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5 Easy Dessert Recipes (With 5 or Less Ingredients)

Posted by Lisa

Today at Rocks in My Dryer, we’re all giving our recipes with no more than 5 ingredients. Y’all know I love to eat but hate to cook, so I have a bunch of recipes to share. These are all dessert recipes, so get ready to print!


No kidding – this is so good and quick you can make it when no one is home and eat half of it before they get back. Ok you can eat the whole thing but you’ll have to clean up your evidence too.

1. Coat an 8 or 9″ square glass pan with cooking oil.
2. Spread 1/2C chopped pecans on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
3. Melt 1/2C butter in a 1 qt. saucepan, add 3/4C brown sugar and bring to a boil over medium heat. Set timer for 6 minutes. Boil mixture for 6-7 minutes until it starts to smoke, stirring constantly. Following this is the crucial step.
4. Drizzle mixture over pecans.
5. Sprinkle 1/2C chocolate chips on top. Cover pan with a cookie sheet for about 6 minutes. Uncover and smoothe out melted chips with the back of a spoon.
6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Chop into pieces and gorge.


I like to serve this instead of coffee cake.

Prepare any yellow cake mix as directed. Add one can of German chocolate pecan or coconut icing. Mix. Pour into bundt cake, cook as directed on cake mix box, but add 10 minutes to baking time. Cool completely before dumping out of pan. YUMMY!


1. Smash a pkg. of Oreo cookies and place in the bottom of a 13×9 glass pan.

2. Drizzle 2 jars of Mrs. Richardson’s fudge over the cookie crumbs. This is the best fudge in a jar ever.

3. Microwave (just until soft) 1/2 gallon ice cream of your choice (I like Blue Bell’s Moolenium) and spread it over the fudge. Freeze until ice cream is hard again, then dig in! My kids request this one.

You can add nuts, m&m’s and other toppings if you prefer. We like it plain.

CREPES – to be filled with your choice of fruits and syrups.

Mix 2 eggs, 1/4C sugar, 1/4t salt, 1C milk, and 1C flour in a bowl.

Heat a small, crepe size, non-stick pan to med.-low. Pour in enough batter to coat the bottom of the pan. Flip with fingers (fork will tear crepe). Be careful not to brown the crepe. You don’t want it crispy or it will break when trying to roll it.


1. Preheat oven to 350 (325 for glass dish). In 13×9″ baking pan, melt 1 stick of butter in the oven. Sprinkle 1 1/2C graham cracker crumbs evenly over butter; pour 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top with 2C chocolate chips and 1 C peanut butter chips; press firmly.

2. Bake 25 min. or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars.

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  1. Slacker Mom Said,

    These all sound soooo good, I think I’ve just gained 5 pounds! Thanks for sharing – I’ll have to try some of these this weekend….

  2. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates Said,

    We like the same kind of recipes! Yum!! I MUST try the Bundt cake recipe very soon. Thanks!

  3. Llama Momma Said,

    That ice cream pie sounds amazing!!!

  4. Sonshine Said,

    Thanks for sharing! These will be easy to do or even teach my kids to do!


  5. World's Greatest Mommy Said,

    Delicious! The cookie bar recipe is already one of my favorites, but I plan on making the bundt cake one soon. It sound amazing!

  6. Audra Krell Said,

    You are hilarious, I would so eat at least half the pan before they got home from school. I love the bundt cake recipe and can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  7. Kate Said,

    These recipes all sound fantastic. I think I’ll make that toffee for an at-home date night with my husband. The two of us could easily eat it all and the kids will have no clue! Thanks so much.

    By the way, I am really enjoying your. You have created a fabulous resource here. We definitely have a very similar outlook on many things. I’m looking forward to coming back often.

  8. Christine@AreWeThereYetMom Said,

    Seriously, my husband was just asking me to make him Toffee last night!! I know he’d be surprised if I whipped it up in a flash.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Lori Said,

    Oh my…my mouth is watering already! Thanks so much-I just had my third baby, so these sound doable to me. Thanks for stopping by katymom.com last week, I love a good comment. I used to try the pin too, always a bad idea with the little ones tugging on me!
    I started a Linky today on a carnival at katymom-come by if you want to link up!

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