Winter Desserts from the Pantry

An easy dessert can be made from ingredients you likely already have on hand.

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Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

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Pantry Ingredients, Remixed

These sweet treats make the most of your pantry ingredients. Turn a bag of rice or day-old bread into a decadent dessert.

Pantry Ingredient: Stale Bread

Stale bread is your best bet to absorb the eggs, milk and sugar in a bread pudding.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Pour a rich mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla, cocoa and cinnamon over stale bread, then top with chocolate chips. The dessert will bake until it's firm on the outside but gooey and moist on the inside.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Bread Pudding

Pantry Ingredient: Rice

Long-grain rice isn't just for savory dishes; use it to make an easy rice pudding.

Baked Rice Pudding

Vanilla, orange zest and cinnamon are key to the great flavor of this rice pudding. Bake everything together and serve warm.

Get the Recipe: Baked Rice Pudding

Pantry Ingredient: Brownie Mix

Turn store-bought brownie mix into an extravagant treat with just a few extra ingredients.

Peanut Butter Espresso Brownies

Giada De Laurentiis saves time with store-bought brownie mix. But you won't even recognize the mix once espresso powder and peanut butter chips are mixed in and flaky sea salt is sprinkled on top.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Espresso Brownies

Pantry Ingredient: Cocoa Powder

Use up what's left in the bottom of your cocoa powder tin.

Caramel Brownies

Ree Drummond adds dulce de leche to her chocolate brownies and swirls through the batter with a knife to create ribbons of caramel goodness. When they're warm the brownies will seem overly gooey and soft, but they will firm up as they cool.

Get the Recipe: Caramel Brownies

Pantry Ingredient: Instant Coffee

Instant coffee powder does double duty in your coffee pot and mixed into dessert. 

Chocolate Mason Jars

Damaris Phillips describes her version of a pot de creme as easy to carry and hard to resist. She uses on-hand ingredients to keep this dessert budget friendly. Skip eggs that you might not have in your fridge and use mayonnaise. Intensify the chocolate flavor of your pudding with instant coffee.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Mason Jars