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Slimmed Down Sensation: Cadbury Creme Egg Martini


For those of you who celebrate Easter, there are probably many of you who have been slaving away preparing the food for Easter Dinner tomorrow or getting the kids’ baskets ready. So today’s post is a yummy adult beverage for you to indulge in. Put the kids to bed, kick off your shoes, put your feet up and sip on this creamy martini as a reward for all of your hard work.

For those of you who are like me and did not have to do any Easter preparations…well who needs an excuse to have a martini!

I love Cadbury Eggs and so when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. Of course, it called for too many bad (but oh so good…”cream” for instance) ingredients, so I decided to make it a “Slimmed Down Sensation.” And you can trust me when I tell you…this is sensational!!

Now, because I didn’t have the liquor listed in the original recipe (Bailey’s Caramel & Crème De Cacao) I decided to improvise with what I had. If you’re making this for others or you don’t care about calories, you can always use regular caramel syrup, regular chocolate syrup and light cream (some people just aren’t a fan of sugar-free and low fat ingredients…go figure!). The Weight Watchers Points Plus value for this cocktail is only 6 points!

Now, here is the big question….Does it really taste like a Cadbury Crème Egg? Unfortunately I’d have to say no, but it does taste very similar to the Cadbury Caramel Eggs. I’m not a huge fan of these as I feel the need to remain loyal to the original creme egg. However, it really really tastes good and goes well with the little Cadbury mini crème eggs that I used to garnish my martini glass! 😉

No matter, it definitely tastes like all those delicious chocolate goodies that the Easter Bunny likes to drop in our baskets! I may have to rename this for next year, but I am just drawing a blank right now. Those of you who try it I’d love to know your suggestions or modifications to make it actually taste like the Cadbury Creme Eggs.

One last thought…if you try this and think it has too strong of a caramel flavor you can decrease the caramel syrup to only 1 tbsp. and increase the half & half to 3 tbsp. I tried this as well in an effort to make it taste more like a Cadbury Egg and both tasted good, but I preferred the one with more caramel flavor.

I never thought I’d get to a point in my life where I’m enjoying Easter Martini’s instead of chocolate bunnies…but hey, I guess you need to grow up sometime!

Slimmed Down Sensation: Cadbury Crème Egg Martini (Makes 1 serving; WW Points Plus = 6)

Source: SheKnows

Ice

1.5 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

2 tbsp. Fat Free Half & Half

1 tbsp. Hershey’s Lite Chocolate Syrup, plus more for glass

2 tbsp. Sugar Free Caramel Syrup (ex: Torani or DaVinci)

1 mini Cadbury crème egg

Put all ingredients into a shaker. Shake until well combined and pour into a martini glass. Garnish rim of glass with Mini Cadbury Egg and Chocolate Syrup, if desired.

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So Refreshing: Tropical Fruit Slush Slimmed Down


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The past few days have been warm & sunny and I’ve just been reveling in the glorious weather. Hence the reason I missed two days of posting! So in honor of this summer preview I bring you a quick & easy drink recipe. It is great for an afternoon treat or with the addition of a little vodka a great low-cal drink option for a party or barbecue. It is also a great base recipe so the possibilities are endless as to how you want to make it. Try out different types of fruit and different types of sugar free drink mixes and you’ll always have new & creative combinations. I originally tried this out when I saw a drink recipe on pinterest that called for frozen peaches, lemonade & sprite. I’ve tried lots of combos since then…but I’ve included my favorite for this post.
Can you guess the best part about this drink recipe? Aside from the natural sugar in the fruit, it is virtually sugar free….making it 0 WW points! Of course if you add alcohol you’ll end up with a 4-5 point cocktail, but it totally beats those high-calorie sugary drinks they serve in restaurants and bars. Plus, if you’re picky like me and you’re not a big fan of fruit, this is a good way to sneak it into your diet. 🙂

Tropical Fruit Slush
1 cup frozen mixed fruit (I use peaches, strawberries, pineapples & mangoes)
6-8 ice cubes
1 packet Kool-Aid Sugar Free drink mix, Lemon Berry
4 oz. water
4 oz. diet lemon-lime soda (Sprite Zero)
2 oz. Rum or Vodka (optional)

Mix the Kool-Aid drink mix with the water and add to blender. Add all other ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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