Easy Chocolate Soufflé for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Soufflé RecipeValentine’s Day is tomorrow! Why not impress your significant other or date with this homemade chocolate soufflé’. It is easier to make than you think! We found this recipe from eatingwell.com under the healthy Valentine’s Day treats category.

It is 331 calories per ramekin and this serves 2.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 1/2 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 large egg, separated, plus 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional)

Directions

  1. Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 375°F. Lightly coat two 10-ounce ramekins with cooking spray; coat the insides of each with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.
  1. Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  1. Whisk egg yolk and cream in a medium bowl until combined. Whisk in the chocolate until smooth, then whisk in flour and cinnamon until incorporated.
  1. Beat egg whites and salt in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in four additions, until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  1. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold half the beaten whites into the chocolate mixture until fairly smooth; then gently fold this combined mixture back into the remaining egg whites until no white streaks remain. Divide between the prepared ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake until puffed and firm to the touch, 18 to 22 minutes. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

click here for the original recipe with tips and nutrition–courtesy of eatingwell.com

Do you have any tips for making souffle?

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Cookies ‘n’ Cream Crunch (perfect for diabetics)

Cookies 'n' Cream Crunch

This dessert is great for those who have a sweet tooth, but diabetic. There is no sugar added in this dessert. This recipe was found on health.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6 1/2-ounce) package sugar-free chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine, melted
  • 1 quart vanilla no-sugar-added, fat-free ice cream, softened

Directions:

1. Combine first 3 ingredients; reserve 1 cup mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture firmly in bottom of a 9-inch square pan. Freeze 10 minutes.

2. Spread ice cream over crumb mixture in pan. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over ice cream; gently press mixture into ice cream. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours.

3. To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 minutes; cut into 9 squares.

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