Today, Oct. 14, is National Dessert Day!
Restaurants all over the country are honoring this day by offering sweet deals. Here are some ways you can satisfy your sweet craving:
Stop by any participating restaurant from 10:30 a.m. - close for a free slice of pie.
Become a Bennigan's E-Club member and get a free Brownie Bottom Pie.
Get a free dessert when you sign up for the restaurant's BEMail.
Get a free dessert when you join Carrows' E-Club.
Take advantage of the Big Apple Bargain -- purchase a pastry or slice of cake and get one free.
You can get a free Minibon from participating locations when you sign up for Club Cinnabon.
Cold Stone Creamery
If you're looking for a cold treat, Cold Stone is offering a two-for-one deal on creations when users sign up for its eClub.
Corner Bakery Cafe
Get a free cookie when you sign up for Corner Bakery Cafe's email updates.
Sign up for Marie Callender's E-Club and get a free slice of pie on your next visit.
Celebrate with a half dozen free brownies with $150 online catering purchase.
Get a free dessert when you sign up for Olive Garden's eCLUB.
Enroll in the restaurant's Give Me More Stripes guest recognition program and get a free dessert from participating locations.
Get a free slice of double-crust fruit, Chocolate Hazelnut Silk, French Silk or Peach Lattice with any dine-in purchase.
Celebrating at home? Try this simple Nutella Cake Pop recipe found at howdoesshe.com:
- 1 box cake mix (bake as directed, using a 13 X 9 cake pan. For this recipe I used a chocolate mix)
- 13 oz Nutella jar
- 16 oz Candy Melting Coating Chocolate
- Parchment paper
- 35 to 40 straws or lollipop sticks
- In a food processor pulse the cake pieces until all crumbled and transfer them to a large bowl. You can also crumble your baked cake into a large bowl using a fork.
- Mix in the Nutella until mixture is all nice and smooth.
- Start forming small balls (use a tablespoon to measure, and the balls should have the same size).
- Place the balls on the parchment (use a baking sheet).
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Follow the package directions.
- Dip the tip of the lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and insert the lollipop stick into the cake ball, just passed half way in.
- Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up. The chocolate will serve as the glue between the cake balls and the lollipop sticks or straws. When you place them in the freezer, they are still on the parchment paper with the cake balls down, and the stick or straw up.
- With the cake balls nice and firm, but not frozen, immerse the cake ball in the chocolate coating until covered. Once covered remove, softly tap, and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off.
- Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off.
- Place sticks in a Styrofoam block to dry or a colander,if you are using straws, gently place them in a jar. Now they are standing beautifully and ready to dry. If planning on adding sprinkles, it should be used before the chocolate hardens.
- Once dry, if not using sprinkles, decorate as desired.
Have a Sweet Day!