Quick Dessert Recipes with Less Fuss and More Flavour

Quick Dessert Recipes with Less Fuss and More Flavour

It’s not just children – adults too look forward to having a sweet dessert after meals. After all, desserts complete a meal – there is a certain sense of satisfaction that comes with topping off a great meal with a sweet dish. The preparation of desserts usually takes a lot of time, which can make it difficult for parents to manage.

However, there are a few amazing desserts that you can whip up in just a few minutes! Read on to explore some dessert recipes which take less time to prepare, including some quick chocolate desserts recipes and instant puddings.

Instant Dessert Recipes that Your Family and Friends will Love

Here are some easy dessert recipes that you can try.

1. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookies are children’s all-time-favourite, and you can make these with ease at home!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • A cup of peanut butter
  • White Sugar
  • 1 egg

How to Make

Initially, preheat the oven at 350 F. Mix peanut butter, sugar and the egg in a bowl preferably with an electric mixer to get an even, smooth and creamy texture. Roll this mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet. Flatten these to the shape of a cookie with a fork, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Preparation Time

10 minutes.

Cooking Time

1 minute.

2. Edible Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Indulge yourself in the goodness of cookie dough with this sweet, flavoured option.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 1.5 tbsp milk
  • 1.5 tbsp chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

How to Make

Add butter and brown sugar to a bowl and blend them using an electric mixer until you get a creamy, smooth texture. Add everything except the chocolate chips, and mix again on medium speed. Serve after topping with the choco chips.

Preparation Time

10 minutes.

Cooking Time

10 minutes.

3. Southern Fried Apples

Easy to make yet supremely tasty, this dessert is going to be the new favourite of everyone.

Southern Fried Apples

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cups of butter
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 Green apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 0.5 cups white sugar

How to Make

Heat butter in a skillet, and stir the sugar and the cinnamon into it. Now, add the apple slices and cook till they start to break down. This should take around 5 to 8 minutes.

Preparation Time

10 minutes.

Cooking Time

10 minutes.

4. Plantains in Rum Sauce

This Latin American dessert is a must-try.

Plantains in Rum Sauce

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cups of white sugar
  • 1 tbsp almonds
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2 plantains (green bananas used for cooking) which are peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup of rum
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon

How to Make

Cook the almonds over medium flame until they become golden – these will be used for garnishing later. Stir the butter, rum and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Then cover it with a wrap and heat it for 2-3 minutes. Keep the slices of plantain over this sauce, cover the mixture and heat it again for 2-3 minutes Garnish with golden almonds and cinnamon and serve hot.

Preparation Time

10 minutes.

Cooking Time

10 minutes.

5. Rocky Road

Quick and delicious, this is going to be your new favourite too.

Rocky Road

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups semisweet choco chips
  • 1 cup of peanut butter

How to Make

Heat the choco chips and the peanut butter on low flame until the chips melt. Turn off the heat and stir in the marshmallows. Grease a pan, pour this mixture into it and refrigerate. Serve chilled.

Preparation Time

5 minutes.

Cooking Time

5 minutes.

6. Pumpkin Cannoli

This is another easy to make and super delicious recipe.

Pumpkin Cannoli

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup baker’s sugar
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ canned pumpkin
  • 4 ounces of mascarpone cheese
  • 12 cannoli shells
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles
  • ½ cup of ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup of instant vanilla pudding mix

How to Make

Stir the sugar, pumpkin, cheeses, pie spice and the pudding mix together in a bowl until smooth. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream in a chilled bowl and when done, mix it with the smooth mixture. Fill this entire mixture into a plastic bag, roll it and make a tiny hole in a corner. Gently pipe this mixture into the cannoli shell. Garnish with sugar and sprinkles.

Preparation Time

20 minutes.

Cooking Time

20 minutes.

7. Hasty Chocolate Pudding

This chocolate pudding is sure to grow on you and your family.

Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cups of white sugar
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1/3 cups of cocoa powder

How to Make

Mix sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and very little milk in a microwave bowl. Heat this mixture in the microwave for three minutes, and then stir it for a minute and repeat until the mixture becomes shiny and thick. Add the vanilla extract and a piece of plastic wrap on the surface. Keep it in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Preparation Time

5 minutes.

