By Vanessa Greaves

Procrastinators and super-busy people rejoice! There's still time to whip up impressive homemade Christmas gifts, thanks to your microwave. Although it takes just minutes to meld a handful of ingredients into batches of top-notch candy, everyone's going to think you slaved for hours. Let 'em.

Super Easy Rocky Road Candy

2 Ingredients | Cook Time 5 Minutes | Average Rating 4.75
"This was great! Easy to make and gone in 60 seconds!" -- deedee

Super Easy Rocky Road Candy | Photo by WannaBeChef

3-Minute Fudge

3 Ingredients | Cook Time 3 Minutes | Average Rating 4.5
"If you're pressed for time, can't find or don't have a candy thermometer, it's a great no-fail fudge recipe to have on hand. My poor thighs!" -- RainbowJewels

3 Minute Fudge | Photo by RainbowJewels

Cherry-Pistachio Bark

4 Ingredients | Cook Time 7 Minutes | Average Rating 4.76
"I keep finding myself eating far more of this than I mean to, and it's continually requested at holiday exchanges." -- Knowles

Cherry Pistachio Bark | Photo by Svetik

Easy Microwave Maple Fudge

5 Ingredients | Cook Time 3 Minutes | Average Rating 3.95
"I think the nuts are an absolute necessity. I mean maple + walnuts? They're best friends!" -- Sumchelle

Easy Microwave Maple Fudge | Photo by mis7up

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

6 Ingredients | Cook Time 10 Minutes | Average Rating 4.73
"As a professional chef, I tend to be a purist about cooking methods, and even so, this made a believer out of skeptical me!" -- Baricat

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle | Photo by MrsFisher

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