The Attack Of The Sweet Tooth When You Don't Have Anything Sweet

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
February 27, 2008 10:38pm CST
I have to admit I really don't eat sweets that often or at least not in large quantities, but I do have a sweet tooth...thing is right now, I'm a bit busted for funds to get anything. My Valentine's candies are long gone (little piggy me), I have no cakes, or cookies, no ice cream...at least not until I get my SSI money on Friday...BUT I WANT SOMETHING SWEET NOW! So I'm sitting here trying to figure out what the heck to eat that's sweet. Yes, I do have some apples and oranges...but just not in the mood for them even though I know they'd be healthier for me to eat. Then it hit me...something I used to have as a kid and haven't had in a long time...Cinnamon Toast! Have you ever had that? You toast up some bread, then smear some butter or margarine, sprinkle some sugar, then cinnamon, and kind of blend it...ah, heaven! Another trick I've done to cure both the sweet and chocolate yen when I don't have anything, is to make hot chocolate, let it cool, then place it in very small plastic containers and freeze them Okay when the sweet tooth strikes, and strikes hard and you don't have anything in the house that is sweet, how do you cure the sweet tooth attack?
17 people like this
41 responses
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I have not had cinnamon toast in a LONG time. It sounds so good. When I have a sweet tooth I bake some cookies or something. When I am craving sweets and orange or an apple will not do. I have been making so much toffee lately that I have not really had a sweet tooth. I get enough just looking at what I am making.
8 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I know, fruit like apples or oranges just doesn't seem to cure that sweet tooth of mine. Hey, could you send some toffee over my way...LOL
6 people like this
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I could send you a sample, but that would actually be mean. you would really want some more after that and you would go crazy without some more. It is addicting I have been told.
5 people like this
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
28 Feb 08
MMMM, Yes I used to do that often but haven't in a long time :) Thanks for the reminder! I love cinamoon, I love sugar, and I love toast! It's the perfect combo. I also have a sweet tooth and I try to cure it with something small but a lot of times nothing will do but real candy!! Sometimes a small bowl of cereal (with or without milk) will cure it, sometimes I'll go completely not sweet and have just bread and butter, and other times it's just a glass of sprite!
8 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I know...I'm dying to have some REAL candy..but alas ate all those Valentine's candies...I'm going to see if I have enough ingredients for any kind of cookies and maybe makes something...mabye sugar cookies?? Gee, I have oatmeal..oatmeal cookies...don't know if I have enough flour though...drat.
7 people like this
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I know exactly what you mean..the minute I run out of sweet things that is when i will want it the most and will have to have it...but most times whenever i don't have anything like candy or anything like that I will just get some chocolate milk or somethign like that to hold me over until I can get some candy or something like that...
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Alas I don't even have chocolate milk right now...I think I over did it with the Valentine's candies which is why I'm longing for chocolate all the more!
6 people like this
@lynboobsy11 (11345)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
Hahaha, actually I'm eating chocolates now, since I was already done my lunch I craving for some sweets as a dessert, and I have one box chocolates left from last 2 weeks of grocery and I hide it from my kids and I put it on my drawer with lock hehehe. And now I get it and eat eat it "uhmm yummy" a chocolate covered macadamias and I love macadamias nuts thats why I choose to hide from my kids..
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Hey, you're not playing fair here describing those chocolate macadamias...can you send some over to me...hehee
5 people like this
@lynboobsy11 (11345)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
How I wish to share it with you guys hehehe... and can deliver it through online...
5 people like this
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Ha, ha, ha. My kids love cinnamon sugar toast and we'll let them eat it for breakfast. I do the same as you when I want chocolate and don't have any. I have a hard time too when the sweet tooth strikes and I don't have anything. Sometimes my husband will whip up a batch of cookies or cake from scratach for me so I'll stop pacing the house when the attack strikes :)
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I love to cook and bake too, and would love to make some kind of cookies but I don't think I have enough ingredients to make any :(
6 people like this
@GardenGerty (116620)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Impossible cookies: 1C. peanut butter, 1C. sugar, 1 egg, 1tsp vanilla, cream together, roll into balls, flatten with fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 about 8 minutes. No flour in them that is not a mistake. Very few ingredients, and all some I always have on hand.
