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Treats You Can Bake with 5 Ingredients or Less

Just because your pantry isn’t stocked with specialty ingredients doesn’t mean you can’t bake from scratch. You’ll be surprised at what you can make with basics like butter, flour, sugar and eggs (and an occasional boxed baking mix).

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Three-Ingredient Cookies

These unbelievably easy (and gluten-free) cookies have only three ingredients and are a great way to use up those extra mixed nuts hanging out in your pantry.

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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Muffins

Using melted ice cream is a baking shortcut that makes sense -- in one ingredient you get cream, sugar, cookies and vanilla. Mix it with self-rising flour for the ultimate easy muffins. And a cookie in the middle is a sweet surprise!

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Cocada: Easy Coconut Bark

This crave-worthy coconut treat is a lot like macaroons – only easier. Instead of scooping balls of sweetened coconut mixture onto a sheet pan, just pour the mix into a 9-by-13-inch pan and bake.

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Flourless Chocolate Torte

We can’t think of a better use for five ingredients we always have on hand (butter, chocolate, eggs, sugar and salt) than this torte. If you have the optional sixth ingredient (cocoa powder), use it – a light dusting will enhance the chocolate flavor and give the dessert a pretty finish.

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