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July 20, 2011 by Becky Becky

Q I love to make desserts like cookies or cakes for my family, but in the summer it's already hot enough without firing up the oven to bake. Do you have any suggestions for making a treat without all the heat?


- Lori


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We like the way you think! These three desserts are fabulous options that require no oven time, making it easy to keep your cool in the kitchen.

Chocolate-topped Butterscotch Peanut Bars are indulgent treats that require less than 10 minutes on the stovetop before setting up in the fridge. Or blend up a tropical fruit smoothie for an afternoon treat or dessert — add a scoop of sorbet or sherbet for an extra-special float.

For really hot weeks, nothing is better than a no-bake frozen treat like this fabulous ice cream dessert with a cookie crust; a layer of creamy fudge; and a salty pretzel, cashew and caramel topping.

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May I offer another easy summertime dessert? Line the bottom of a 13x9 cake pan with ice cream sandwiches. You might have to cut a couple in half to make them fit. Layer on a quart of your favorite ice cream flavor over the sandwiches. Cover completely with a tub of Cool Whip. Sprinkle toffee bits all over the top. Drizzle on chcolate and caramel ice cream topping. Freeze.
Delicious and so refreshing!

Posted Jul 20 2011 by Marsha

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