Here are some flour-free, quick and easy dessert recipes you can use, which are favorite recipes of family members of a friend of mine. Her name is Judy.

 

Banana Split Cake

(No baking required)

Ingredients

5-7 bananas
3 sticks butter
1 large container of whipped topping
1 bottle of red maraschino cherries
half-cup of crushed pecans
2 cups crushed graham crackers
1 medium can crushed pineapple in its own juice
2 cups powdered sugar
2 eggs

 

Directions

? Beat eggs, 2 sticks of butter, and powered sugar for 15 minutes. Set aside.
? Mix 1 stick butter and graham cracker crumbs. Pat into 13- x 9-inch pan.
? Spread first mixture over crust, and then cover with sliced bananas.
? Spread well-drained pineapple over the bananas and cover with whipped topping.
? Sprinkle pecans over top, placing a cherry in each section of about the size you plan to serve.
? Refrigerate several hours and serve.

 

Chocolate Éclair Cake

(No baking required; easy as 1, 2, 3, 4)

1. Butter a 13- x 9-inch dish, and then line it with whole graham crackers.
2. Mix one 6-ounce package of instant French vanilla pudding with 3 cups of whole milk and blend for 2 minutes.
3. Fold in one 9-ounce container of whipped topping. Pour a good layer of the mixture over the crackers, then add another layer of crackers, then more pudding mixture.
4. Top with graham crackers. Frost with fudge icing made as follows:

? Combine ¾ cup of sugar and ¼ cup of honey, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1/3 cup cocoa, ¼ cup of milk.
? Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute.
? Remove from heat.
? Add ¼ cup butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring.
? Cool, then beat until it’s smooth and thick enough to spread over the top of the crackers.
? Refrigerate for 24 hours, then serve.

 

Icebox Fruit Cake

(No baking required)

Ingredients

1 box graham crackers, crushed
1 stick melted butter
1 can evaporated milk
1 bag coconut
1 cup sugar(alternatively, minus 1 tablespoon, then add 1 tablespoon of honey)
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 bag of small marshmallows
1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
Candied cherries, if desired

 

Directions

Melt marshmallows and mix all ingredients in a large pan.
Pour into individual containers for storage in refrigerator at least 24 hours before serving.

 

Ritz Cracker Pie

(Light baking required; but quick stir-up)

Beat whites of 3 eggs till they are stiff.
Beat in 1 cup of sugar
Fold in 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring, 1 cup chopped pecans, and 25 crushed Ritz crackers.
Pour into greased pie pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Chill then cover. Serve when your guests are ready.

 

From Scratch Chocolate Pudding

(Minimal baking required)

Ingredients

2 cups of sugar
2 large or 3 small eggs
4 tablespoons cocoa
4 tablespoons cornstarch
a tad of vanilla flavoring

 

Directions

Mix sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch until smooth. Add milk and beaten egg yolks. Cook in skillet (preferably cast iron) until thick. Add vanilla. Pour into baking dish and top with beaten egg whites and put in 350-degree oven till egg whites turn lightly brown.

 

Alternatively, add pecans or coconut. Substitute 3 tablespoons corn meal for the cocoa. Pour in a greased pie plate and bake for a crustless pie.

 

We haven’t tested all of these recipes, yet, but Judy and her family highly endorse them. We encourage you do use them as the basis of some creative cooking. We see opportunity to add other flavorings and spices, substitute honey for some of the recommended granulated sugar, and in general just have some fun.

 

Involve the children and make notes so you can start your own New Family Recipes book with your favorites.

 

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