Easy Classroom Treats

OMG. You thought your evening was free once you finished post-dinner cleanup when, sure enough, one of your kids reminded you about the bake sale at school. Tomorrow. You’re no Martha Stewart and can’t even bear the thought of spending three more hours in the kitchen to make personalized cupcakes in fancy little frilled holders. Here are three recipes that are quick, easy, and to die for. You got this!

Three-ingredient Nutella Bars

Ingredients:

4 large eggs

8.5 ounces Nutella (by weight, not measure)

¼ toasted pine nuts

Heat the oven to 350 degrees

Spray an 8×8 square pan with nonstick spray then line the bottom and sides with parchment paper. Don’t skip this step because everything will be a sticky mess.

Beat the eggs on high speed (don’t do it by hand – they won’t become as aerated as you need) for about 6 minutes until they triple in volume. While they’re mixing, melt the Nutella in a large, microwave-safe bowl for 15 to 20 seconds to soften it.

Spoon 1/3 of the egg mixture into the Nutella and gently fold it in until combined. Don’t stir or beat the mixture! Repeat two more times.

Gently spoon the batter into the pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts on top. (As a side note: pine nuts aren’t actually nuts but seeds that come from pinecones. Still, children who are allergic to tree nuts could have an allergic reaction to them, so add a little note that this treat contains them or leave them out completely.) Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting.