HEY Y’ALL!!! I’m excited about these appetizers! I was watching The Food Network over the weekend and spotted an appetizer from Trisha Yearwood that I had to try but Trim Healthy Mama friendly!! Then I took that concept and turned it into a dessert appetizer! YES! It worked and was oh so yummy! I took it to my sister-in-laws birthday party that night! I will link the first recipe and my changes to make it Trim Healthy Mama friendly. The Cream Cheese Cookie Bites will be located further down so don’t miss that recipe!! 🙂
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Puffs- click here to go to Trish’s Page for the Recipe.
Blend well and roll into little balls.
This is where our recipes differ. I used a Joseph’s Lavash Bread that I toasted and crumbled fine in a food processor. I added salt and rolled the balls in the crumbs.
Bake these at the recommend temp of 350 degrees. I baked for 12 minutes to get a little more crunch. These are an S if you follow Trim Healthy Mama, like ME! ALSO, if you want to make them gluten free just use about 1 1/2 cups of almond flour instead of the lavash bread!!!
JALAPENO CREAM CHEESE PUFFS
But to make them Trim Healthy Mama friendly here is my break down.
Keep the cream cheese, egg, parm amounts the same.
1- 8oz package cream cheese
2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese
1- egg whisked
Add 2 small jalapenos finely chopped.
Add favorite spices about 1 to 2 tsps. and salt. (I use Anitas which is a Cajun blend but use your favorite)
Or if you would rather go gluten free, just use about 1 1/2 cups of almond flour! Add a little salt and roll the balls into the almond flour (I use Almond Meal which I get a lot cheaper at Trader Joe’s).
Bake for 350 degrees about 12 minutes or less. YUM!!!! ENJOY!!
CREAM CHEESE COOKIE BITES
BY SARAH CRIDDLE
1 8oz package of cream cheese (if you want to use the 1/3 reduced fat, go for it)
1/4 cup of truvia or your favorite sweetener (adjust to your sweet bud tastes)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of almond flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp of xanthan gum (this is optional but if you want it to be stiffer use the xanthan gum)
1/2 to 3/4 cup of pecans chopped fine
1/2 cup of sugar free chocolate chips (ok the ones I used were just Hersey’s Sugar Free Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips. This is NOT on plan if you are a Trim Healthy Mama follower but I still have not found the stevia sweetened kind so I use these occasionally. You could also use half a Dark chocolate 85% bar chopped or even leave out the chocolate altogether and just use the nuts.)
1 cup of almond flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon of Truvia
1 tsp cinnamon