Get ready to indulge in a summer full of deliciousness with these quick and healthy treats! I’ve got some exciting short-sleeve tricks to take summer’s sweet treats to a whole new level. Here, I’ve transformed several classic desserts, such as Key lime pie into a refreshing protein pudding, strawberry shortcake into a delicious smoothie, and iconic cannoli into a delicious creamy dip, which of course can be enjoyed with juicy fruit scoops.
Embrace these no-bake bites (and sips!) that are not only amazingly good, but also easy to make. And what’s summer without s’mores? Don’t worry, I have a tempting twist that combines chocolate-marshmallow goodness with a surprise ingredient that will make you crave bananas.
Holy cannoli, this is delicious. Imagine a rich and creamy dip that delivers similar flavors to the iconic cannoli filling—only this version swaps cottage cheese for ricotta, which pairs beautifully with reduced-fat cream cheese in a food processor.
To add a layer of decadence, I like to fold in semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (regular size or cuteness with mini). Then, to add a delicious crunch, I sprinkle the dip with toasted chopped pecans, reminiscent of a classic cannoli shell (but the chips and nuts are optional).
As for your scoops? Anything goes… imagine it paired with whole strawberries, pineapple chunks, and/or sliced bananas for a burst of fruity freshness with every dip. And hey, I certainly wouldn’t judge if you decided to pair this indulgent dip with graham crackers—it’s a match made in dessert heaven.
It has all the feels of a delicious strawberry shortcake…in a smoothie format. Using the natural sweetness of frozen strawberries, this creamy concoction is enhanced with thick strawberry-flavored Greek yogurt (any brand will work) and your choice of milk. Plus, a sprinkling of crushed cinnamon graham crackers gives every sip a nostalgic nod to the classic dessert.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and energizing breakfast or an afternoon treat with delicious berries, this velvety indulgent smoothie has you covered.
S’mores, a fireside classic and a summer must-have – I just got more apbarkIng. Here’s why you need to get on board with my banana dreams: They have all the ooey-gooey chocolatey-marshmallowy feelings you love, with an extra layer of melt-in-your-mouth banana goodness. They are also a lot of fun to eat right out of the banana wrapper. To make them, simply slice the peel of a ripe banana, being careful not to cut all the way through; open a slot and create a ship; fill the banana with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and loosely wrap the banana in foil before baking in the oven. I’ll also show you how to make them in the air fryer, microwave, and grill. Trust me: Your crew will go bananas for this!
Key lime pie pudding by Joy Bauer
The proof is in the pudding and this one is a winner. My family loves this easy everyday Key lime pie recipe. It’s a creamy, custard spin with far less sugar than the classic. Plus, it’s packed with protein and super easy to whip up (no oven needed!). I love that you can enjoy it in so many ways… as a more convenient dessert, a no-fuss snack, or even a nutritious breakfast. If you’re looking for another Key Lime Pie recipe, check out mine Key Lime Pie Crust.
This article was originally published on TODAY.com