Grocery shopping is hard. You end up buying way too much food and end up with tons of weird ingredients that you’re not sure how to use (like what do you even use star anise for?). So, we’re giving up on those complicated recipes that call for another trip to the grocery store and embracing minimalism with these 3-ingredient snacks.

1. Extra-Easy Chocolate Truffles

Photo by Mimi Takano

All you need is cream, chocolate, and butter. Then, you can customize this recipe with add-ons like almonds, coconut flakes, or cocoa powder. Recipe here.

2. Banana Oat Cookies

Photo by Katherine Carroll

Healthy and no-bake. Hello, #RawVegan. Make them here.

3. Banana Ice Cream

Photo by Katie Walsh

You’ll never tire of this “ice cream” because there are so many different ways to change it up. You can add chocolate chips, fruit, honey, peanut butter, or experiment with different flavor combinations. Recipe here.

4. Nutella Soufflé

Photo by Alex Furuya

Whoever said that soufflés were hard to make lied. Make it here.

5. Braided Nutella Bread

Photo by Eileen Wang

You can easily adapt this recipe to make it more savory by substituting Nutella for pesto or cheese. Either way, it’s a foolproof recipe that will impress everyone. Recipe here.

6. Chocolate Truffles


Photo by Danny Schuleman

Sprinkle some sea salt for a gourmet touch. Recipe here.

7. Dunkaroo Dip

Photo by Aarthi Chezian

This will make you wanna have #TBT every day. Recipe here.

8. Peanut Butter Fudge

Photo by Sarah Lossing

This recipe takes 5 minutes and only needs a microwave. Make it now.

9. Coconut Macaroons


Photo by Danny Schuleman

You’ll go (coco)nuts for these macaroons. Recipe here.

10. Peanut Butter Cookie

Photo by Jaime Cantor

These cookies are toaster oven friendly. You can even freeze extra batches for later. Recipe here.

11. Apple Chips

Photo by Sitong Chen

We’re ditching kale chips for these subtly sweet apple chips. Make it here.

12. Chocolate Mousse

Photo by Jeanne Kessira

Just look at that decadent, smooth texture. You’re only four steps away. Recipe here.

13. Pizza Rolls

This pizza roll is portable and perfect for snacking on in between classes. Plus, you can eat it for lunch too. Recipe here.

14. Banana Pancakes

Photo by Zoe Zaiss

You’re not going to believe that these pancakes are gluten free. Recipe here.

15. Applesauce

Photo by Kendra Valkema

Simple and sugar-free. It’s time to go apple picking. Recipe here.

16. Peanut Butter Cups

Photo by Hayley Pennesi

Back off, Reese’s. You’ve got competition. Make these here.

17. Cheese Crisps


Photo by Danny Schuleman

There’s no such thing as too much cheese. Recipe here.

18. Thin Mints

Photo by Meghan Morris

Girl Scout season is now every day. Recipe here.

19. Soda Mug Cake

MUG. CAKE. Make yours here.

20. Pretzel Shortbread Cookies

Photo courtesy of Molly Yeh

These flaky cookies taste just like pie crust (aka the best part of the pie). Recipe here.

21. Chocolate Bacon Bark

Photo by Analiese Trimber

Sweet meets savory meets portability creates everything you could ever wish for. Make it here.

22. Edible Chocolate Bowls

These chocolate bowls are perfect for holding almost anything, plus you don’t need to wash them when you’re done. Make them here.

23. Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Photo by Danny Schuleman

Play around with different flavors of instant oats to spice these cookies up. Recipe here.

24. 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Photo by Catherine Ku

Pumpkin spice just got a lot more basic, and we couldn’t be more stoked about it. Recipe here.

25. Cake Mix Cookies

Photo by Maggie Lees

You’ll never use the recipe on the back of the box again. Recipe here.

26. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Photo by Meg Josephson

As if you needed more proof that peanut butter and chocolate were meant for each other. Find the recipe here.

27. Banana Smoothie

Buy bananas in bulk and freeze them to use in one of these delicious smoothies. Make them here.

28. Peppermint and Candy Cane Dipped Oreos

Photo by Kelly McAdam

We just made Oreos better. Find out how to make these here.

29. Pop-Tarts Cheesecake Truffles

Step aside, cake pops. Recipe here.

30. Dulce de Leche Rice Krispies

Photo by Alex Furuya

For a simpler version, substitute dulce de leche for melted marshmallows or peanut butter. Recipe here.

31. Ice Cream Bread


Photo by Rachel Lee

Ice cream + flour = bread? Yep, it’s true, and it’s much more efficient than making bread from scratch. Recipe here.

32. Nutella Brownies

Nutella is an essential when making 3-ingredient recipes, such as in these Nutella brownies. Recipe here.

33. Vegan Energy Balls

Photo by Becky Hughes

This treat will give you the perfect amount energy to conquer your next paper. Recipe here.