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The Almost No Fat Chocolate Delight

Updated on January 3, 2019
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MS limited my ability to work as a Social Worker. I have now found a new passion as a beekeeper and soap/ skin care procuct maker.

Looks sinful but it isn't!!!

Making low fat Look and Taste Wonderful

This is for all those chocolate lovers out there that crave something decadent and satisfying, but feel like they need to go to confession after they've eaten it. I have for health reasons tried to modify many desserts and foods for fat and calorie content. The trick my brain needed to enjoy most foods was it had to look like I was cheating, lol. Also, our family has quite a few pot luck events, and I always bring one of my "special" treats without letting anyone know it is low fat, and no one can tell the difference.

Lowering the fat content in desserts is a fantastic way to eat healthier and lose weight. It also provides a satisfying low fat, low calorie "fix" when you are dieting or working on your weight and you are just craving something sweet. This dessert is truly a treat that is satisfying. It is a wonderful addition to a menu when you have to consider health issues for loved ones. This dessert is diabetic friendly, heart friendly, and is open to further tweaking to meet other diet needs. Feel free to play with it.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 Chocolate Cupcakes, you will need egg substitute and low fat margarine for using in the cake.batter
  • Chocolate Pudding, Low fat or fat free milk, or even water to mix the pudding
  • Fat Free Whipped Topping, you can also use sugar free or totally free topping
  • Garnish, you can use a cherry, fruit, or anything you think looks pretty and appealing

Cheating on the Fat With Ease

  1. When preparing the cupcakes, just follow the instructions on the package, substituting egg beaters for the eggs, and low fat margarine for the oil. Pour in muffin wells sprayed with low fat non stick spray, and cook for @ 24 minutes at 350F
  2. Next set out a bowl for the pudding. You have the option of using low fat/ fat free milk, or water to make the pudding mix. Either of them will work fine, I personally use water. Mix the pudding package as directed and place in the fridge while the brownies are cooking. It will thicken and set up just fine using water so you don't have to worry about the consistency when you assemble the dessert.
  3. Make sure you take the whipped topping out of the freezer to thaw in the fridge. I know from personal experience that this is an important step; whipped topping does now cooperate well in brick form, lol. I use fat free topping. Any brand is fine. You can use sugar free, or totally free which is a nice option if you are watching both sugar and fat content.
  4. Once the cupcakes are cooled, here is how to assemble and present it to your family/guests. In a dessert bowl, take one cupcake and break the top off it. Place the bottom portion in the bowl and put 2 TBS of chocolate pudding on top of it. Then put a spoonful of fat free whipped cream on top of the pudding. Replace the top of the cupcake and again pour 2 TBS of pudding on top. Add a large spoonful of the whipped topping to the dessert. You can garnish with strawberries, cherries, orange slice or whatever you like.

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My best Guestimate on Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 120
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 11 g4%
Sugar 10 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • Lifes 2nd Chances profile imageAUTHOR

      Colleen Lyon 

      7 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri

      Thank you duffsmom.

    • duffsmom profile image

      P. Thorpe Christiansen 

      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Oh my, this sounds wonderful! Will try this one for sure. Well done.

    • Lifes 2nd Chances profile imageAUTHOR

      Colleen Lyon 

      7 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri

      carter6 thanks for the vote up and the share. I Appreciate it. C.

      Janine, yes I do love something that you can change and play with for variety. C.

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      Janine Huldie 

      7 years ago from New York, New York

      Don't you just love how in certain recipes like this one if you change one ingredient it can change the whole taste of the item you are making. I love when a recipe is truly that versatile. Anyway,s glad to comment and vote up. Great job here!!

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      Mary 

      7 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Good to have a light desert option...thanks for sharing this...voted up & shared...cheers

    • Lifes 2nd Chances profile imageAUTHOR

      Colleen Lyon 

      7 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri

      Janine Huldie, thank you so much for the positive feedback. I actually had a friend of mine ask me if I had something similar with strawberries, and I laughed and said " yes, just change the cake mix and pudding flavors". It wasn't until she asked me that, that I realized how varied the dessert could be. Take care, C.

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      Janine Huldie 

      7 years ago from New York, New York

      This does look totally yummy. Have pinned to make in the future for my kids. Also shared and voted too.

    • Lifes 2nd Chances profile imageAUTHOR

      Colleen Lyon 

      7 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri

      Naomi, Thank you so much for the support. It is a wonderful treat, and yes, low fat makes it great!! Also it is so easy to make it is a good dessert to let the children make ( with you. ) ha ha :-)

    • Naomi R. Cox profile image

      Naomi R. Cox 

      7 years ago from Elberton, Georgia

      This sounds delicious and being low fat makes it even better. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us and keep up the good work. Voted up...

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