7/6/12

Raspberry Nachos

Sugar Free recipe

A wonderfully light, fruity & creamy dip that can be made with raspberries or strawberries with baked cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips is a perfect sweet treat for your next gathering such as a bridal shower, book club or any time!

The dip is very good, but serving it with the cinnamon sugar chips really  puts the whole dish over the top! I can't imagine serving it with anything else!   My daughter-in-law gave me this recipe in a cookbook for Christmas.  I am very glad she did! I decreased the jello powder by half, as I felt it didn't need quite that much. (I included both amounts in recipe below for you!)

Jan's tip: I lightened up my recipe by using fat free cream cheese, sugar free jello, sugar free whip cream and made the tortilla chips with Splenda and whole wheat tortillas.  I can promise you, no one will ever know I lightened it up!

party dips

Raspberry (or Strawberry) Nachos
Dip Ingredients:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream cheese, softened
4 Tablespoons raspberry (or strawberry) Jello Powder (original recipe called for 8 Tablespoons)
1 Cup. Cool whip
1/2 C. fresh or frozen raspberries or strawberries (dice the strawberries)

Dip Directions:
Mix cream cheese and jello powder til well blended.  Add in the cool whip and fruit.  It should be thick.  If desired thin with 1 tsp. milk.(If you are using frozen fruit, then the juice will make the dip thinner.)


Jan's tip:  I used 1/2 cup. diced frozen strawberries. I folded the strawberries in frozen and as they thawed, they thinned the dip for me just right.  If I had used fresh, I would for sure have thinned it with milk just a bit to make it easier to dip the chips.



Chips Ingredients:
tortillas
butter/margarine/non stick spray
sugar/splenda
cinnamon

Chip Directions:
Butter or spray the tortillas with non stick spray.  Spinkle with sugar or splenda and then with cinnamon.  Cut into 8 pieces (like a pie).  bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes until the chips start to turn brown.  Use the chips to eat the delicious dip.


9 comments:

  1. now this is just the smartest idea ever! Yum.

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    1. Sue, you are always so kind! Thanks for makng my day!
      Jan

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  2. We keep a shaker with splenda blend and cinnamon mixed together to use on toast, pancakes, cereal or whatever the item may be. My kids can't tell the difference. Thanks for these sugar free recipes, my DH was diagnosed with T2 Diabetes 4 years ago and it was a life changer. Finding delicious and fun recipes that he can enjoy is always important to me.

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    1. I will forever now be keeping a shaker of your splenda/cinamon mix ready to use! I love that idea! My DH was diagnosed with T 1 Diabetes almost 21 years ago and I know how hard it is to find sugar free recipes that actually taste good and aren't the usually bowl of ice cream! Thanks for the feedback (and awesome suggestion!)
      Jan

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  3. This dip sounds delicious! I am always looking for "good for you" dessert ideas. Pinning this for sure:-)

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn! I hope you find it delicious! Thanks for pinning it!
      Jan

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  4. Rasberry Nachos? now that caught my eye! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/
    and any other posts you'd like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!

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  5. DeeDee from ccrdiner.blogspot.com
    Some people WILL know you have used Splenda. My daughter and I both get immediate and severe headaches within seconds of ingesting anything with Splenda - aspartame. She went to the DR thinking she was having migraines. When she talked to her Dad, he gave me the phone. I asked when she got the headaches - well, after home group (from their church) What did you have - lemonade. Was it lemonade or Crystal light lemonade. As I asked her questions, each time the culprit was aspartame. Sugar free jello has it, and her mother in law fixes it for holiday meals. When sharing these foods with people with whom you are not familiar, you might ask if they have a problem with this. My husband has begun to develop a problem also. I'm not critising you, just suggesting...
    I do love reading your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I always welcome this type of information, so everyone can make a well rounded decision! You are sweet to take the time to share with us! I as sorry to hear of your sensitivity. I have migraines and have lots of triggers that others think are crazy, so I completely understand and appreciate your comment.
      You are welcome to share anytime!
      Jan

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