5 Homemade Sweet Treat Ideas

Dua Hanif

Are you tired of making the same old desserts and looking for something new to master? The following are a list of recipes for simple and quick homemade desserts beyond your average chocolate chip cookie.

1. Pink Lemonade Popsicles 

In order to make these easy but delicious popsicles, all you need is some fruit of your choice. I recommend raspberries and strawberries, and some pink lemonade from the store. First, you need to blend your fruit in a blender. Once your fruit is blended, combine it with the pink lemonade in popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy! 

 2. Pineapple Dole Whip 

This recipe is also very simple, and takes virtually no time to make! To start, you will need a scoop of vanilla ice cream, 2 ounces of pineapple juice, and 1 cups of frozen pineapple (feel free to adjust the measurements to your liking, and based on how many people you are making this for). Now, in order to make this dole whip, all you have to do is blend the fruit, ice cream, and pineapple juice in a blender until smooth. If you would like for it to solidify a little more, stick it in your freezer for 30 minutes and serve.  

 3. Apple Brown Betty 

For this recipe, you will need apples, all purpose flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar (brown and white), and butter. You want to start by slicing your apples thinly, and coating them with brown sugar to give them a  sweet taste. Then, you want to cook them in a pan in order to get them caramelized. Set the apples aside, and work your butter (make sure it is cold), flour, oatmeal and some sugar together. Bake this in an oven until your preferred texture, and serve with your caramelized apples and if you would like, some ice cream on top! 

4. Lemon Drop Cookies 

In order to make these delicious lemon drop cookies, you want to start off by gathering your ingredients. You will need all purpose flour, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and lemon zest. First, zest your lemons. Then you want to combine all of these ingredients into a bowl until you get a doughy consistency. Bake at 350 degrees until your cookies are ready. These cookies are delicious as is, but you can add chopped hazelnuts, walnuts, or almonds, or chocolate if you would like.  

5. Buckeyes 

For this recipe, you will need 2 cups of peanut butter, salted butter (½ cup), brown sugar (2 tbsp), vanilla extract (¼ tsp), powdered sugar (3 ¼), dark chocolate melting wafers (12 oz). First, combine your peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract, and brown sugar in a bowl and mix well. Next, you want to make tablespoon sized balls and place them on a baking sheet. Freeze these for 15 minutes. While they chill, prepare your chocolate by following the instructions on the label. Take out your peanut butter balls, and coat them with the chocolate dip. Let your chocolate harden, and enjoy!