The last-minute dessert is not something I usually enjoy preparing. I’m a planner; I like having time to read some recipes, drool over some pictures, and stock my pantry with all the right ingredients before diving in. I often plan to bake on a Friday, so I can spend all week dreaming about just the right combination of flavours.
And yet, when an occasion arises that calls for dessert, I just can’t say no. It doesn’t matter if my pantry is bare, it’s too hot to use the oven, or I only have ten minutes. If dessert is needed, dessert there will be.
This recipe is a result of one of those stolen half-hours during nap time. I always have peanut butter, cocoa powder, butter and chocolate chips on hand, and I also happened to have some chocolate cookie crumbs and a package of pudding. Rather than waste my valuable time searching for a recipe to use up these things, I did what any intrepid chocoholic might do….I experimented. This was the result: