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Yesterday, we gave you a dozen or so no-guilt ways to satisfy cravings for Snickers and Oreos. Today we're attacking Twinkies and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Enjoy!!!   
TWINKIES

These snack cakes are famous, and not just because an urban legend claims they have a shelf life of a bazillion years. It's the yellow cake, that creamy filling... YUM! But ignore the originals. We've got better options...

Weight Watchers Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling
PER SERVING (1 cake): 80 calories, 3g fat, 80mg sodium, 15g carbs, 3g fiber, 7g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2

These Twinkie-esque treats will feed your need to chomp into a cylindrical crème-filled pastry. They're small but tasty, AND they've got fiber. Score!



Hostess 100 Calorie Packs Twinkie Bites
PER SERVING (3 cakes): 100 calories, 2.5g fat, 160mg sodium, 18g carbs, <1g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Awww! Three cute round morsels for your chewing pleasure. Authentic Twinkie taste with far fewer calories. Good deal!


Mrs. Freshley's SnackAway Yogurt Creme Cakes
PER SERVING (1 cake): 140 calories, 2g fat, 230mg sodium, 28g carbs, 7g fiber, 9g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Fluffy yogurt as a crème swap? Why didn't we think of that?! And check out that fiber count! Snack away...


Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream, Take The Cake
PER SERVING (1/2 cup): 120 calories, 4g fat, 45mg sodium, 18g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Sure, this one's a bit of a stretch, but hear us out. Yellow-cake-flavored ice cream with creamy frosting swirled in totally takes the edge off when you're craving Twinkies. This much we know.


HG's Very Vanilla Fluffcakes
PER SERVING (1 frosted cupcake with sprinkles): 164 calories, 3g fat, 293mg sodium, 30g carbs, 0g fiber, 16g sugars, 2.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Think of it as a deconstructed Twinkie. Or if you're feeling crazy, poke a hole in the top with the handle of a spoon, and pipe the frosting inside. Tada, Twinkie cupcake!
REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

Chocolate + peanut butter = possibly the greatest food combination of all time. Whoever first "got peanut butter in their chocolate," we salute you. That said, these amazing treats are not an effective use of calories. They disappear TOO quickly to be worth over 200 calories and a dozen fat grams per pack. So, we recommend...

Reese's Snacksters
PER SERVING (1 pack): 100 calories, 4g fat, 60mg sodium, 14g carbs, <1g fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

These little pouches are packed with PB-flavored multigrain cereal, peanut butter chips, and little PB candies. It's like your Chex Mix took a dive into a peanut butter pool and forgot to towel off! Weeeee...


Reese's Miniatures and Snack Size Peanut Butter Cups
PER SERVING (2 Miniatures or 1 Snack Size): 88 - 110 calories, 5 - 6g fat, 52 - 75mg sodium, 10 - 12g carbs, <1g fiber, 8.5 - 11g sugars, 1.5 - 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2 - 3*

Here we have real-deal Reese's. They're every bit as delicious as you'd expect. Just don't mistake those individual Big Cups for the Snack Size ones, and be very careful if you buy a big bag of the minis or snack-sized cups. (We recommend splitting it with a nut-butter-cup-loving pal!)


Reese's 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Wafer Bars
PER SERVING (1 package): 100 calories, 6g fat, 50mg sodium, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Mmmmm! This is one of our favorites. It's got classic "PB cup" flavor with a crispy twist.




Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Cup
PER SERVING (1/2 cup): 130 calories, 6g fat, 65mg sodium, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 13g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

The creamiest, dreamiest guilt-free ice cream ever to be inspired by peanut butter cups. So good!


HG's Upside-Down Chocolate PB Cheesecake
PER SERVING (1/8th of recipe, about 1/2 cup): 143 calories, 3.5g fat, 320mg sodium, 19.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

A far better selection than The Cheesecake Factory's 1,326-calorie Reese's-inspired slice. Like miles better.


Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter
PER SERVING (1 bar): 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 95mg sodium, 17g carbs, 5g fiber, 5g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Ummm, these things taste like candy bars. And they're packed with fiber. And they're only 90 calories each. We love them!


Vitalicious VitaTops, Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip
PER SERVING (1 VitaTop): 100 calories, 1.5g fat, 150mg sodium, 22g carbs, 6g fiber, 11g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

A cake-tastic take on the candy cups. Unconventional, maybe. Who cares? So what?




HG's Teeny Weeny Creamy Oreo Peanut Butter Poppers
PER SERVING (10 Poppers): 188 calories, 6g fat, 195mg sodium, 32g carbs, 1g fiber, 15g sugar, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

How can something so tiny be so HUGELY delicious?! It's one of life's great mysteries...


HG's PB 'n Chocolate Bread Pudding Bonanza
PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe): 162 calories, 5.5g fat, 208mg sodium, 22g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 8g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

A perfect dessert for a dinner party... They'll never know it's guilt-free!
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