Are you ready to make the most of the long, lazy summer ahead? Try out these three delicious summer dessert recipes from your Lynnwood apartment at Martha Lake:
1. Easy Indoor No-Bake S’mores Bars Recipe
No need for a campfire to make these s’mores!
- 2 packs graham crackers, crushed
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- Dash of salt
- 2 tablespoons water
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 ounces mini marshmallows
- Dash of smoked salt (optional)
Combine graham cracker crumbs, water, sugar, melted butter and salt in large bowl until moistened. Press into bottom of 9” x 13” inch baking dish.
Heat chocolate and cream gradually until melted and smooth. Spread over crust, then add marshmallows and smoked salt. Chill for 30 minutes and lightly brown the marshmallows with a chef’s handheld torch. Cut into squares.
2. Summer Strawberry Shortcake
While traditional strawberry shortcake recipes have used biscuits or pound cake, this recipe eliminates the need to use the oven for a summery spin on an old classic.
- 32 ounces fresh, ripe strawberries, cleaned and coarsely sliced
- 3 ounces orange juice
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 packs (1 box) of graham crackers
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chill a large metal bowl and your electric mixmaster beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes. Set aside 7 or 8 of the cleaned strawberries for use in slicing on top of the dessert at the very end.
Add the rest of the strawberries plus orange juice to your food processor. Pulse 10 to 15 times until berries are in small chunks.
Whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in chilled mixer until soft peaks form. Line a 3-quart rectangular baking pan with graham crackers. Cover with half the strawberry chunks and one-third cream mixture; repeat, with the top layer of graham crackers covered by whipped cream. Chill overnight. Just before serving, slice the strawberries you set aside and layer them over the top. Cut square servings and enjoy!
3. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie
This decadent dessert is super-easy to whip up. Simply whip 8 oz. of peanut butter with 8 oz. of light whipped cream and a half cup of light sour cream until fully blended. Pour into pre-made Oreo pie crust. Chill for one hour. Serve and enjoy!
Our Lynnwood apartments offer easy access to all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Our apartment homes are also the perfect place to whip up these refreshing, delicious summer dessert recipes. Contact us today to learn more about our available floor plans!