Student Dessert Recipes

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The Perfect Way To Treat Yourself

Just because you’re a poor student doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a treat, right? Here are four low cost but maximum satisfaction dessert recipes.

Fabulous fruit salad


  • Mixed fruit – you can use fresh, tinned, or thawed frozen fruit (kiwi, peaches, melon, and mixed berries work well)
  • Ice cream – any flavour


  1. Dice or slice the fruit if you’re using fresh
  2. Add fruit to a bowl with ice cream
  3. Enjoy!

Microwave banana pudding


  • 2 ripe bananas - sliced
  • 100g butter
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 100g light muscavado sugar


  1. Grease a large dish with butter and melt the rest
  2. Add banana, milk, eggs, flour, sugar, and cinnamon to the dish and mix well
  3. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes
  4. Serve with ice cream or chocolate sauce

Chocolate fridge cake


  • Middlesex -MPUHalf a packet of digestive biscuits
  • 150g each of dark and milk chocolate
  • 100g butter
  • 150g golden syrup


  1. Line a 20cm shallow, square tin with cling film
  2. Put the biscuits in a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin
  3. Melt the chocolate and golden syrup over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally
  4. Remove from the heat and add the biscuit mix
  5. Stir the mixture and spoon into the tin using the back of the spoon to level the surface
  6. Leave to cool, then place in the fridge for 1-2 hours until the cake has set
  7. Turn out the cake, remove the cling film, and enjoy!

Peanut butter cookies


  • 125g butter
  • 195g light muscavado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 195g plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder & bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 jar peanut butter


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3/170°C
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together
  3. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarb
  5. Add the peanut butter and stir well
  6. Spoon into balls on a greased baking tray
  7. Cook for 8-10 minutes – enjoy!