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20 Microwave Desserts for Quick Treats

This collection of microwave desserts is proof that you can do so much more with the underestimated kitchen appliance!

If you think the microwave is nothing but a tool to reheat food from the fridge, think again.

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Think about it. The microwave oven IS a type of oven, meaning you can actually use it to cook stuff.

Microwave Brownie Dessert in a Mug with Chocolate Chips

Don’t you just hate how confections take hours to make and only about a minute to finish? Not with these recipes!

These microwave desserts are done in no time. And yes, they taste amazing, too. 

In the mood for a quick sweet treat? This round-up of microwave desserts is a must-read. 

1. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake 

Got a minute? Make snickerdoodle cake in a mug! 

Mug cakes have become a trend these past few years. These single-serving desserts are surprisingly tasty. 

Case in point: this snickerdoodle mug cake. This warm, sugary, and sweet-smelling dessert is the perfect way to end a meal. 

All you’ll need is to stir the ingredients in a mug and let the microwave do its magic. 

Microwave Peanut Brittle

2. Microwave Peanut Brittle 

Peanut brittle is wonderfully sweet, nutty, and crunchy. It’s one of those snacks that you can’t just have one serving of.

I once thought it requires a huge amount of work, but this recipe proved me wrong.

Thanks to the microwave, I can make my own peanut brittle any time a craving strikes.

What’s even better is that peanut brittle is a fantastic gift idea.

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It’s easy and affordable, alright, but since it’s so darn yummy, anyone who gets it will feel extremely loved.

3. Banana Bread Mug Muffin 

Do you have a brown, over-ripe banana sitting on the counter? Don’t throw it out just yet.

This banana bread muffin in a mug will transform that poor plantain into a drool-worthy dessert. All you’ll need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes!

This banana bread muffin is ridiculously soft, fluffy, and loaded with flavor.

If you take it out of the mug and fed it to an unknowing friend, I bet they wouldn’t believe it was made in the microwave.

4. Cinnamon Roll Mug 

Move over Cinnabon: this cinnamon roll is the bomb! And yup, it all comes together in the microwave. 

The idea for this recipe came from TikTok. This recipe is a much-improved version of the original and makes a cinnamon roll that you can actually be proud of.

It’s so shockingly delicious, it will give Cinnabon a run for its money.

5. Brownie in a Mug 

A brownie is a quintessential dessert that’s comfort food at its best. And yes, you can also make it in a mug. 

This version is warm, fudgy, and so chocolate-y. It’s everything you can ask for in a brownie, except that it is 10 times easier to make.

Less than 5 minutes and it’s done. You’ll probably want to make seconds (and thirds), though, so maybe allot 10?

6. Microwave Apple Crisp 

All the wonderful flavors of fall in a mug is what you’ll get from this sensational dessert.

Apple crisp is probably the most iconic autumn treat, and yes, you can make it in the microwave.

Loaded with apples and cinnamon and topped with crisp oatmeal streusel, this dessert is impossible to resist.

Not only is it drool-worthy, but it also smells heavenly!  

Stack of Salted Peanut Butter Fudge

7. Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

Thanks to this recipe, fudge has become one of my favorite desserts. It’s insanely rich, creamy, fudgy, and the peanut butter flavor is to die for.

Did I mention it only needs three ingredients? Yep, just grab some peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar and you’re ready to go.

Here’s the best part: because you’ll use the microwave instead of the stovetop, this fudge could not be easier to make!

8. Oreo Mug Cake 

Cake that calls for only two ingredients… that’s also delighftul? It sounds impossible, but this TikTok hack is verified.

I myself was doubtful, but I’ve tried it, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Oreo cookies and milk: that’s all you’ll need! Just throw them in a mug and pop them in the microwave.

The cookies absorb the milk while cooking, turning into a soft cake that’s unbelievably yummy. 

9. Microwave Peanut Butter Cup Dessert

Can’t get enough Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? You’ll fall in love with this recipe.

I was so excited to try this peanut butter cup in a mug, and it did not disappoint.

