Warm Blackberry Cobbler
with Vanilla Ice Cream
Mom’s Carrot Cake
Groove Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Girl Scout Cookie Formerly known as Samoas
It’s Basketball season.
And being from North Cackalacki, ACC territory, I’ve been watching an unhealthy amount of Basketball. And speaking of unhealthy, I’ve decided to make a bracket for the top unhealthy sweet foods I crave. My “Elite Ate” Desserts, if you will.
Over the years, hundreds of desserts have battled it out with my taste buds for a chance to reign supreme. I’ve been a pretty generous committee in years past, but this year’s tournament is proving more competitive, less processed and more delectable than ever!
Not all desserts that have made it to this year’s “Elite Ate” are the most delicious. And the majority are not at all nutritious! Many made it this far in the tournament by being tenaciously tasty, like Mom’s famous Carrot Cake, who would not have made it without the all-star ingredient: Cream Cheese Icing.
Some, like the Girl Scout Cookies formally known as Samoas, who beat the Swiss Miss Cake Rolls in the first round, got a bid solely because they were childhood favorites.
Krispy Kreme donuts put a snackdown on the ever-satifying Snickers bars, beating them in the Sweet Sixteen. Those ‘Hot-and-Now’ glazed treasures are tough to beat, as they consistently bring the triple double (cheap, sweet, and ridiculously yummy to eat). But watch out for the Dark Chocolate Chips & Walnuts, known for their healthy, yet effective defense on cravings.
Groove Ice Cream Sandwich bars are a neophyte favorite, with their HFCS-free ice cream offense and their delicious homemade double cookie defense. They will be a tough match up for Salt and Straw Ice Cream Pints, who are the returning Champions; small-batch and all-natural, they are expected to go far again this year. I look forward to a sample of the fantastically fun recipes in their playbook!
So what’s in your Elite Ate?
Krispy Kreme Hoy & Now
Chocolate Chips & Walnuts
SALT & STRAW Designer Ice Cream