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Easter Desserts: How To Make Healthy Treats For Easter

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Are you still contemplating what to make for dessert this Easter? If yes, we are here not only to help you make the perfect Easter desserts but make healthy Easter desserts. This article will provide you two recipes to delight your guests of all ages.

 

Often when we think of Easter, we think of family time and candy. But it is time we think about healthy alternatives than candy to serve to our children and ourselves. Often Easter baskets are filled with nothing more than sugar filled items that make for a stomachache.

 

You can make delicious and healthy dessert recipes using fresh fruit, brown sugar and whole wheat flour. Here are a few healthy yet tasty Easter desserts that will not leave you or the kids bloated:

 

Key Lime Bar

 

The perfect Easter treats are often the ones without all the calories and fat. You can serve key lime bars with your frozen beverages this Easter. You will need the following ingredients:

 

Crust Ingredients

-1 cup of all-purpose flour

-1 cup of whole-wheat flour

- ½ cup of powdered sugar

- ¾ cup canola oil

  

Filling

- 4 large eggs

- 1-1/2 cups sugar

- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

- ¼ cup fresh lime juice

- 2 tablespoons grated lime zest

- Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish

 

When you have all your ingredients, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your 9×13 inch cake pan with cooking spray. With a hand-held mixer, mix flours, sugar and canola oil Press this mixture into your cake pan and bake for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. When cooking is completed, place on a wire cooling rack.

 

For the filling, whisk eggs and sugar together. Add flour, lime juice and zest to the egg and sugar mixture. Pour this filling over the crust and bake for 24 minutes (or until the top is golden and the filling has fully set). Cool for 10 minutes and sprinkle your powdered sugar on top. Cut your key lime into bars. This recipe serves a party of 12.

 

Whole Wheat Raspberry Bar Recipe

 

If you enjoy fruit bars, you will love this whole-wheat raspberry bar with whole-wheat flour, brown sugar, and crunchy almonds. The whole-wheat raspberry bars can be served for dessert or breakfast. The recipe makes 12 bars.

 

Here are the ingredients you will need:

-2 cups of whole-wheat flour

- ½ cup of packed dark brown sugar

- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)

- ½ teaspoon baking soda

- ¼ teaspoon salt

- ¼ cup finely chopped almonds

- 1 large egg

- ¼ cup canola oil

- ¾ cup fresh raspberries

- ½ cup low sugar raspberry preserves

 

When you have all your ingredients, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your 8 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Whisk flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt and almonds together.

 

Add egg, oil and mix well until a wet, moist crumble is formed. Press your crumble into your baking dish. Make sure an even layer is formed. Bake your dessert for 10 minutes (or until light brown). When your crust is finish baking, pour your squished raspberries and raspberry preserve together. Use any additional crumble to cover the top. Bake for 18 minutes and cut into bars.

 

Last but not least enjoy your Easter holiday! Hearn Kirkwood is here to help you make Easter Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert delicious and memorable.

 

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Source: 3 Healthy Easter Desserts