• United States
28 Feb 08
Cottage cheese and jelly, cream cheese and jelly, sour cream & jelly, PB & J. Even though jelly is a sweet, I always seem to have some in the house and it has come in handy when my sweet tooth strikes really hard. I never binge on jelly/jam.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Guess you like jelly..never tried it on cottage cheese. No, I do care for just jelly plain either--then to me it's TOO sweet
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Feb 08
Oh you have very good suggestions there PYE. Another thing I like when the cupboards are getting bare and the kids want a treat is pancakes. Little silver dollar pancakes with honey of maple syrup. If you do not have pancake mix, egg self rising flour and sugar is all you need, the kids (and Nana) think we are getting a little slice of heaven in the middle of the night.
6 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Oh--just thought of another thing...French Toast! I do have maple syrup...hehehe
4 people like this
• Singapore
28 Feb 08
Buy some watermelons and add salt to them - as sweet as anything can get. Or slowly savor the taste of bread - let it "melt" in your mouth - to taste the starch there.
5 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Why do you add salt to watermelon? Have to be honest I've never heard of that--and good to see you around..you've been missed!
2 people like this
• Singapore
29 Feb 08
Go try it if you would please, my friend. It is quite an "open secret". When you add salt to watermelon, it makes the watermelon extra sweet. A secret "recipe".:)
1 person likes this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Okay I'll give it a try...hehee
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
28 Feb 08
LOL Yup! I do that too! Hubby and I don't eat much in the way of sweets either so we don't have much around very often but I have gone for a couple of peices of cinnamon toast a few times and mmmmm mmmmmm good!! Yummy!
5 people like this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Hey! Where did my picture go? LOL
5 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Feb 08
What picture? Hehee. Angelwhispers was mentioning pancakes with maple syrup...well can't make pancakes right now..but just thought of french toast as can use maple syrup for it...heck..maybe I'll just slurp the maple syrup!
5 people like this
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Exactly.... what picture? It isn't there! I tried twice to get it to come up but it just wouldn't either time. Weird. It's in a jpg. form but it just wouldn't come up. Such is life, huh? lol
4 people like this
• United States
28 Feb 08
Usually I just let it pass - but that's on a rare occasion in our house. The hubby has to have sweets around of some type or he thinks he'll die LOL. Great idea about cinnamon toast!! I LOVE it!! I was on a cinnamon toast kick a few weeks back where I had it every day! I've never thought about the hot chocolate think before! Is it milk you use or water? I used to make my hot chocolate with milk as a kid but since I've been older I switched to water for some reason LOL.
5 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I just use water for the hot chocolate...yeah, when it's frozen then it's like a chocolate ice
2 people like this
• United States
29 Feb 08
That's pretty wild!!!
2 people like this
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
28 Feb 08
Well... if I had nothing left... and had a sweet tooth attack... If I had a tin of chocolate powder to make hot chocolate... I would attack that with a tea spoon and eat it as chocolate powder... lol Don't laugh... I did it many times... usually Milo... if you know what that is. Or I'll make some toasts with jam or brown sugar or honey.
5 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Feb 08
LOL--When I've had chocolate powder I've done that myself..gee...thought I was the only one that did that
1 person likes this
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Oh yes, cinnamon toast, yum yum yum! It was a childhood staple. I've had that attack with seemingly nothing in the house that would satisfy it. Even hot chocolate or something doesn't work, it has to be something to bite/chew. I've been known to put corn syrup in a small saucepan and add brown sugar and a dab of butter to it and cook for a bit and pour over popcorn. Its almost like caramel corn. In fact, I think I'll go fix some right now! :)
4 people like this
@whittby (3073)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Got your response above, how funny is this. I'm going to try brown sugar next time. I learned how to make this way back when in junior high home ec class. Then got lazy and never made the popcorn balls and like it way better.
3 people like this
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Well I just finished my bowl, so now that I've washed my sticky fingers, I can get back to posting! :)
3 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Sorry so late in replying..yes, as much as maybe hot chocolate curbs the sweet tooth, Like you I like something to crunch, munch too...You know what is also good...eating sugary cereals ...right out of the box...like Cocoa Krispies or Fruit Loops..LOL
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Feb 08
home made - home made caramel
When I was small, my mother used to make home made candy. As far as I can remember, it was made of honey, milk, butter and cacao.... I remember that sweet aroma around the house.... I don't eat sweets now, but I like fresh caramel flavor...
