Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Want Candy

Here's an old Retro Weight Watchers trick for when you need some freakin' chocolate so bad that you actually might violently hurt someone.

You know what I mean, ladies...

Since candy in any form is strictly off-limits for the Retro WW society, a little creativity is required for "those times" when a gal needs a little something sweet to take the edge off.

Pineapple Candy Snack

1/2 Cup Canned Crushed Pineapple, no sugar added
1 Package Chocolate Flavored Low-Calorie Milk Beverage

Mix together well. Form into bars or balls on wax paper. Place in freezer until frozen. Makes 1 serving.

I used a Weight Watchers Chocolate Smoothie Packet in my candy snacks. Yeah--I know, that's very un-retro of me. Whatever. You wanna make something of it? I wasn't about to drive all over the G-damn tri-state area hunting for Chocolate Alba Mix, now was I? Do I have to do EVERYTHING AROUND HERE??? Why are you looking at me like that?!?!

Ahem... I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me.

Anyway. You remember Alba, right? Oh yeah, they still make that stuff. And it ain't easy to find.

Anyway, my Pineapple Candy Snacks turned out just fine, and they really hit the spot. Sometimes a girl just needs some chocolate and then all is right with the world again.

**Heavy Sigh**
Eight Chocolate Pineapple Balls. All for me. Hooray.

Thanks to my pal Averyl for reminding me about this PMS-Busting recipe on my Facebook page! Do you have a favorite Retro WW Recipe you'd like me to try? Let me know! I'll be glad to give it a whirl!


Shoes15 said...

I got a craving for an Alba shake a few weeks ago, so I went to my trusty stash in the cupboard. I went to mix one up when I realized the mixes had expired in 2008. Eek.

Bring Pretty Back said...

MUST try these!

Averyl said...

Oh these look delicious! Almost as good as the "chocolate bars" I mentioned! Thanks for posting this!!

Sparkina said...

These candy snacks sound divine!

emm said...

Did you drain the juice from the pineapple first? And I remember making these the first time I joined ww's back in the mid-80's. I completely forgot about them! I have a box of ww chocolate smoothie mix and crushed pineapple sitting in my pantry as we speak.