Love ain't easy, but these treats are

Pink mug on a light shades of pink polka dot mat. The mug is filled with hot chocolate and a spoon holds up a pink heart from the mug

Homemade treats are extra special (and may be hard to come by) when you’re living in the res halls. You could use the community kitchens’ oven to make elaborate treats, but what we love about these recipes is that they are simple, small in serving size, and you don’t have to leave your room to make them.

Make your special someone (partner, bae, bff, crush, etc.) a tasty treat without going near an oven -- and we don’t mean taking store-bought cookies out of the packaging and passing them off as your own.

These treats are easy, delicious and you can make them all in your dorm with a microwave, a quick trip to the grocery store and some love.

Just like momma made ‘em. With only a few ingredients and a lot of chocolate chips, you can make an ooey-gooey treat that will show how much you care. Use an inexpensive Valentine’s Day mug from a local dollar store for extra romance.

Make it! Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug Recipe

For a sweetie with a sweet tooth. We’re about to blow your mind here, so we hope you’re sitting down. You can make homemade gooey, chewy, ah-mazing caramels in your microwave. Yeah. Seriously so easy, and tbh, it’s a great way to impress people who don’t know this trick.

Make it! Ten Minute Microwave Caramels

Chocolate on chocolate on peanut butter. This one is a little more complicated (it involves layering) but it’s well worth the results. A graham cracker crust, easy no-bake peanut butter pie and as much chocolate drizzle as you want. So, a lot. This makes four full mason jars, but you can cut the recipe in half (try this app to make it easy) or surprise your friends with sweetness.

Make it! Peanut Butter Pie Cups

We put together a Pinterest board for you with even more easy-to-make treats. And they’re not all sweet. If you’re looking for something savory, a snack to pack with a little love note, a health-conscious goodie or even an easy breakfast-in-bed treat, we’ve got you covered. Check out what we’ve pinned, and let us know if you try them!

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