17 Super-Quick Desserts for Almost-Instant Gratification
These quick and easy treats have got your back when your sweet tooth's craving dessert but time's not on your side. We mean it. You can have any one of these ready in under 30 minutes. Best of all, you'll find most of the ingredients right in your pantry.
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
You could stick to the 3-ingredient magic of this super simple cookie recipe, or follow the lead of several reviewers who added chocolate to the mix. Your cookie, your choice. It's all good.
Edible Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
You know how it is. Sometimes you just want to eat cookie dough. This safe-to-eat, eggless recipe is here to second that emotion.
Southern Fried Apples
Spooned over ice cream while they're still warm from the skillet, slices of fresh apple sautéed in butter and cinnamon sugar deliver the goodness of pie without all the baking. Add a splash of bourbon or brandy for a boozy finish, if you wish.
Plantains in Butter Rum Sauce
If you've always wanted to try cooking plantains but didn't know where to start, use this simple recipe as your intro. You can substitute regular bananas if you can't find plantains; the flavor will be sweeter and the texture will be softer.
3-Ingredient Rocky Road Fudge
So easy. Just melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a saucepan, stir in marshmallows, pour into a pan, and cool.
Hasty Chocolate Pudding
Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge (2-Ingredient)
Okay, so this stretches the definition of fudge. But when you're jonesing for something quick and fudgy, this 2-ingredient treat just might do it for you.
Rocky Road Popcorn Balls
Baked S'mores Dip
No campfire? No problem. This s'mores dip comes to you straight from the oven. Bake it in a cast iron skillet if you want to give it an outdoorsy spin.
Easy Lemon Cookies
"These are delicious and so simple!! My grandmother, who bakes for everyone else but rarely eats her own goodies just loves these. Let them turn just golden on the edges and they turn out great," Christine Qarqat says.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
"These were an excellent, easy and elegant dessert that we really loved. Like some others, I omitted the shortening and did not miss it," Sara says.
Bananas Foster II
This New Orleans classic takes just 20 minutes to make. It's traditionally served with ice cream, but you can spoon it over pancakes, waffles, and French toast, as well.
Amazing Healthy Dark Chocolate
Don't confuse "healthy" for flavorless. This three-ingredient dark chocolate tastes rich and indulgent.
Short Cut Strawberry Short Cakes
"Been doing this for decades! But nothing beats a homemade shortcake," Melissa Gervais says of this 25-minute dessert.
Aunt Betty's Banana Pudding
"This is the best banana pudding I've ever eaten. It beats the old-fashioned cooked method by a mile, and it is so easy!" — Lake lady
Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse
You don't have to follow the keto diet to enjoy this thick, decadent mousse. Lighten it up with fresh fruit, or create a mocha version with coffee extract, as home cook Deb McKasson recommends.