Categories: Food & Drink

5 Sugary Sweets To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Are you craving something that is soft and sugar sweet this winter but don’t know exactly what you’re craving? It’s a big sweet world out there full of treats that are perfect for family togethers or simply to snack on. Don’t know where to start? No problem! Here are 5 sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth.

This recipe is perfect for a not too sweet treat.

1. Chocolate Filled Crescents

This recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and soft when you’re looking to satisfy those sweet cravings. I love this recipe especially since it is not overly sweet. The sweetness of the chocolate and gooey dough is the perfect combination. When you’re looking to liven up your sweets game, try this recipe out. 

Ingredients

  • 1 can of crescent rolls ( there should be 8 total)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350F. Separate your dough into 8 triangles. Add in your chocolate chips by placing a tablespoon of them on the wide side of each triangle. Roll up your crescent by starting at the shortest end and rolling up to the widest part. Place on an un-greased pan or baking dish. Bake your rolls for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and lightly sprinkle with your powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy. 

This sweet treat allows you to show off your creative side.

2. Vanilla Cupcakes

This sweet treat is great for any get togethers or when you’re craving that light fluffy sweetness. And with Christmas right around the corner, this is a great artsy culinary project that you can show off to all your friends and family. When you’re looking for a sweet treat that will turn heads this season, try this recipe. 

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 3 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cups guar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of water

Frosting

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp water or milk

Directions

Begin by preheating your oven to 350F. Add in your flour, baking powder, sugar and salt to a large bowl and combine. Set to the side. In another mixing bowl, add your milk, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and eggs to a medium sized bowl. Stir thoroughly until thick and creamy. Next, add in your wet ingredients to the dry and beat until thoroughly combined. Note, that you’ll want to add in your water slowly here. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. The batter will be thin, but don’t worry about it, we aren’t finished! Fill your cupcake liners about half way and bake for 15 to 17 minutes. You can also do the toothpick test. If you poke a toothpick or knife into your cupcake and it comes out cleanly, it is ready! Remove the cupcakes from the heat and let sit for 2 minutes. Make your frosting by combining your butter and shortening into a large mixing bowl. Add your powdered sugar and mix until smooth followed by your vanilla extract. Add your water and or milk, mix until smooth. Pipe your frosting on your cupcakes. Serve and enjoy. 

These sweet treats are perfect for a quick snack around the holidays.

3. Sugar Cookies

This recipe is perfect for when you’re looking for something sweet that is fast, easy and great for feeding you for days! Sugar cookies are a classic and are perfect for packing in your lunch to give you that sweetness. Add some sugar in your life with these recipes. 

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, brought up to room temp and softened
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat your oven to 375F. In a mixing bowl, combine your baking soda, flour and baking powder. Set to the side. In another large mixing bowl, add in your cream to your butter and sugar. Combine until smooth. Next, beat your egg and vanilla. Slowly blend to the dry mixture until it is a smooth dough. Roll a rounded ball of dough and place onto a cookie sheet. Be sure it is ungreased. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Let stand for 2 minutes. Decorate to your liking. Serve and enjoy. 

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This recipe is perfect for breakfast on the go!

4. Banana Bread

This recipe is perfect when you want to give the gift of sweetness to your family. This sweet treat is great for breakfast on the go or a light snack when you’re looking for something light and fluffy. And the best part, it is fast, easy and is naturally sweet. Let’s get started. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 small pinch salt
  • 1 larger pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted and brought to room temperature
  • 2 eggs, brought to room temperature
  • ¾ cups brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of mashed bananas
  • ¾ cups pecans

Directions

Start by adjusting your oven rack to the lower third part of the oven. Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a baking dish or bread dish. Combine your flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon together. Next, combine your butter and brown sugar, beat until smooth and creamy. This should take around 2 minutes. Next, add your eggs one at a time. Beat in your yogurt, mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Add your wet ingredients to the dry, making sure there are no flour pockets. Fold in your pecans. Spoon your batter into the baking dish and bake for 60 to 65 minutes. Use the toothpick test to check if it is fully cooked through! Cover loosely with foil after 30 minutes to prevent the top of the bread from browning too much. Remove from the oven and cover at room temp for 2 days or up to 1 week in the fridge. Serve and enjoy. 

This family favorite is a must try for those who love some zest in their sweets!

5. Lemon Bars

If you’re looking for something that is a little sweet and sour this year, this recipe is perfect for you. Lemon bars have that soft bite of lemon zest while also having that classic sweetness of powdered sugar. Try something new with this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened and brought up to room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½  cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 lemons, juiced

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350F. In a mixing bowl, blend together your butter, flour and sugar. Lightly press into the bottom of a greased baking dish. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until firm and golden. In another mixing bowl, whisk together your white sugar, flour, eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Serve and enjoy. 

These recipes are perfect for satisfying any sugar craving. Whether you’re looking for something fluffy, zesty or classic, there is a sweet recipe for everyone to enjoy.

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