July 24th, 2008 Jamie
The cafeteria has something lacking in the dessert department, so every once in a while it’s fun to try a warm dessert on your own. (I’ve even baked up cookies in my toaster oven-just FYI, the baking time is different, so watch those things closely!)
Here are a couple of fun and easy dessert recipes you can whip up in a toaster oven.
These may possibly be my favorite part of summer, so I’m pretty happy that there’s no fire pit required to make them!
Preheat toaster oven to 350° F. On your toaster oven pan or a piece of aluminum foil, place two graham crackers. Put your chocolate squares on one, and a marshmallow on the other. (You should be able to fit 2-3 of these in your toaster. Toast until marshmallow gets golden brown (make sure it doesn’t catch on fire!) Smush the two parts together and eat!
(You can also do this in the microwave-on high for 10-15 seconds-but be careful because marshmallows tend to explode!)
- Try with different styles of chocolate like toffee/caramel filled, mint flavored, almond, etc.
- Spread crackers with peanut butter for a PB cup style Smore
- Add sliced fruit after toasting (strawberries, peaches, or other sweet summer fruits)
4 apples (I prefer green ones for the tart flavor)
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp Butter
¼ cup chopped almonds/pecans (if desired)
Boiling water/apple cider/apple juice
Preheat toaster oven to 350° F. Wash apples, and remove almost all of the core-leave about1/2 inch of apple at the bottom (to keep the good stuff in!) Dig all remaining seeds out. Place apples in your toaster oven pan (you may have to do only 2 at a time depending on how big your toaster is).
Mix sugar, cinnamon, and nuts in a small bowl, and spoon into the holes in the apples. Top with a small dollop of butter.
Pour water/cider/juice over apples so it fills the lower part of the pan (careful of sloshing, especially when you take it out!) and cover with aluminum foil (unless your toaster oven directions prohibit aluminum foil). Bake for about 30 mins (apples should be tender but not mushy). Let cool & eat! (These are yummy with vanilla ice cream!)
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