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What are some easy-to-make dessert recipes?

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Some easy-to-make dessert recipes include quick cherry crisp, rocky road parfaits and butterscotch pretzel bars. To make quick cherry crisp, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and stir it into 4 cups of frozen red cherries. As the cherries cook on medium heat for 12 minutes, combine 1 cup of crumbled shortbread cookies, 2 tablespoon of melted butter and 1/4 cup toasted and chopped pecans. Serve the cookie mixture over the cherry mixture.

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To make a rocky road parfait, combine 1 package of chocolate or chocolate fudge instant pudding mix with 2 cups of milk. Combine 3/4 cup of the prepared pudding with 1/2 cup of whipped topping, and spoon it into four dessert dishes along with the rest of the chocolate pudding. Top the dessert with 1/4 cup of unsalted peanuts and 1/4 cup of miniature marshmallows.

Make butterscotch pretzel bars by combining 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, 6 tablespoons of melted butter and 2 cups of crushed pretzels in a bowl and pressing it into the bottom of a baking pan. Melt an 11-ounce package of butterscotch chips in 1/4 cup of whipping cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour the butterscotch mixture over the pretzels, and sprinkle 1/2 cup of crushed pretzels and 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts on top. Chill the dessert for two hours before cutting and serving.

Whip up an easy raspberry fool dessert in under 15 minutes by beating 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar until it forms stiff peaks. Fold in 1/2 cup of raspberry jam, and serve with fresh raspberries and cookies. Berries and coconut cream is another simple, delicious berry dessert. Whip 1 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 cup of cream of coconut until it forms soft peaks. In another bowl, gently mix 2 pounds of mixed berries, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice. Serve the whipped cream over the berries.

Although Nutella-swirled peanut butter chip blondies require baking, this easy recipe uses only one bowl and a handful of ingredients. In a bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter, 1 large egg, 1 cup of light brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Stir in 1 cup of all-purpose flour, then fold in 1 cup of Reese's peanut butter chips. Spread the batter in foil-lined and greased pan. Swirl in 1/3 cup of Nutella, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes.

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