Quick Tip: Cini-Minis
i rage a constant war against my sweet tooth. i can’t help it. it’s genetic. inherited a double whammy from both sides of my family, but especially from my mother. my naana (paternal grandfather), used to start eating sugar right at the dinner table if dessert was not yet on hand.
on days where i’m feeling particularly truthful with myself, i admit that it’s a losing battle, and i make a pan of brownies. on days where i’m deceiving myself into thinking one sweet bite is enough, i make these cini-minis.
(and if i eat four of these, i promise myself to start my diet tomorrow).
pop a roll of cinnamon rolls and cut each roll into halves, thirds, or fourths (depending on how truthful you’re feeling). place each into a lightly greased mini-muffin cup. bake at the package-directed temperature for 7-10 minutes, or until they’re just done. watch ’em. since they’re so small, they can overbake quickly. dollop with the frosting that comes with the packet. in addition to shame/ful/less snacking, these are really great for quick party snacks.