Chocolate Deserts Low Fat and Yummy

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 almond extract, best with almond and I use 1 tsp.

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 cups scalded (cook until skin on top but do not boil) milk (you can do this in the microwave)

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.

1. See It, Make It: 100-Calorie Chocolate Desserts – EatingWell
2. Calories in Almonds
3. Low-Calorie Chocolate Desserts – Delish.com

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