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Easy 4 Ingredient Desserts You Can Make At The Last Minute

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Desserts should never stress you out, and that's why we've put together a list of super easy, no-stress recipes you can make when you don't want to spend all day in the kitchen.

The best part about desserts is that you only need 4 ingredients or less! No long grocery lists or searching for weird ingredients that you'll never use again.

Let's get started!

Skillet Raspberry Crisp

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Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 cans raspberry pie filling
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Swirl the 3 tbsp of melted butter in a cast iron pan so that it completely coats the bottom.
  3. Pour the raspberry pie filling into the skillet and smooth so that it covers the bottom of the pan.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the cake mix and 1/2 cup melted butter. Sprinkle the mixture over top of the pie filling and bake for 50 minutes.
  5. Once it's golden on top it's ready to be devoured. Serve on it's own or with vanilla ice cream, enjoy!

Oreo Cake Mix Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 cups Oreos, chopped
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, vegetable oil and eggs.
  3. Next, add in the Oreos and gently mix to incorporate them into the dough.
  4. Chill the dough for 1 hour.
  5. Once chilled, remove from fridge and place tablespoon sized balls of dough on cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes.

Chocolate Mousse

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp almond extract (optional)

Directions

  1. Chill your mixing bowl in the fridge about 30 minutes ahead of time.
  2. Add the heavy cream to the chilled bowl and mix using a hand or stand mixer until it begins to thicken up.
  3. Next add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar and mix until peaks start to form.
  4. Add the almond extract and mix again.
  5. Place the mousse in a piping bag with a 1M tip and pipe in a small bowl or other serving glass. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Which recipe will you make first? What are your go-to easy desserts to make when you're short on time? Let us know!

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