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4 Tasty Holiday Treats Under 100 Calories

The Holidays are steadily approaching which means family dinners, office parties, and social outings with friends. And what do all three of these special occasions have in common you ask? Food, Food and more Food! According to the good people of Metabolic curve, the average American typically gains 5-8 pounds from October 31st to January 2nd. YIKES– But don’t panic just yet!  There are still ways to indulge in all the goodness that this season brings!  Mindfully and in moderation-we recommend that you try these yummy holiday treats from Spark Recipes  that are all under 100 calories.


Mint-Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies


mint chocolate chip oat cookies

4 Tbsp “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Cooking and Baking Blend”
1/3 cup low fat cream cheese (1/3 less fat)
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large egg yolks
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup oat flour*
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
5 ounces dark chocolate and mint chips
*NOTE: To make oat flour, place oats in a food processor or blender until they achieve a flourlike consistency.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare baking pans by spraying with canola oil spray. You may also line pans with parchment paper or use a silicone baking liner.
Cream the “butter,” cream cheese and brown sugar on high speed using a mixer. Once the mixture is fluffy, reduce the speed to low and add the egg yolks and vanilla. Mix until combined. Combine the the flours, baking soda, salt, and chips in a bowl. Add to the butter mixture and mix by hand until well blended.
Drop heaping teaspoons onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten lightly with the bottom of a glass that has been moistened with water.
Bake 6-7 Minutes. Rotate the pans and bake until lightly browned, about another 3 minutes. Be careful not to overbake. Cool and store in tightly sealed container.

Makes 40 Cookies

Rum Balls
Calories: 41.8
Rum Balls




1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers crushed

3/4cups confectioners sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 cup light rum

3 tablespoons light corn syrup

1/8 cup confectioners sugar


In a large bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, and cocoa. Mix in rum and corn syrup. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in confectioners’ sugar.
Store rum balls in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days to develop flavor. Roll them again in confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Number of Servings: 24


Christmas Pretzels

Calories: 41.8


christmas pretzel




Waffle Pretzel
Hershey Kiss or Hug
top one waffle pretzel with a hershey kiss and put in oven at 170 for 7 minutes – remove from oven and top with m&m

Number of Servings: 1

Russian Tea Cakes
Calories: 81
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts ( walnuts or pecans)
Mix all ingredients. Roll into small balls and put on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 355 degrees for 15 minutes. When cool, roll in powdered sugar. (or roll inpowdered sugar while still warm and then again when cooled.)

Number of Servings: 41


Ebony Allison attended The Art Institute of Atlanta where she studied Fashion/Retail Management. She is currently the Fashion Editor for Bombshell by Bleu. Follow her @ebonyaalayah

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