"Hello August, nice to see you again!"
- Said no one, ever
And as if the start of Summer's Sunday wasn't icky enough, today's weather is grey, chilly and rainy. So I wondered to myself... "what could make today better?" and I realized the answer was simple. Dessert. Decadent, creative, sugary desserts could make today better. So here for your taste bud's pleasure is some delicious dessert inspiration!
Inside Out Caramel Apples!! These bite sized treats are way easier to snack on than their full-apple counterparts and the recipe (from A Cup of Sugar... A Pinch of Salt) seems pretty simple. I love that the finished product will allow you to boast that the treat is totally "from scratch", but if you're looking for a short cut, maybe store-bought caramel sauce will suffice?
OH.MY.Gaaaaaawd. For those of you not interested in messing around with anything vaguely nutritious like an apple (ding ding!) I've found these insanely decadent Salted Pretzel Caramel Brownies from 24/7 Moms (via Tablespoon). Simple enough for ANYONE to prepare, I might have to make a batch of these over the weekend "just because".
No-bake desserts are awesome for summer because if you live in an apartment like mine, your window-unit air conditioner in the living room doesn't stand a chance against the heat of the oven in the kitchen. This No-Bake Oreo Layer Dessert from Brown Eyed Baker has 4 main steps and can even be slightly "healthy-ified" if you sub in light pudding and Cool Whip (I'd recommend leaving the cream cheese alone though, light or fat free cream cheese can really change the taste of a sweet treat). So who wants to invite me over and request I bring dessert!?