April 26, 2010

Caramel Swirl Cream Puffs

Since I wanted to make sure to have enough dessert to satsify both us Adults and the Kids on Saturday I not only made the Creamsicle Pie, I also made another recipe from Hungry Girl's 1-2-3 book! I decided to try out their Caramel Swirl Cream Puffs!

You will need: Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls (or if you can find it the recipe calls for Pillsbury's Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet), Fat Free Whipped Topping, 1 Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Snack, Sugar Free Fat Free vanilla instant pudding mix, and light caramel dip.
First you roll out the Crescent rolls into a 12x9 sheet and cut out 12 squares. Then place them into muffin cups so they will form a cup like shape. Mine were a little smaller than they should have been so next time I know.

Then combine the pudding mix and the whipped topping. Have your chocolate pudding snack handy!
Lightly swirl in the chocolate pudding. DON'T OVERMIX! You want the swirl effect.

Just a shot of the little cups straight out of the oven! It really made me want to have crescent rolls LOL!

After you let the little "cups" cool completely then take your swirled filling and evenly distribute amongst the "cups". Then take just a little bit of caramel and plop it right on top of the mixture, then take the tip of a spoon or fork (opposite end from the part you put in your mouth) and gently swirl the caramel! And TA DA!!!
These smelled and look so good! I popped them into fridge while we went to the game! And then served them cold at the BBQ! They were AMAZING! I couldn't believe that this was only 121 calories per puff! Now I'm not a huge caramel lover but these were so scrumptious! I had one on saturday night and polished off two more on Sunday!

The best part of this dessert was even the kids LOVED them. They devoured a couple each :-) I was so happy I planned ahead and made two desserts instead of just one! You MUST make this recipe...it is so easy and so good!!
Here is the recipe:
1 Package Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet
2 1/2 cups Cool Whip Free, thawed
3 tablespoons Sugar-Free Fat-Free Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
1 Jell-O Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Snack
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat free or light caramel dip, room temperature
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
Roll dough out into a 12inch by 9inch rectangle. Using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut into 12 squares.
Place each square of dough into a muffin cup, and press it into the bottom and up along the sides of the cup to form a little "dough cup".
Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let cool.
In a large bowl (you just need a medium bowl) combine cool whip and instant pudding mix. Stir until blended, thickened, and uniform.
Swirl chocolate pudding into the Cool Whip mixture, being careful not to over-stir.
Remove dough cups from the muffin pan and evenly distribute pudding mixture among them. Top each with 1/2 tablespoon caramel dup and use the end of a spoon or fork to swirl it into the creamy mixture. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 12 servings! THANK YOU HUNGRY GIRL!



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