Bosc pears, sugar, cinnamon, dried cranberries, low-fat granola, apple juice, low-fat frozen yogurt. These snowballs are easy to make with your favorite brand of packaged sugar-cookie dough, or dough you create yourself. Adding in some crushed peppermint candies makes them extra festive, and the minty smell may actually help you eat less.
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Forget spiking the punch and pour a little bit of Kahlua into this cookie mix to add a subtle coffee flavor. Cake flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, vegetable shortening, egg substitute, Kahlua, vanilla extract, semisweet chocolate minichips, white chocolate chips, pecans. Brownies with Butterscotch Drizzle. No blood-sugar spike here! Using both bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate in this classic treat cuts the sugar almost in half.
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Unlike your traditional, flour-based crust, this recipe calls in graham cracker crumbs to get the job done. To make it even healthier, use whole-wheat graham crackers. This recipe also features coconut milk, which may help improve your cholesterol. Graham cracker crumbs, sugar, vegetable oil, pure pumpkin, coconut milk, eggs, light brown sugar, salt, fresh ginger, fresh grated nutmeg, cinnamon, whipped cream. These treats still taste as decadent as they look! A meringue-based frosting and a classic chiffon cake batter made with eggs and oil instead of butter give these dainty treats one-third the calories and fat of traditional cupcakes.
The unsweetened coconut dusted on top looks like newly fallen snow—perfect for a festive winter touch. Cake flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, cream of tartar, unsweetened coconut. These cookies are made of sugar and spice and everything nice—literally! All-purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, sugar, butter, corn syrup, vanilla, egg, ground cinnamon, cooking spray.
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Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce. Using low-fat cream cheese and replacing butter with egg whites in the cookie-crumb crust reduces total calories by one-third and slashes fat to less than half the traditional recipe. Just a small bite of this trifle, filled with all your favorite holiday flavors, will satisfy your sweet tooth. Replace the eggs with egg whites to make it even more heart-healthy.
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This low-sodium recipe has a protein kick thanks to the chopped pecans. The butterscotch gives these treats a rich, satisfying flavor without packing on too much fat. Granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, semisweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, cooking spray, chopped pecans. Elevate packaged sugar-cookie dough in a flash by adding pecans, brown sugar, and spices. We guarantee this holiday cookie will get rave reviews. Frozen Peanut Butter Pie.
For cholesterol-conscious holiday guests, use egg whites to give this dessert less than 2 grams per serving. Chocolate graham cracker crumbs, sugar, egg whites, cooking spray, fat-free milk, reduced-fat crunchy peanut butter, vanilla, fat-free cream cheese, frozen fat-free whipped topping, dry-roasted peanuts, shaved milk chocolate. This chocolaty treat will go perfectly with coffee or chai tea around the fire! Opt for fat-free evaporated milk to cut even more fat and calories. Cooking spray, Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate, plain low-fat yogurt, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, pure vanilla extract, egg whites, all-purpose flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, chopped pecans, sweetened flaked coconut, fat-free evaporated milk, cornstarch, light brown sugar, unsalted butter.
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These flourless, gluten-free cookies are incredibly rich and fudgy. Powdered sugar, Dutch process cocoa powder, Kosher salt, bittersweet chocolate, chopped walnuts, egg whites, vanilla extract, sorbet or gelato such as coconut, hazelnut, or pistachio. Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings.
A light chocolate coating adds a rich flavor without packing in a lot of fat. Boost antioxidants and add a bit of color by topping with strawberries. Hazelnuts, flour, ground cinnamon, lemon juice, seedless raspberry jam.
These bite-size desserts look gourmet but are a cinch to bake. Substitute strawberries, blueberries, or other fruits as a topping as you wish. Surprisingly Light Apple Pie. Or use a combination of a few of your favorites to give a better texture to your filling. A slice that's calories lighter than traditional pies! All-purpose flour, sugar, salt, unsalted butter, trans fat-free shortening, apples, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon.
Whipped ice cream swoops and swirls atop a golden cupcake. This dense cake is the perfect antidote for a serious chocolate craving. Pecans give this cake its nutty taste and texture. Bite-size cupcakes make for an unexpected birthday cake. Fresh strawberries permeate this gorgeously pink ice cream cake. Kid meets grown-up in a coffee-flavored ice cream cake. Blondies reimagined in cupcake form brilliantly combine two classic treats. This easy-to-make lemon cake recipe starts with boxed mix and canned lemonade concentrate. Scrumptious chocolate cake is baked right in the cup, and topped with melted marshmallows.
Granny Smith apples add a tart note to the cinnamon, walnut, and maple flavorings. Thick, rich chocolate frosting: In Italy, Fabio Trabocchi makes this dessert with Alchermes, a bright-red cinnamon-scented liqueur rarely seen in the States. The Sicilian fortified wine Marsala is a good substitute: It has a subtler color but a similarly spiced flavor, perfect for drenching squares of soft sponge cake layered with vanilla-infused pastry cream.
This version of the classic Hungarian dessert is made with layers of moist sponge cake and silky chocolate buttercream, then topped with toasted meringue. To make their version, the Baked duo roll up frosted cake strips to form an enormous round, then set the dessert on its side to look like a huge tree stump. Pastry chef Kate Zuckerman thinks most cheesecakes are too heavy and sweet.
At Christmas, Elizabeth Katz likes to create a tower of fluffy, chocolate-covered cream puffs. This decadent pear-and-caramel trifle is perfect for a party because it can be made a day ahead and it serves a crowd. This outrageous chocolate cake was born from a lucky mistake. Discovering that the cake was superfudgy, she layered it with dark chocolate and white chocolate ganache, then covered it in dark chocolate frosting.
On a trip to London, pastry chef David Guas noticed sticky toffee pudding on the menu at dozens of restaurants. Inspired, he created his own irresistible version, which has been a best-seller ever since. Guas likes to balance the buttery pudding with brandy-milk-punch ice cream, but a shot of brandy or Frangelico is lovely on a cold night as well.
There are only 7 ingredients in this luscious pie. The caramel filling is rich and thick and delicious with a sprinkle of flaky fleur de sel. He equates the dessert to a Creamsicle because it successfully combines creamy and tangy flavors.