I did not want to turn on the oven tonight! But, I really wanted to make a dessert for my family. So, I thought about my options.
1. Ice cream.
But, we'd already had pizza--that would be a lot of dairy ;)
2. Rice Krispie Treats.
No Rice Krispies in the house--but definitely one for me to remember in the future. I'm going to pick up some Rice Krispies this week for the next time I need a quick, cool dessert!
3. Chocolate Milk Shake
Dairy, again, and that's what we had last night for dessert.
4. The winner--chocolate dipped pretzels
I have milk chocolate and white chocolate wafers in the pantry that I keep on hand for special treats. I melted just a few, pulled out small twist pretzels that had already been opened, and put a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. I let the girls go to town dipping pretzels and using every last bit of chocolate. After only 10-15 minutes, the chocolate was hard and we dessert!
Other ideas I had for a cool, non-baked dessert...
Chocolate covered Peanut Butter Balls (aka Bulls Eyes)
Pudding (instant, not cooked over a stove)
Tapioca--a little cooking on the stove, but cool to eat once it's been chilled