While eating healthy and watching your sugar intake are ideal, sometimes we must reward ourselves with sweet treats without feeling guilty. While you’re at it, forget cakes, chocolates, cookies or ice cream for now and try something unique – fried desserts!
Try these easy to follow recipes and your sweet tooth will surely thank you for it!
Deep Fried Choco-Caramel Bites
2 full size chocolate-covered, caramel/nougat-filled candy bars (such as Snickers), chilled
2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup corn flour
1 cup vegetable oil
1/8 tsp baking soda
In a shallow bowl, combine all-purpose flour, corn flour and baking soda then carefully add milk to create a thin batter. The batter should still be able to abide by the candy bars and not drip off. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet to 350F. Dip candy bars in the batter to coat then deep fry for two to three minutes or until golden brown.
What you need:
1 package frozen prepared pie crusts, thawed and cut into 6 4-inch squares
1 1/2 cups dried apricots
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Put apricot in a saucepan then add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer until apricots are tender, about half an hour. Reserve tablespoons of the liquid and discard the rest. Place apricot and reserved liquid in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add in white sugar, butter and cinnamon and pulse again until all ingredients are well-blended. Put 1 tablespoon of apricot mixture in each pie crust square and fold each in half diagonally. Press edges with a fork to seal. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large pan and cook triangles until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar before serving.
Healthy Fried Plantains
What you need:
4 cups oil for frying
2 ripe plantains
Peel plantains, slit in half then slice each half lengthwise into thin pieces. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a deep skillet then fry plantain pieces until browned and tender. Place fried plantains on paper towels and sprinkle with brown sugar before serving.
Satisfy your craving for sweets with these unique and irresistible fried dessert recipes!