Let's be real, the fall aesthetic is something most of us aspire to achieve when the time comes every year. However, in college, there isn't always an oven or a stovetop available and you don't usually have the time to buy ingredients that you're only going to use once. Here are three, simple and cute fall recipes you can make in your dorm room to satisfy those dessert cravings.

1. Caramel Rice Krispies

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:2 mins
  • Total Time:7 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 3 soft caramel candies
  • Step 1

    Microwave softened room temperature butter and marshmallows for 45 seconds, then stir. Microwave an additional 15 seconds if mixture is not smooth enough to stir.

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 2

    Combine the rice krispies cereal with this mixture.

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 3

    In a separate bowl, microwave the caramel candy and milk for about 30 seconds and stir until smooth.

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 4

    Pour the caramel mixture over the rice krispies and dig in!

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 5

    Optional: Sprinkle course sea salt on top of the caramel, or melt candy with chocolate and caramel—like Rolos—on top of the rice krispies.

2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

  • Prep Time:6 hrs
  • Cook Time:3 mins
  • Total Time:6 hrs 3 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips milk or semi-sweet depending on your preference
  • 2 tablespoon milk
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  • Step 1

    Use frozen banana slices or freeze a banana overnight, at least 6 hours.

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 2

    Blend the banana and milk in a blender.

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 3

    Add the peanut butter and blend.

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  • Step 4

    Mix in chocolate chips and serve!

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    Hareena Kaur

3. M&M Popcorn Balls

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:3 mins
  • Total Time:8 mins
  • Servings:5
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 ounce plain popcorn
  • 1 jumbo bag marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • M&M's
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  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in the microwave for 25 seconds, then add marshmallows and microwave for 45 seconds.

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 2

    Combine marshmallow mixture with M&Ms and popcorn.

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 3

    Create round balls from this mixture, making them as big or small as you want.

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    Hareena Kaur
  • Step 4

    Instead of M&M’s you can also use candy corn, chocolate covered pretzels, or caramels. Enjoy!