Halloween Macaroon Cups

by Joanne on October 13, 2009

The other day I made a sauce that required the use of about 1/4 can of Sweetened condensed milk.  Isn’t this a  healthy blog?  Healthy means everyone is allow a cheat day.  Today is it!  The guilt isn’t too extreme since I could have run for miles on Monday but settled for just under 8 after a great weight workout.  Tuesday was also a great workout and today wasn’t too shabby with a 6.5 mile run and 20 minutes of weight …”got ‘er done!”. 

All that working out means I get to reward myself by eating…ummmm….DSC_1597

WHOOPS! How many WAS that?! 

 

 

 

 

I modified a recipe found at Eagle Brand to make these neat little treats for upcoming Halloween parties.

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Halloween Macaroon Cups (makes 48 small cups)

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  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter (if you prefer, simply use butter or a healthy heart spread)
  • 8 oz Neufatchel Cheese (cream cheese 1/3 less fat is fine – or go for gold and use full fat )
  • 1 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • orange food coloring

 

Beat the Peanut Butter and the Neufatchel cheese for 1 minutes on medium high speed.  Slowly add the flour and the pumpkin pie spice.  It will be a dry crumb if using peanut butter.

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Preheat oven to 375 F.  Spray the muffin cups with non stick spray. Pinch off enough dough to LINE a muffin cup.  It will be your base.  You want to press it on the bottom and up the side.  Either refrigerate the dough for later use or continue with as many muffin cups as you have available.  Set aside.

 

 

In a bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla. Mix it well and then add your coconut. Mix.  Add food coloring, about 1 or 2 drops, just to show your “seasonal spirit” .     DSC_1583

 

 

 

 

Add the mixture to each of the muffin cups lined with dough, about 3/4 full. 

Bake for  16 – 18 minutes or until slightly brown. Cool then remove.

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Enjoy the hint of pumpkin that laces these cute little seasonal treats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

It’s been a while but now it’s time for A MOVIE REVIEW!

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This was a fun movie.  A tour guide gone bad.  A group of tourists wound up in their own idiosyncracies.  Everyone is brought together by the “magic” of Greece and the intelligence of a seasoned old man (Richard Dreyfuss).  Comedy, silliness, and love scattered throughout the movie make for light entertainment.  We enjoyed it.   

Remember Nia Vardalox from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”?

Joanne

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3 Comments

  • At 2009.10.14 09:00, Lu said:

    I love a good cheat day! That looks great. It’s always “healthy” to give yourself a cheat day! Guilt-free because you earned it with the great workouts you had.

    • At 2009.10.14 09:35, Joanne said:

      Lu: You HAVE to have a cheat day. Especially coming into the holidays.

      • At 2009.10.15 19:08, Mansi said:

        Hi Joanne, this is my first time here, and I LOVE your space! these halloween treats look great:)

        btw, I’d like to invite you to find some time to make some goodies for my Sweet celebration event

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