When living in the dorms, sometimes it’s hard to have all of the ingredients and supplies to make a full, homemade dessert. This shouldn’t stop your from celebrating a roommate or friend’s birthday with a tasty treat! Check out these “no-bake” dessert recipes that you can prepare with minimal ingredients, right in your dorm room.
Chocolate Éclair Cake (Courtesy of Rachael’s Favorite Recipes)
2 small packages French Vanilla instant pudding
1 package of graham crackers
3 cups milk
8 ounces Cool Whip
1 container of chocolate frosting
This is such a simple recipe that looks way more complicated then it actually is! First you are going to want to grease a 9×13 pan with butter or non-stick spray. Cover the bottom of the pan with a layer of graham crackers. Then, make the pudding by mixing milk with the pudding mix for two minutes. Slowly add in the Cool Whip with the pudding. Add the pudding/Cool Whip mix on top of the graham cracker layer. Continue with this graham cracker/pudding pattern until you reach the top of the pan. When you’re at the top, heat frosting for 30 seconds in the microwave and spread it on top of the uppermost layer of graham crackers. Let the cake chill in the fridge overnight and it’ll be a huge hit the next day!
Cake Batter Dip (Courtesy of Tasty Kitchen)
One package of Cake Mix (any flavor, but I prefer Funfetti!)
1 ½ cup Plain Yogurt
2 cups Whipped Topping
I promise you that this cake batter dip will make you famous amongst your friends. It’s nearly impossible to stop eating! First, mix together the cake mix, yogurt and whipped topping. Put it in the fridge for a few hours (this dessert can be saved for up to three days). Then put it in a bowl with some vanilla wafers or fruit, and serve away!
Dessert Kabobs (Courtesy of The Inspired Collection)
One Lemon Pound Cake (can be store bought)
2 boxes of strawberries
White chocolate and/or milk chocolate
Need a healthier option for a no-bake dessert? These dessert kabobs are the perfect option. Start by cutting the lemon pound cake into squares, and cutting off the tops of the strawberries. Then place them on the kabobs in an alternating pattern. After that, melt the white and/or milk chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over all of the kabobs. Now you have individual, yummy and healthy dessert servings.
Hopefully these easy dessert recipes will satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone. For more ideas, check out Debra’s article on dorm snacks.