3 desserts students can make in the microwave

When students move into the residence halls, they often cannot create home-cooked meals because they do not have kitchens. Have no fear, The Flor-Ala created a list of sweet treats that students can make even in a residence hall.


S’mores are a classic, and even the student with no cooking experience can make this dessert.


• Graham crackers

• Marshmallows

• Hershey’s snack size chocolate bars


1. Place graham crackers on the plate.

2. Top each graham cracker with a marshmallow and a piece of chocolate.

3. Warm the treat in the microwave for 20 seconds or until marshmallows rise.

Finished product:

The s’mores I created were gooey and delicious. The total time I spent making the dessert was five minutes. I highly recommend students try making s’mores when they have a sweet tooth.

Brownie in a mug

This dessert required more time and ingredients than the s’mores, but the taste was quite delightful.


• 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

• 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar

• 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

• a pinch of salt

• 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

• 2 tablespoons of milk

• 2 tablespoons of chopped Hershey’s dark chocolate


1. Pour all ingredients into a coffee mug.

2. Mix until there are no lumps and the ingredients form a thick cream.

3. Warm in the microwave for 45 seconds.

Finished product:

I enjoyed the brownie in a cup, but because there are more ingredients, the cost to make the treat was somewhat pricey. All the ingredients cost around $10. For students who want to save money, I recommend the other two desserts on this list. Students may be able to try this with boxed brownie mix.

Marshmallow chocolate fudge

Of the three desserts on this list, my favorite was this fudge, which was quite simple to make.


• 1 teaspoon of butter

• 1 can of chocolate frosting

• 2 cups of chocolate chips

• 1/2 cup of chopped pecans

• 1/2 cup of miniature marshmallows


1. Line a pan with aluminum foil

2. Grease the foil with butter

3. Pour frosting and chocolate chips into a bowl

4. Melt the frosting and chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute

5. Stir in chopped pecans

6. Let the ingredients sit for 10 minutes

7. Stir in marshmallows

8. Pour ingredients onto pan and refrigerate until they firm

9. Cut fudge into pieces after they firm

Finished product:

Even though this product had more steps to create, the fudge recipe was easy to follow. Chocolate lovers would adore this fudge. I would certainly make it again.

College is often when people leave home for the first time. With these simple recipes, students can make UNA feel like their new home. Dorm rooms may be too small for dinner parties, but, with these sweet treats, friends will flock to the tiny rooms to get a taste.