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Monday, May 08 2017

Staying healthy doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Enjoy all your favorite indulgences -- crispy apricot balls, creamy lime cheesecake bars, sweet frozen treats, and more -- all for 10 grams of sugar or less. Taking advantage of naturally sweet ingredients means less added sugar in your diet while still enjoying dessert with your meals.

INGREDIENTS

12 - squares low-fat honey graham crackers, finely crushed (1 cup)
1/4 - cup butter, melted
1 - teaspoon sugar
1 - 0.3 ounce package sugar-free low-calorie lime-flavored gelatin
3/4 - cup boiling water
1 1/2 - cups low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese
1 - 8 ounce container reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel) or fat-free cream cheese, cut up and softened
1 - 8 ounce container frozen light or fat-free whipped dessert topping, thawed
Key limes or limes, cut in wedges (optional)


DIRECTIONS

In small bowl combine graham crackers, butter, and sugar. Press crumb mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart square baking dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling.


In large bowl combine gelatin and water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.


In blender or food processor combine cottage cheese and cream cheese. Cover and blend or process until smooth, stopping several times to scrape down sides. Whisk 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese mixture into the gelatin mixture. Whisk in remaining cottage cheese mixture until smooth. Fold in whipped dessert topping. Spoon filling over chilled crumb mixture.


Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours or until filling is firm. To serve, cut in squares. Top with lime wedges.


FROM THE TEST KITCHEN
FOR A 3-QUART DISH:
Prepare as above, except increase to 18 squares graham crackers (1 1/2 cups crumbs), 6 Tbsp. butter, and 1 1/2 tsp. sugar for the crust. Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Key Lime Cheesecake Bars)
Per serving: 248 kcal cal., 15 g fat (10 g sat. fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 3 g monounsatured fat), 37 mg chol., 334 mg sodium, 21 g carb., 1 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 7 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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