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Simple Desserts that Will Impress

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 07.01.20
Simple Desserts that Will Impress
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You don’t need a fully stocked pantry to bake something memorable and delicious. A recipe couldn’t get much easier than some of the scrumptious three ingredient desserts out there just waiting to impress you and your family. Whether you’re after decadent fudge or a fresh baked cookie, you don’t need much to make these rich recipes.

Three-Ingredient Cookies

The New York Times offers up three different types of cookies that you only need three simple ingredients to throw together. If you have a stick of butter, confectioners sugar and some flour on hand you can make their sweet butter cookies. And if you’re looking for something to satiate your peanut butter craving all you need is one egg, granulated sugar and a cup of peanut butter. The chocolate hazelnut cookies sound fancy enough for a high-end bakery, but all you need to make them is Nutella, flour and an egg.

Oreo Truffles


We love these simple truffles from SheSpeaks member angiedeak. Just crush Oreos, mix them in softened cream cheese and cover them with melted chocolate. It's the perfect pop-in-your mouth treat. You can even mix it up with different Oreo flavors, like Birthday Cake or Caramel Coconut. Click here for all the details.

Easy Paleo Cookies

Paleo cookies from SheSpeaks member tressiealice sound amazing, regardless of what type of diet you follow. Her three ingredients include:

1 cup sunbutter sunflower seed butter
1 egg
1 cup organic coconut palm sugar

No Bake Fudge

If three ingredients are too much for you to handle, try SheSpeaks member HeatherSeasr83's fudge recipe that calls for just one tub of chocolate frosting and a package of chocolate chips, though feel free to add in nuts, marshmallows, crushed mints, or whatever you'd like.

What are your favorite simple dessert recipes? Click here to submit them to our SheSpeaks Recipes!

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  • beaniebaby70 By beaniebaby70
    07.01.20  

    Banana snickerdoodles! 

  • 216amyc By 216amyc
    07.01.20  

    I like fresh berries with whipped cream.

  • Lksparker By Lksparker
    07.01.20  

    I usually use the Pillsbury ready to bake chocolate chip cokies, but can't wait to try out these easy recipes.  Thanks.  

  • nickelet11 By nickelet11
    07.01.20  

    i love cheesecake froyo! blueberry and chocolate are my favorite ad ins.

  • annefearman33 By annefearman33
    07.01.20  

    Oh man – I am definitely making those Oreo truffles!

  • xoxosbg By xoxosbg
    07.01.20  

    I like chocolate covered strawberries!! 

  • shaktimom By shaktimom
    07.01.20  

    My favorite quick dessert is plain greek yogurt topped with honey. Tastes completely decadent but so good for you.

  • pmencin By pmencin
    07.01.20  

    Key lime pie, made with limeade and whipped topping.  Soooooo easy to make!

  • justonechick By justonechick
    07.01.20  

    Cherry Chocolate Crockpot cake:

    In a crockpot, pour in one box of chocolate cake mix, and one can of cherry compote, and one stick of butter. Stir to mix.  Turn crockpot on low and slow.  Will be done in a few hours.  Serve by spoon with icecream or whip cream.  

  • godmother4 By godmother4
    07.01.20  

    My grown children still love the Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies I made when they were little. Cherry Chip Cake mix, 2 eggs,  1/2 cup oil, chocolate chips. I'm always surprised when they ask if I can make them. They are so easy to make.

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