April 4, 2011

Sneaky Sweets!

I have Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious and Double Delicious cook books. I have made a bunch of her healthy dessert recipes but my favorites are the Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip with carrot and the Oatmeal Raisin cookies with sweet potatoes. My kids loves the both! What a good way to sneak in some veggies!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

1/2 C. creamy peanut butter
1/2 C. cream cheese (recipe calls for ff- I used regular)
6 T. chocolate syrup
1/4 C. carrot puree (I microwave the carrot in a little bit of water then blend in my mini-chopper)
fruit slices for dipping

Combine all ingredients until smooth.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 C old-fashioned oats
1 C whole wheat pastry flower or white whole wheat flour
1/2 C raisins
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp canola oil
1/2 C firmly packed light brown suger
1/2 C sweet potato puree
2 large egg whites
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, raisins, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix the oil into the brown sugar until well combined. Mix in the sweet potato puree, egg whites, and vanilla. Add the chocolate chips. Add the flour mixture all at once. Stir until a thick doug forms. Drop the dough by the tablespoonful about 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten the cookie mounds with the back of a fork. Bake the cookies until they are golden brown around the edges, about 12 to 15 minutes.

I have also made these brownies for Clyde and he liked them.

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