5 Ingredient Dessert Recipes

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2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Rating: 5 stars 45
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

Rating: 4 stars 21
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

Rating: 5 stars 6
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
Best Mexican-inspired breakfast or dessert! If you like, drizzle with honey.

Lemon Curd Tarts

Rating: 5 stars 8
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Hazelnut in puff pastry; it doesn't get any better than that. Very simple.

Mango Ice Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This is phenomenal and gastroparesis-friendly!

Vegan Meringues

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
Vegan meringue is easy to make using the liquid from a can of chickpeas.
By ritaturner

Blackberry Dump Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Full of ripe, juicy blackberries, this crowd-pleasing dump cake is a winner!
By JA Taylor

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 554
These speedy 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies are naturally gluten-free.

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
5 ingredients are all you need to make this caramel apple dump cake.

Peach Dump Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1075
Simple, tasty peach dump cake made with canned peaches and yellow cake mix.

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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge
Rating: 4.5 stars 698

Our 5-ingredient chocolate fudge recipe is rich, creamy, and delicious!