Microwave desserts in 15-minutes
It’s too hot and humid for me to consider turning on my oven or stove in the evening. I’ve got the whole no-cook dinner thing down and am well versed in making my whole meal on the grill , but what about dessert? I need sweet treats in my life, but right now I don’t want to turn on the oven to bake cookies and I want more variety than ice cream.
Well, the oven isn’t my only option for cooking dessert—I can make (pretty impressive, it turns out) desserts in the microwave . Many of these dessert recipes microwave chocolate and combine it with sweet fruit or nuts for a delicious treat. Plus, they’re all ready in 15 minutes or less. How sweet is that?
Chocolate & Banana : One of my favorite desserts (since I always have bananas and chocolate chips around), this satisfies my chocolate craving with a drizzle of melted chocolate chips over banana slices for an easy treat.
Chocolate Fondue : Enjoy the chocolate while it's still warm. Skewer and dip anything you like—pear slices, dried apricots, even marshmallows.
Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds : Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting—yet calorie-conscious—treat.
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate : A quick and healthy way to satisfy your chocolate craving.
Quick Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes : We stir a little melted chocolate into ricotta cheese for a cheesecake-like topping for chocolate wafer cookies.
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Michelle Edelbaum , Food Blog , Dessert , Quick meals
Michelle is the digital director for EatingWell. She puts her background in journalism to work online at EatingWell.com to help deliver daily inspiration for eating healthy.
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