Today is Halloween, and chances are you'll either be sitting next to that dreaded candy bowl, or helping your kids sift thru (and possibly eat) oodles of tiny chocolate bars, lollipops and candy corn. But even itty-bitty candy bars add up to huge amounts of calories if you eat enough of 'em. So before you grab one, two -- or SIX of those "fun-size" minis, head into the kitchen and whip up a batch of our Peanut Better Cups. This year, we think you should SKIP the packaged, chocolate holiday treats altogether and opt for our better-for-you swap instead.
Line a 12-cupcake pan with cupcake holders, or spray pan with nonstick spray. Using a whisk, combine one cup of Cool Whip Free with Better 'n Peanut Butter. Fold in remaining Cool Whip. Pour the mixture into cupcake tin evenly (approx. 2.5 tablespoons each). Top each cup with a dollop of sugar-free chocolate syrup (about 1 tsp.). Freeze. Enjoy. Serves 12.
Serving Size: 1 cup
PointsPlus® value 1*
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, BIG CUP
This Cup Runneth Over...
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were introduced in 1923 and quickly became one of the most popular candies in the United States.It's no wonder people went nutty for these cute little chocolate peanut butter treats. They taste great.And now (unfortunately for us) they come in all sorts of snazzy varieties -- with nuts, caramel, covered in white chocolate, etc., and the dreaded BIG CUP!Yikes.Truth be told, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups may actually be our favorite-tasting candy ever.That's why we had to devise a distractingly clever swap.And let's not speak of the real ones ever again (or at least until Halloween is over).
Serving Size: One 1.5-oz. Big Cup
Sodium: 140mg Carbs: 23g Fiber: 1g
PointsPlus® value 6*
ALTERNATIVE If you want to add fiber (and CRUNCH) to your cups, add a 1/2 cup of Fiber One bran cereal to the PB mix.Nutritionals for each cup would then be: 61 calories/ 0.5g fat/ 70mg sodium/ 12g carbs/ 1g fiber/ 2.5g sugars/ 1g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*).
CHEW ON THIS: Today, October 31st, is Halloween. Candy sales for this holiday average about 2 billion dollars annually in the U.S.
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