Usually, when I need a quick dessert or treat, I’m most likely to forget the easy ideas. If the kids tell me at the last minute that they need something yummy that evening for friends, my mind wanders to complex treats that I don’t have time to make. Here are a few simple ones that I’ve recently reminded myself about… 1. Chocolate Dessert Rolls
1 can crescent rolls and Chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Open can of rolls and pull apart dough at perforations. Place a small handful of chocolate chips in the middle of your dough pieces and roll dough (with chocolate chips at the center) into any fun shape of your choice. Bake for 12 minutes.
2. Chocolate Covered Anything
Chocolate wafers (any color – think of school colors for kids events)
Pretzel Rods Strawberries Oreos Graham Crackers
My go-to items to cover in chocolate? Pretzel rods, strawberries, graham crackers and Oreos. Lay out waxed paper on counter. Melt chocolate wafers in 30 second increments until smooth. Dip items and place on waxed paper. While wet, if desired add sprinkles to pretzel rods. After strawberries, grahams, and Oreos are dry, add icing to decorate.
3. Fruit Kabobs with Marshmallows
Assorted cut strawberries, grapes, bananas, blueberries, etc.
Plain white, decorative shaped, or flavored marshmallows
Alternate adding fruit and marshmallows onto skewers.
4. Indoor Smores with Hershey Kisses
Graham Crackers, broken into squares
Preheat oven to 350. Cut marshmallows in half across center. Lay one marshmallow on each graham cracker square on ungreased cookie sheet. Place a cookie sheet full of prepared grahams with marshmallows in the oven until the tops of the marshmallows are light brown. Take out of the oven, push Hershey kisses into the softened marshmallows and serve.