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18 Lazy-Girl Dessert Hacks

Dear sugar: My body is ready.

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1. Nutella Ravioli / Via Clarkson Potter

Nutella and banana cuddled together into little crispy pockets of nom? It’s the sweetest love story there ever was.

1⁄2 cup Nutella

16 wonton skins

1 banana, sliced into 15 thin rounds

Olive oil or nonstick cooking spray

Confectioner's sugar (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place 1/2 tablespoon of Nutella into the center of each wonton skin. Put a banana slice on the Nutella. Dip your finger in some water, run it along the edge of the skin, and fold the skin in half, pressing to seal. Arrange the prepared ravioli on a greased baking sheet. Brush the ravioli with olive oil.

Bake until the skins are crispy and golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly, then serve. If desired, dust the ravioli with confectioner's sugar just before serving.


10. Grilled S'mores Sandwich / Via Clarkson Potter

1⁄2 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon Nutella

Pound cake (2 slices)

1 tablespoon Marshmallow Fluff

Sea salt

In a nonstick grill pan set over medium-low heat, melt butter. Spread Nutella on 1 slice of pound cake. Spread Marshmallow Fluff on a second slice of pound cake. Add a sprinkle of sea salt. Press the slices together to make a sandwich and put the sandwich in the hot buttered pan. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately.


For more scintillatingly easy dessert hacks, check out Dessert and Booze Hacks: 75 Amazingly Simple Tricked-Out Sweets and Drinks the book, by yours truly.

Oh yeah, there are booze recipes too. Because I know what's good fer ya.