Are you a fan of whoopie pies looking for an easy way to enjoy them while trying to watch your weight? Have I got a treat for you!
This quick and easy recipe is both satisfying and delicious.
If you’re a Hungry Girl fan, you’re probably already familiar with this lighter quick and easy variation of the whoopie pie.
I love, love, love whoopie pies. They’re an old family favorite that my Mom made quite regularly when I was growing up.
(For those not familiar with traditional whoopie pies, they are soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with sweet vanilla-marshmallow cream; a homemade Oreo Cakester, only better.)
This wonderful rich chocolaty treat is not something I can afford to have very often, since they’re really high in calories and PointsPlus values.
That’s where Hungry Girl comes in. She can be so creative at helping you satisfy your cravings without blowing the bank. I was so excited when I discovered this recipe for Freezy-Cool Whoopie Pies in the latest Hungry Girl Cookbook - Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories.
To make her Hungry Girl version of a whoopie pie, author Lisa Lillien uses a deep chocolate Vitalicious Deep Chocolate VitaTops and fat free cool whip to construct her Weight Watchers friendly recipe for whoopie pies. Each treat contains only 115 calories and 3 WW PointsPlus value.
Since I like it so much better, I usually splurge with 2 tablespoons of whipped cream instead of the cool whip (the calories are virtually the same) but the choice is totally yours to make!
If you are not familiar with Vitalicious Vitatops you are in for a treat! They are Healthy Deep Chocolate Muffin Tops that have only 100 calories and actually taste good! They are a diet lover’s miracle. In addition to tasting great they are low in fat and high in protein (4g) and fiber (4 g) so they are amazingly satisfying.
How do you make the weight watcher whoopie pie recipe? Here it is…
Weight Watchers Friendly Whoopie Pie Recipe
1 Deep Chocolate VitaTops
2 tablespoons whipped cream or fat-free cool whip
Slice the VitaTop horizontally into two thin rounds. Spread Cool Whip on one half of the VitaTop and top with the other. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the freezer for about 1 hour, then enjoy.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 whoopie pie): 115 calories, 2.5 g fat, 28 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 5 g protein and 3 WW PointsPlus value.
Banana Variation: add slices from 1/4 of 1 banana
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 whoopie pie): 141 calories, 2.6 g fat, 34.8 g carbs, 9.8 g fiber, 5.4 g protein and 4 WW PointsPlus value.
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