Healthy Holiday Sweets

Healthy Holiday Sweets
By: Tiffany Sisson
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- It is possible to have a healthy holiday without shortchanging your tastebuds.  Below are a few healthy holiday sweets.

Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:
  • 2 Tablespoons of reduced calorie margarine
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounce) evaporated skim milk
  • 1 can pumpkin (15 ounce)
  • ½c Low Fat Bisquick baking mix
  • 3/4c Splenda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased 8-9" pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.

Yields: 8 servings 

Nutrition Information: 130 calories, Fat grams: 4.5, Carbohydrate grams: 15, Protein grams: 6, Sodium mg: 190

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Prune Fudge

Ingredients:
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 2 TB Smart Balance non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounce) marshmallow cream
  • 2 ½ ounces pureed prunes (baby food)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)
Line an 8 inch square pan with foil and coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. IN a heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar, milk, and butter to a boil stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in marshmallow crème, pecans, prunes and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate until firm (1 hour).
Lift fudge out of pan and remove foil. Cut into 1 inch squares
Yields: 64 pieces
Nutrition Facts: One piece = 79 calories, 3 gm fat, 14 gm carbohydrate, trace fiber