Thursday, February 23, 2012

CHOCOLATE DESSERTS - Low fat and Low Sugar


Chocolate Mousse – low or NO sugar and fat –
3/4 c fat free milk
1 pkg (1.4 oz) sugar free instant pudding mix CHOCOLATE (but is good with others too including lemon for something different)
1/2 c fat free sour cream
1 tsp almond extract (best buy is Safeway house brand – this could be optional but in my estimation it makes the dessert)
3 oz fat free cream cheese cubed
FOLD IN LAST 1-8 oz carton FREE (Southbeach) cool whip
1 tbsp cookie crumbs (opt)
Whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (or forget this and put all in bowl and mix with electric beaters - I do)
Original recipe then says to mix sour cream, cream cheese and almond extract - add pudding and mix well and fold in cool whip last - put into 6 little glass bowls and enjoy....
Filling may be put into graham cracker or any pie crust if you like. It is totally yummy for “FREE”.

Chocolate Bread Pudding
1 cup bread cubes (about 5 slices cubed - may use whole wheat or other whole grained bread)
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 egg slightly beaten
1/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute equivalent – I used 2 Tbsp sugar and 2 packager of Stevia NOW
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla or almost extract – best with almond
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 cups scalded (cook until skin on top but do not boil) milk

Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, cocoa , extract, butter and egg.  Add milk slowly stirring constantly
Add bread cubes.  Pour into buttered (or Pam sprayed) baking dish (casserole size)
Set this dish in a pan of warm water in an over set at 350 F.
Bake 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Yummy hot or cold.
Just the best! This recipe has been in our family for four generations now. I intensely dislike “bread pudding” BUT this one is wonderful!  I use a turkey baster to get some of the hot water out of the pan before removing from oven so I don’t have to try to take the inner dish out and get the pot holders wet and too hot.


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2 comments:

Yvonne Blake said...

Mmmmm.... you're making me hungry.

Marijo (Mary Jo) Phelps said...

Hey, you can leave comments again!