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« on: August 06, 2010 04:06:15 PM »

Hey guys! So, with working seven to eight hours a day, soccer games, a boyfriend, and numerous family events, I often have to make myself quick meals. While I've mastered this with little difficulty, I've yet to discover any really fast and delicious desserts. Can you help me?? I love chocolate and caramel, peanut butter not so much. But hey, I'll try any recipe! Just needs to be fast and not require any ridiculously hard to find ingredients. Thanks guys!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 02:18:52 PM »

Esp. in summer I stick to very basic desserts.
Parfaits made with yogurt or pudding, fruit & granola or cookies.  Layer them in a pretty glass or bowl.

Freeze Pops ... lots of differet ones on line now, great flavor combos.

Pudding with nilla waffers

Fruit with a little sugar or brown sugar & cool whip


Homemade cookies made in to ice cream sandwiches.

Fruit sald & more fruit sald.  Fruit in Jello
Fruit crisps
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010 04:21:48 PM »

I haven't put the microwavable apple version online yet, but this banana bread pudding is easy to make.
http://calmmindbusybody.com/banana-bread-pudding/

It may be a bit more time consuming than you'd like... so.. hmm..

Yogurt always does the trick for me as a quick dessert. I use plain yogurt and chop up some apple into small pieces and drizzle a little bit of pure maple syrup onto it. Or freeze a banana and add frozen banana slices to it. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010 09:41:46 PM »

How about fruit salad?

Combine 1 large can drained fruit cocktail, 1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream, and 1/4 cup sugar.  Mix and chill. 

You may also like to add orange segments, apple bits, and cheese cubes.

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010 01:03:55 PM »

I don't know if this is what you are looking for but for a fast dessert\drink, I slice over ripe bananas, put them into plastic freezer bags and when I want something sweet I just pop a bag into the blender add milk blend and I have a very thick banana milk shake.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010 08:55:13 AM »

The oreo candy made famous (to me) on Craftster is quick and delicious. You can make it ahead and it takes 45 minutes to set. Make them before you go to bed or leave for work in the morning and when you come home you'll be in sugar heaven.

You basically chop up oreos (or any cookie you like...Nutter Butters, Pepperidge Farm Milanos...) and mix with cream cheese, then you roll the balls in chocolate chips (or any chip you like, butterscotch, pb...). They're delicious and very easy.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=76195.0


Pirouettes also take zero time. You only cook for 5 minutes and then prep is pretty simple. You can fill them with piped in chocolate frosting (premade is simple, homemade is more delicious and probably less chemical-ized).

http://busycooks.about.com/od/cookierecipes/r/pirouettelace.htm

And personally, I'm a huge fan of waffles. The best waffle I've had (purchased) was a waffle with cheesecake pudding on it, mixed berries and whipped cream with graham cracker crumbs. Easy to do at home. Waffles take like 10 minutes, you could make the pudding before you go to bed or work.

Hope this helps. All the prior suggestions were pretty healthy. I assume you're looking for junk food Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010 12:09:26 PM »

Trifle? You can buy cake or make it yourself, cut it into chunks, and layer it with either homemade custard or instant pudding, and fruit, either fresh frut salad, canned fruit, or pie filling, and top with whipped cream. Citrus and tropical fruits with white chocolate or vanilla pudding and angel food or pound cake, or cherries with chocolate pudding and cake would be good.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010 04:18:23 PM »

Hot Fudge Cake!  It is so fast and yummy! Cake with a hot fudge like center.


          o 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
          o 1 cup all-purpose flour
          o 7 tablespoons cocoa, divided
          o 2 teaspoons baking powder
          o 1/4 teaspoon salt
          o 1/2 cup milk
          o 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup margarine, melted
          o 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
          o 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
          o 1 1/4 cups water, hot
          o whipped topping

Directions

   1. Heat oven to 350'F.
   2. In medium bowl stir together 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 3 Tbls. cocoa, baking powder and salt. Blend in milk, butter and vanilla, beat until smooth.
   3. Pour batter into 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.
   4. In separate bowl, stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and remaining 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
   5. Pour hot water over top; do not stir.
   6. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set.
   7. Let stand 15 minutes; spoon into dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top.
   8. Garnish with whipped topping.



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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010 04:49:07 PM »

How about trying a 5 minute chocolate mug cake.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

This cake is super yummy and has a soft chocolatey centre.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2010 09:13:15 PM »

That sounds AWESOME sadi!
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