5 Ingredient Dessert Recipes

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2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

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This is the easiest fudge ever. Every time I make it I get so many compliments on how great it is. This is the easiest peanut butter fudge ever, and it is so good. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do.

S'mores in a Cup

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15
I wanted s'mores one evening and I didn't want to build a fire. This is one of my now favorite recipes. It takes a little more time but it's not messy and great for little kids. Don't have to worry about cleaning their hands, might have to clean around their mouth though, if you have one of those children that could make a mess out of absolutely nothing. I was one of those children and still am today.

Magical Chocolate Bars

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3
Delicious and fun chocolate ice cream bars that are adaptable to every taste bud! Top bars with sprinkles, chopped nuts, or any other of your favorite toppings while the chocolate hard shell is still wet.

Apple Cinnamon Chimichangas

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9
Best Mexican-inspired breakfast or dessert! If you like, drizzle with honey.

Lemon Curd Tarts

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6
These lemon curd tarts are a staple dessert at my tea parties. I can make them quickly without even measuring the ingredients using a pastry bag to fill the small shells. The crust remains crunchy for several hours, so I make them early the morning of the tea and then refrigerate them. I also serve these at wedding and baby showers. For variation, you can place 1/4 teaspoon raspberry spread underneath the lemon curd and garnish with a fresh raspberry, omitting the cinnamon. Another variation is to use lime curd instead of lemon, both of which can be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store.

Hazelnut Palmiers

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3
Hazelnut in puff pastry; it doesn't get any better than that. Very simple.

Mango Ice Cream

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1
This is phenomenal and gastroparesis-friendly!

Vegan Meringues

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These vegan meringues use the liquid from a tin of chickpeas as the substitute for egg whites - genius! Use these vegan meringues wherever you would use egg white meringue such as summer fruit pavlova and Eton mess.

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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This is one of my favorite cookies to make. They are the only peanut butter cookies my family will eat! Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on cookies before baking, if desired.

4-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

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Kids will love these scrumptious low-carb keto cookies; all you need is peanut butter, vanilla extract, an egg, and some sugar substitute.

Apple Cobbler Crumble

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This super-easy cobbler is great for unexpected company or spur-of-the-moment cravings. The juice from the fruit cooks out to produce enough moisture to make this cobbler delicious. You can also use fresh peaches instead of apples.

Macaron (French Macaroon)

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This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all. Pipe your choice of filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. These are like cloud cookie sandwiches and are delicious if done correctly. If you want to do it the super-easy way, just fill with your favorite flavor of frosting. Enjoy!

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Vanilla Ice Cream V

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No-cook, no eggs, made with half-and-half and cream. Great, simple, classic vanilla ice cream! This is designed for an old-fashioned ice cream maker that yields 1 gallon; be sure to scale recipe down if you have a countertop model.