Halloween is almost here and you may need something special to make for the little ones or maybe for your ghoulish soul!
I came across the Ghosts in the Graveyard treat at Kraft Foods. It reminded me of some wonderfully fun desserts that my wonderful sister-in-law had made one time — one confection called “Dirt” and another named “Sand”. They were cakes with puddings decorated with gummy creatures and served in appropriate servingware, namely, plastic beach pails.
I think I’ve told you about the Kraft Foods site before. It is absolutely amazing in so many ways. Tons of recipes, a Healthy Living section that has lower fat recipes, meal planner and fitness plans, food and exercise journals as well as lots of other goodies.
If you’re tempted to make this scary dessert, click here for the recipe and if you’re still on a diet like me (37 pounds and still working on it), here’s what can you do to make this lighter.
The basic ingredients are:
JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
The easiest way to lighten the calorie count — substitute OREOS, pudding and Cool Whip which are either lower in fat or fat free. Just make sure to check the calorie count! Some low/fat free products add more sugar to compensate for taste and mouth feel. You can also try using those crushed 100 Calorie Pack Oreos which are quite chocolately good. Finally, use 1% or 2% milk rather than whole.
That should make this recipe a little lighter and allow you to have a serving or two to satisfy those cravings for something fun and sweet.