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Decadent Oscar Treats, Without The Guilt

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Devin Alexander is the Chef to the teams on The Biggest Loser, and the host of "America's Chef's on Tour". She stopped by the studio today to show us that indulging in Oscar party festivities doesn't mean it has ho hit your waistline.  She shows Maria and Jeff how to make truffles for your feast, and even though it's a bit messy (remove your rings ladies) the almost fat free, 150 calorie treats are easy to make and delicious.

Devin also shared some of her other favorite low cal, low fat treats for all your upcoming parties.

Jiggle-No-More Gingerbread Truffles

Devin's Note: This truffle mixture is sticky, so I recommend you remove any rings before shaping the truffles.  
1 cup pitted dates
2 tablespoons molasses
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Two pinches ground cloves
Two pinches ground nutmeg
2/3 cup + 2-1/2 tablespoons old fashioned oats, divided


Place the dates in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a chopping blade.  Process them until they are very finely chopped and stick together.  Add the molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg and process until well combined, stopping the processor to scrape down the sides of the bowl, intermittently, with a spatula if necessary.  Add 2/3 cup oats and process until the oats are slightly chopped and the mixture sticks together (do not over-process the mixture at this point or it will become extremely sticky and very difficult to work with).  With a spatula, transfer the mixture to a small mixing bowl.

Place the remaining 2-1/2 tablespoons of oats on a large plate.
Divide the truffle mixture into 12 equal amounts (about 1 tablespoon each).  Shape each into a ball.  Gently roll the truffles, one at a time, in the oats, making sure the outside is coated.  Serve immediately or store in an airtight plastic container for up to 3 days.

Makes 12 truffles.  
Each (2 truffle) serving has: 151 calories, 3 g protein, 34 g carbohydrates (4 g sugar), <1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 3 mg sodium

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