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Dessert Recipes That You Can Make in Your Condo

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Indeed, there is no better comfort food than desserts. We may not admit it, but we are all guilty of eating sweets even under a strict diet. Well, what can we do - maybe it is because carbohydrates have that irresistible goodness that no one can turn away from. Moreover, we are all humans, and we are bound to have weaknesses. Given that fact, cheesecakes, ice creams, and other delectable desserts can very well be our version of kryptonite.

With that said, do not be ashamed of eating a giant slice of chocolate cake when looking for solace. Whether it be for satisfying your month-long craving or curing your problems with a whole tub of ice cream, go for it! 

But to help you ease your mind or please your palates, making the desserts yourself can be a fun activity to consider. On that note, this article will give you dessert ideas that are easy to make and luscious to the taste! So, continue reading to maximize and enjoy condo living to the fullest.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Of course, making cookies is the ideal first step in starting your baking journey. Not only are they easy to bake, but they also have just the right sweetness that fits everybody's taste buds. With that said, these Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are the perfect fit. Not to mention that they are a level up from your ordinary chocolate chip cookies, which will surely not disappoint.

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 30 milk chocolate Kisses

Very accessible ingredients, right? Well, this recipe also comes with easy steps. First, make sure to preheat the oven at 350 degrees celsius. Then, cream the peanut butter and sugar until you achieve a light and fluffy texture. Once achieved, mix in the egg and vanilla to the batter. Finally, roll them into balls and place them in an ungreased baking sheet, two inches apart. 

Bake the babies for 10 - 12 minutes or until the top is slightly cracked, and immediately press one kiss into the center of the cookies. Let them cool for five minutes before placing them on a baking rack to cool. After doing these steps, viola - you now have delicious Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies! 

Do not worry about leftover batters, as you can store them in the fridge. Moreover, these cookies can also add a nice touch of condo design to your humble abode. Just place them in cute jars, and let the cookies sit on your kitchen counter for an added decor.

Icebox Sandwiches

When suffering on a hot day here in the Philippines, munching on some ice cream can surely aid in cooling up your mood. With that said, these creamy Icebox Sandwiches are excellent in fighting the scorching hot temperature we have and also satisfying your sweet tooth. These tasty sandwiches are perfect for beginners as this does not require any baking or cooking!

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 package or 3.4 ounces of vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups of cold 2% milk
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 24 whole graham crackers, cut in halves

When you finally have these easy-to-find ingredients, you can now start preparing the dessert. Start with mixing the vanilla pudding and milk according to the package instructions, and refrigerate until set. Once it settles, fold in the whipped topping along with the chocolate chips.

Now, onto the assembling phase. Place the graham cracker halves on a baking sheet, and incorporate about three tablespoons of filling. Then, place the other half of the graham cracker on top, and wrap them individually with plastic to form properly. Freeze for about an hour or until firm, and enjoy the frozen sandwiches!

Indeed, it is convenient how these Icebox Sandwiches can last in your fridge for a long time. With that said, you can present these to your friends and family when they come over as snacks, which I am sure they will love you for!

No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

These flavorful No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints are the perfect treats to churn on when satisfying your mid-day snack time. Moreover, these little munchies can also serve as your dessert after meals to satisfy your sweet tooth. But best of all, this recipe includes Nutella, which I am pretty sure everybody loves! So, to all chocolate lovers out there, these luscious Hazelnut Thumbprints are for you!

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 carton of spreadable cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • ½ cup of Nutella goodness (or more, depending on your preference)
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet melted chocolate chips
  • 2 ¼ cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup of finely chopped hazelnuts (toasted)
  • 1 cup of whole hazelnuts (toasted)

With the easy ingredients mentioned above, you can already make these yummy hazelnut thumbprint munchies. First, all you need to do is beat the cream cheese, melted chocolate, and Nutella until blended evenly. Then, you can stir the graham cracker crumbs into the mixture. Refrigerate until the babies are firm enough to roll, which will take a minimum of 30 minutes.

Once firm, you can shape the mixture into small 1-inch balls and roll them over the chopped hazelnuts. Make an indentation at the center with a wooden spoon to place a piece of the whole hazelnut. When finished with the steps, you can store them between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container and place them inside the refrigerator. 

Finally, you can enjoy these wonderful treats anytime you feel like having a sweet snack. What is more, you can store them in the fridge for long term munching. With that, you will not have to worry about solving your untimely hunger during the day. 

Now, with all these delectable desserts you can make in your condo, you will never run out of snackable ever! Furthermore, you will have so much fun baking and preparing these sweets. Whether alone or inviting friends to make them with you, this activity will make condo living so much fun for you. 

Vista Residences offers a pre-selling condo for those of you who are looking to invest. Moreover, they also have a ready for occupancy condo that awaits you! Indeed, making these dessert recipes in one of Vista Residences' astounding condos will make your everyday living fun and productive.

Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. that offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Ortigas, Baguio, Cebu, and CDO that are strategically located within major cities, in close proximity to premium universities, transit oriented locations and developed business districts.   

If you are looking for a condo for sale in Metro Manila, it has ready-for-occupancy condominiums in Taft such as Vista Taft, Vista Heights, and Vista GL Taft. 878 Espana and Crown Tower University Belt are the RFO condominiums in Espana. There are also pre-selling condominiums around metro manila such as Vista Recto, Plumeria Heights, Tennyson Heights, Bradbury Heights, Sky Arts Manila, and Kizuna Heights.

For a condo in Quezon City, it has 309 Katipunan which is near Ateneo de Manila, UP Diliman, and Miriam College. In its business districts, you may find Wil Towers, Symphony Towers, and Pine Crest. Should you be interested in pre-selling condos in Quezon City, Vista also has projects in the area such as Hawthorne Heights and Vista Pointe.

In another business district at Taguig, you might also be enchanted by Vista Residences’ pre-selling condo— The Courtyard, which is only 15 minutes away from the Bonifacio Global District which is home to the country’s largest businesses and premier institutions.

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Wherever you may prefer to jumpstart your future, Vista Residences has a variety of condos to offer in all of the country’s premier cities which are all ideal places to live whether you are consistently on the go or planning to settle down.

Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.

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