You can thank the stinging cold weather for your high-calorie cravings, as research shows that we all tend to eat a little more during the winter months. What do we hunger for most? Comfort foods and sweet treats! Thankfully, we found 10 cold-weather low-calorie desserts that deliver decadent flavor to keep you slim until spring.
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Ancho Chili and Chocolate Goat Cheesecake Popsicles
Taking a bite out of this creamy goat cheese blend is like feasting on a slice of rich cheesecake—in popsicle form! With a spicy kick of ancho chili powder and a dose of antioxidant-rich cocoa, each low-fat treat amounts to approximately 75 calories.
4 ounces low-fat goat cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
2 eggs, separated
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine goat cheese, sugar, and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add egg yolks two at a time. Fold in flour, cocoa powder, and ancho chile. Whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold into mixture. Spread into buttered and sugared parchment-lined baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Remove from pan by picking up parchment. Use a 1-inch cookie cutter to make individual circles and insert skewers to create a "lollipop.”
Makes about eight servings.
Recipe provided by Chef Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and The Stanton Social