We’re all struck with sweet tooth cravings from time to time, but baking up your own sugary treats can be both messy and time-consuming. Instead of waiting around an hour for your dessert, try turning to the microwave! Many food bloggers have begun developing quick, microwaveable dishes to satiate your appetite for all things sweet. Try any of these 7 microwave dessert recipes to get the quick and sugary fix you need!
1. Peanut Brittle
Culinary Hill calls this Peanut Brittle “an addictive blend of sweet and salty,” combining the flavors of salted peanuts with a sweet and buttery vanilla base. The recipe requires just a few minutes to make, yielding 8 servings of the irresistible confection. Best of all, you only need one dish to make this microwave-only dessert!
Visit Culinary Hill for the recipe.
2. Chocolate Chip Cookie
“This super quick and easy microwave chocolate chip cookie is a delicious treat only for yourself,” writes Eugenie Kitchen. Her chocolate chip cookie recipe is a quick solution to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, requiring just 5 minutes of kitchen time to yield 1 big, chewy chocolate chip cookie. For added indulgence, try spreading peanut butter or Nutella on top of the still-warm treat.
Visit Eugenie Kitchen for the recipe.
3. Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups
Nobody can resist the sensational flavor of gooey salted caramel wrapped in layer of rich semi-sweet chocolate. Le Creme de la Crumb’s recipe, adapted from Yammie’s Noshery, brings these flavors together to make a simple and fabulous dessert. “The fact that these caramel cups only call for 4 little ingredients is just mind boggling to me,” blogger Tiffany Azure notes. These caramels require just 30 minutes to complete, including chill time.
Visit Le Creme de la Crumb for the recipe.
4. Gooey Chocolate Brownie
Blogger Revi Rajesh of Revi’s Foodography describes this Chocolate Brownie as “perfectly moist and gooey at the center.” By mixing less than 10 decadent ingredients together, you’ll wind up with a supremely sweet dish in just 5 minutes. For a dish that eliminates the hassle of baking and clean-up, this special brownie cup can’t be beat!
Visit Revi’s Foodography for the recipe.
5. Lemon Cloud Cake
“This lemon mug cake is so light, it’s like eating a cloud,” writes Jennifer Lee, creator of Kirbie Cravings. “It has just the right amount of lemon flavor and is paired with an airy whipped cream frosting and lemon peel curls.” Get your taste of this sweet citrusy bliss for yourself by whipping a batch up at home. The 5-minute recipe is a cinch to make and yields 1 warm and pillowy-soft lemon cake just begging to be eaten!
Visit Kirbie Cravings for the recipe.
6. Creamy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars
Food Fanatic’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars — also referred to as “Buckeye Bars” — are some of the creamiest sweets you’ll ever eat, and it’s hard to believe these melt-in-your-mouth snacks are made solely using the microwave. Blogger Aimee Shugarman recommends topping the bars off with luxurious Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate, adding that “the chocolate melts so smooth, and tastes amazing.”
Visit Food Fanatic for the recipe.
7. Mini Apple Crumble
“I don’t often use the microwave to make anything,” writes Mason Jar Salads. “But…these 15 minute personal apple crumbles are so delicious they’ll never know!” Made using fresh apples along with cinnamon and oats, these comforting snacks offer a satisfying and relatively healthy take on after-dinner delights. Top off your confection with a dab of yogurt for a cool finish.
Visit Mason Jar Salads for the recipe.