Best 138+ easy dessert recipes with few ingredients

Easy Dessert Recipes With Few Ingredients

These dessert recipes are quick, cheap and easy to make. Most of these recipes are under 5 ingredients and take less than 10 minutes to prepare. There are cheap and easy cookies, pies, cakes, pudding, fudge, brownies, cheesecake and more!

Cookies, Bars and Truffles

Fruit Cookies

  1. 3 Ingredient Lemon Cookies from Somewhat Simple
  2. Lemon Butter Cookies from Simply Whisked
  3. 3 Ingredient Lemon Bars from Tammilee Tips
  4. 3 Ingredient Strawberry Cool Whip Cookies from Yummy Healthy Easy
  5. Strawberry Short-Cookies from Delish
  6. Strawberry Crumb Bars from Flavor Mosaic
  7. 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies from Pillsbury
  8. 4 Ingredient Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Easy Peasy Pleasy
  9. Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Baker Bettie
  10. Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies from Chew Out Loud
  11. Easy 5-Ingredient Key Lime Pie Bars from Pillsbury

Chocolate Cookies

  1. 4 Ingredient Almond Joy Cookies from Mom on Timeout
  2. 4 Ingredient Double Chocolate Cookies from The Recipe Rebel
  3. 5 Ingredient Oreo Cheesecake Cookies from Baker by Nature
  4. S’mores Cups from The First Year
  5. Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from The Frugal Girls
  6. No-Bake Avalanche Cookies from The Slow Roasted Italian
  7. 3 Ingredient Oreo Truffles from Cooking Classy
  8. M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Averie Cooks
  9. Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Delish
  10. 3 Ingredient Nutella Truffles from Crazy for Crust

Peanut Butter and Other Nut Cookies

  1. 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies from Yummy Supper
  2. Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies from Dear Crissy
  3. Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies from Dessert Now, Dinner Later
  4. 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Lava Cookies from Oh Bite It
  5. Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars from Chef Savvy
  6. Peanut Butter Blondies from Gal on a Mission
  7. No Bake Peanut Butter Bars from Culinary Hill
  8. Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pinwheels from Clean and Scentsible
  9. 5 Ingredient M&M Peanut Butter Bars from Rachel Cooks
  10. Pecan Pie Cookies from Spend with Pennies
  11. 3 Ingredient Italian Hazelnut Cookies from As Easy as Apple Pi

Other Cookies Desserts

  1. Oatmeal Shortbread from Allrecipes
  2. 3 Ingredient Butter Cookies from A Cup of Jo
  3. Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies from Cookies and Cups
  4. No Bake Caramel Cookies from Little Dairy On the Prairie
  5. 3 Ingredient Caramel Snickerdoodles from Oh Bite It


  1. Old Fashioned Hot Milk Cake from Culinary Hill
  2. sugar Cream Pie from The Domestic Rebel
  3. Best Butter Cake from The Domestic Rebel
  4. Sugar Cookie Butter Dump Cake from Tablespoon
  5. Cream Puff Cake from Lil Luna
  6. Easy Yogurt Cake from An Italian in my Kitchen
  7. Coffee Cake in a Mug from Heather Likes Food
  8. Quick Coffee Cake from Lil Luna
  9. Cappuccino Icebox Cake from Kitchen Nostalgia
  10. Old Fashioned Blue Ribbon Pound Cake from Call Me PMc
  11. Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake from Cookies and Cups

Chocolate and Nutella Cakes

  1. Depression-Era Chocolate Cake from Our Heritage of Health
  2. Farmer’s Daughter Cake from Cooking with Carlee
  3. 3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake from Gimme Some Oven
  4. No Bake Ice Cream Cake from Unsophisticook
  5. Nanny’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake from LOVEFOODIES
  6. Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake from Diary of a Recipe Collector
  7. 3 Ingredient Oreo Icebox Cake from Chocolate Chocolate and More
  8. No-Bake Eclair Cake from The Country Cook
  9. Nutella Magic Cake from Jo Cooks
  10. 4 Ingredient Molten Nutella Lava Mug Cake from Kirbie’s Cravings
  11. Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake from Mom Loves Baking
  12. Grandma’s Hot Fudge Sundae Cake from The Recipe Rebel

Fruit Filled Cakes

  1. 3 Ingredient Easy Peach Dump Cake from Dine and Dish
  2. 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake from Stockpiling Moms
  3. 3 Ingredient Strawberry Dump Cake from The Frugal Girls
  4. No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake from Cakes Cottage
  5. Crockpot Carrot Cake from The Frugal Girls
  6. Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes from Dole


  1. Nanny’s Oatmeal Pie from Jessica N Wood
  2. Amish Buttermilk Pie from Tastes of Lizzy T’s
  3. Grandma’s Egg Custard Pie from Allrecipes
  4. Southern Brown Sugar Pie from Pizzazzerie
  5. Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie from Allrecipes

