Healthy Halloween Treats
Healthy Holiday Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats

Did you know that the average American consumes about 24 pounds of candy per year? (yikes!!!) And for kids, Halloween marks the peak of their candy consumption… That’s scarier than the costumes! 🙂 Have no fear! Here’s a tasty treat from Quest Nutrition that you can enjoy without the guilt.
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Nutrition Facts for a Normal Frosted Sugar Cookie
160 calories / 30 g carbohydrates (mostly sugar) / 6 g of fat / 2 g protein / 0 g fiber

Nutrition Facts for the Quest Bar Cookie Nutrition
210 calories / 27 g carbohydrates (mostly fiber) / 7 g fat / 29 g protein / 16 g fiber

But wait, there’s more calories in the Quest recipe, why is that better?…

…Glad you asked! In the traditional recipe most of the calories are coming from sugar, but in the Quest Bar recipe, there is a better balance of protein, carbohydrates and fiber. That means that instead of making you crave more sugar and treats, the Quest Cookie will leave you satisfied and stabilize your blood sugar (which is great for any one looking to lose weight or control diabetes).

Ingredients

Recipe serves 1

  • Your favorite flavor Quest Bar (Double Chocolate Chunk & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough used in the video), you’ll need about 1 bar per cookie you make depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
  • 1/2 scoop of Vanilla Whey Protein
  • Liquid Stevia to taste
  • Organic Carrot Juice if you want your cookies to be a festive orange color
  • Water (just enough to get an icing consistency with the whey)

  • Tools

  • Festive Halloween cookie cutters like these [Halloween Cookie Cutter Set]
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Sheet
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula or knife for frosting
  • Organic Sprinkles for decorating

  • Directions

  • Gather your ingredients and tools
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Unwrap bars and roll evenly to about 1/4 inch thick onto the baking sheet
  • Press the cookie cutter into the bar and remove the excess
  • Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 4 minutes
  • Remove and let cool
  • Make your icing by mixing protein powder, water, stevia and carrot juice
  • Ice your cookies, decorate and enjoy!
  • ORDER YOUR QUEST BARS

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