Rainy-Day Sweets To Make This Year at The Top 55+ Communities in Ohio

Spring just got a whole lot sweeter


Spring is a welcome change from the bitter cold of the Ohio winter, but rainy spring days can still make us want to stay inside and enjoy a sweet treat! Whether you’re baking an apple pie, decorating a layered cake, or making cookies for the kids, baking is a great way to pass the time when the weather won’t allow for outdoor activity.

If you’re reading this, you probably love to bake and especially love to share those goodies with loved ones. We’ve compiled our favorite treat recipes for our Ohio residents to try this season from single serving to party size, five minutes to an hour, crafty or classic. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we hope you enjoy these.

Fudgy Single Serve Mug Cake

On those rainy nights when you just want some chocolate but you don’t need to make a whole pan of brownies, here comes the mug cake. Fudgy, rich, and just enough to satisfy your chocolate craving. The mug cake just takes five minutes in the microwave and it gets bonus points for only dirtying up a couple of dishes versus every utensil and bowl you own. Enjoy this treat all to yourself or invite a friend over and make two!

Hot Chocolate Board

Hot cocoa isn’t just for the holidays! You may have seen how popular charcuterie boards have become in recent years and all the spin-off versions of them. Now, people are making all kinds of boards from butter boards to candy boards. We want to introduce you to the hot chocolate board. Gather your favorite hot chocolate ingredients, your friends, and family, and have a blast creating your very own versions of hot chocolate! From butter mints to white chocolate chips, the only limit is your imagination.

Homemade Marshmallows

What goes best with hot cocoa? Homemade marshmallows! Kick it up a notch and impress your friends by making your own gooey ‘mallows and adding them to your hot chocolate board! You’ll never guess how easy it is to make these too. The hardest part might be waiting for the yummy treats to set before you plop them into your hot chocolate!

S’mores Popcorn

S’mores are a classic summer treat, which makes s’mores popcorn the perfect thing to make when you are wishing for warmer weather. Make a big batch and brighten up anyone’s day with a gift bag of this crunchy, sweet treat. Or bring it to your next movie night or the season’s first campfire!

Skillet Cinnamon Roll

Let’s be honest, we all love an excuse to use a skillet. The flavor it imparts is unlike any other cooking technique. We bet you have also never made a cinnamon roll in yours! This skillet cinnamon roll is perfect for a rainy-day spring brunch when you just want something warm and homey. When your guests experience the crispy outside meeting the soft middle, they’ll all be begging for the recipe.

Pecan Pie Bars

These pecan pie bars are for the person who doesn’t want to bake an entire pie and deal with all the mess or work that comes with it. With only five steps and a 20-minute prep time, these bars will satisfy that pecan pie craving while being simple and easy to make. One of our favorite parts about this recipe is the brown butter, which is a real superstar in any recipe.

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

As the weather warms up, nobody wants to be in the kitchen with a hot oven. Luckily, there is no skimping on the richness with this no-bake pumpkin cheesecake pie. This dessert brings a gingersnap crust together with a subtly flavored pumpkin cheesecake and a drizzly salted caramel sauce on top. It is truly a delectable treat.

May this spring be filled with sweet treats, neighbors, family, and friends. We certainly can’t wait to see all the treats you’re going to make and enjoy together!

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