Fruit Pies

  1. Shoney’s Strawberry Pie from The Country Cook
  2. Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie from Allrecipes
  3. Easy Banana Cream Pie from CincyShopper
  4. 5 Ingredient Key Lime Pie from My Recipe Confessions
  5. Apple Pie Bites from The Blond Cook

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pies

  1. S’mores Sugar Cookie Pie from Crazy for Crust
  2. 5 Minute Hershey’s Chocolate Pie from Shabby Creek Cottage
  3. 3 Ingredient Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie from Thirty Handmade Days
  4. No Bake Nutella Pie.from Recipe Boy
  5. No-Bake Snickers Pie from Bakerita
  6. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie from Allrecipes

Custards and Puddings

  1. Poor Man’s Pudding from A Hippie with a Minivan
  2. Vanilla Magic Custard Cake from OMG Chocolate Desserts
  3. Crustless Custard Pie from Holly’s Cheat Day
  4. Coconut Custard Pie from Allrecipes
  5. Tapioca Pudding from Tastes Better From Scratch
  6. Banana Pudding from Allrecipes
  7. Baked Rice Pudding from Tastes Better From Scratch
  8. 2-Ingredient Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding from The Slow Roasted Italian
  9. 3 Ingredient Lemon Puddings with Candied Lemon Zest from Food and Wine
  10. Slow Cooker Brownie Pudding from Crazy for Crust
  11. Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding from Hershey’s Kitchens
  12. 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce from Buzzfeed

Cobblers, Crisps and Tarts

  1. 3 Ingredient Peach Cobbler from Little Things
  2. Easy Cherry Cobbler from Life in the Lofthouse
  3. Simple Apple Cobbler from A Cowboy’s Wife
  4. 3 Ingredient Blackberry-Granola Crisp from Real Simple
  5. 3 Ingredient Apple Crisp with Oats from Inspired Taste
  6. Strawberries and Cream Tarts from With Salt and Wit
  7. 5-Ingredient Peach Tart from Just a Taste

Brownies and Fudge

  1. 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies from Krbie’s Cravings
  2. Lunch Lady Brownies from Life In The Lofthouse
  3. 5-ingredient Microwave Caramel Chocolate Fudge from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  4. 4 Ingredient Fudge with Sea Salt from Chef Savvy
  5. Turtle Fudge from Live Well Bake Often
  6. 3-Ingredient Reese’s Fudge from Butter with a Side of Bread
  7. Peanut Butter Blondie Brownies from Allrecipes


  1. 3 Ingredient Souffle Cheesecake from Sweet and Savory
  2. Easy and Creamy Cheesecake from The Country Cook
  3. 5-Ingredient Cake Batter Cheesecake from Six Sisters’ Stuff
  4. Four-Ingredient Raspberry Cheesecake Fluff from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  5. No Bake Oreo Cheesecake from Crazy for Crust
  6. Vanilla Cheesecake from Life Love and Sugar
  7. No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake from CincyShopper

Bread and Bakery Desserts

  1. 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Monkey Bread with Berries from
  2. Peanut Butter Banana Muffins from Thirty Handmade Days
  3. 3 Ingredient Banana Bread from The Creek Line House
  4. Best (and Easiest) Glazed Donuts from Sprinkle Some Sugar
  5. 5 Minute Sweet Bread from Julia Blanner
  6. Banana Chocolate Muffins from Momcrieff
  7. Chocolate Bread Pudding Mugs from Desserts for Two
  8. 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Sugar Donuts from Little Bit Funky
  9. 5-Ingredient Cannolis from Baker by Nature
  10. Quick & Easy {Baked} Cake Mix Donuts from It’s Always Autumn

Other Fruit Desserts

  1. 3 Ingredient Banana Sushi Bites with Nutella from Nutella
  2. Caramel Apple Pie Bombs from OMG Chocolate Desserts
  3. Country Apple Dumplings from Allrecipes
  4. Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas from Dizzy Busy and Hungry
  5. 3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Other Chocolate Desserts

  1. 2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse from Oh Lady Cakes
  2. 2-Ingredient Nutella Mousse from Tried and Tasty
  3. 2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache from Spend With Pennies
  4. 3 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites from The Baker Mama

Other Peanut Butter Desserts

  1. 3 Ingredient Peanut Chocolate Clusters from Living Well Kitchen
  2. Peanut Butter Balls from Two Twenty One
  3. Peanut Butter Oat Squares from Listotic
  4. 3 Ingredient Healthy No Bake Rice Crispy Treats from The Big Man’s World
  5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats from Pip and Ebby
  6. Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna from Hugs and Cookies XOXO
  7. Perfect Microwave Caramels from Little Dairy On the Prairie


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