With 12 consecutive days nearing or above 100 degrees in Baltimore, I long for the temperature to drop to a frigid 90 degrees. Because 90 degrees sounds like sweater-weather at this point.
When the temps rise, the last place I want to be is in my tiny kitchen. Send me to the pool and give me a margarita because this chick is NOT baking in a summer heat wave. Except in the case of Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Bread. I’d happily sit in my sauna kitchen for 50 minutes as that baby bakes. Nutella swirls and peanut butter dreams. Totally worth it…
But today I want to share some of my favorite Sally’s-No-Baking-Addiction recipes. They’re quick, easy, and will keep you from nearing insanity when the temps are cooking outside.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge – with actual egg-free cookie dough mixed into the fudge base, this fudge tastes like the real thing. I’m nearly obsessed.
S’Mores Rice Krispie Treats – graham cracker chunks, melted marshmallow, chocolate chips, and butter. Summertime no-baking at its finest.
Loaded Caramel Dipped Pretzels – loaded with my favorite goodies, these pretzels are a creative spin-off from your regular chocolate covered pretzels. The caramel hardens and is simply irresistible wrapped around a salty pretzel.
3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars – it’s SO hard to believe these vegan dark chocolate bars are actually healthy and only made with 3 simple ingredients. I usually always have a few pieces in my fridge. Plus, you can break them up and use them as chocolate chunks or melt them to use as chocolate sauce in your other recipes.
Golden Oreo Truffles – 3 ingredients to make one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Brought them to a party and they were gone in minutes.
Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats – one of my most popular recipes. Kids love ’em, they are overloaded with sprinkles, and taste like cake batter. They take your regular rice krispie treat to a whole other level.
Cookie Dough Truffle Pops – easy, cookie dough, chocolate, on a stick. Kids and adults alike LOVE these!
Cake Batter White Chocolate Fudge – Fudge. That taste like you’re eating funfetti cake batter. Anytime I make this, people go nuts. Plus, there are sprinkles. I’m sold.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites – there are no words.