How often do you get lazy and want something sweet without having to spend much time or effort? Well, I’ve got some simple recipes that’ll satisfy even the laziest of us.
If you’re looking for quick dessert ideas, these recipes are perfect for you. They require minimal ingredients and no fancy equipment.
All you need is a microwave oven and a blender or an air fryer or a toaster oven.
The Goal with these simple desserts is to make this seamless and easy af.
Let’s get into it:
What Do You Need To Make These Simple Dessert Ideas?
Simple desserts require simple prep and simple ingredients and minimal prep time. Ideally, you’re coming to this blog post searching for something bc you’re feeling snacky and the usual pantry staples and ice cream aren’t cutting it.
Hopefully, you already have a few of these ingredients and are craving a homemade dessert that satisfies that sweet tooth.
- An air fryer
- Baking sheets
- Instant pot
- Food processor
Our Favorite Simple Dessert Recipes:
These impressive desserts won’t keep you in the kitchen for long, but will satisfy and keep you and whoever you’re prepping them for happy.
This sweet chocolate on chocolate snack is a healthy indulgence that doesn’t taste like one. Full of chocolate, it’s definitely one of our favorites!
For that moment when you’re having a chocolate emergency and you need it like yesterday. (I’m looking at you, luteal phase wth!).
This is a low carb, sugar free version of the popular dessert. Keto Strawberry Mousse for dessert or as a healthy snack when you are craving something sweet and fruity. You can whip this up quickly. It’s versatile and delicious!
The Air Fryer Cherry Hand Pies are delicious pies made with refrigerated pie crusts and freshly picked or canned cherries. This dessert is made with all-natural ingredients.
You can top these tasty treats with cherries or any viable substitute that you like and your favorite pie toppings for a cherry hand pie dessert that is sure to please.
Air Fryer Fried Ice Cream is one of the easiest desserts you can make.
Make sure your ice cream is completely frozen before placing it in the air fryer basket! Also, we recommend trying out different flavors to see what works best. *cough* chocolate chips *cough*
Once you taste a bite of the heart angel food cake, you’ll be back for more. It’s moist, delicious and so easy to make.
Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies are the best healthy alternative to your favorite sweet treat.
Air Fryer Smores Dip is one of our favorite air fryer recipes. It’s definitely just a chill dessert, it’s made with just a few ingredients, so it’s pretty simple to make and cleanup is a breeze.
This is a delicious layered dessert. It’s a simple recipe that uses two of your favorite treats: ice cream and chocolate.
You have the option to add vanilla ice cream to the cake layers and even add chocolate frosting and more ice cream!
Air Fried Oreos are the perfect treat for any occasion. They are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Also, here’s an idea: chocolate-dipped Oreos + air fryer chocolate bread. Trust me 😉
Rice Krispies treats are awesome, but this Chocolate Cranberry Rice Crispy Squares dessert is the bomb! (is this still cool to say?)
This is a recipe for the easiest peanut butter chocolate chip cookies you will ever make! It’s just a few ingredients and takes about 10 minutes or less to make!
This recipe is for a sugar cookie made with sugar and vanilla extract. You have the option to go with either granulated sugar or powdered sugar.
It’s a simple, classic recipe that works as well with milk or cream as it does with water.
Air Fryer Donuts are a great way to get the taste of donuts without the oil and mess. I suggest you try to dip these in melted chocolate, natural peanut butter, a chocolate pudding dessert, or vanilla dips.
What is Sütlaç?
Sütlaç is a pudding made with rice and milk. It is a popular dessert in Turkey and other South Asian countries that can be served hot or cold. The best way to eat sütlaç is warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
This peanut butter cookie dough recipe is easy to make and it will only take you a few minutes to prepare the ingredients.
It’s also pretty simple to put together, so you don’t have to worry about anything else but enjoying this amazing snack.
I love cinnamon rolls. I used to make them from scratch all the time, but it’s so much easier to just throw them into the slow cooker.
This recipe uses ingredients that can be found in your pantry, which means you can make it on nights you don’t feel like cooking.
Homemade Rice Krispie Treats! The perfect, classic dessert recipe for kids or adults! Rice Krispy Treats are very easy to make and can be eaten at any time of day or night.
No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake is a decadent dessert that’s easy to make and even easier to eat! This cake is made with simple ingredients, but it delivers big flavor.
This is a wonderful way to use up all your extra peaches.
I think the best thing about this recipe is that it can be prepared ahead of time and then baked just before serving as a delicious dessert for dinner treat or something.
Mini Chocolate Pastry Rolls are great for quiet evenings and party desserts.
