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Peppermint Chocolate Fudge Oreo Trifle for One

Happy Monday all! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We spent most of it trading out our Fall decor for Christmas, shopping for our Christmas tree, getting some serious cooking and baking done and spending a lot of time on the couch. Shaun was a bit under the weather and so it was nice to just hibernate for a while before all of the holiday craziness sets in!


So with all of this wonderful holidayness approaching, I do have one concern...my jeans size. I typically gain a few pounds around the holidays and to be honest, I'm not really at a 'happy weight' right now as it is. Throw in a number of parties (not to mention cookie baking) over the coming weeks and it's not really looking like I'll be fitting into my pants for much longer.

So in theory, I should just like...not eat all of those things that are bad for me.



The problem is that I wait all year for December and all of its goodies, so...I don't want to not eat delicious, seasonal eats. And that's why I had to find a not-terrible-for-me alternative that's just as decadent and holidayish, but without 10 pounds of butter and sugar. I'll save those for the real deal on the 24th and 25th.

This trifle was super duper easy and can be made in a snap. All it takes are a couple of Oreos, some chocolate pudding and a little whipped cream. Oh and a candy cane. Very important. It makes a large trifle for one, so you will definitely not be left hungry. I promise.

Peppermint Chocolate Fudge Oreo Trifle for One
2 Oreo cookies, crushed (I used reduced fat)
1/2 C sugar free/fat free instant chocolate fudge pudding, prepared with 1/4 tsp peppermint extract added in
whipped cream
1/2 candy cane or 1 peppermint candy, crushed

Take a small glass. Layer in one crushed Oreo, followed by 1/4 C of the pudding and a bit of whipped cream. Repeat the layers. Garnish with crushed candy canes.

Dig in. And don't forget a spoon!

So there you have it. A completely easy, low calorie dessert that you'd never ever know was off-the-charts unhealthy. And if you want to make it even more festive, I hear sprinkles make everything better :)

Questions of the Day:

How are you staying on track with eating before the holiday season?

Do you have any favorite lightened up desserts?


Reader Comments (9)

DROOL. this looks amazing and so easy to make. I would LOVE to make these little shooters for a holiday party!!

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie @ Table for Two

hey sometimes the best way to go is for ONE when it comes to dessert! This is in fact the most amazing desserts ever! It is so easy and so delicious looking. I am drooling just thinking about taking a bite!

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKitchen Belleicious

Ooh, that sounds good!
I try to keep up my normal eating habits and enjoy christmas, etc. on christmas and not the entire month!! Sometimes easier said than done!

oh wow this sounds sooo good. rich, chocolatey...yum!

I definitely need to trade some of my butter-filled desserts for this. SO cute, too!

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

To quote my friend, I gained my holiday weight before the holiday season even began. I'm resigning myself to gaining 5 more right now... I've decided life's too short NOT to indulge when thoughtful co-workers bring me GF treats!

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauraJayne

I love a for one dessert and this one looks fantastic! :) My holiday trick is to put everything I bake in the freezer. Then, I have to take out just the number of cookies I'll eat and let them thaw before I get a treat. I bring all the leftover cookies home with me when I travel for Christmas and don't even think about what I eat on the 24th and 25th. It works out...for the most part :)

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaking Serendipity

Everything about this looks and sounds amazing! My kind of treat! I've been doing pretty well with food during the holidays. I let myself spurge but I eat really healthy during the week at work. I SHOULD work it some running time though.

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna@DrizzleofSunshine

uh, yum! i could totally go for one right about now. =)

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramy @ fearless homemaker

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