Easy-Peasy 2 Ingredient Recipes
Some people love being in the kitchen and whipping up elaborate delicacies at the drop of a hat. They love searching and collecting ingredients and having a well-stocked pantry. There are others who do not enjoy cooking or simply do not have the time to prepare fancy, multi-ingredient treats for their children. But hey! Don’t lose hope. Allow us to come to your rescue with these simple two ingredient recipes that will elevate your status in the eyes of your children.
1. Oreo Bark
This one is sure to elevate you to the status of Master chef. After all, which child doesn’t love Oreo cookies. All you need for this recipe is 1 packet of Oreo cookies (20 cookies) and 300 grams of white chocolate. Melt the white chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave (in 30-second intervals) till it is nice and creamy. Crush the Oreo Cookies and fold them into the white chocolate. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the mixture on the tray. Sprinkle some more crushed cookies on top and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Break into pieces for a fun treat for your children. You can also add some dried cranberries or m&m’s to this.
2. Ice-Cream Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love ice-cream sandwiches? Two of the yummiest things in the whole world come together for a fun, delicious treat. All you need is some chocolate chip cookies and the ice cream flavor of your choice, though vanilla and chocolate are the popular flavors. Put a scoop of ice cream between two cookies, and you have a quick and easy dessert on your hands. Add a drizzle of chocolate sauce for added flavor.
3. Fruit Sorbets
These are even easier than the 2-ingredient fruit pops. You can use fruits such as mango, watermelon, strawberry, etc. Slice the fruit of your choice and freeze it. Once frozen, put the pieces in a blender. For strawberry and mango sorbets, you can add a few basil leaves and some ginger too. Add honey if you want to. Blend well and freeze in a loaf pan. For watermelon sorbet, you can add some lemon juice and some black salt: blend and freeze. Sorbets are wonderfully refreshing treats during hot summer months. For adults, you can add a dash of vodka to the blender while blitzing the fruit.
4. Garlic Brocolli
With so many sweet recipes, here is a healthy and delicious savory recipe. Steam some broccoli florets and toss them in a wok with some garlic, salt, and pepper (technically that’s a little more than 2 ingredients, but it’s still super quick and easy!). This is a delicious snack, and most kids love it. You can also toss in some mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, etc.
5. Beetroot Chips
Make thin slices of beetroot with the help of a mandolin. Toss with some oil and salt and pepper. Brush a baking tray with oil and spread the chips and bake in an oven. Keep an eye on them since these tend to cook quickly. Once the edges have darkened, remove from the oven and cool completely and store in an airtight jar. Beetroot chips make for a tasty and healthy snack and can also be added to salads for a crunch.
6. Fruit Pops
Fruit pops are a fun and easy recipe. All you need to do is puree the fruit of your choice and mix it with full cream milk or heavy cream or Greek Yogurt. You can add a sweetener of your choice, but that is optional. Mix these well to get a thick liquid and freeze in popsicle molds. These are a healthy alternative to store-bought ice creams. You can add nuts and raisins too if you prefer. Some popular combinations are Nutella (or any other chocolate spread) and milk, mango puree and cream, strawberry puree and cream, watermelon juice with a few squeezes of lemon juice, banana puree with peanut butter, etc. Go wild and create exciting new combinations. Most of these recipes are quick and easy to make and do not require you to have a pantry full of fancy ingredients. You can even make these with your children to involve them in a fun, bonding activity and spend some time together. Do try these two Ingredient Recipes and let us know how you liked them!