. With a store bought pie crust, brownie mix and salted caramel sauce, this pie is easy to make. And easy to eat šŸ™‚

overhead shot of semi-homemade brownie pie with three scoops of ice cream

15. Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos are rice kripie treats fun aunt, and you’re going to love them They’re chewy, caramelly, and chocoaltey and seriously addicting. You’ve been warned.

16. Vegan Peanut Butter Squares

Dare I say these vegan peanut butter squares are better than real Reese’s? Okay, okay, I won’t go that far, but I will says these homemade healthy pb squares are seriously delicious. Made with just 5 ingredients, these vegan peanut butter squares are a go to recipe when you barely have anything in your cupboard!

No bake healthy peanut butter chocolate bars made with just 4 ingredients! Vegan, gluten-free, and made with maple syrup, flax seed meal, & dark chocolate!

17. Dark Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is one of my favorite, throw together desserts. this salted pretzel dark chocolate bark is made with just 4 ingredients and super easy to make! You can swap out whatever you have on hand to top this bark with!

A ridiculously cozy fall dark chocolate bark made with 86% chocolate, pumpkin seeds, pretzels, & dried fruit. Did I mention it's nearly 1/2 inch thick?!

If you have any questions about substitutions for any of these recipes, never hesitate to ask!

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  1. Thanks for sharing all of these easy desserts. I want to give my family something a little extra special this weekend. I may also want to try apples dipped in dulce de leche.

    • Hi Annie! If you click on the text of the recipe title or the image along with it, it will take you to the recipe! Sorry for the confusion!