I have a delicious low calorie dessert I want to share with you today!
A few weeks ago, you may remember that I shared with you an Ice Cream Sandwich dessert.
It was rich, indulgent, and border-line scandalous!
So in order to redeem myself, I decided to share with you this delicious low calorie recipe that was given to me by one of my readers, Leslie Rose. (She probably knew after I ate that ice cream sandwich dessert that I would be needing a “lighter” option.)
This dessert is not only delicious, but beautiful as well.
Here are the ingredients…
- 1 tub of light whipped topping
- 2 containers of light fruit yogurt (I used strawberry.)
- Graham Crackers for crust OR a pre-made graham cracker pie crust
I would have used a pre-made graham cracker pie crust for this recipe, but can you believe they didn’t have any at Kroger’s when I went?!
So I just bought a box of graham crackers to make my own pie crust.
How to make a Graham Cracker Pie Crust from Scratch:
- 12 to 14 graham crackers
- 1/2 cup of butter or margarine (melted)
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1/8 cup of water
Step 1: Crush up graham crackers into fine crumbs.
You can use a plastic ziploc bag and rolling pin or a food processor.
Step 2: Stir sugar into graham cracker crumbs.
Step 3: Stir in melted butter and water with a fork.
Step 4: Press mixture into pie plate.
Step 5: Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown. Let cool.
For the filling:
Mix together two containers of yogurt and thawed whipped topping, then pour into cooled pie plate.
Place in freezer to freeze. (I left mine in over night.)
Garnish with fresh fruit if desired.
Let dessert thaw for a few minutes before serving.
There are approximately 200 calories per slice!
Here’s how I figured that out…
I divided the pie into 8 slices. So I took the total amount of calories of each ingredient and divided it by 8.
Light Whipped Topping: 500 calories divided by 8 = approx 60 calories a slice
2 Containers of Light Yogurt: 200 calories divided by 8 = approx 25 calories a slice
Honey Maid Pre-made Graham Cracker Pie Crust: 900 calories divided by 8 = approx 115 calories a slice
60 + 25 + 115 = 200 calories per slice!
*Calories will vary if you make your crust from scratch.
The boys ate this dessert after dinner last night, and they loved it! It’s almost like eating strawberry ice cream, and the graham cracker crust is scrumptious!
Next time, I think I will make it with blueberry yogurt and blueberries on top. Yum!
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