We all have those days where we want baked goods, like cookies or a slice of cake, but really don’t feel like putting in all the effort to make it happen. You just want a couple of fun easy recipes.
For those times you need a few fun easy recipes to get you the sweet treats you’re craving, keep us in mind.
Let’s get started with a classic, and a family favorite: cookies!
Fun Easy Recipes for Dessert: Cookies
Easy cookies are the best kinds of cookies. That’s one thing that everybody can agree on!
If you don’t have the time or ingredients to bake cookies all day, these recipes are here to save you. They don’t take a lot of ingredients, and some of them don’t even require the oven.
If you’ve got a bowl, a spoon, and a cookie sheet, you’re good.
Chocolate chip cookies
Almost everybody loves chocolate chip cookies, right? The only thing that could possibly make them better is an easy recipe you can pull out without a problem.
Just grab some butter, flour, sugar, brown sugar, an egg, baking soda, vanilla extract, salt, and of course, chocolate chips. And if you find you’re out of something, there is no reason to stress: grocery delivery is easier and more common than ever.
These cookies take 18 minutes in total to make, 10 minutes for prep, and 8 minutes to bake. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
Sugar cookies don’t have to be complicated — this recipe calls for three ingredients.
All you need is flour, unsalted butter, and sugar.
It’s as simple as making the dough, rolling up some balls, and baking them! You can even add some vanilla extract to the dough and some sprinkles if that’s your jam.
However, since this recipe doesn’t include eggs, these cookies cannot be cut into shapes. But they can be frosted!
No-bake Chex cookies
This recipe is just a little taste of the rest of the no-bake recipes to come — Chex cookies are bound to be a hit.
If you’re looking for a salty and sweet treat wrapped up in a fun easy recipe, this is just right for you.
All you need is Chex cereal, sugar, marshmallows, peanut butter, vanilla, and corn syrup. Yes, that’s really it. Unless you want a little something extra and add some chocolate chips.
You can make these babies on a stovetop or in your microwave!
Just pick the method that’s easiest for you and you’ll be swimming in cookies in no time.
Tahini Chocolate Chip cookies
If you’re looking for a recipe that’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan that actually tastes good, look no further than this recipe.
This single-bowl cookie recipe calls for barely any ingredients — just grab some oats, almond flour, maple syrup, tahini, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla extract, and salt.
All you need is a half-hour, and you should be right on cookie street before you know it.
Peanut butter cookies
Peanut butter is typically a hit every time — and peanut butter cookies are the same way. This is just one of many fun easy recipes that center around peanut butter!
Just gather brown sugar, peanut butter, flour, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, egg, and baking powder.
This recipe’s got just a few steps that are super easy to follow. The entire thing takes about a half-hour to complete and is completely worth it.
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No-Bake Fun Easy Recipes
Even when recipes don’t call for much, we know that dealing with the oven can be a pain. Thankfully, we’ve got some of the best no-bake recipes around.
These are the best kind of fun easy recipes to break out on lazy, rainy days. You can even get your kids into the kitchen for some simple family fun.
Peanut butter pudding
Some people love to take peanut butter and eat it by the spoonful — if you’re one of those people, just imagine if it got even better. What if you had peanut butter pudding?
There’s nothing like creamy pudding to really hit the spot, and it gets even better when you realize that this recipe is super easy.
You just need a few ingredients.
All you need is cornstarch, salt, butter, peanut butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and milk.
The recipe is super easy to follow, and pretty soon you’ll have a ton of delicious pudding in no time!
Rice Krispy treats
We just can’t leave Rice Krispy treats off of this list — it takes so little, and they’re a hit with just about everybody.
And you only need three ingredients! Just grab some butter, marshmallows, and some Rice Krispies cereal.
You’ve probably made these at one point or another — but if not, never fear. The recipe is easy to follow, and ready to eat in a snap.
3 ingredient fudge
Fudge reminds most people of local fairs and festivals. There’s nothing like the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and fudge in your mouth.
All you need for this recipe is butter, chocolate chips, and a can of sweetened condensed milk.
You can even add extras — like nuts! Walnuts are a personal favorite, but feel free to add your favorite kind!
This is a recipe that only needs the microwave and the fridge.
It’s as simple as mixing up your ingredients and leaving it to set in the fridge! Minimal mess and minimal effort.
No-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars
Want something sweet but hardly have anything in your kitchen? Or maybe you have a few allergies that you’re working around?
Either way, these super fun, and easy no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars are for you!
All you need are three ingredients.
Just grab some oats, creamy peanut butter, and honey. Melt your peanut butter and honey, stir in oats, and press it into a pan to let it chill.
Yes, it’s really that easy.
Microwave Fun Easy Recipes
If you’re looking for easy recipes that take literal minutes to make, you’ve come to the right place. These fun easy recipes will be ready to eat in just a couple of minutes.
