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Snackspiration: Tiny Indulgences

Created January 10, 2017
Before you take down that king-size candy bar, consider one of these bite-sized sweets, designed to hit the sweet spot without the lingering guilt.
snackspiration: tiny indulgences

Truffle Popcorn: Up the indulgence factor on ordinary popcorn with one simple ingredient! Melting 2 ounces of truffle butter (found at upscale grocers) and tossing with a bag of unbuttered microwave popcorn will change the way you look at popcorn forever, guaranteed.

Kiss Pies: These are officially the cutest (and teeniest!) pies ever. To make, start with purchased piecrust and preheat your oven to 350°. Next, cut 3.5-inch squares out of the dough, place a Hershey’s Kiss in the middle of each and pinch corners to close. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until pies are golden in color. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you’re feeling extra fancy.

Berries & Whipped Cream: When your basic handful of blueberries won’t cut it, satisfy your snack-time cravings with a bowl of mixed berries and fresh whipped cream. P.S.: Did you know you can make your own by putting cold cream in a jar with a tight seal and shaking for 3 to 5 minutes? Brilliant, right?

Pretzel Poppers: A little chocolate-y, a little salty and the perfect amount of sweet, these easy-to-make treats are as easy as melting Rolo candies over small pretzels in an oven pre-heated to 350° for 3 minutes (keep a close eye!) and topping with a plain M&M.

Chocolate Banana Bites:
With chocolate and bananas, this frozen treat is the best of both worlds! The sliced bananas make it fruitful and the melted chocolate-chip coating makes it indulgent. Win-win.

Boston Cream Pie Yogurt:
If there is a smarter way to indulge the need for Boston cream pie, we don’t know what it is. Thanks, Yoplait! And did we mention it’s now made with 25 percent less sugar?

Cheesecake Bar: This Fiber One cheesecake bar has an even sweeter secret: it’s packed with 20 percent of your daily fiber needs! Try salted caramel or classic strawberry when you’re looking for a quick mid-day pick-me-up you can feel good about.

Yogurt-Covered Raisins:  These are every bit as easy to keep in your desk drawer as a bag of candy, but they’ll leave you feeling better at the end of the day—promise!

Chocolate Smoothie:
Packed with all of your favorite snack-time flavors, our Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothies don’t disappoint! Best of all, they’re ready in just 5 minutes. Heck yes to that!