Cooking Time

10 minutes.

8. Berries and Coconut Cream

This can also be made as a snack for the evening when you crave something sweet.

Berries and Coconut Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of mixed berries
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • A cup of heavy cream
  • Half a cup of coconut cream

How to Make

Toss sugar, lime juice and the berries in a large bowl, and beat the cream with the coconut cream in a separate bowl. Serve the two together, after the cream mixture becomes soft.

Preparation Time

2 minutes.

Cooking Time

8 minutes.

9. Banana Splits

This recipe is a must-try. It tastes equally good with mangoes.

Banana Splits

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • A cup of sliced almonds
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder and light brown sugar each
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • ¾ cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 pints of vanilla and chocolate ice cream (each)
  • 8 bananas, split
  • Whipped cream

How to Make

Set your oven to a temperature of 325 F and line it with a baking sheet. Combine sugar and some water to cook until the sugar gets dissolved, and then add the almonds to this. Bake the almonds for ten minutes, add some salt and again bake for ten minutes. In the meantime, combine the remaining sugar with the brown sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Add the corn syrup to the cream and whisk this mixture separately, and then bring that to boil over high heat for about 30 seconds. Then, remove the heat and whisk with the choco chips, butter and vanilla. Scoop the ice creams over the banana and top this with the hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and the candied almonds to serve.

Preparation Time

10 minutes.

Cooking Time

15 minutes.

10. Butter Sugar Strawberry Sandwiches

This will be a huge hit among the younger members of your family.

Butter Sugar Strawberry Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup and 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 slices firm, fresh bread slices

How to Make

Slice the strawberries and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle some sugar on top of them. Butter the bread slices, slice them in half and then sprinkle some sugar on them. Place the strawberries over the bread and serve.

Preparation Time

2 minutes.

Cooking Time

8 minutes.

11. Peanut Butter Fudge

This finger-licking fudge is incredibly easy to make.

Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup

How to Make

Whisk the peanut butter and the maple syrup together, and pour it onto a parchment sheet. Cover this with another sheet and flatten it. Put this mixture in the freezer for about 10 minutes and serve.

Preparation Time

5 minutes.

Cooking Time

10 minutes.

12. Fried Dough with Chocolate Sauce

A remarkably easy snack to make, it can be made with leftover pizza dough.

Fried Dough with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough
  • Canola oil
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Confectioners Sugar

How to Make

Tear the pizza dough into pieces and fry them in the canola oil in a skillet until golden brown. Dust them with sugar and serve them with chocolate sauce.

Preparation Time

5 minutes.

Cooking Time

10 minutes.

13. Honey-Broiled Nectarines

Fruits also make some amazing snacking options.

Honey-Broiled Nectarines

Ingredients

  • 4 nectarines, pitted and halved
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice

How to Make

Preheat the broiler, and keep the nectarine haves with the cut side up in a single layer. Spread lemon juice and honey with a brush over the fruit. Broil for around 8 minutes.

Preparation Time

5 minutes.

Cooking Time

5 minutes.

14. Raspberry Fool

This is an incredibly elegant dessert.

Raspberry Fool

Ingredients

  • Half a cup of raspberry jam
  • 1.25 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 4 cookies

How to Make

Beat the cream and the sugar until you can form stiff peaks on them. Whisk the jam separately in a bowl until it is smooth. Fold the latter into the former, and spoon this into serving bowls. Garnish with cookies and raspberries.

Preparation Time

10 minutes.

Cooking Time

10 minutes.

15. Strawberry Icecream Sandwiches

This dessert is more about combining the ingredients, rather than making a new dessert.

Strawberry Icecream Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • Half a pint of strawberry ice cream
  • Small crisp cookies as necessary

How to Make

Sandwich the ice cream between the crisp cookies, to retain that crunch. You can either serve this immediately or freeze and store for up to 3 days.

Preparation Time

2 minutes.

Cooking Time

5 minutes.

Numerous dessert recipes can be made within a matter of minutes. If you want to make something for your family, you can always combine different ingredients and invent something of your own!

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