Easy Recipe Ideas For Busy School Schedules 

Trista - September 14, 2020
This dessert can be prepared in advance and stored in your freezer to enjoy whenever you need dessert. Shutterstock.

Cookie dough ice cream sandwiches are so easy to make, and you just need two ingredients to enjoy this delectable dessert. 

This recipe is the dessert version of a pasta bake or lasagna – it’s cookie dough ice cream sandwiches! Start by making your cookie dough or using store-bought. Flatten it out in a baking tray on baking paper to prevent sticking. 

Do this in two baking trays to make two layers. Once this has been set in the fridge, take out the vanilla ice cream from the freezer and spread it across its own layer. Place the second layer of cookie dough on top and let it set in the freezer. You can then cut it into squares, serve, or store!

Try this recipe: 

  • 1 can cookie dough 
  • 1 tub vanilla ice cream 

Roll out your cookie dough in a baking tray on baking paper (make sure you have enough left for the top layer as well). Place this in the fridge to set and harden a bit. Take your vanilla ice cream out of the refrigerator and let it soften a bit. Once it is soft enough, take out the cookie dough from the fridge and put a layer of vanilla ice cream on top of this. Place the second layer of cookie dough on top of this and put it in the freezer to set. 

Don’t let leftover or stale cake go to waste – turn them into these delicious cake pops for a delicious dessert option. Shutterstock.

Use your leftover cake to make cake pops so that it doesn’t go to waste – all you need is icing, old cake, and a chocolate slab to dip the balls into. 

If you ever find yourself with a leftover cake that you don’t want to waste, you can repurpose them into this fabulous dessert – cake pops! This recipe is also perfect for cakes that are about to go stale. 

Crumble up the cake into a bowl and mix in a cup of icing – chocolate or vanilla. Mix it all and then roll into small balls. You’ll then need to melt chocolate and dip the cake balls is attached to a wooden skewer. Set these in the fridge, and you have your dessert ready!

Try this recipe: 

  • Leftover cake 
  • Chocolate/vanilla pre-made icing 
  • 1 chocolate slab (your choice of chocolate)

Crumble up your leftover cake into a bowl and then add in a spoonful of pre-made icing at a time. When there is a good ratio of icing to crumbled cake, roll it up into small balls. Stick each ball onto a wooden skewer. Melt chocolate of your choice in a bowl and then dip each cake ball into the chocolate. Place these onto a lined baking tray before putting it into the fridge to set. 

The microwave mug cake has become one of the most popular desserts this year because of its ease. Shutterstock.

The microwave mug cake is the perfect midnight snack that can be whipped up in no time and with very few ingredients! 

And for the easiest dessert of all time that is perfect for a busy family – the microwave mug cake! All it needs is a few minutes in the microwave, and it’s ready to serve. It also creates the perfect portion per person. 

Many varieties are available to choose from vanilla, chocolate, and even some mug cake brownie recipes. These recipes also require very few ingredients, so they’re perfect for a last-minute dessert too. 

Try this recipe: 

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chocolate spread
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Whisk all your dry ingredients together before mixing in the milk and oil. Pour the mixture into a safe microwave mug and then add your chocolate spread to the middle of the batter in the cup. Microwave for 70 seconds on high and enjoy!