I am going to start this post with two of my favorite words especially when referring to dessert – LOW CALORIE!
I was sitting at work with my friend Nicole teasing her about looking through Seventeen Magazine when I came across an awesome dessert. Let me preface this by mentioning that Nicole is 18 years old so reading Seventeen is totally okay. I just happen to be almost 10 years her senior and haven’t read that magazine in years. I had to crack some sort of joke )
Anyway, Seventeen was introducing ways for already adorable and skinny-minny girls to achieve their perfect bikini bodies. At 17, chances are you don’t have THAT much work ahead of you. As a full-blown matronly woman (yaaaaaaay hips!), I took a vested interest in the desserts that they provided. I love dessert. I know I’ve told you this before, but no matter how stuffed I am from dinner, I ALWAYS have room for dessert. My belly has its own dessert compartment ready to go at all times. Skipping dessert is not an option for me. But I am willing to cut corners to make my final and favorite meal of the day more figure friendly.
I’ll be honest with you yet again – I totally forgot about the pudding in mine. I glanced at the magazine before work and then tried to remember its ingredients afterwards. I was CLOSE, but I forgot the pudding. Despite this error, I must say that these little cups are quite tasty. I’m sure that their consistency will be different WITH the pudding, but I’m not all that concerned!
These little cups are so cute! I have a bunch stashed in my freezer for when my sweet tooth gets outta control. I used fat-free cool whip, sugar free strawberry preserves, and reduced fat nilla wafers. I would have used sugar free pudding had I remembered that part. Ha. Cutting all of those corners allows me to guiltlessly enjoy dessert. And it was GOOD.
Frozen Strawberry Cool Whip Pudding Cups
Source: Seventeen Magazine, June 2009
(I chose sugar and fat free items for my cups, but you don’t have to!)
1-2 small sugar-free vanilla pudding snack packs
1 container fat-free cool whip
2 Tbs. sugar-free strawberry preserves
8-10 reduced fat Nilla wafers
8-10 cupcake liners
Fresh Berries for topping
Make room in your freezer.
Place cupcake liners on a plate or cookie sheet (a size that will fit in your freezer).
Place Nilla Wafers at the bottom of each cupcake liner.
In a large bowl, mix pudding, cool whip, and preserves. Fill cupcake liners with pudding mixture.
Add sprinkles and top with one berry.
Place in the freezer for an hour.