Remember that anything you make in the microwave will be hot! Give your creations a minute or two to cool before you chow down.
Five-minute chocolate mug cake
This first recipe is an instant favorite — it only takes five minutes and a few ingredients to make.
It’s so simple, and absolutely perfect when you want just a little something sweet to munch on while you watch Netflix in the middle of the night.
First, gather up all of your ingredients — for this, you’ll need all of the following.
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons of oil
- 3 tablespoons of milk
You can mix in chocolate chips if you’d like or put them on top when you’re done for a little extra chocolate.
First, you have to take the largest mug in your kitchen and mix all of your dry ingredients in. After that, mix in your egg.
Once you’ve mixed the dry ingredients and egg, mix in your wet ingredients, and add any extras you’d like — like your chocolate chips.
Once everything is mixed, place your mug in the microwave for three minutes — remember that your mug will be very hot — use an oven mitt to take it out!
Allow your cake to cool for a minute or two before handling and eating it. But feel free to add any toppings you like. Honey, berries, or chocolate chips go wonderfully on it!
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Minute microwave cookie
This next microwave recipe is another go-to that you’ll find yourself making again and again.
This recipe doesn’t call for much — as long as you’ve got basic baking supplies in your kitchen, you’re good to go.
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- An egg yolk
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- Chocolate chips
Start by melting your butter, then mixing your sugar and baking soda in a ramekin — then mix in your egg yolk, adding the flour in just a tablespoon at a time.
After that, all you have to do is add your chocolate chips and microwave it for 60 seconds. It’s so easy you could do it in your sleep!
Blueberry muffin with streusel topping
Sometimes you just wake up in the morning and want a muffin, but you don’t have the time to bake a couple of dozen.
This blueberry muffin takes five minutes to make and barely calls for anything. It takes a minute to cook in the microwave, and then it’s all ready to go.
You’ll need flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, blueberries, oil, and milk for the main muffin.
For the streusel topping, all you need is some butter, flour, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
If you’re looking for a fun easy recipes that can be used in other recipes, here are your metaphorical missing puzzle pieces.
These universal recipes can fit just about anywhere — it’s just a matter of knowing where to use them.
Whether you’re looking for an easy breakfast or a pie crust that isn’t a pain to make, we’ve got you covered.
Easy pie crust
This is by far the easiest homemade pie crust recipe you will ever encounter. It takes six ingredients and can be ready to go in your oven in minutes.
You don’t have to chill the dough, you don’t have to roll it out — all you have to do after making it is press it into your pie pan and add your filling.
For once, something truly is easy as pie.
All you need is flour, salt, baking powder, oil, cold water, and sugar. This recipe will yield one nine-inch pie crust.
Easy Peach Cobbler
Fruit cobbler is absolutely delicious — there’s nothing like fresh baked goods first thing in the morning, but who wants to get up early to make a cobbler?
This cobbler will be ready for you to dig into in under an hour.
All you need for this recipe is some flour, sugar, butter, peaches, and milk. If you’ve got all of that in your kitchen already, that cobbler is as good as yours!
Banana split fluff
Banana split fluff is a creative fluff recipe that’s sure to leave an impression!
Bring it with you to potlucks, block barbeques, or make it as an after-dinner dessert! Or middle of the night dessert. It’s good no matter the time of day.
All you need is condensed milk, cherry pie filling, bananas, crushed pineapple, whipped topping, and nuts if you’d like. If you prefer to skip the nuts, feel free to do so!
It’s as easy as mixing your ingredients in a simple bowl and serving — no waiting, no baking, nothing. So easy your kids could do it all on their own!
Edible cookie dough
Do you ever want to sit down and just eat an entire bowl of unbaked cookie dough? Me too, that’s why this next recipe is a personal favorite.
You can make edible cookie dough by heat-treating the flour you plan on using. The bacteria in unbaked flour can put you at a greater risk than raw eggs can!
There are three variants to this edible cookie dough recipe.
The first is classic chocolate chip — for that, you need flour, sugar, unsalted butter, milk, brown sugar, salt, and chocolate chips.
If you’re more of a double chocolate chunk kind of person, use the ingredients above, but add cocoa powder, replace the chocolate chips with chunks, and skip the brown sugar.
If you would like funfetti sugar cookie dough, add sprinkles and almond extract — but skip the chocolate chips and brown sugar.
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Fun Easy Recipes That Are a Piece of Cake
Now you’re all set to get in the kitchen and whip up something absolutely delicious without slaving away over your oven.
From not baking at all to using your microwave, we hope these recipes hit the spot — feel free to pass them along to your kids, or use them at your next dinner party!
We hope your recipes turn out great, and that you have a great time making them.
Which fun easy recipes did you try? Do you have any easy recipes you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below — we always love to hear from you!