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10 Delicious Desserts You Can Make In 5 Minutes

10 Delicious Desserts You Can Make In 5 Minutes

Do you love desserts, but hate to cook? We have compiled a list of 10 tasty desserts that you can make in under five minutes – yes, you read that correctly! Check them out here.

1. 5 Minute Microwave Brownie

brownie

    This luxurious five minute brownie is the perfect chocolatey dessert. Since it takes less than a minute to prepare and less than a minute to cook, we think 5 minutes is actually too long!

    Ingredients

    2 tablespoons of butter
    2 tablespoons of sugar
    1 firmly packed tablespoon of light brown sugar
    ¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
    Pinch of kosher salt
    1 egg yolk
    4 tablespoons of flour
    1 tablespoon of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 heaping tablespoons of semi sweet chocolate chunks

    2. 5 Minute Caramelized Pecans

    pecans

      This tasty pecan dessert makes your home taste like Christmas. It is also a more healthy option than some of the others on this list. Delicious!

      Ingredients

      1 cup nuts

      ¼ cup sugar

      1 tablespoon butter

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      1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

      3. Berry Cobbler

      berry

        If you prefer a fruity dessert to a chocolate one, this super speedy berry cobbler is the perfect option for you. Simply put it in the microwave to cook.

        Ingredients

        3/4 cup strawberries
        1/4 cup powdered sugar
        1/3 cup flour
        1 tbs white sugar
        1/2 tsp baking powder
        1 tbs butter
        2 tbs milk

        4. Vegan Walnut Expresso Brownies

        vegan

          This delicious vegan dessert is perfect for anyone who likes a more adult taste. Seasoned with a little salt, these brownies are soft and moreish.

          Ingredients

          1.5 cups raw walnuts, divided
          1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
          2 – 2 1/2 cups Medjool or Deglet Nour dates, pitted
          3/4 cup cocoa powder (or raw cacao if you have it)
          1-2 tsp espresso powder or finely ground coffee (depending on preference)
          pinch sea salt

          5. Cookie Waffle

          cookiewaffle

            This totally delicious dessert takes less than five minutes to cook. It only has three ingredients, so it is perfect for you if you don’t want to make too much of an effort. Plus, it tastes amazing!

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            Ingredients

            Cookie Dough

            Chocolate Sauce

            Icecream

            6. S’mores Cups

            smores

              This S’mores recipe is fast and perfect for camp-outs and cold evenings. They taste perfect too. They’re so light and fluffy!

              Ingredients

              1 3/4 cups of graham crackers
              1 cup of chocolate chips (I used semi sweet)
              3 marshmallows for each cup (you could also use the mini ones)
              1 stick of butter

              7. Cowboy Bark

               
              Cowboybark

                This tasty dessert tastes as good as the picture looks — and that’s saying something! Crunchy and sweet, this dessert is perfect for after meals. It’s also really handy to take out with you as a snack.

                Ingredients

                16 ounces dark chocolate
                about 1 1/2 cups mini pretzels
                8 chocolate-stuffed Oreos, roughly chopped
                1/3 cup toffee bits
                1/3 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
                1/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds
                sea salt for sprinkling, to taste

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                8. Oreo Popcorn

                oreopopcorn

                  Oreo popcorn that is ready in five minutes. Yes! Our dreams have come true! This dessert is a perfect sweet snack. Make sure you have a food processor though.

                  Ingredients

                  12 Oreo cookies
                  11 oz white chocolate chips
                  5 cup popped popcorn

                  9. Mint Chocolate Dessert Dip

                  mintchoc

                    This speedy dessert is ideal for any ice cream lovers. You can use whatever you want to dip. We recommend biscuits or ice cream crackers! Minty and fresh, this dessert is easy to make even if you’re a beginner.

                    Ingredients

                    ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

                    ¼ cup light brown sugar

                    packed ¼ cup granulated sugar

                    2 teaspoons pure mint extract ½ teaspoon

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                    pure vanilla extract

                    ¼ teaspoon salt

                    1 cup flour

                    3 tablespoons half and half

                    8-12 drops green food coloring

                    1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

                    10. Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

                    cinna

                      This tasty cinnamon mug cake is moist and light, and tastes like it was cooked in an oven. You’d never know the difference! It is beautiful to look at too, so it is is the perfect quick dessert for a dinner party if you want to impress your guests.

                      Ingredients

                      2 Tbsp applesauce
                      1 Tbsp vegetable oil
                      1 Tbsp buttermilk
                      1/4 tsp vanilla extract
                      1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
                      2 1/2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
                      3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
                      1 dash ground nutmeg (optional)
                      1/4 tsp baking powder
                      1/8 tsp (scant) salt
                      1 Recipe Cream Cheese Icing, recipe follows
                      1 Tbsp Cream Cheese or Neufchatel Cheese, softened
                      2 Tbsp powdered sugar
                      1 tsp milk

                      What do you think of these desserts? Send this list to your sweet-toothed friends and see what they think!

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                      Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                      We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                      So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                      Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                      What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                      Boundaries are limits

                      —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                      Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                      Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                      Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                      Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                      How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                      Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                      1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                      Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                      You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                      To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                      You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                      • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                      • When do you feel disrespected?
                      • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                      • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                      • When do you want to be alone?
                      • How much space do you need?

                      You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                      2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                      Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                      Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                      3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                      Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                      That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                      Sample language:

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                      • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                      • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                      • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                      • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                      • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                      • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                      • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                      Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                      4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                      Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                      Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                      Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                      We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                      It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                      It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                      Final Thoughts

                      Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                      Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                      Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                      The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                      Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                      Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                      They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                      Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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