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3 Tasty and Easy Treats to Warm Up a Cold Day

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Now is the perfect time when it comes to tasty desserts. And why not? When it is cold and snowy outside, something warm and yummy is just the ticket.

Here are a few options that may be new to sweeten the season. These are easy and can be made in less than an hour. However, be prepared to field requests for more!

(Mini) Molten Chocolate Cake

Baking a whole chocolate cake is a pretty long and involved process; these minis are much simpler.

  • Melt one bar bittersweet chocolate and one stick of unsalted butter over medium heat.
  • Mix in two tablespoons of flour and one quarter teaspoon of salt.
  • Then, beat three eggs in a large bowl.
  • Slowly add one third of a cup of sugar until the mixture is nice and pale.
  • Fold the chocolate into the egg mix and refrigerate for half an hour.
  • Pour the batter into ramekins and bake on 350 degrees for about 10 minutes – be careful not to overbake, they are supposed to look a little soft.
  • Invert the ramekins onto a plate, serve and enjoy!

No Bake Cookies

These tasty things are also called Preacher Cookies – so named because if you saw the preacher coming down the drive back in the day, you could have them ready in no time. They’re fast and yummy.

  • Melt one stick of salted butter.
  • Stir in plenty of sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Then add milk. The amounts are mostly to taste.
  • Boil the mixture for two minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla extract, peanut butter, and oats.
  • Scoop out what will become the cookies onto a sheet or maybe parchment paper, shaping them to be round if you like.
  • Let them cool down.

They’ll be a little soft, but that means they’re just right!

Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is delicious, and a favorite with the kids too. There are a few variations that add raisins or stir in a little bit of cinnamon, so feel free to experiment and settle on the perfect recipe. This recipe will just cover the basics.

  • Add three and a half cups of milk, half a cup of uncooked rice, one third of a cup of sugar, and half a teaspoon of salt to a saucepan.
  • Boil the mixture over a medium heat while stirring.
  • Transfer everything to a bake-safe dish and put it in the oven, heated up to 325 degrees.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
  • Check and see if the rice is nice and soft, because that’s when you know it’s ready.

Warm rice pudding right out of the oven is great, but it also can be chilled and served later. A quick, easy, and delicious treat for all!

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