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emma_goldman's Avatar emma_goldman 02:57 AM 08-21-2007
What crazy concoctions do you come up with when you want something sweet but have nothing in the house and don't feel like baking?

I need some ideas, here ladies! My old standby has been cocoa powder and powdered sugar in sourcream, but we only have yogurt.

Peanut butter and raw cacao powder and honey?

I need help NOW!!!

(This really does belongs in TAO because we are going to come up with some really crazy and gross things, here, and will probably admit to eating really weird concoctions!)

SevenVeils's Avatar SevenVeils 03:00 AM 08-21-2007
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Originally Posted by emma_goldman View Post
Peanut butter and raw cacao powder and honey?
Sounds good to me!

Can you make brownies? Not sure how bare your cupboards are...
Dreaming's Avatar Dreaming 03:01 AM 08-21-2007
Cinnamon and sugar on buttered toast. Also works with tortilla fried in a pan.
Honey on toast is good.
Spoonful of peanut butter mixed with chocolate chips.
If I have enough ingredients, I make cookies (any kind).

eta- just read that you don't feel like baking. I just make the chocolate chip cookie dough and eat it.
famousmockngbrd's Avatar famousmockngbrd 03:04 AM 08-21-2007
Or, just eat the chocolate chips.
jellop's Avatar jellop 03:04 AM 08-21-2007
Oatmeal (dry), brown sugar, and butter mixed together. I made this today for a crumb crust on banana bread, and had some left over . . . mmmmmmm, not for long though!
famousmockngbrd's Avatar famousmockngbrd 03:07 AM 08-21-2007
I have to admit I am completely intrigued by the whole cocoa powder/powdered sugar/sour cream thing.
Dreaming's Avatar Dreaming 03:13 AM 08-21-2007
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Or, just eat the chocolate chips.
That too.
MorganRiley's Avatar MorganRiley 03:18 AM 08-21-2007
in a chocolate need but dont feel like baking I melt in a bowl in the microwave...chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter.

then cool/chill in a baking pan in the fridge

instant "fake fudge"

its SOOOOOOOOOOOO good
daniedb's Avatar daniedb 03:19 AM 08-21-2007
Not too weird, but my old standby is cinnamon toast - butter a couple of pieces of bread and sprinkle a ton of cinn & sugar and toast, yum!
missi66's Avatar missi66 03:28 AM 08-21-2007
The only dessert my mom made for me as a child was toast with lots of butter and brown sugar crusted on top.Not sprinkled, crusted so you can't really see the bread.The woman didn't like to bake!
livinzoo's Avatar livinzoo 04:12 AM 08-21-2007
mix peanut butter with brown sugar, yum! I have even added honey to it
moondiapers's Avatar moondiapers 04:17 AM 08-21-2007
brown sugar+butter+flour=raw cookie dough without the egg risk.
boodafli's Avatar boodafli 04:20 AM 08-21-2007
canned frosting on a spoon w/ choc chips.



dbsam's Avatar dbsam 04:24 AM 08-21-2007
Graham crackers with cream cheese and strawberry preserves
oceanbaby's Avatar oceanbaby 04:26 AM 08-21-2007
Cereal
Spoonful of caramel syrup (I don't even remember why we have this in the fridge)
Yogurt with maple syrup
Cream some butter and brown sugar - spread on toast
emma_goldman's Avatar emma_goldman 04:43 AM 08-21-2007
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Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
Cinnamon and sugar on buttered toast. Also works with tortilla fried in a pan.
Honey on toast is good.

eta- just read that you don't feel like baking. I just make the chocolate chip cookie dough and eat it.
Oooh oooh oooh, HOW did I ever forget about cinnamon toast???

And cookie dough??? HOW?

Thanks.
emma_goldman's Avatar emma_goldman 04:46 AM 08-21-2007
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
brown sugar+butter+flour=raw cookie dough without the egg risk.
I'll probably just go ahead with the egg anyway. My toddler nursling is trying to live by breastmilk alone lately...

