April 17, 2024

Quick and Easy Things to Bake and Make

Need some sugar but aren’t that good in the kitchen? Or are you missing too many ingredients you think you need? Fret not! Here are 3 dead simple snack recipes you can make in no time.

Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are sinfully sweet and simple.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg

That’s it! Mix these three ingredients in a bowl, form them into small balls (you should make about 12 but this step is really variable), and put them into an oven preheated to 350°F on a lightly greased pan. Let them bake for about 6-8 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookie is browned. There are some ways to elevate these, such as throwing in a pinch of baking soda (aka fluff powder) and a splash of vanilla extract. These are super easy to throw together, and you probably don’t need to go to the store. Also, you can make these en masse, then freeze the balls and later simply set them out and bake them at a later date

Chocolate Almond Clusters

While you’ll have to go out and buy some almond bark, these make up quick and you can make a lot at a time

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of chocolate almond bark (These come in big blocks. A Great Value 24oz portion of this is sold at Walmart for only $3.47)
  • 2 cups whole almonds (however, you can use almost any nut that you prefer, like cashews or peanuts)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of coarse sea salt (Optional but highly suggested, and I mean HIGHLY)

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Heat your almond bark in the microwave for two minutes. Take it out, stir it, and put it back in for 30 seconds. Repeat the stirring then heat until the bark is creamy. Pour the almonds into the chocolate, then use a spoon to pour small mounds of the chocolatey almonds onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle the salt over the mounds. Let them cool completely (If you have room, cool them in your fridge or freezer), then dig in!

3-Ingredient Ice Cream

While not exactly a pint of Häagen-Dazs, this simple no-churn ice cream is still good in a pinch

Ingredients:

12 ounces sweetened condensed milk (These are those small cans)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract (Psst, imitation vanilla extract is perfectly fine. Or use vanilla beans, whatever floats your rootbeer)

2 cups heavy whipping cream

Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Place it in the freezer. Combine sweetened condensed milk and vanilla in a large chilled bowl. In a separate chilled bowl, whip heavy cream with an electric mixer on medium-high until stiff peaks form. If you don’t have an electric mixer, that’s fine. Just whip it with the speed of the gods until it forms stiff peaks. Gently fold (aka, use a spoon or frosting spatula, being careful not to over-mix) the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in any mix-ins you’d like at this point (see below for some ideas!). Pour into prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Some example mix-ins:

  • Add a swirl of peanut butter, Nutella, or cookie butter.
  • Broken bits of graham crackers/cookies or chopped nuts.
  • Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or M&Ms.
  • Fresh strawberries, peaches, or cherries. Slightly mash them first
  • Cookie dough bits

Source

All recipes were taken from the website below. There are many more recipes available!