The Ultimate List of 41 Amazingly Simple 2 Ingredient Desserts

I was watching Dora the other day.

Well, my daughter was watching while I held her and the infamous chocolate song came on, “Bat-ay, Bat-ay, choc-o-lat-ay, mix your chocolate all around!” And then they proceed to lick the bowl.

That’s it. That’s the treat.

Really, it’s genius.

Dessert shouldn’t take a long time, require more than 5 steps or give you major frustration, it’s supposed to be a ‘treat.’

2 ingredient doughnuts
I mentioned these easy peasy doughnut holes in my Week 1 Get Happy for FREE challenge.


A treat shouldn’t take more then five steps. Cut the biscuits in half and press them down a little before dropping in the oil. Soak them on paper towels or brown paper bags. That’s it! All add-ons are optional: sugar, cinnamon, chocolate or caramel for dipping.

I made these for my son’s First Grade Class. When I went to pick him up the kids were asking for the recipe! First graders! They really are so good.

After making them, I was inspired to keep a list of two ingredient desserts handy.No need to end a meal without a little something sweet.

Here are forty more dessert recipes that only require two ingredients!


1.Flourless Nutella Cake  
Nutella and eggs

2.Coconut Cookie Dough Balls 
Dates and coconut butter

3.Cookies ‘n Cream Oreo Bark
White chocolate chips and oreos

4.Strawberry Fudge
Strawberry frosting and white chocolate chips

5.Magic Shell  
Chocolate chips and coconut oil

6.Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Bananas and peanut butter

7.Frozen Yogurt
Yogurt and Sweetener

8.Pumpkin Cake
Spice cake mix and can of pumpkin puree

9.Apple Cake
Angel food cake mix and can of apple filling

10.Soda Can Cupcakes
Cake mix box and can of soda

11.Eggnog muffins
Flour and eggnog

Sugar and puff pastry sheets

13.Lemon Mousse
Lemon curd and whipped cream

14.Soda Pop Sherbet
Lemon lime soda and condensed milk

15.Pineapple Cake
Angel food cake and a can of pineapple

16.Ice Cream Muffins
Vanilla ice cream and self-rising flour

17.Cranberry Apple Cupcakes
White cake mix and cranberry apple juice

18.Banana Flax Cookie Crackers
Bananas and flax seed

Cream cheese and chocolate

20.White Thin Mints
Vanilla wafers and mint white chocolate candy melts

21.Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles
Kiwis and chocolate

22.Nutella Hot Chocolate
Nutella and milk

23.Coconut Macaroons
Coconut and condensed milk

24.Maple Souffle
Eggs and maple syrup

25.Banana Cookies
Bananas and oats

26.Date Squares
Dates and oats

27.Pineapple Mint Ice
Pineapple and mint

28.Pumpkin Brownies
Brownie mix and a can of pumpkin

Instant oatmeal and eggs

30.Peanut Butter Fudge
Vanilla frosting and peanut butter

31.Pumpkin Cookies
Spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin

32.Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate and water

33.Reeses Cookies
Reeses peanut butter cups and eggs

34.Chocolate Fudge
Chocolate chips and frosting

35.Raspberry Yogurt Pie
Greek yogurt and Jell-O

36.Strawberry Cake
Strawberry cake mix and 7-Up

37.Lemon Cake
Angel food cake mix and lemon pie filling

38.Chocolate Pop-Tarts
Pie crusts and chocolate bars

39.White Chocolate Mousse
Baker’s white chocolate and whipping cream

40.Cherry Fudge
Cherry chips and white frosting

Two Ingredient Doughnuts


  • 1 can Pillsbury biscuits
  • Oil for frying
  • Optional Add-Ons:
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • chocolate fudge for dipping
  • caramel for dipping


  1. Open can and cut biscuits in half pieces and press gently to make a small patty. Heat oil on medium-high and slowly drop biscuits inside.
  2. Fry until light golden brown and puffed up.
  3. Remove and dry on paper towels or paper bags.
  4. Add any topping: dredge in cinnamon-sugar or dip in melted chocolate.

Follow Me on Pinterest


  1. I had no idea there were so many 2 ingredient recipes! Thanks for including my ice cream muffins!

  2. Thanks for including my lemon mousse on your list! I am going to have to try some of these other yummy looking EASY desserts!! Just like I like ‘em! :-)

  3. Wow, thanks so much for sharing! I have a friend that I know will LOVE this post because the fewer ingredients, the better! I will be passing this along.

  4. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love this post!

    I’m bookmarking it for future reference. I don’t often do deserts because most just seem to need too many ingredients and take a lot of time and I’m not much of a cook. But these! Easy enough for me…and lots of choices….we could have a different one every day for weeks.

  5. What a great list! I’m saving this for a quick treat later!

  6. Oh my goodness, I never thought about half of these. They are creative, simple and cheap?! Thank you so much for sharing these!!

  7. Love, love love this post! I am intimidated by recipes with more than three ingredients. I can definitely handle just two though!

  8. These look so delicious, I can’t wait to work some into our meal plan!

  9. Thanks for including mine! I love easy dessert :)

  10. This is the most genius idea for a dessert post ever! I’ll be keeping this around for easy desserts to make with and for my boy.

  11. What a great list. The pumpkin brownies are right up my aisle for sure. I have a ton of pumpkin frozen and will be adding this to the menu. Thank you for the list.

  12. Oh my! These all sound amazing. My desserts are so elaborate and exhausting! Now I know where to come!

  13. I love this recipe list! I always have a terrible time thinking of simple sweets for my kids and I bookmarked this list to remember. They love you to bits now. :)

  14. I can’t believe how many two ingredient desserts there are! I never would have thought about some of these combinations. Your donuts look especially delicious!

  15. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for gathering them all together! Pinning this so I can find it later.

  16. This looks like one yummy list..already eying the peanut butter fudge one! (my favorite)

  17. Thanks for the great list! I love anything that is easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of ingredients!

  18. This is a brilliant list! And those doughnuts are by far my favorite!

  19. What an awesome list! I always think I can’t make a dessert because I don’t have all the ingredients… I’m sure I can find one on this list! ;)

  20. Snurfles says:

    Thank you SO much for this list! I need something REALLY quick and easy for a potluck tomorrow and I found the strawberry fudge recipe. I already have chips in the fridge at home so this morning I picked up the frosting on the way to work. It should take about 10 minutes to put together tonight. Whoo hoo!

Speak Your Mind