Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pecan-Pineapple Bites - Wheat Belly Friendly!

Pecan-Pineapple Bites
(makes 30 bites or about 12 muffin size)

Our take on Dr. Davis' recipe on page 223 of the 30-minute Or Less cookbook.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes + chilling time

You’ll Need:
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Stevia or Truvia*, equivalent to ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 30 pecan halves

How to make it:
1. On a baking sheet or large plate, arrange 30 mini paper liners (in our case we only had cupcake liners, so we had about half as many "bites").
2. In a medium bowl, combine the ground pecans, butter, and sweetener. Mix thoroughly. Spoon evenly into the liners, pressing down with your fingers or a spoon. Set aside.
3. In another bowl, combine the pineapple and cream cheese. Stir until well blended.
4. Spoon evenly over the pecan crusts. Place 1 pecan half on top of each. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
These little fellers are delicious and satisfy your need for something sweet!

Per 1 Bite: 77 calories, 8 g total fat, 1 g protein, 2 g carbs, 1 g fiber

*Liquid sweetener works better for baking...less grit unless well melted!

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