Category Archives: Delicious Desserts

Healthy Balls

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
  • ½ cup raisins or chopped dates
  • ½ cup Quick Oats
  • ¼ cup carob or cocoa powder

Heat honey and nut butter until melted together. Microwave or stove top. Remove from heat. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Cool slightly or as much as you would like to for good handling. Form into balls. Roll in wheat germ, coconut etc. Refrigerate and try not to gobble up too quickly.

Keep Refrigerated.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – Makes 4 dozen delicious and easy cookies.

  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

Mix the three ingredients together in a bowl by hand until thick and pliable. Roll batter into one inch balls. Place cookie balls on ungreased baking sheet. Gently flatten each cookie ball with a fork, in a criss-cross pattern. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until puffed and golden.

Be very careful when removing these cookies from the baking sheet as they are really crumbly when hot!

Date & Walnut Slice – Serves: 6 people

To ensure that you get all the nutrients you need during pregnancy, wise snacking is essential, especially if you’re having trouble eating nutritious main meals. Dates and walnuts provide a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

  • 4½ oz margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1¼ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 egg

Press in greased rectangular tin. Bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes. Cut while still warm.

Butter Tart Squares

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Butter

TOPPING

  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon All-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped peanuts

In bowl, combine flour with sugar; with pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly. Press into 9-inch square cake pan; bake in 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

TOPPING

In bowl, mix together butter and eggs; blend in sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Stir in raisins and pecans; pour over base. Bake in 350 F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Let cool on rack before cutting into small squares.

Makes 16 squares.

Apricot Loaf – Serves 6 people

This apricot loaf is a great source of fiber and a tasty and filling snack. Great for those times when you need to snack on something nutritious.

  • ¾ cup dried apricots (chopped & soaked in 1 cup water for 1 hour)
  • 2 tablespoons melted margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup orange juice

Combine egg and sugar. Add butter and other ingredients including the apricot water. Pour into buttered loaf tin. Bake in moderate 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool and serve.

Apple Cake Delight – Serves: 6 people

Apple cake is just about everyone’s favorite. This quick, attractive, and most importantly, delicious cake is sure to tempt your taste buds.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups self-raising flour
  • 4½ oz margarine (melted)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 apples (peeled, cored and sliced)

Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon together. Add the beaten eggs and melted margarine. Pour half the cake mixture into a well greased ring tin. Add the apples, then the remaining cake mixture.

Bake in at 350 over for 1 hour. Serve hot or cold.