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Mint Chocolate Pudding Parfait

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Since the husband and I are trying to save money for our house, we haven’t been going out to get dessert like Coldstone or Starbucks as much.  I wanted something cold tonight for dessert and had some pudding made so here is what I came up with:

Here is what you need:

2 martini glasses

2 servings chocolate sugar free/fat free pudding

4 tablespoons frozen Cool Whip Free

2 thin mint girl scout cookies

Add one layer of pudding to each glass.  Crumble half of a thin mint onto the pudding. 

Add a layer of cool whip, then another layer of pudding, then another layer of frozen cool whip. 

Crumble the remaining cookie halves onto the top of each final layer of cool whip. 

Add a strawberry for decoration 🙂 If you have a fresh strawberry, then use that.  Ours were frozen so they ended up just being for decoration! Each parfait should have four layers and one cookie crumbled per parfait.

*WW Points per serving: 3

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I love to make special desserts for special holidays.  I wanted to have chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day, but buying them is way too expensive not as healthy as I could make them! 🙂

Here is what you need:

 about 30 strawberries with caps on

2 sections of TJ’s unsweetened baking chocolate

1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

a rubber scrapper for stirring

a pan with aluminum foil

PAM

Directions: Rinse strawberries and leave out until room temperature

***note, strawberries must be dried completely before you dip in chocolate otherwise you will end with grainy chocolate (yuck!)

Next, heat about a half of your chocolate chips and one section of the baking chocolate.  Heat in microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between

***Chocolate should look shiny and not have a lot of lumps to it- do not burn chocolate!

Lay a pan covered in non-stick spray (spray only a little bit so the chocolate does not stick).  Then, dip each strawberry in chocolate and lay out to dry. 

Leave chocolate covered strawberries out to harden for about one hour.  Then you can refrigerate them or eat at room temperature.  I like mine really cold so I left them in the fridge over night.

With both types of chocolate, I estimate them to be about 2-3 points per strawberry depending on how much chocolate you use!!  Enjoy 🙂


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