10 Best Microwave Dessert Recipes To Try Today

When you need to make a quick dessert sometimes the oven just won’t do. So why not use your microwave?

You can create delicious flavor combinations with just a few simple ingredients and a microwave.

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In this article, we have put together 10 of the best dessert recipes that you can make in your microwave today.

Whether you are craving a sweet midnight snack or you forgot to make the dessert for the family dinner, these microwave dessert recipes are quick, simple, and utterly delicious.

1. 90 Second Nutella Mug Cake

Who can resist the gooey, chocolate goodness that is Nutella? No one. This sweet dessert takes minutes to make and is guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

You must serve this straight from the microwave to experience the melted heaven of Nutella in the middle of the cake.

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to create the ultimate dessert that you can bake in just 90 seconds in your microwave.

2. Caramello Slice

Soft, light, fluffy squares are delicious and simple. This recipe makes 16 servings which are just perfect for those late-night parties or a wholesome garden party.

You can make these slices in under 10 minutes and wow your guests. Or, keep in the refrigerator for a mid-afternoon snack.

They pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee to start the day or with a steaming cup of tea to wind down from the stresses of day-to-day life.

Learn how to make coffee in the microwave as well!

No matter the occasion, these Carmello slices are sure to impress.

You may need to keep this recipe under lock and key.

Don’t forget the powdered chocolate dusting to finish these gorgeous desserts.

3. White Cranberry Walnut Nutmeg Fudge

Just picture the gasps and aahs you’ll hear when you serve this exquisite white chocolate fudge.

It’s packed with cranberries, walnuts, and a hint of rum and makes a delicious homemade food present to share.

However, you will need to let the fudge set in the refrigerator overnight to ensure they are fully cooled before serving. No one wants runny fudge.

You can keep this recipe from becoming overdone by changing the fruit you use. Swap out the cranberries for dried apricot or peach and you have a brand new dessert.

Drizzle over honey when serving for added sweetness or package up and give to friends as a delicious surprise!

4. Blueberry Coconut And Pistachio Chocolate Bark

Need something that looks as good as it tastes? This chocolate bark is utterly divine and is made in the microwave.

Simply melt your chocolate in the microwave, spread it onto parchment paper, sprinkle with your toppings, and leave it to set in the freezer or refrigerator.

Once it is fully set, break it up into smaller pieces.

You can even get the kids involved and let them break up their own pieces of ‘bark’.

This is an excellent dessert or sweet snack in the warmer summer months to help keep you cool.

If you are serving a party you can leave the bark as one sheet and let your guests break off their own pieces.

This is a fun, simple way to make dessert more exciting than it already is.

Got leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or keep in the freezer for when you next want a sweet, cool snack.

5. Shorecook’s Cashew Brittle

If you’re in the market for a peanut brittle replacement, this Shorecook’s cashew brittle may just be the thing.

These bars of sweet and crunchy goodness will be a hit at the Christmas dinner or even in the office as a Friday treat. Of course, ensure no one has a nut allergy before serving.

Melt everything together in your microwave and let it set and break into your desired pieces.

This recipe has the perfect amount of crunch without the worry of breaking your tooth, and it is less sticky than others.

A top tip is to spray your spatula with cooking oil before spreading to prevent the mixture from sticking as you work.

Serve as dessert, a quick snack or as a leaving gift for your friends and family!

6. Mocha Truffles

Upgrade your typical chocolate chip cookie for these microwave mocha truffles.

These bite-sized delights are perfect for sharing around the office or even help you raise money at your kid’s bake sale!

With the deep richness of the coffee, we dare you to try to eat more than 2 in one sitting.

They are perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up and not to mention they look adorable with the chocolate sprinkles on top.

The trick is to let the mixture set until firm enough to shape. This typically takes around 30 minutes.

You can make these small treats even more interesting by dipping them in white chocolate for a mix of white and dark chocolate deliciousness.

