Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lazy Desserts

Being the baker of the family has its perks.  
I always get the birthday cake I want.  When it's midnight and I want peanut butter cookies, it's not a problem.    And when there's only one muffin left in the basket- I feel no shame in snagging it because I baked it.  

But when I'm tired or sick or just plain lazy, there's no one to bake me cookies or ask me what flavor cupcakes I'd prefer.  I'm sure Mike could bake if he tried- but we count on him for the amazing meals whipped up in 15 minutes, not scones.

So when I'm craving something sweet and don't have the energy to bake something, I have a few treats that require almost no preparation that I depend on.

Banana chunks with peanut butter and chocolate chips  (I'm not alone on this one!)

Peanut Butter Pudding: Plain yogurt with peanut butter and maple syrup stirred in 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels: Equal parts peanut butter and chocolate chips, melted in a pyrex bowl in the toaster oven.  Dip the pretzels in and eat them!

Cinnamon Apple Dip: Plain yogurt mixed with cinnamon and maple syrup.  Dip the apple slices in and eat them!

Totally Decadent Hot Chocolate: Non-dairy milk with cocoa, maple syrup, a dab of vanilla paste, and a little bit of chocolate chips melted in.  Whisk together and sip it.

Hmmm... Looks like most of my quick desserts involve chocolate or peanut butter or both.  That sounds about right.  


aimee said...

Peanut butter pudding sounds delicious! I'll have to add that to my "desperate dessert" repertoire!

Vegyogini said...

PB pudding...whoa!!! Everything else sounds delicious, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Chocolate and Peanut Butter are the world's best combination so I LOVE all your easy desserts!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I love the idea of Cinnamon Apple Dip! Sometimes I just slice an apple and sprinkle with cinnamon. Believe it or not, it's a sweet treat and tastes like dessert!