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    >> we're going to make those oohy gooey cones. an apple pie swap for only 85 calories. portion control.

    >> you dissolve that in there and this, i'll help you here. sugar and cinnamon. a little bit of salt. a little bit of vanilla to get the flavor in there and chopped fuji apples . you don't need a lot of sugar because they're very sweet.

    >> now then you get your apple pie -like cone. you fill these up with the apples. load them up. it's that simple and i love this, it's this little sugar cone only has about 50 calories.

    >> and --

    >> that's most of the calories.

    >> and there it is, you want that? take a bite.

    >> this is so exciting.

    >> and this is so good.

    >> let me try one.

    >> i can't have cream.

    >> i'm sorry. please, let's not make it about me. okay.

    >> and --

    >> it tastes like a regular slice of apple pie .

    >> come here and tell us about what's happening.

    >> this is a salted caramel woopie pie. a regular whoopie pie has around 560 calories. this is a high-fiber muffin top you get at the supermarket. all natural, load it up with fat-free nondairy whipped topping and your oohy gooey caramel and you roll it in a little coarse salt and you have salted caramel 176 calories for this. that's life-changing.

    >> try the frozen one. eat this one. that's a snickers-licious brownie.

    >> 158 calories.

    >> this can't. with all the dripping caramel.

    >> it actually can. try that and you know what the secret there, i use canned pumpkin with the cake mix.

    >> all of these recipes are in her book and also i think on our website.

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updated 5/14/2013 10:26:48 AM ET 2013-05-14T14:26:48

Recipe: Snickers madness brownies

Ingredients
  • 1 box moist-style devil's food cake mix (15.25 to 18.25 ounces)
  • One 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
  • 1⁄4 cup fat-free, low-fat, or light caramel dip
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, mix cake mix with pumpkin until smooth and uniform. Spread batter into the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.

Let cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.

Drizzle brownies with caramel, and sprinkle with peanuts and chocolate chips. Yum!

Tips

1/16th of recipe: 158 calories, 3.5g fat, 285mg sodium, 30g carbs, 2g fiber, 16.5g sugars, 2.5g protein

Serving Size

Makes 16 servings

Recipe: Ooey-gooey apple pie cones

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1⁄2 cups peeled and chopped Fuji apples
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 sugar cones
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat-free Reddi-wip
  • No-calorie sweetener
Preparation

In a small nonstick pot, combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water, and stir to dissolve.

Add apples, sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and stir well.

Set heat to medium. Stirring frequently, cook until apples have slightly softened and mixture is thick and gooey, 14 to 16 minutes.

Transfer to a medium bowl, and let cool completely, about 1 hour.

Evenly distribute apple mixture among the cones.

Just before serving, top each cone with 2 tablespoons Reddi-wip.

Sprinkle cones with remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Yum!!!

Tips

1/5th of recipe (1 cone): 84 calories, 0.5g fat, 67mg sodium, 19g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 1g protein

Serving Size

Makes 5 servings

Recipe: White chocolate raspberry crunchettes

Ingredients
  • 15 frozen mini fillo shells
  • 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips, chopped
  • 15 raspberries
Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place shells on a baking sheet. Evenly distribute chopped white chocolate chips among the shells.

Bake until chocolate chips have softened, about 5 minutes.

Immediately press a raspberry into the center of each shell. Mmmm!!!

Tips

1/5th of recipe (3 crunchettes): 86 calories, 3.5g fat, 33mg sodium, 12.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 1.5g protein

Serving Size

Makes 5 servings

Recipe: Freezy-cool salted caramel whoopie pie

Ingredients
  • 1 Vitalicious Deep Chocolate VitaTop, partially thawed
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free, low-fat, or light caramel dip
  • 3 tablespoons Cool Whip Free (thawed)
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon coarse sea salt
Preparation

Carefully slice VitaTop in half lengthwise (like you would a hamburger bun), so that you are left with 2 thin round "slices."

Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon caramel dip onto the bottom Vita slice. Spoon and spread Cool Whip over the caramel. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon caramel dip.

Top with the other slice to form a sandwich. Place on a plate and freeze until filling is firm, about 1 hour.

Gently press sea salt into the exposed Cool Whip on the sides of the sandwich. Yum!

Tips

Entire recipe: 176 calories, 2.5g fat, 458mg sodium, 43.5g carbs, 9g fiber, 21g sugars, 4.5g protein

Serving Size

Makes 1 servings

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