When I was young, I could easily resist dessert. Every Sunday the whole family would pile into the car after church for a lunch at Friendly’s, Howard Johnson’s or LUMS! After a hearty Sunday dinner, every member of my family would order a big ice cream sundae or some sort of pie or cake. Me? Nah! But I did have a penchant for Reeses Peanut Butter cups and while everyone else was diving into a chocolate covered something, I was content with 2 regular size peanut butter cups. The restaurants usually charged us 50 cents for my mini dessert.
More than 20 years later, I find it harder to resist sweet treats. If it’s not an option at all, I won’t go out of my way to find dessert. But I have a harder time saying ‘no’ when it IS put on the table!
After a great meal, especially a celebratory kind, its hard to fit in dessert. The last two holidays have been Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. And what mom or dad doesn’t want a tasty treat on their special day?
I’d like to share with you our new favorite dessert. It’s so easy and perhaps many of you have had this or something like it before, but I didn’t realize how WW friendly this was until I started calculating all the ingredients. As you know, I like “easy” and this is no-brainer!
At your local store, buy either pre-sliced or frozen pound cake. The pre-sliced ones I have bought (three times already) are typically 4 points per slice. Then buy your favorite chocolate sauce. I bought Marzetti which is only 1 point for TWO tablespoons! Spread 1 TB of the chocolate sauce on the pound cake and then add your favorite berries; mine are strawberries and raspberries, drizzle another TB of chocolate sauce on top of the berries and then top with whipped cream. Did you know that Original Reddi Whip and Fat Free Reddi Whip are both ZERO points?
A FIVE point dessert that is incredibly tasty and satisfying! If you are counting calories, this dessert as I’ve presented it here is 348 calories. The pound cake runs about 150 calories per slice, the 2 TB of Marzetti chocolate sauce is 110 calories, half a cup of strawberries (and I don’t think there’s actually a half cup on here at all) is 26 calories and raspberries are 32 calories (half cup). The Reddi Whipped cream is 30 calories for 2 TB. If you want to lighten the calorie count even more, you can only have 1 TB of chocolate sauce, which we have done before and it still works. But I like that chocolate drizzle on all sides of my berries, don’t you?!
Cake, chocolate, berries, cream! What’s not to like?! A very easy dessert to make that doesn’t require the oven to be on in this sizzling heat and super easy to make when having guests over. Enjoy the weekend!