Sweet Almost-Nothings: Two-Point Weight Watchers Recipes

Chocolate-Marbled Coffee Cake

1/16th of cake = 2 points

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt

Chocolate Marble:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp skim milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together margarine and sugar, add egg, egg white, and vanilla, beat well. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, then stir into sugar mixture, alternating portions with yogurt until well blended. Pour all but 1 cup of batter into sprayed and floured bundt pan. Mix together sugar, cocoa powder, and milk, stir in reserve batter. Pour over existing batter in pan, use knife to draw the chocolate mixture through in a marbled pattern. Bake 50-60 minutes.

Peanut Butter Fudge

One one-inch cube = 1 point

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Stir together granulated sugar, peanut butter, milk, and corn syrup in saucepan, place over medium heat, stirring, until mixture boils. Stir additional one minute, remove from heat, let stand without stirring until cool (approximately 45 minutes). Add peanuts and vanilla, stir in powdered sugar until stiff. Press into greased 9 x 5 loaf pan, refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into one-inch squares.

Apple Turnovers

1 turnover = 1.5 points

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lbs cooking apples
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 10 sheets frozen phyllo pastry

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F. Peel and chop apples to make 2 1/4 cups, thaw phyllo sheets. Toss apples gently in lemon juice, add sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir and set aside. Spray 1 phyllo sheet with cooking spray, and cut lengthwise into 4 strips. Place one strip on top of another to make 2-ply. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon apple mixture onto one end of strip, fold the left bottom corner over mixture, forming a triangle. Continue folding over until you reach the end of the strip. Repeat to make 20 turnovers. Place triangles, seam-side down, on sprayed baking sheet. Lightly spray tops with cooking spray. Bake at 7 minutes or until golden. Dust tops with sugar or drizzle with icing while warm.

Cranberry-Lemon Bars

1/16th recipe = 2 points

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1/2 cup splenda
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine concentrate, splenda, margarine and egg until well blended. Mix flour with lemon zest, baking soda, and salt, add gradually to lemonade mixture, stirring well. Fold in dried cranberries, pour into greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Bake 20 minutes, and cool completely before serving.

Snicker Snacker Bar

1/2 recipe = 2 points

Ingredients

  • 1 single-serve package fat-free instant cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup Grape Nuts cereal

Instructions

Combine all ingredients well, by hand or in electric mixer. Shape into 2 bars, wrap each individually in foil. Freeze at least 1 hour before eating.

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Brian Burton 5 years ago

Fantastic stuff here. I've done WW a couple of times and loved the two point bars they sold. Anything that is three points or less is like gold. Great list of recipes. This one is really calling to me "Cranberry-Lemon Bars"


Keira 8 years ago

Excellent article. Provided a digg to your blog.

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