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3-ingredient recipes

These easy recipes require just 3 ingredients, making them ideal for last-minute party prep, simple snacking and quick sides. From speedy bakes and treats for kids to desserts and party-proof canapés, these 3-ingredient recipes will definitely save the day.

  1. Strawberry shortcake sandwiches

    These beautiful strawberry shortcakes are made with just three ingredients and are quick and easy to make. They would look beautiful as part of an afternoon tea spread but are easy enough to make for an afternoon tea break too.

    3-ingredient strawberry shortcake recipe
  2. Pork and apple sausage rolls

    Could this be the easiest sausage roll recipe ever? You need pork, apple sauce and puff pastry to create the tastiest snack for your picnic, lunchbox, party or afternoon tea break.

    pork and apple sausage rolls
  3. Mini egg muffins

    This easy 3-ingredient breakfast egg muffin recipe is great for snacking on the go, or for packing into kids’ lunchboxes. We've added roasted peppers, but you can add whatever you like to the mini frittatas. Try with ham or mushrooms, and make ahead and freeze to save time!

    Mini egg muffins
  4. Frozen yogurt bites

    This frozen yogurt recipe is perfect for kids’ snacktime – and they can help make them too! Simply take an empty ice cube tray and layer with crunchy granola, creamy Greek yogurt and your favourite fresh fruits for a bite-sized treat that's seriously easy to make with just three ingredients.

    Frozen yogurt bites
  5. Fruit and nut frozen bananas

    Get creative with your snacking with these fruity frozen bananas, topped with peanut butter and sliced strawberries. With just three healthy ingredients, they're a great treat for kids. Freeze the bananas in advance so you can throw together this simple snack in no time!

    Fruit and nut frozen bananas
  6. Chipotle corn on the cob

    No barbecue is complete without classic corn on the cob – why not try a smoky Spanish twist with this easy chipotle corn on the cob recipe? Make a spicy butter by combining punchy chipotle paste with butter and brush over the cobs before barbecuing. Serve hot and buttery for a real treat!

    Chipotle corn on the cob
  7. Jerk salmon kebabs

    Add a little Caribbean flair to your next barbecue with this jerk-spiced salmon kebab recipe. Toss meaty salmon through jerk spices and thread onto skewers with juicy pineapple for a deliciously sweet and smoky flavour combination. Barbecue until charred, then enjoy!

    Jerk salmon kebabs
  8. Chocolate cake

    Looking for ideas for a last minute bake sale or birthday party? Try this easy chocolate cake recipe that's super rich and indulgent – you'd never know it only has three ingredients! Whisk together eggs, butter and dark chocolate for a fuss-free bake that'll really impress.

    Chocolate cake
  9. Spiced flatbreads

    Flatbreads are an essential accompaniment for curries, tagines and dips. With just three ingredients, it's seriously easy to make your own from scratch. Make a simple dough, add your favourite mixed spices and fry until golden – this recipe will definitely become a staple.

    Spiced flatbreads
  10. Savoury cheese scones

    Scones are a British classic, and this cheese scone recipe is perfect for picnics, lunchboxes and afternoon tea parties. This easy method makes baking your own savoury scones super-easy.

    Savoury cheese scones
  11. School holiday treats

    Keep the kids entertained through the holidays with these easy 3-ingredient snack ideas. Add caramel sauce and raisins to apple slices for a fruity take on nachos, stuff cucumber with ham and cream cheese for speedy sandwiches or have a go at date and cinnamon rolls.

    School holiday treats
  12. Oaty banana choc chip cookies

    With no eggs, butter or flour, this chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe is a great fuss-free treat for when you're craving something sweet. Mashed banana is used to bind together oats and chocolate chips for a simple bite-sized bake.

    Oaty banana choc chip cookies
  13. Chocolate pots

    For an easy dessert that's ready in no time, look no further than this creamy chocolate pot recipe that only uses three ingredients. With chocolate, milk and cream, this silky chocolate ganache is a winning last minute dessert for dinner parties and more.

    Chocolate pots
  14. Peanut butter corn flake clusters

    Give classic corn flake cakes a peanut butter twist with this easy recipe that's great for baking with kids. Melt together crunchy peanut butter and chocolate, mix in corn flakes and chill until set – it's that easy!

    Peanut butter corn flake clusters
  15. Easy snacks

    Craving a snack between meals? Look no further than these easy budget-friendly snack recipes using storecupboard ingredients. From blueberry pancakes and sweet potato avocado toast to pepper rings with egg and ham, we've got snack time covered.

    Easy snacks
  16. Pineapple satay skewers

    Looking for a winning canapé idea that's vegan, dairy- and gluten-free? Try these easy griddled pineapple skewers with a quick peanut butter and chilli satay dip. Griddling the pineapple gives it a delicious charred and caramelised flavour, which pairs perfectly with the sweet chilli sauce. We guarantee these won't be around for long!

    Pineapple satay skewers
  17. Mini mozzarella meatballs

    For an easy party food idea that's ready in just 20 minutes, give this mozzarella meatballs recipe a go. Skewer tasty mini meatballs with creamy mozzarella and tangy tomatoes and bake in the oven until the cheese is oozy and melted – what's not to love?

    Mini mozzarella meatballs
  18. Goat's cheese and honey figs

    Looking for canapé ideas for your next dinner party? Try these goat's cheese and honey figs, made with just three ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes. Top sweet figs with tangy goat's cheese, drizzle with honey, bake and serve.

    Goat's cheese and honey figs
  19. Irish cream marshmallow shots

    These marshmallow shot glasses are a great grown-up party food idea, perfect for the festive season. Toast giant marshmallows, dip in chocolate and set, then fill with boozy Irish cream liqueur.

    Irish cream marshmallow shots
  20. Pesto and Parmesan stuffed mushrooms

    Turn stuffed mushrooms into a speedy snack or party canapé with this easy 3-ingredient recipe that's bursting with classic Italian flavours. Stuff baked mushrooms with tangy pesto and sprinkle with Parmesan before baking again until melted and golden – simple!

    Pesto and Parmesan stuffed mushrooms
  21. Brie and cranberry focaccia bites

    Brie and cranberry is a classic pairing, and makes a great topping for cheesy focaccia bites. Simply spread tangy cranberry sauce on grilled focaccia, top with slices of creamy French Brie and grill until melted. Serve at parties as canapés, or treat yourself to an indulgent snack.

    Brie and cranberry focaccia bites
  22. Cookie dough mummies

    These cookie dough mummies are the perfect spooky treat for kids' parties. Add melted chocolate to blitzed cookies, and coat with white chocolate for a mummified effect.

    Cookie dough mummies
  23. Bat out of hell cake pops

    These super-cute bat treats with icing wings and chocolate chip eyes are the perfect spooky party treat. You can assemble them in a flash and they’re sure to go down well with the kids.

    Bat out of hell cake pops