7. Microwave Apple Kugel

Now your grandmother may not approve of making this recipe in the microwave, but she doesn’t have to know.

This dessert is a mix of sweet and savory, hitting every craving you could have for dessert.

Taking a little longer, you need to microwave this dessert for 14 minutes, adding your toppings halfway through.

But the results are worth the extra wait. Just make sure to cover your kugel to prevent the noodles from drying out while cooking.

You can even serve your microwave apple kugel as a side dish and impress everyone with your skills. Even if it was made in the microwave.

For more delicious apple dishes, try our 10 best air fryer apple recipes!

8. Microwave Caramel Popcorn

You’ll want to save this microwave caramel popcorn for your next movie night!

With each piece of popcorn coated evenly in a delicious, addicting caramel sauce, you might not be able to put it down.

In just 15 minutes you can be devouring this snack with no clean-up. It is sure to become a movie night staple.

Although, the trickiest part is making sure that each kernel pops and is light and fluffy.

Fresh kernels will pop more readily than old, dried-up ones. Make sure your popcorn kernels are stored on the counter or in the refrigerator in an airtight container for lovely, fluffy popcorn.

You will also only want to cook your popcorn in 1-minute intervals. Otherwise, you can end up with burned, overdone popcorn.

If that does happen, don’t worry. Learn how to get burned popcorn smell out of the microwave and pretend it never happened!

Cooking in small intervals will prevent your popcorn from overcooking and you can then coat it in your buttery caramel sauce.

You might even prefer this recipe to the movie theatre popcorn. Keep a bag in your purse just in case! You’ll never want to be without.

9. Rocky Road Fudge

Marshmallows, chocolate, and walnuts are all combined together to create this delectable treat.

If you are trying to really impress your loved ones with your new baking skills then these microwave rocky road fudge pieces are perfect!

Melt your chocolate chips and condensed milk in the microwave, stir in your marshmallows and walnuts, let it set and you are good to go. It’s perfect for a midnight snack or as a parting gift for friends and family.

You can even make them up to 3 days before you serve them. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days and serve with your favorite beverage. We opt for a nice coffee in the cooler months.

You can make this dessert when you are in a bit of a pinch but we highly recommend making them in advance to ensure the fudge is perfectly set.

Why not swap out the walnuts for cashews or peanuts instead? Or, you can swap the milk chocolate for dark chocolate for those with a richer palette.

Serve with a range of combinations to get the full effect of wonder from your guests.

10. Microwave Churro Mug

Grab your favorite mug and make your favorite Spanish dessert in the microwave. This is the perfect dessert for 1.

Mix all of your ingredients together in your mug, spoon your chocolate chips into the center of your mixture and bake in the microwave for up to 1 minute.

Give a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar on top for that perfect, gooey churro.

This is the ideal dessert for those middle school sleepovers or for enjoying by yourself while watching your favorite shows.

Grab a teaspoon and dig into your mug of delightful, fluffy dough and chocolate.

You really want to take the time to savor all of the flavors this churro mug has to offer.

Don’t forget the chocolate dipping sauce for the ultimate churro experience!

Did you know you can enjoy great cinnamon sugar baked goods from your air fryer as well? Check out the easy air fryer donuts featured in our best Breville air fryer recipes to try to see why they’re so delicious!

Final Thoughts

We’ve covered 10 delicious, simple and quick dessert recipes that you can make in your microwave today!

From single-serving mug cakes to fudge that you can share with friends and family, these recipes are timeless. They keep you out of the kitchen, so you can enjoy those precious moments with your loved ones.

You get the chance to show everyone that you can bake, even if it is just in the microwave.

Try them out today to transcend yourself into a moment of heaven for a rocky road fudge or a churro mug.

The creations are endless and all you need is a microwave!

If you want your kitchen appliance to pull double duty, then check out my list of the best microwave convection oven recipes!

Katie Vine