Dear Diary, Recently, I put on a few extra pounds. OK, I’ll admit I gained 15. Not sure how it happened. Perhaps a cookie here, and a candy bar there–all desserts that entered my house in the hands of my toddler. My mother always sends her home with a sweet treat, which I end up taking a bite of. And my sister, who owns a baking business, doesn’t help the matter. For Halloween, she whipped up candy corn filled cupcakes. As the holidays approach, and I spend more time in the kitchen and around the table, I want to get a handle on my eating habits. Although I’ll reduce my sugar and fat intake, I don’t want to cut out family fun. So, I decided to substitute some ingredients with lighter options from Weight Watchers® Sweet Baked Goods line. My daughter and I made chocolate fondant turkey cupcakes with brownie bottoms. To achieve a healthier lifestyle, I picked up a couple of boxes of brownie bliss, which come in Salted Caramel, Triple Chocolate, Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss and Mint Chocolate. I went to Walmart in Cranberry Township. You can try out the Weight Watchers line just in time for your Thanksgiving meal planning at the store on Thursday, October 29, Friday, October 30 and Sunday, November 1 from 12:30-7 p.m. Demonstrations will also take place on Halloween from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For a complete list of demos throughout the U.S., click here. Pick up a box of brownies to make this easy and delicious recipe with your little one. You’ll need: Cake Two Boxes Weight Watchers Brownie Bliss One Package of White Cake Mix Three Egg Whites 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil One Cup of Water Icing One 16 oz. Package of Powdered Sugar One 8 oz. Package of Low-Fat Cream Cheese One Stick of Butter Pinch of Salt Flavoring (We used orange) Turkeys One Package of White Chocolate Fondant Red, Brown and Blue Food Coloring Scalloped Cookies First, drop your cupcake liners in your pan. Be sure to use a festive fall color, like gold or brown. Second, place one Weight Watchers brownie at the bottom of each liner for gooey goodness! Remember, have fun baking! Caitlynn enjoys taste testing almost every step. We used the salted caramel and mint chocolate brownies, but any flavor in the line will work. Follow the directions on your cake mix. We used egg whites for a lighter recipe. Let your little one fill the cupcake pan. If you don’t want to make a mess, just pour your batter into a Ziploc bag, snip off the point and squeeze. Colored fondant is often sold in a large quantity, so we picked up a small package of white chocolate fondant. We used brown food coloring for the body of the turkey, red for the wattle and blue to dot the eyes. We mixed butter, low fat cream cheese, powdered sugar and a pinch of salt to make our own icing. We added orange flavoring, but the flavor is up to you! We also had lemon, coconut and chocolate. Caitlynn loved the Weight Watchers brownies. So since we had some leftover, we tossed cookies and brownies into the food processor and made dirt for our turkeys to perch on. We saved the best part for last! We assembled the turkey body (head, eyes, nose and wattle made out of chocolate fondant) and cut cookies in half for the feathers. Be sure to pick up a scalloped variety (That’s baker’s lingo for wavy ends. I had to text a picture to my aunt from the store to ensure I bought the right one!) If need be, use toothpicks to hold the feathers in place. And don’t forget, the other best thing–licking the bowl! You can use the Weight Watchers recipe calculator to figure out how many points you’ll gobble up in these cupcakes. We plugged our ingredients in, which resulted in four points per serving. Hey DFTM Fam–How are you lightening up your holiday recipes? Be sure to check out recipes for other #SmarterTreats on the Weight Watchers website. 2 Responses Carolyn West October 28, 2015 We’ve started baking with fondant more now that we can purchase it in small packets. It’s so much fun to do… love the turkey cupcakes. #client Reply MJ November 12, 2015 These cupcakes are super cute and I know your daughter enjoyed making them. I do love the WW brownies! Yum. I haven’t gained any weight recently but I still have 20lbs to lose. I’ll confess right here… I’m eating all the Holiday food! I’ll just workout extra hard in between. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.