4 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Mar 08
The dried fruit you make could be considered sweets, right? You mean you never splurge on something chocolate-y?? :(
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Mar 08
he, he...no...unless I need anger management...than I need small bite of dark chocolate... Dark chocolate is healthy, but I don't like chocolate... When I was small, I was trading my chocolate with my brother for reading..., he loves chocolate and I love books....:)
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Had this problem myself just last night (I too have a horrid sweet tooth). I was thrilled to find some frozen waffles in the freezer - and maple syrup in the pantry :) Great dinner - NOT but took care of that sweets craving. I have done the cinnamon/sugar toast many many times and also hot chocolate but have never thought to freeze it - will have to try that :)
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Besides cinnamon toast, I just remembered about French Toast...did that the other night and poured s LOT of maple syrup on it
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Oh I love French toast - two of the grandkids spent the night last night and I was really pushing for French toast for breakfast this morning but afraid the individual sized variety pack of cereal won out. LOL I ate a box of Corn Pops, out of the little box like candy, I haven't had those in a million years and always loved them....Sweet tooth satisfied at least for the moment.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Feb 08
I have chocolate fudge pudding in the house all the time and when I get a attack of the sweet tooth I pull a box of it out of the cupboard and get a pan out and cook me some chocolate fudge pudding. I like it best when it is hot and it sure cures my sweet tooth. I also eat Cinnamon Toast and yes it is heaven to munch on. It is making me hungry right now for some.
4 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Oh my goodness I haven't had chocolate pudding in ages...used to make completely homemade the kind you have to melt the chocolate in a double boiler...the whole place smelled soooooo good then--might not hurt for me to get some of the instant pudding kind though just to have on hand for the sweet tooth attacks..LOL
@lightningd (1041)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Actually, my great grandmother used to make what she called potato candy. Raising 12 kids during the depression, this was often the only candy they got. Since then it has been a fmaily tradition to make this at holidays to give to friends and neighbors. It's pretty cheap to make, and requires only powdered sugar, 1/4 of a boiled potato and some peanut butter. What you do is boil the potato like you would if you were making mashed potatoes. Then you take it out of the water, put it in a bowl and smash it. Once you have it all smashed up, you add powdered sugar. It takes quite a bit of powdered sugar, but evenutally it will form a dough. You want a fairly solid ball of dough, then you will take it and roll it out with a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick. Then you want to smear on a layer of peanut butter, then roll it up, like you would cinamon rolls, then you will cut it into 1/2 inch pieces. Lay it out flat on some wax paper to dry. I still make this every Christmas and give to our friends and neighbors. It doesnt' need refridgerated, and it also can be shipped eaisly in empty check boxes.
4 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Wow--I never heard of potato candy...I copied your recipe and will definitely have to try it..sounds great! Thanks ever :)
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 08
I have never heard of Cinnamon Toast lol When my Sweet tooth sets in and I have nothing to solve it I suffer it lol Like you I have fruit in but not in the mood at that time for them so I do not bother But what I do try to keep in all the time now is Cherry Yoghurt and that actually cures it for me lol
4 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Yes, fruit is sweet and healthier for a person, but it just doesn't cure that sweet tooth...give me something rich, gooey, and chocolatey!
@no_chao (550)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
i buy chocolate!!!... as easy as that!! but sometimes pies is good enough instead.i dont bake pies i just buy it so that i can choose wether to stick in one flavor or to have as many as i want!!...
4 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Mar 08
I love chocolate but can't eat too much of it...the one thing I absolutely love? Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups....Oh My!!
@whittby (3073)
• United States
28 Feb 08
One of my favorite things to make when I'm craving sugar is caramel popcorn. This is the fairly easy kind to make. You just heat the Karo syrup, add the sugar, and then pour it over the popcorn. A simplified version of how you make popcorn balls. Oh that hot syrup on the popcorn is so good. I air pop the popcorn the same time I'm doing the syrup and this takes maybe 5 minutes. Then I sit down with that big bowl in front of me and go to town...whit
3 people like this
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I knew I should have read the other responses first. Go look at the post I just made here, LOL ... Are we sisters?
3 people like this
@BarBaraPrz (25366)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Feb 08
There is always something sweet in my house (and I'm not talking about myself!). If there's no cookies, cakes or candies, there's still canned fruit (sweeter than fresh fruit) or pudding or even just a cup of tea with sugar or honey. Cinnamon toast was a good solution. There's also jam...
3 people like this
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Think what I need to do is stock up on those instant puddings, so when I get a sweet tooth attack I always have them..I haven't had pudding in a long time
1 person likes this
@BarBaraPrz (25366)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Mar 08
Bon apetit!
1 person likes this