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Quarantine Deserts

  • Semla O’Malley

Lately, many people have been bored in quarantine and want to try out new things, like cooking and baking. But, if you don’t want to go through all the effort of cooking a whole meal, here are some no-bake dessert recipes that you can make in 10 minutes or less!

1.Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients: 2-3 (overripe) bananas, milk (optional), pinch of salt

Time: 5 min.

  1. Cut up bananas and freeze.
  2. When frozen, blend together with salt and milk (optional). 

You can also add other berries, chocolate chips, cacao powder, peanut butter, etc to change the flavor!

2. Chia Pudding

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chia seeds, ½ cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of honey, fruit (for toppings!)

Time: 5 min prep, 2-12 hr 

  1. Mix ingredients in a jar or bowl. Let it rest for a few minutes and stir again.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, but it can also sit overnight.
  3. Add toppings and enjoy!

3. Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar, ½ cup of creamy peanut butter, 1 cup of melted chocolate, muffin/cupcake tin and liners

Time: 5 min prep, 1 hr.

  1. Mix peanut butter and sugar.
  2. Spread chocolate evenly in each liner.
  3. Add a “dollop” of peanut butter to each liner and smooth more chocolate over.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hr and enjoy!

4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Ingredients: 2 bananas, 2 eggs, ¼ cups of peanut butter, ½ cup of oats, ¼ cup of chocolate chips, ¼ teaspoon of salt

Time: 5 min prep, 5 min 

  1. Mash bananas in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. Add eggs and peanut butter and mix thoroughly, then add rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cook a flattened scoop of batter on the skillet/pan for 2-3 min. Until bubbles and flip and cook for about 1-2 min.
  4. Add toppings and enjoy!

5.  Cookie Dough Balls

Ingredients: ½ cups of peanut butter, ¼ cup of maple syrup, ½ cup of almond flour (or regular flour), 2 tablespoons of coconut flour (optional), ? cup of chocolate chips

Time: 10 min.

  1. Mix peanut butter and maple syrup until smooth in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in flour and chocolate chips and knead the dough for 30 sec.
  3. Roll dough into small, even cookie dough balls. Enjoy!

Photo contributed by Katie Sandhu ’21 through Unsplash media.

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