Dessert In Your Dorm

Let’s be honest, dessert is the best part of any day. If you love making your own desserts it’s hard to have to live in a dorm with no kitchen at your disposal. And because of safety restrictions, the most you can have in your dorm is usually a mini fridge and a microwave. However, there’s plenty of fun and easy recipes you can make with only those two things (sometimes only one!). Here are some fun and easy dorm-friendly recipes to try:

1. No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Are you a fan of Reese’s peanut butter cups? This is for you. This 5-ingredient recipe requires little to no cooking expertise so it’s nearly impossible to mess up. This recipe calls for milk chocolate chips, but in my opinion, semi-sweet or dark chocolate complements the peanut butter even better.

2. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Raw cookie dough is some of the best desserts out there. However, it’s not exactly the safest thing to eat because of the raw eggs. These little cookie balls are the PERFECT solution. They’re also gluten-free AND vegan so anyone and everyone can have some!

3. Chocolate Mug Cake

Even if you’re not living in a dorm and have a kitchen, this recipe is great for you. Sometimes you just want a single serving of your favorite cake without the hassle of baking an entire tray. This recipe is for a gooey chocolate cake that almost tastes like a molten lava cake, and you can customize it by adding your favorite fruit or nut (or in my case, more chocolate).

4. Vanilla Mug Cake

If you’re not a huge fan of chocolate, but still love cake, here’s a vanilla version of the recipe above! It’s just as good and just as easy.

5. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

These little bites are a mess-free way of eating your favorite cheesecake. You only need five ingredients, and it’ll be ready in no time! The recipe says to use an electric mixer, but you can achieve the same result with a fork and some arm muscle.

6. Salted Caramel Popcorn

What’s better than popcorn? Caramel Popcorn. I recommend buying uncooked kernels and paper bags to pop your popcorn rather than the microwavable bags because you can control exactly how much salt or sugar goes into your popcorn. Also, the caramel you make from this recipe is a great ice cream topping so this dessert is a 2 for 1.

There’s at least one dessert for every kind of sweet tooth that you can make with only a microwave and fridge. Now next time you’re craving a homemade sweet, you can make one in the comfort of your own dorm!


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