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Thirsty Thursday [Sustenance] Treats

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Got peanut butter cups left over from Halloween?

Need a treat to give you sustenance as you drink tonight?

This recipe will give you a great treat for only 130 calories!

Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:45 min
makes:24 squares

Ingredients

3 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 bag (10 ounces) large marshmallows
6 cups crisp rice cereal
24 one-inch chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped

Directions

1. Spray rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Place margarine, peanut butter and marshmallows in large microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 3 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Stir in cereal until well coated.
2. Press mixture in pan, using buttered back of spoon. Immediately make 24 indentations in rows (6×4) in mixture using handle of wooden spoon. Press peanut butter cups into indentations; cool. Cut into squares.

These treats were easy to make and didn’t make my kitchen a complete mess!

I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and it didn’t make a difference in the taste.  So feel free to use healthy ingredients.

Chopping the peanut butter cups on top looks more presentable.  Other alternatives include spreading peanut butter or chocolate over the treats before adding the peanut butter cups.  Placing a full peanut butter cup on top does make it easier for someone to remove if they don’t want it on their treat.

Enjoy!

-foodsavysavs

trick or TREAT

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It’s Halloween Season!

Besides tricks, there are lots of TREATS.

These PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES are perfect to celebrate Halloween., and they’re only 150 calories.

Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 20 min
makes:2 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® carrot cake mix
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 egg
1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
36 candy pumpkins

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or non-stick pans). Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, mix cake mix, pumpkin, butter and egg; stir until well blended. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
2. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until puffed and set in center. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
3. Frost cookies with cream cheese frosting. Press 1 candy pumpkin onto each cookie. Store covered.

These cookies are so easy to make!

They’re perfect to make before friends come over and before Halloween parties.

The pumpkin candy makes the cookie.

You can also make these other times throughout the fall because their spice and sweetness is perfect for fall.  Just eliminate the pumpkin candy, and perhaps find a better suiting substitute.

Enjoy!

-foodsavysavs

Sunday Snickerdoodles!

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It’s Sunday.

Time for relaxing.  Football. Eating.  And hanging out with friends.

Sunday means snacks.  It’s usually hard to stay health conscious on Sunday.

I found a recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard.

Snickerdoodles that are only 54 calories!

Servings: 42
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Calories: 54
Fat: 1.3 g
Carbs: 10.1 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 0.7 g
Old Points: 1 pt
Points+: 1 pt
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Here are your ingredients:
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 Tbsp corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
3 Tbsp sugar (or sugar substitute)
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Cooking spray
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.  Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar, stirring with a whisk.
  • Combine 1 cup of sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.  Add the corn syrup, vanilla and egg; beat well.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined.  Cover and chill for 10 minutes.
  • Combine 3 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk.  With moist hands, shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls.  Roll balls in sugar mixture.  Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.  Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 5 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft).  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes.  Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks

These cookies are delicious and not difficult to make.  I made them with my roommate, who is not a baker.  They turned out great and were quickly enjoyed by our friends.

There a great snack that’s healthy without tasting healthy.  They taste the same as cookies that are twice as many calories.

Keeping your health in check is especially difficult on the weekends.  This is why finding delicious and healthy recipes is important.  The more recipes that are healthy yet satisfy us, the easier it is to stay health conscious.

Enjoy!

-foodsavysavs