When it comes to the edible things in life, our philosophy is this: Big impact, short grocery list. These 20 treat recipes are ideal for gifting (and snacking)—and each calls for only three ingredients, allowing you to enjoy the sweet life, without sacrificing your savings.
Almost too easy to be true, this sweet snack recipe will become a quick go-to for party-going and gifting. But be careful. These salty-sweet morsels are nothing short of addictive.
Get the Recipe: The Easiest Three-Ingredient Turtle Pretzels
The main ingredient in these babies may surprise you. We like to consider this recipe an easy way to elevate a classic in a big way—at minimal cost.
Get the Recipe: 15-Minute No-Bake Thin Mints
These rustic beauties are comprised mainly of egg whites, making them a relatively guilt-free treat. And did we mention there's coffee involved?
Get the Recipe: Coffee Meringues
For the health-conscious set, it doesn't get much better than this three ingredient recipe for homemade energy bars. Make a batch to fuel your week, or wrap in wax paper and twine for gifting fitness-fixated friends and family.
Get the Recipe: Three-Ingredient Energy Bars
This traditional Italian nougat is sweet and chewy and perfect for extra-special occasions. Though the process takes time and attention, the ingredient list is just how we like it—really, really short.
Get the Recipe: Three-Ingredient Torrone
The classics are designated as such for a reason. And if you can achieve a classic as classic as shortbread cookies using only three staple ingredients? Well, it looks like you're in business.
Get the Recipe: Shortbread Cookies
And thus begins our two-part tribute to Nutella. One big jar of Nutella, some flour and a carton of eggs, and you can make a Nutella-laced confection in more forms than we can count on both hands. Just ask Pinterest.
Get the Recipe: Three-Ingredient Nutella Doughnuts
Part two of our ode to three-ingredient Nutella confections comes in the form of this chewy brownie recipe. Throw in festive cupcake liners to suit any occasion!
Get the Recipe: Nutella Brownies
Imagine their faces when you show up with this show-stopping chocolate cake at the next potluck affair. Just eggs, chocolate and butter. Three of our favorite things.
Get the Recipe: Three-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake
Just get a load of the bright pink hue on this fudge recipe. Star quality, you say? Yeah, we think so too.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Pecan Fudge
These stunning chocolate fudge bites are perfect for gifting. If it's an extra-special occasion—and you're up for adding a fourth ingredient to your shopping list—consider topping with coarse-ground sea salt, chopped nuts or coconut flakes.
Get the Recipe: The Easiest Three-Ingredient Fudge Bites
This Rocky Road Bark is a lot like the ice cream flavor of the same name, but much more portable, making it perfect for parties, last minute gifts, or anytime indulgence.
Get the Recipe: Rocky Road Bark
Calling for only peanut butter, coconut butter and pure maple syrup, this fudge is a super simple (and relatively healthy) treat. So you can make it just about as often as you like, sans guilt.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Fudge
Another incarnation of the (nearly painfully) addictive combination of chocolate, peanut butter and salty pretzels, these truffles (like the company they keep) are incredibly easy to put together and—yep, you guessed it—call for only three ingredients.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Like all good do-it-yourself-ers, we love a good copycat recipe. And how gorgeous are these peanut butter cups from Leeves and Berries?
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Cups
Shortcuts, people. Make allies of shortcuts, and you'll save yourself time—and money, too. These mini croissants make use of pre-prepared pastry sheets for a "sinfully easy" recipe that you won't want to pass up.
Get the Recipe: Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissants
Watch yourself. If you're not careful, this recipe may revolutionize your movie night ritual.
Get the Recipe: Cookies and Cream Popcorn
Just like Mom used to make 'em. These easy peanut butter cookies promise to be scooped and ready for baking before the oven has even had time to reach its toasty 350.
Get the Recipe: Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
For lovers of sweet, flaky coconut, it doesn't get any better than this. Three simple ingredients and a quick trip to the oven later, and these macaroons are good to go.
Get the Recipe: Coconut Macaroons
A delightful twist on a classic, these cakey cookies take on the color and flavor of traditional red velvet cake but offer the added bonus of portability, making them easy to box up and ship out at a moment's notice.
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Cookies
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