Contributed by: NAPSA
Saying Yes To Dessert While Staying True To A Healthier Diet
(NAPSA) - For many of us, a meal is not complete without a sweet ending. Fortunately, eating a healthier diet does not mean having to give up desserts.
Choose all your ingredients carefully and make a few simple substitutions, and it's easier than you might imagine to create tasty, decadent treats with significantly less calories and fat. Here are a few tips to help:
Although Karo Lite Syrup is great for most dessert recipes, for best results in candy and no-bake cereal bars, use original Karo Light or Dark Corn Syrup.
Here are two tantalizing, guilt-free recipes to try the next time you are looking for a little sweet treat:
Prep Time: 10 minutes - Freeze Time: 6 to 8 hours
Heat syrup and half-and-half in a microwave-safe container for one minute. Stir in chocolate chips and heat for 30 seconds; stir until smooth and well blended. Pour mixture into blender or food processor; add cocoa, sucralose, sugar, cream cheese and vanilla.
Blend on medium speed in blender until very smooth. Add whipped topping and mix until uniformly blended.
Pour into crust. Cover and freeze for at least six hours. Remove from the freezer and thaw for 15 to 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with additional whipped topping and cocoa, if desired.
Recipe Tip: For a Mocha Pie, stir two teaspoons instant coffee granules into the Karo Lite Syrup mixture before microwaving.
Lite Bananas Foster
Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 5 minutes
Melt margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar blend, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add syrup when mixture begins to bubble; gently stir in bananas. Cook bananas for about one minute per side until hot. Add rum, if desired. Remove from heat and serve immediately over ice cream.
For pecan and pumpkin pie recipes, visit www.karosyrup.com.
Makes 4 Servings
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