21 Impressive 5-Ingredient Desserts

Forget fancy pastry technique or fussy baked goods, pies or cookies - get to the sweet stuff quicker with these ridiculously easy treats.

Maple Krispie Cookies

"These are the "crack" of cookies. I actually had my husband put them out of my reach before he left for work this morning. Yummy!"


Peanut Butter Cups

"These are phenomenal. I like to keep mine refrigerated. I use the non-stick foil and the bars come off easily."


Triple Fudge Brownies

"These were the best brownies I have ever made. This was only three ingredients, does it get any easier than that?"


Dump Cake

"The whole time I was making it, I kept thinking I must be doing something wrong — it can't be THIS easy. It turned out perfectly and everyone loved it."


Easy Cake Mix Cookies

"Great recipe! I love the fact that you can customize these by adding different toppings and using different cake mixes."

-May I Have That Recipe

Flourless Chocolate Cake

"This is the best flourless chocolate cake I've made. It isn't eggy and the cake doesn't sink like some others I've tried. It's very rich but so good you tend to eat more than you should."


Mammy's Apple Crisp

"This was a perfect apple crisp, exactly how it should be. I really appreciate recipes that are simple, have only a few ingredients yet are fabulously tasty. This one fits the bill!"

-Bella N

Strawberry Pie

"Delicious! I chose this recipe because it didn't use Jell-O. This was easy, tasty and made with ingredients that you don't have to run out to the store to get."


Easy Key Lime Pie

"You can't beat this for simple! Everyone enjoyed this, and it really hit the spot. The chocolate wafer crust is a nice change of pace."


Apple Pie Baked in the Apple

"These pies rate a 10 on the cuteness scale. I made them using canned apple pie filling, which cut down on prep time."

-Kathy at Food.com

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes for Two

"The chocolate filling is so light and creamy almost mousse-like really. I loved it! This was very quick and easy to assemble as well."

-Roxanne J.R.

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

"The pumpkin makes this cake very moist and a little dense, plus gives it a beautiful orange color. It didn't rise too much, so it was still somewhat fluffy."

-Amber of AZ

Creme Caramel

"I made these in star-shaped tins and they looked pretty special. They are best made the night before, which gives the caramel a chance to color the custard and liquify."


Easy As Microwave Chocolate Fudge

"It's amazing how delicious this fudge is, plus it's so easy to make. Be sure to chill it for at least two hours before cutting it."


Butter Pecan Cake

"This was so rich and decadent. It was a very elegant cake that was full of wonderful flavors like coconut and pecans."


Coffee Jell-O

"Absolutely perfect! I used to enjoy coffee Jell-O when I lived in Japan, and this is just how I remember it. Best to start with a good brew because coffee really is the main flavor."

-Maggie, Cooking

Kittencal's White Cake

"I was skeptical about this recipe because of the soda as an ingredient, but it was an absolutely delicious cake!"

-Missy #2

Margarita Parfaits

"This tastes like a luscious, creamy margarita without the salt. Plus, these looked so great in the margarita glasses."

-Gail Blue Eyes

Low-Carb Lemon Cheesecake Bars

"Wow, this was delicious and so easy to make! This is a gift for those of us who watch our carbs. It tastes just like regular cheesecake."


Banana Split

"This is just an all-time classic dessert recipe!"


Super Easy Coconut Cream Pie

"Loved it! I used coconut-flavored pudding mix and a frozen pie crust. I also toasted the coconut before I put it on top."