34 Insanely Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes

Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this. BTW, these are mostly desserts. I hope you’re OK with that.

1. Nutella + Eggs = Flourless Nutella Cake

The batter takes less than 10 minutes to make. The cake bakes for 25 minutes. Get the full recipe here.

2. Pitted Dates + Coconut Butter = No Bake Coconut Cookie Dough Balls

Pinch of salt, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips are optional. Get the full directions here.

3. White Chocolate Chips + Oreos = Cookies n’ Cream Oreo Bark

Full details here.

4. Can of Strawberry Frosting + White Chocolate Chips = Strawberry Fudge

Get the recipe here. You could also use chocolate frosting and chocolate chips for regular fudge.

5. 1 Part Balsamic Vinegar + 1 Part Whiskey = Steak Marinade

6. Chocolate Chips + Coconut Oil = Magic Shell

Scientifically, it works because coconut oil is a liquid when warmed, but a solid at room temperature. See the full recipe here.

7. Self-Rising Flour + Greek Yogurt = Pizza Dough

A little olive oil and Italian seasoning are optional. Get the recipe here.

This pizza dough is actually good, if you don’t mind it a little chewy and focaccia-esque. Read a testimony here.

You can also make an easy flatbread using these same ingredients.

8. Peanut Butter + Ripe Bananas = Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Get the recipe here.

You could also use Nutella instead of peanut butter.

9. Soy Yogurt + Sweetener = Vegan Pinkberry

Get more info here.

10. Chicken Breasts + Italian Dressing = Easy Italian Chicken

Here’s a no-fail, no-brainer of a recipe.

11. Yellow Cake Mix + Lemon Lime Soda = Soda Can Cupcakes

12. Self-Rising Flour + Eggnog = Eggnog Muffins

You’ll want to be eating these this winter.

13. Granulated Sugar + Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets = Palmiers

Real Simple has the recipe.

14. Cool Whip + Lemon Curd = Lemon Mousse

Get the full instructions here.

15. Lemon-Lime Soda + Sweetened Condensed Milk = Soda Pop Sorbet

Get the recipe here.

16. Broccoli Florets + Garlic Hummus = Creamy Garlic Broccoli

Cook the broccoli however you’d like: roast it, steam it, sauté it. Then toss in the garlic hummus. More variations and ideas here.

17. Colby Jack Cheese + Cheese Nips = Cheese Crisps

Get the recipe here.

18. Ripe Banana + Flax Seeds = Banana Flax Seed Crackers

This recipe does require a little baking.

19. Melting Chocolate + Cream Cheese = Chocolate Truffles

But if you want to get fancy, you can drizzle some melted peanut butter as shown

20. Nilla Wafer Cookies + Mint White Chocolate

You can find mint white chocolate chips here. Get the full recipe here.

21. Refrigerated Pie Crust + Hershey’s Kisses = Kiss Pies

This recipe gets slightly fancy by using mint truffle kisses.

22. Nutella + Milk = Hot Chocolate

You can make this in the microwave.

23. Ice Cream + Self-Rising Flour = Ice Cream Bread

The bread will turn out subtly sweet and flavored, but don’t use the low fat ice cream! More info here.

24. Coconut Flakes + Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk = Macaroon Cookies

Get the recipe here

25. Buttermilk + Self-Rising Flour = Biscuits

Sugar and butter are optional, but these are just fine on their own.

26. Eggs + Maple Syrup = Maple Soufflé

Get the full directions here.

27. Flour + Pureed Baby Food = DIY Dog Treats

Just make sure there’s no garlic or onions in the baby food.

28. Ripe Bananas + Rolled Oats = Oatmeal Cookies

Get the full recipe here.

29. Spice Cake Mix + Can of Pumpkin = Pumpkin Muffins (Or Cookies)

Get the muffin recipe here and the cookie recipe here.

30. Onion Soup Mix + Raw Almonds = Onion Dip

The soaked almonds will create a creamy puree in a blender or food processor, and you can find healthy, organic versions of onion soup mix.

31. Medjool Dates + Oats = No Bake Energy Bars

Get the recipe for these date squares here.

32. Ginger Ale + Mustard = Ham Marinade

Ginger ale sounds odd, but it really keeps the ham moist. Use 2 parts ginger ale and 1 part mustard.

33. Sliced American Cheese + Package of Crescent Rolls = Grilled Cheese Bites

Get the recipe here.

34. Pineapple Chunks + Fresh Mint = Pineapple Ice

It’s an easy, icy dessert.

All images created by John Gara

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