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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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                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                      Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                      1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                      Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                      2. Stress Relief

                      Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                      3. Improved Sleep

                      Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                      4. Appetite Control

                      Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                      5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                      When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                      6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                      Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                      7. Mosquito Repellant

                      Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                      8. Pain Relief

                      While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                      9. The New Anti-Viral

                      Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                      10. Improved Cognitive Function

                      Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                      11. Money Saving

                      With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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