Chocolate treats skip the guilt, fat


SOMETIMES LATE AT night I get the feeling that there's a chocolate dessert calling my name:"S-h-er-r-i-e, S-h-er-r-i-e,come here"

This chocolate mousse,from Knox Gelatine Inc.,is one treat I can answer.

One serving has 186 calories and five grams fat.I like to serve it with strawberries for dipping.One cup strawberries has 45 calories and zero fat.

Satin Chocolate Mousse

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup cold skim milk

1/2 cup skim milk, heated to boiling

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 8-ounce container 1 percent cottage cheese

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In blender,sprinkle gelatin over cold milk; let stand twminutes.Add hot milk and process at low sppeed until gelatin is completely dissolved,about two minutes.

Add chocolate and proccess at high speed until completely melted,about one minute.Add remaining ingredients and proccess at high speed until blended.Pour into four individual cups;chill two hours.

Makes four servings. Each serving has 186 calories, 0 protein,5 grams fat,3 milligrams cholesterol and 225 milligrams sodium.

Here are some more chocolate desserts from "The Chocoholic's Dream Diet" by Doreen L. Virtue; Bantam Books -- 1990.

Rich Butter-Cream Fudge Candy 1 tablespoon low-calorie margarine

teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

teaspoon sugar-free vanilla extract (regular vanilla extract can be used)

1 teaspoon skim evaporated milk

packets Equal

melt margarine in saucepan over low heat,stirring constantly.When margarine is completely melted,remove pan from heat and add cocoa,vanilla and milk,and stir. Pour into bowl and cool five minutes before adding Equal.spread in thin layer on wax paper and refigerate until hard.

Makes one serving with 85 calories and 6 grams fat.

Chocolate Soda Float 1 cup diet cream soda

cup nonfat milk(dry)

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup ice,crushed or small cubes

Put ingredients in blender and whirl at medium speed two minutes.

Serves two. Each serving has 33 calories and less than 1 gram fat.


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