THANKS sisters!!!

this totally beats brown sugar on a spoon.
emma_goldman's Avatar emma_goldman 04:48 AM 08-21-2007
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Originally Posted by MorganRiley View Post
in a chocolate need but dont feel like baking I melt in a bowl in the microwave...chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter.

then cool/chill in a baking pan in the fridge

instant "fake fudge"

its SOOOOOOOOOOOO good
THIS is a keeper, too! oohhhhhhhh......

I'm outta here!
emma_goldman's Avatar emma_goldman 04:51 AM 08-21-2007
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I have to admit I am completely intrigued by the whole cocoa powder/powdered sugar/sour cream thing.
just be sure not to get carried away with the cocoa powder. I wonder if maple syrup would be a good addition???

what i like about it is that it is thick and creamy.

and it is a little tart like cheesecake...
emma_goldman's Avatar emma_goldman 04:52 AM 08-21-2007
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Graham crackers with cream cheese and strawberry preserves
I need to stock my cupboards!

Cream cheese!
MamaPam's Avatar MamaPam 04:53 AM 08-21-2007
I can usually come up with the stuff to make sugar cookies. Chocolate milk and peanutbutter on a spoon will usual satisfy my craving for something with little effort. MMMM...I've been up so long I'm getting hungry again.
emma_goldman's Avatar emma_goldman 04:53 AM 08-21-2007
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Originally Posted by jellop View Post
Oatmeal (dry), brown sugar, and butter mixed together. I made this today for a crumb crust on banana bread, and had some left over . . . mmmmmmm, not for long though!
thanks for this. *sigh*
AutumnMama's Avatar AutumnMama 05:07 AM 08-21-2007
I am SO hungry!

I usually go for chocolate, but sometimes I spread butter on a flour tortilla, then sprinkle on sugar and cinnamon and roll it up. :

And something I discovered when going sugar-free a while back: unrefined coconut oil, unsweetened coconut flakes, stevia powder, and carob powder mixed together makes a quite decent fudge substitute.
It's good slightly refrigerated, as the coconut oil tends to melt quickly
JustJamie's Avatar JustJamie 07:16 AM 08-21-2007
equal amounts butter and sugar in a pot, then pour it out onto a cookie sheet - toffee.
onlyzombiecat's Avatar onlyzombiecat 09:37 AM 08-21-2007
Tonight I just ate dry cereal.

Peanut butter and marshmallows melted together is tasty.

When I was young I used to mix a sweetened instant coffee mix with Crisco. It sounds super gross to me now. I was an odd kid.
DarkHorseMama's Avatar DarkHorseMama 09:58 AM 08-21-2007
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Peanut butter and marshmallows melted together is tasty.
Didn't you ever eat peanut butter and roasted marshmallow "sandwiches" as a kid? One slice of bread (or toast), slap peanut butter on it, dot with mini marshmallows. Put in the oven on broil ***MUST WATCH*** until the marshmallows are toastedl

mMMMMMmmmmMMMmmm, good stuff.
greeny's Avatar greeny 11:21 AM 08-21-2007
You could cook up some apples with brown sugar and cinnamon. Either slice, coat, and bake in the oven. Or pan fry in butter.

In the oven, you can do a quick modified apple crisp, covering the sugared apples with oats mixed with melted butter and sugar.
***Heather***'s Avatar ***Heather*** 11:29 AM 08-21-2007
Cinnamon toast is good.

Also (from my childhood):

~Take toast straight from toaster while it's still warm, cover with peanut butter, sprinkle on chocolate chips. Let melt. Yummy.

Or

~Take toast, cover with peanut butter and pour maple syrup over it. Eat with fork.
calngavinsmom's Avatar calngavinsmom 11:52 AM 08-21-2007
My old standby is take graham crackers, pile choc. chips and mini marshmallows on them, stick them in the toaster oven until mallows are golden.....voila! instant smores.

Take care,
Tara
Starr's Avatar Starr 12:27 PM 08-21-2007
PB and choc chips melted.

Take CLub crackers and dip them in PB and sprinkle a few choc chips...SO good

Cookie dough, for some reason making it is easy I just hate baking cookies.

This is really good. Take two slices of french bread and lay chunks of a hershey bar in the middle. Take the two pieces together and dip in an egg mixture like you would french toast. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar. We call it chocolate french toast.
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