7 delicious 3-ingredient baking recipes the whole family will love


It might just be me, but every time I look on my social media, someone is making desserts or breads that look incredibly delicious. According to Google Trends , as the the coronavirus continues to spread , searches for “banana bread” have exploded. Over the past 30 days, such searches have increased 84% in the UK and 54% globally. Maybe it’s the stress of baking, or maybe it’s boredom, but people are in the kitchen and living their best lives.

But here’s the challenge: I try to avoid going to grocery stores and with with spotty food deliveries, I struggle to create the desserts my family loves as long as I’m stuck at home. I can’t keep enough flour, sugar and eggs. Enter: 3 ingredients recipes designed for moms like me, who decides to make big dishes only to realize that I have half the ingredients.

Here are our favorite 3-ingredient desserts the whole family will love:

1. Peanut Butter Cereal Bites

Serves: 1

Total time: 15 minutes


  • Honey
  • Peanut Butter
  • Honey nut cereal


  1. Put 1 part peanut butter and 1 part honey in a bowl.
  2. Microwave for about a minute. Stir until combined.
  3. Add 3-4 parts of cereal. Stir.
  4. Divide into bite-sized pieces and place on waxed paper to cool.

Recipe Delicious .

2. Chocolate fondant

Serves: 6-8

Total time: 90 minutes


  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can of 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Nuts and pretzels, optional


  1. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter (or margarine, if that’s all you have on hand) in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Reheat in microwave on medium power until melted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Make sure to stir about every minute.
  3. Pour fudge mixture into a well-greased 8 x 8-inch glass baking dish. Refrigerate until set.

Recipe Dear Crissy .

3. Shortbread cookies

Serves: 16

Total time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Confectionery sugar, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually incorporate the flour. Press dough into ungreased 9-inch pan. square baking dish. Prick with a fork.
  • Bake until light brown, 30-35 minutes. Cut into squares while hot. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle with icing sugar.

Recipe Taste of the house .

4. Healthy Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Serves: 1 bar

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 6 to 7 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oatmeal


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine your mashed bananas, peanut butter and old-fashioned oatmeal and mix until a thick paste remains. If the dough is too thin, add a little extra oats. If you are using chocolate chips, fold them in with a rubber spatula.
  3. Pour the dough into the lined pan and spread out on an even layer. Top with a few more chocolate chips and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until top is golden and a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and let the breakfast bars sit in the pan for 10 minutes or until loose enough to transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe of a The world of the great man .

5. Peanut Butter Cups

Serves: 6

Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


  • 3 tbsp caster sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup of melted chocolate


  1. Prepare a cupcake mold with 6 boxes.
  2. Combine peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  3. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of chocolate on the bottom of each cupcake mold.
  4. Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture over the chocolate.
  5. Cover each spoonful of peanut butter with more chocolate and smooth the top.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chocolate has hardened.
  7. Remove the peanut butter cups from the liners.

Recipe Delicious .

6. Sugar cookies

Serves: 12

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, plus 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Sprinkles, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Use an electric mixer to cream the sugar and butter, whisking both until the butter is almost white and the mixture is light and fluffy, almost like a slightly grainy frosting, then stir in the flour.
  3. Shape cookies into 1-inch balls, placing them about two inches apart on a baking sheet. If using sprinkles, flatten cookies into a disc shape and cover with sprinkles.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until edges of cookies are lightly browned.

Recipe Delight .

7. Cobbler Cake Mix

Serves: 8

Total time: 55 minutes


  • 2 cans of peaches in light syrup
  • 1 can of yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the peaches into a baking dish. Sprinkle cake mixture on top and pour melted butter all over.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 50 minutes.

Recipe All Recipes .

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