I’m a big fan of simplicity. It makes life a lot nicer, doesn’t it? And, here on BoB, I hope that translates into approachable and delicious baking recipes that anyone can make easily.
Case in point: these little guys.
This is one of those recipes that makes me want to put quotes around the word recipe. Because I’m not entirely sure this even qualifies as a recipe. Five ingredients, some quick assembly, a little oven time, and then… dessert!
The premise is so simple. Chocolate-almond goodness spread onto a pie crust. Roll them up. Egg wash, almonds, coarse sugar. Oven. Done. It doesn’t really get much simpler than that.
Let’s talk pie crust. In most cases, I’m a big proponent of homemade pie crust. Why? Honestly, it’s not that hard to make and it just tastes better. But, with this recipe, the perfectly round shape of a store-bought crust works really well. Whichever one you want to use will be just fine.
I used one of the new Hershey’s Spreads for the filling. (If you aren’t familiar with the new spreads, read about them here and here.) I went with Chocolate with Almond because I think I’ve decided it’s my favorite of their three varieties. You can, of course, use your favorite flavor to tweak these to your tastes. Change the almonds to another nut, or omit them and just sprinkle with coarse sugar.
These are a great sweet treat to throw together when you need dessert in a hurry or when you just have a sweet craving you want to satisfy with minimal effort. If you’re with me on the whole simplicity thing, you’ll agree that you get a pretty big payoff for such a quick and easy recipe.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hershey’s. All opinions are my own.