Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes

You might have come across different weight loss diets having their own lists of foods to eat or avoid. But one thing which all these diets deny their dieters to have is desserts. A desserts are the most awaited part of any meal, and is something that no one can resist. But if you are dieting and want to lose weight fast, having even a small piece of chocolate cake or a cookie can make you gain loads of calories. However, with various weight watchers recipes, wherein each recipe is evaluated as per the calories it contains, you won’t regret eating any dessert even if you are on a diet, as it will help you to keep a track of the number of calories and fats you are consuming with each meal.

Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • 6 squares (2½ inches each) chocolate graham crackers made into crumbs
  • 2⅓ cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz non-fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Spray an 8-inch springform pan or baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle the bottom of the pan with cracker crumbs. In a blender, puree the ricotta and cream cheeses, cocoa, sugar, egg, flour, liqueur, and vanilla. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour the mixture over the crumbs. In a preheated oven, bake at 300° F for 60 minutes or until the knife inserted in to the center comes out clean. Allow it to cool and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Weight Watchers Points: 2

Baked Ricotta with Mandarin Sauce

Ingredients

  • 300 g low fat ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 30 g sultanas/raisins
  • 2 eggs

Directions

Spray a baking pan with non sticking cooking spray and separate the egg yolks and egg whites. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 tbsp sugar, and the egg yolks till smooth, and then put the sultanas. Beat the egg whites till foamy and add to the ricotta mixture. Pour the mixture in the baking tray and bake at 356° F for about 40 minutes. To prepare the sauce, mix the mandarin, 2 tbsp sugar and lemon juice, and then cook it in a small pan for about 3 minutes, stirring continuously. Once the ricotta bake is ready, allow it cool down, and cut into 6 wedges of equal size. Serve the ricotta pieces with the mandarin sauce.
Weight Watchers Points: 3

Butterfinger Pie

Ingredients

  • 4 low fat graham cracker sheets
  • 1 tub or 8 oz fat free cool whip
  • 1 Butterfinger candy bar crushed
  • ¼ cup Hershey’s light chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup Smucker’s sugar free caramel topping

Directions

Coat a pan or glass dish with butter flavored non-fat cooking spray and line the bottom with the graham cracker sheets. In a mixing bowl, combine the whipped topping with half of the crushed Butterfinger and spread the mixture over the cracker sheets. Drizzle the chocolate syrup and the caramel syrup over the whipped topping, and also sprinkle the left over Butterfinger over it. Refrigerate for about 4 hours, and before serving, cut in to 8 equal sized pieces.
Weight Watchers Points: 3



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