Low-Calorie Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes: PB&J Quesadilla, PB Squares

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Rais' the Roof PB&J Quesadilla

Entire recipe: 250 calories, 10.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 325mg sodium, 32.5g carbs, 11.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 8g protein

Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 8*

OK, so there's no actual queso in this 'dilla, but you get the picture -- it's a gooey, hot, and crunchy tortilla-fest!

One 6-inch high-fiber flour tortilla with 80 calories or less (like the kind by La Tortilla Factory or Mission)
1 tbsp. reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
2 tsp. low-sugar strawberry preserves
1 tbsp. raisins, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. chopped peanuts

Lay tortilla flat, and spread with peanut butter. Top one half with preserves, avoiding the tortilla edges, and sprinkle with chopped raisins and peanuts. Fold the PB-only half over the other half, and press gently to seal.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook quesadilla until hot and crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Slice into wedges and enjoy!


Freezy PB&C Squares

1/9th of recipe: 145 calories, 6g total fat (1g sat fat), 192mg sodium, 16.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 6g protein

Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 5*

Creamy, frozen peanut butter treats with a chocolate CRUNCH? This recipe rocks hard...

1/2 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
4 oz. fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
1 cup Cool Whip Free (thawed)
2 sheets (8 crackers) chocolate graham crackers, crushed
2 tbsp. light chocolate syrup
Optional topping: Fat Free Reddi-wip

In a large bowl, combine peanut butter with cream cheese. With an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat until smooth and uniform.

Reduce speed to low. Continue to beat while gradually adding powdered sugar, followed by soymilk. Beat until smooth, 2 - 3 minutes.

Fold in Cool Whip until uniform. Pour mixture into an 8" X 8" baking pan.

Top with crushed graham crackers, and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 1/2 hours. Devour!


Hungry for More?

Forget the chocolate. Skip the jelly. For an ALL peanut butter dessert, you NEED to make this Freezy Downside-Up PB Dream Pie!

Back to the classic PB&C combo, bake up a pan of Nutty-Good PB Brownies! They're so wonderful, you'd have to be NUTTY not to love 'em...

For more peanut butter + chocolate combos, click here for our PB&C Cake in a Mug and Choco-PB Pudding Crunch Parfait recipes! Bonus: Each recipe serves one, so you don't have to share!

Peanut butter baking chips are GREAT for infusing PB flavor into snacky food items. Try our Ultimate Movie-Viewing Snack Mix, and see for yourself!

The King of Choc'-n-Roll Cake is waiting. So good, it might get you all shook up!

Peanut butter doesn't belong only in sweet foods! Click here to satisfy your taste buds with our Hip-Hip-Hooray Chicken Satay, and click here for our Thai-Style No-Cook Stir-Fry!


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A very happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Month to you! If today's email didn't give you enough options, you'll be pleased to learn that there are TWENTY-FOUR peanut-butter-ific recipes in our new cookbook, HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX! Including... 135-calorie Chocolate PB Pretzel Cupcakes!!!

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