I haven't done a Rockin' Recipe in a while, and since it's still raining puppies and kittens (cloudy with a slight drizzle) here in my neck of the woods, I had a baking urge and scanned the fridge for ingredients.
I referred to my Pinterest page and came up with easy cream cheese chocolate danish. I tweaked the recipe to make it waist line friendly since there's not much outdoor exercise happening in this soggy weather---no walk around the block, equals cutting calories in order to fit properly into swim suit in a month.
Technically danish are a Denmark specialty, but since they're Scandinavian, I decided to cheat a bit and listen to Swedish pop group, ABBA while I baked. "Take a Chance on Me" whisked me right out of my rainy weather rut~
Recipe below for "Dancin' Queen Danish"---(tip: If you dance while baking, you burn calories and feel less guilty while eating the flaky, creamy, chocolatey goodies.)
DANCIN' QUEEN DANISH---
One container reduced fat croissant dough (I used Pillsbury)
One 8 oz block of reduced fat or Greek yogurt cream cheese
1/2 cup of Truvia granulated sweetener (or Stevia for baking in the equivalent of 1 cup of regular sugar)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (less calories, more anti-oxidants)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out croissant dough into one big rectangle and pinch perforated areas together. Mix softened block of cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough, and sprinkle on chocolate chips. Roll up dough and cut into pinwheel circles. Place on cookie sheet that's been lightly coated with non-stick spray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
*The more these set up after baking (like the next morning with coffee) the better they are. You could cool in the fridge to speed up the process.
These are totally guilt free if you dance to "Waterloo" like no one's watchin' while baking~ Enjoy!
My musical inspiration for today's rainy day baking---ABBA!
I love the new Greek yogurt cream cheese! It's amazing on Pretzel Thins too---
Dancing break while they cool!
Coffee time---bring on the rain!