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

chocolate, coconut, rum
Mimi Takano

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

2. Banana Oat Cookies

chocolate, sweet, milk, cereal, oatmeal, candy
Katherine Carroll

Healthy and no-bake treats. Hello, #RawVegan.

3. Banana Ice Cream

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.

4. Nutella Soufflé

cream, chocolate, coffee, sweet, milk, pudding, candy
Alexander Furuya

Whoever said that soufflés were hard to make lied, I promise. This Nutella Soufflé is only 2 ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes.

5. Braided Nutella Bread

cake, sweet, pastry, chocolate, cookie, jam, candy
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.

6. Chocolate Truffles

chocolate, candy, sweet, milk, milk chocolate
Spoon University

Sprinkle some sea salt on top of these babies for a gourmet touch.

7. Dunkaroo Dip

Aarthi Chezian

This hip dip will make you wanna #TBT every day.

8. Peanut Butter Fudge

tofu, fudge, candy, sweet, butter, peanut butter
Sarah Lossing

This recipe takes 5 minutes and only needs a microwave. 

9. Coconut Macaroons

milk, sweet, cream, dairy product
Danny Schuleman

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

10. Peanut Butter Cookie

Jaime Cantor

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

11. Apple Chips

sweet, vegetable
Sitong Chen

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

12. Chocolate Mousse

chocolate, cream, mousse, chocolate mousse, milk, dairy product, ice, sweet, chocolate ice cream
Jeanne Kessira

Just look at that decadent, smooth texture, and you’re only four steps away.

13. Pizza Rolls

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

14. Banana Pancakes

meat, pancake, chicken
Zoe Zaiss

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

15. Apple Sauce

apple, meat, beef, sauce, pork, vegetable
Kendra Valkema

This apple sauce is simple and sugar-free; it’s time to go apple picking

16. Peanut Butter Cups

peanut butter, peanut, butter, chocolate
Hayley Pennesi

Back off, Reese’s. You’ve got some competition.

17. Cheese Crisps

sweet, cream
Danny Schuleman

There’s no such thing as too much cheese.

18. Thin Mints

chocolate, candy, sweet, goody, cake, sweetmeat, cream, sprinkles
Meghan Morris

Girl Scout season never has to end with these DIY Thin Mints

19. Soda Mug Cake

Mug cakes are obviously the best, and they're super easy to make. 

20. Pretzel Shortbread Cookies

chocolate, sweet, cookie, candy, cake, pastry, molasses
Molly Yeh

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

21. Chocolate Bacon Bark

chocolate, candy, toffee, sweet, caramel
Analiese Trimber

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

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.

23. Oatmeal Banana Cookies

meat, sweet, beef, pork, oatmeal cookie, cookie
Danny Schuleman

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

24. 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

cheese, milk, dairy product, butter
Catherine Ku

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

25. Cake Mix Cookies

chocolate, candy, sweet, goody, cookie, cake
Maggie Lees

After trying these goodies, you'll never use the recipe on the back of the box again.

26. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

chocolate, candy, fudge, milk, sweet, milk chocolate
Meg Josephson

If you needed more proof that peanut butter and chocolate were meant for each other, this peanut butter fudge is it. 

27. Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Buy bananas in bulk and freeze them to use in this delicious smoothie

28. Peppermint and Candy Cane Dipped Oreos

macaron, chocolate, macaroon
Kelly McAdam

We just made Oreos better (and Christmas-themed). Yum. 

29. Pop Tarts Cheesecake Truffles

Step aside, cake pops, these pop tart cheesecake truffles are your new fave dessert.

30. Dulce de Leche Rice Krispies

corn, cereal, wheat, honey, millet, porridge, groats
Alex Furuya

For a simpler version of this caramel treat, substitute dulce de leche for melted marshmallows or peanut butter.

31. Ice Cream Bread

chocolate, cake, pastry, sweet, cream, brownie, pie
Rachel Lee

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

32. Nutella Brownies

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

33. Vegan Energy Balls

meatball, chocolate, sweet, truffle
Becky Hughes

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