Filipinos love their sweets. We have so many varieties of desserts that it would make your teeth ache just reading about them. Here in Dubai, we are a bit deprived of native delicacies.

Sure there are stuff out in the local supermarkets but they are not made with the same fresh ingredients that my grandfather used so they don’t necessarily taste the same. You would be hard pressed to find any decent sapin-sapin here.  So we make do with what sweets we can get our hands on.

Kids are easy.  Just give them something cold and sweet and they’re on Cloud 9.  Me, not so much.

I love cinnamon rolls. I love Cinnabon. I love walking past their shop at the malls and just inhaling the wonderfully sinful smell of the pastry as they bake. Yum. I feel an additional 5 lbs attaching to my hips when I take a lungful of that aroma. These are probably nowhere near the heavenly delights of The Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls though but they’re a good enough substitute.

My son loved the Oreo Pie at Cinnabon. I barely had time to take this photograph before the pie was devoured! I bet this is nothing compared to Joy the Baker’s No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart. I printed off that recipe today and I’m ticking off the list of ingredients. I only need to buy the graham crackers plus the heavy cream and we’re all set.

Maybe I could sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the peanut butter tart instead of the nuts? It would be easy to get since Hershey’s opened up their own shop at the Dubai Mall recently. Just imagine, an entire shop dedicated to chocolate. I wouldn’t be surprised if their walls were made of chocolate!

Or maybe I could put in chunks of Reese’s peanut butter cups in the tart? That would just be awesome – and a hundred times more lethal if you have any health problems to begin with. But those little cups are made of heaven and I can’t resist.

I almost wish they make them in this size!