It’s a simple combo of peanut butter, dark chocolate, and graham crackers, and the result is a masterpiece.

It’s sweet, salty, nutty, and creamy. It’s just like a peanut butter cup, but a lot more affordable.

10. Apple Chips 

Turn that boring apple into fun and exciting chips! All you’ll need are an apple and a microwave.

This simple recipe creates crisp apple chips that are surprisingly addictive. 

It’s all-natural, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free, so it’s every weight watcher’s dream.

Bowl of Caramel Popcorn

11. Microwave Caramel Popcorn 

Is caramel popcorn your go-to snack at the fair? You’ll love this next recipe! 

Light and fluffy popcorn coated in sweet and crunchy caramel: it is one of the most addictive snacks in the universe. Ever! 

Thanks to the microwave, you can enjoy it any time, any day. I never thought making caramel could be so easy.

All you’ll need are brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, baking soda, and the microwave, and voila.

12. Microwave Mug Blondie 

A blondie is the brownie’s equally sinful cousin. And yes, just like a brownie, you can also make it in a mug and a microwave.

I don’t know about you, but I actually prefer blondies over brownies. There’s something about the chewy and caramel-y nature that I can’t resist.

And thanks to this recipe, I get to enjoy it in just 11 minutes! 

13. Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge

This second fudge entry is flavored with delectably sweet and salty caramel.

Just like peanut butter fudge, salted caramel fudge is both addictive and a breeze to make.

It’s so easy, it’s done in just 10 minutes! But because of its impressive taste and texture, no one will be able to tell.

It also has a long shelf-life, which means you can make a huge batch and store it for months. 

Microwave Fantasy Fudge Pin

14. Microwave Fantasy Fudge 

I’m pretty sure by now you can tell how into fudge I am. I mean, who doesn’t?! Its unique consistency alone is enough to make you fall in love.

What’s so special about it? Well, it has chocolate, marshmallows, and walnuts, that’s what.  

It’s what I call a winning combo. It’s not just soft and chewy, but crunchy, too. 

Fun fact: Fantasy Fudge is a classic recipe that first appeared on the back of a marshmallow creme jar.

The original recipe takes a while to make, though, but this simplified version makes life easier.

15. Microwave Rocky Road Fudge

I know it’s another fudge recipe… but can you blame me? I swear, though: this is the last fudge recipe on this list.

Rocky road ice cream meets fudge in this treat!

This mash-up uses chocolate, walnuts, and mini-marshmallows to make ooey-gooey candy loaded with flavor and texture.

16. Microwave Churro Mug 

Your favorite Spanish snack cooked in a mug? This is not a drill people!

This churro mug is just as crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. But it’s a lot easier to make. 

There’s no need to worry about deep-frying and excessive grease because all you’ll need for this recipe is the microwave.

17. Microwave Melted Chocolate

Gone are the days when you have to use a double-boiler to melt chocolate.

All you’ll need is a microwave-safe bowl and of course, a microwave oven, and you’re all set.

Whether you need it for frosting a cake, topping a brownie, or dipping a churro, this simple microwave melted chocolate recipe will not disappoint.

18. Pecan Caramel Turtles 

Pecan caramel turtles: they’re cute and adorable, but best of all, they are insanely delicious. And yes, they’re a cinch to make, too.

If you’re in search of the perfect holiday present, you are looking straight at it. How stunning are these treats? 

Plus, you really can’t go wrong with the combo of pecans, chocolate, and caramel. It’s a no-brainer!

19. Lemon Mug Cake

This lemon mug cake will give you serious tropical vibes! It’s bright, light, and sure to delight.

What’s the point of making an entire cake if you’re the only one around?

With this single-serving mug cake, you can satisfy your craving in an instant. Clean up is a breeze, too!

20. Microwave Pumpkin Mug Cake 

Rounding out this list is a warm and cozy pumpkin mug cake that’s oozing with autumn flavors.

I’m head over heels in love with this recipe. The cake is tender and fluffy, and the taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger is absolutely spot on. 

One bite will warm you up and brighten your gloomy day.

20 Microwave Desserts for Quick Treats

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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