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9 Beautiful Desserts That Are Dangerously Easy To Make

08/25/2014 07:00 am ET
Brown Eyed Baker

It's a common misconception that desserts are difficult to make. Along with baking -- which can at times be stressful -- people assume that desserts should be left in the hands of professional pastry chefs. This is not true, folks. Some desserts are so easy to make, they're downright dangerous.

We found nine that are so easy you might find yourself whipping one up right before bed. Maybe even a second one right after, just because you can. Some people might even realize that these desserts are easier to make than a plate of bacon and eggs -- because yes, some of them are -- so they make one in place of a nutritious breakfast. It's a slippery slope. Don't say we didn't warn you, people.

Don't believe us? Just see how easy these gorgeous desserts can be.

  • 1 You don't even have to turn on the oven to make this s'mores tart.
    Brown Eyed Baker
    Welcome to the world of the no-bake s'mores tart.
  • 2 Do you know how to scoop ice cream? Yes? Then, you can make (and eat) this cake.
    Cookies And Cups
    Icebox cakes are stupid easy. And stupid good.
  • 3 If you learned how to stack blocks as a kid, you can make a trifle.
    My Baking Addiction
    Trifles are all about adding one layer on top of another -- that's it. See how easy it is with this pumpkin cheesecake trifle. We dare you.
  • 4 P-A-N-C-A-K-E-S
    Sally's Baking Addiction
    Let's all just agree to call a spade a spade. Pancakes are basically dessert -- especially these pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes -- and they're SO easy to make.
  • 5 If you can heat a pot, you can fondue.
    Half Baked Harvest
    And when it's chocolate fondue, you've got dessert. Especially if you serve said fondue with Fluffernutter sandwiches. (Psst, don't worry about making your own Fluff, just go out and buy some.)
  • 6 Yes, we are serious, dessert nachos.
    Sally's Baking Addiction
    Dessert nachos are a thing. GIVE IN.
  • 7 Crepes are just skinny pancakes, EXCEPT you get to fill them with sweet things.
    Shop.Cook.Make.
    Like Nutella. Or DULCE DE LECHE!
  • 8 If you can count to three, you've got dessert.
    The Faux Martha
    Guys, there are only three ingredients in this banana pudding recipe. And, you could probably make it in three seconds. So, GO MAKE IT.
  • 9 When all else fails, just put a Samoa on it.
    Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
    Seriously guys, everything's better with a little love from Girl Scout cookies. Milkshakes, the easiest of desserts, are no exception. Try it, you'll see.

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