This fantasy fudge recipe is pretty simple to make. Whether you do want to add the drizzle or not, this will still be one of those really fun desserts to make.
The creamy and rich chocolate or strawberry sauce pairs perfectly with all other ingredients. If you want to save some time, you can make the strawberry or chocolate sauce ahead of time and then assemble the lasagna afterwards.
These Biscoff Cookies are a perfect snack, fun desserts, or a perfect addition to your coffee table. These cookies have the perfect combination of chocolate on chocolate with a chocolate chip cookie taste.
This Dump Cake Pineapple Recipe is a fun dessert and layered cake. The best part of this recipe is that you can use any kind of pineapple and make it your own.
Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest brings out the lemon flavors of this delish dessert.
This recipe is very easy to prepare and requires around four ingredients. If you love desserts that are so decadent that they’re hard to resist eating with a spoon, this cobbler is for you!
This sweet chocolate chia pudding is a decadent snack! Alternatively, it can also be used as chocolate for dipping.
This is one of those decadent party desserts that doesn’t have an extensive prep time.
This easy apple crumble recipe with oats is a healthy eastern dessert that you would love to make for your family and friends. It’s almost like an apple crisp.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are a tasty and easy dessert that everyone will love. As far as popular recipes go, this might just be number one! No one will be able to resist the delicious, gooey chocolate chip cookie bar.
Air Fryer Smores is an elegant dessert or even the perfect dessert, depending on who you ask! The smores are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside with a chocolate drizzle on top.
No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream is an addictive treat that will make you forget about the ice cream hardening in the freezer and your stomach growling for a scoop of this decadent, rich and creamy dessert.
No Bake Banana Split Cake is an elegant dessert that’s perfect for entertaining! It’s a no-bake recipe, so you can make it in advance.
Vegan ice creams tend to have a sweeter flavor than regular ice creams. This is because they do not contain any animal products such as milk or eggs.
You’d be remise to think that it’s just a basic old, tired old recipe.
The classics are dubbed “classic” for a reason. Sometimes, there’s just no need to reinvent the wheel. That cookie dough flavor will always be the best dessert for you or anyone!
I love the idea of a slow cooker for chocolate fudge.
The process of melting chocolate and cream, stirring it together with some other ingredients, and then transferring it to a slow cooker is so easy that you can have your cake in less than an hour!
Ahh, Nutella. Honestly, anything with Nutella is already a win. However, don’t sleep on this banana muffins recipe. Even without the star of the show, its still a special treat!
Puerto Rican Tembleque is a popular dessert that is made with sweetened fresh or canned milk and the traditional cake ingredients.
Oreo Mug Cake is the perfect dessert for beginners. It’s easy to make, it tastes great and it treats everyone to a fun dessert.
It’s easy to make this and tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen making it. You can add dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate if you don’t have time to bake them yourself.
Air fryer bananas are perfect for those who haven’t tried it yet. It’s a great way to make one of the most popular desserts without using any oil or butter.
I’m a huge fan of Rice Krispie Treats. These vegan Rice Krispie Treats are made with whole grains and are topped with chocolate chips, coconut and pecans for an extra crunchy texture!
As far as baking chocolate desserts go, this one is one of the favorites for sure. These dairy free brownies are so delicious, you won’t even miss the butter! The perfect recipe to make when you want a super easy dessert that is totally decadent.
Another classic! Chocolate Biscuit Cake is a cake that has been made by many people over the years. It is a chocolate cake that is topped with a crunchy, buttery, and crumbly biscuit layer.
If you’re looking for a dessert that is simple to make and tastes like it was made by a professional chef, then look no further than these Mini Skillet Cookie.
These homemade Salted Caramel Krispie Treats are as simple to make as they are delicious. They’re also a great option for any occasion because they don’t require any baking or fancy equipment.
This mousse recipe is easy to make and it tastes delicious too! You can also use this recipe to make other types of mousse like chocolate mousse or white chocolate mousse.
This one is a delicious way to use up extra biscuits, and it’s so simple. This is the perfect dessert for a picnic or potluck!
Air Fryer Chocolate Cake is another air fryer recipe that will make you fall in love with this kitchen appliance (and recipe!). This cake is easy to make, has a rich flavor, and looks as if it was baked on the stove.
This is a yummy sweet treat and goes so well with some vanilla ice cream. If you love super fudgy brownies, then you have to try these Instant Pot Fudgy Cosmic Brownie Bites.
With how extensive this list is, I’m sure you’ll find the right simple dessert to make for the right occasion. No matter what that may be!