When I'm away at school, there's nothing I miss quite as much as perpetual access to a full kitchen and pantry (although a close second may be the parents that inhabit said kitchen, and the friends that inhabit said pantry).
But in no scenario should no kitchen mean no dessert. The most important lessons in college come from the quest to satisfy cravings with only a microwave and a stolen cafeteria mixing bowl. If you love dessert, but not so much dining hall froyo, don't fret—hope comes in the form of a dorm microwave.
#SpoonTip: Melting chocolate is tricky (it goes gooey to burnt real fast). Make sure to watch the microwave closely and keep checking on your chips—or even go microwave-less!
1. Puppy Chow
Puppy chow is the perfect not-too-decadent but still yummy snack, and it stays good for weeks. Easy university store friendly ingredients—cereal, peanut butter, chocolate, powdered sugar—and a microwave sets you up for munchie success. Check out recipes here.
Chocolate-covered strawberries bring class, elegance, and grace to the dorm microwave. Dark chocolate strawberries with white chocolate drizzles to impress guests with your fancy desserts.
Upgrade your movie night with sweet additions to your popcorn courtesy of microwave cooking. Add a chocolate drizzle, candy, and melted caramel, or try this dark chocolate and peanut butter popcorn recipe.
5. Cake Balls
Not only are cake balls cuter and easier to eat and store than regular cake, they also require no baking whatsoever. Try different flavors and dippings to customize your dessert.
8. Mug Cakes
No craving should ever go unsatisfied. Unleash the power of your dorm microwave.