What is your Guilty Pleasure…

What a way to enjoy your guilty pleasures….work hard  and reward yourself once a week

Brownie strawberry shortcake recipeOnce per week reward.

Plan to eat something you love once a week. Not only will it give you something to look forward to, you’ll also learn that you can still eat what you like and stay on track with moderation and portion control. If you want to try this delicious recipe, see the recipe below…….

Brownie Strawberry Shortcake

Brownies– Prepare a batch of brownies using your favorite box mix (for a 8″x8″ pan), or a scratch recipe such as Darla’s Best Brownies. Allow the brownies to fully cool, then cut into small (about 3/4 inch) squares.

Whipped Cream– Using 1 cup of cold heavy cream (often labeled heavy whipping cream), whip until it begins to thicken. While mixing, add 1-2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Continue to beat until desired consistency is reached. Be carefully not to over-beat.

Strawberries– Dice 1 pint of fresh strawberries.

Assembly- Layer brownie bites, strawberries and whipped cream in individual dishes. I used small (5 oz) juice glasses. Individual trifle dishes would work great as well. The ingredient quantities above will produce 6 small desserts (with brownie left over). Feel free to adjust the quantities as needed. If desired, Cool Whip may be substituted for the whipped cream.

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