Ever get that sneaky craving for something sweet, but don’t feel like baking or spending unnecessary money on a drugstore treat? Maria over at Wise Bread often has that problem. As a solution, she’s begun to stock her pantry with some staples for “fake” desserts to avoid wasting too much money or too many calories. Here are some of the sweets she came up with:
Almost Apple Pie
You can make a great turnover-like dessert with just 2 pantry ingredients. Here’s what you do:
Unroll a triangle of canned crescent roll dough. Add a heaping tablespoon of apple-pie filling. Add a second triangle on top, seal the sides with a fork, and vent the top with a knife. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.
Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Cup
Don’t feel like making a big batch of chocolate chip cookies? Get together your brown and white sugars, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt and chocolate chips and try out these chocolate chip cookies in a cup.
Here’s a great, quick to dessert that you can make from your leftover biscuits. You’ll only need frozen strawberries, sugar and whipped cream.
Thaw some berries and add some sugar (and a little Grand Marnier, if you’re fancy). Defrost those biscuits in the microwave, split them, and add the defrosted strawberries. Hopefully you have a can of whipped cream in the refrigerator to top them off.
Find 4 more quick desserts to satisfy those sudden cravings over at Wise Bread’s Fast, Single-Serving “Fake” Desserts.