Skip To Content
    Updated on May 31, 2020. Posted on Jun 12, 2019

    17 Pretty Impressive Desserts That You Only Need Five Ingredients (or Less) To Make

    Five ingredients. Unlimited satisfaction.

    Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed

    1. No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

    Add a Pinch / Via

    It's hard to find a combination that beats the easy decadence of peanut butter and chocolate. Oh, and the fact that they'll be done in 30 minutes with no oven needed make these bars a win all around.

    2. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

    Add a Pinch / Via

    Strawberries are in season, which gives you the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of these for dessert (or an anytime snack).

    3. Brown Sugar Passion Fruit Ice Pops

    Always Order Dessert / Via

    Sometimes, you just really crave something refreshingly sweet and the pint of Ben and Jerry's in the freezer has been licked clean. Now, with these ice pops, you'll know where to turn.

    4. Five-Ingredient Rainbow Marshmallow Treats

    Apple of my Eye / Via

    These cereal bars give you the perfect excuse to put aside your healthy bowl of oatmeal, just for a day, and be a kid again.

    5. Four-Ingredient Peanut Butter Oat Bars

    Apple of my Eye / Via

    These oat bars pack in the fiber AND the fun with healthy doses of chocolate and quick-cooking oats. You've got breakfast and dessert, all in one!

    6. Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

    Tasty / Via

    Here are some cookies that'll give Pillsbury a run for its money and good news: they only require three ingredients, 30 minutes, and one moderately hungry adult.

    7. Three-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

    Tasty / Via

    Breakfast cookies? You heard me right. Eat a bunch first, thank me later.

    8. Strawberry Icebox Cake

    Amanda's Cookin' / Via

    This quick, summertime dessert can be made even easier if you replace the heavy whipping cream with store-bought whipped cream.

    9. Three-Ingredient Lemon Mousse

    The Kitchen is my Playground / Via

    This lemon mousse gives you all the satisfaction of luscious lemon bars without any of that pesky baking time.

    10. Three-Ingredient French Vanilla Peach Cobbler

    Amanda's Cookin' / Via

    A three-ingredient COBBLER? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, I'd hope so: it's absolutely amazing.

    11. Creamy-Raspberry Jell-O Parfaits

    Amanda's Cookin' / Via

    There's something magical about parfaits. There's also something magical about Jell-O. Now, throw those two together and you have one truly magical dessert experience.

    12. Sprinkle Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

    Best Friends for Frosting / Via

    These ice cream sandwiches are perfectly customizable: choose your favorite ice cream flavor! Sprinkles are extra and in my humble opinion, they're so totally worth it.

    13. Oreo Cheesecake Icebox Cake

    Brown Eyed Baker / Via

    It's hard to improve upon the perfection of an Oreo, but if there's one recipe that does it, this would be it.

    Bowl of Delicious / Via

    This ice cream is 100% vegan and 100% delicious. Oh, and the only equipment you need? A food processor.

    Celebrating Sweets / Via

    It's hard to believe how easy it is to make this ice cream. It's also hard to believe how gosh darn delicious it is.

    16. Three-Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes

    Amanda's Cookin' / Via

    Just three ingredients to make these yummy cupcakes? Sign. Me. Up.

    17. Raspberry Dream Poke Cake

    Amanda's Cookin' / Via

    This poke cake really IS a dream. Now, excuse me while I go get more.