Today, I am thinking about a yummy treat for Valentine’s Day. I know it is a little early BUT why not be prepared, right? LOL.
I found this while I was hunting for other ways to use my cupcake mix. The requirements – tasty, sweet, point worthy AND something hubby would like. I know it is a lot of pressure for one recipe but I have faith it will pass the test.
Time: 30 min Servings: 30 petites Cost: $0.17/serving
WW PP BEFORE icing: 1 point
1 cup unsweetened soy or nut milk (I used almond milk)
1⁄3 cup oil + more for oiling (unsweetened applesauce in recipe)
Tasty Tuesday is BACK!!!! Lots of yummy recipes I have been sitting on for awhile BUT I am adding WW PP points where I can as well as tips for making things lighter and/or healthier.
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 15 min (includes 30 min cool time) SERVINGS: 12 COST: $0.44/serving
Dense brownies are perfect for cutting into shapes using cookie cutters. A simple cookie cutter, like a heart shape, is best for these fudgy brownies. You can also cut into squares, triangles, or circles.
1⁄2 cup oil or melted butter + more for oiling
1⁄4 cup water or milk, your choice (I usually use Almond Milk)
Decorate brownies with a thin layer of chocolate icing using the recipe on the back of Chocolate Fudge Sauce Mix. Use fun sprinkles to outline each heart.
Make brownie cake pops! Roll scraps of brownies into balls, then roll in shredded coconut. Place a lollipop stick into each ball.
This recipe is brought to you courtesy of Epicure – good food, fast & easy. Have questions, be sure to ask! These ingredients are all Allergen free. I also have samples available if you are interested!
For the Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies:
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, melted until browned
2 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (don’t pack the flour into the measuring cup!)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons bourbon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
12 ounces semi-sweet OR dark chocolate, roughly chopped into chunks
24 pecan halves, for decoration, optional
For the Buttered Pecans:
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in chopped pecans and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside until needed.
For the Brown Butter:
Place the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and cook for about 3 minutes – stirring almost constantly – until the butter has browned.
Pour the brown butter into a heatproof bowl, being sure to scrape all of the “toasted” bits into the bowl as well.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until the butter is at room temperature. You’ll know the butter is at room temperature when you press a finger into the top and it makes a slight indentation. It should not be liquid at all.
Once the butter is at room temperature, you’re ready to get baking!
For the Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside until needed.
In a large bowl combine flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda; whisk well to combine then set aside until needed.
In a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine browned butter and both sugars and beat on medium-speed until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes. Add in the vanilla and bourbon and beat until combined. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating for 15 seconds after each addition. Turn mixer off. Using a wooden spoon or sturdy rubber spatula, gently fold in the flour, stirring only until the flour begins to disappear. Fold in the chocolate chunks and buttered pecans.
Roll 3 tablespoon sized scoops of dough between your palms to form a ball (they should be big; almost a 1/4 cup), then place on prepared sheets (make sure to leave enough room in between each cookie for inevitable spreading). Continue this process until all the dough has been rolled. Press a pecan on the top of each cookie dough mound, if desired.
Place baking sheets in preheated oven, one at a time, and bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until golden at the edges but still soft in the middle. Repeat with all cookie dough. Sprinkle cookies with sea salt right when they come out of the oven. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire wrack to cool completely.
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Check out this YUMMY and very simple Weight Watchers dessert. Believe it or not, even the people not doing WW (formerly Weight Watchers) love it.
Just a few simply ingredients and you have a yummy dessert for any party. Bet you might even have all of the supplies in your pantry already….
121 Box Reduced Fat Graham Crackers
2- 3 oz boxes sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
4 1/2 cups skim milk
1 container fat-free cool whip
1 -3 oz box sugar-free instant chocolate pudding
Mix vanilla pudding with 3 cups of milk as per directions.
Stir in 1 cool whip.
Place 1 package of graham crackers in the bottom of 13 x9 pan.
Top with half of the pudding, more Grahams, rest of pudding.
Top with last of Grahams.
Mix chocolate pudding with 1 1/2 cups of milk.
Spread on top of graham crackers.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories – 48; Sodium – 61mg; Fat – 0.53g; Protein – 3g; Carbs – 7g; Fiber – 1.0g
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