As much as I would love to be the genius behind the combination that is Baileys and Oreo Cookies, I have to give credit to Homemade Hooplah who gave me this fantastic idea after seeing her delicious Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits on Pinterest.
Nabisco should take note, a Baileys Oreo cookie would be divine!!
Over the weekend I was looking for a dessert to make for me and hubby, So I took to pinterest.
I trailed through lots of pics and nothing was really inspiring me, as being on Slimming World, most cakes work out pretty high in syns.
Then all of a sudden it caught my eye, the words Baileys and Cookies and Cream in one sentence. I was drooling on my ipad screen.
I really wanted these like right now, but the ingredients heavy whipping cream and chocolate, soon turned the delight into disappoint, as I saw those syns going up and up.
But that bottle of baileys leftover from Christmas in the fridge was calling me. It really was, honest!!
So I had a little think and thought perhaps I can make a Slimming World friendly version.
Jotting down a few ideas of what might work, I figured yogurt would be the best substitute in place of the cream, it's syn free after all and then the chocolate from the oreos would just have to be enough to satisfy my chocolate cravings and so I could skip the chocolate used in the original recipe.
I think hubby thought I was going slightly mad when he saw me grabbing the bottle of baileys from the fridge. Concerned I was starting some early afternoon drinking session, as if.
The yogurt alone might be a bit tart, so to make it a little more creamy, I decided to whisk in a little bit of low fat cream cheese before adding the gold silk that is Baileys Irish Cream. I didn't swig any from the bottle, I promise.
You can omit the cream cheese if you want, it just won't be quite as creamy.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and viola - Baileys Cookies and Cream Yogurt Parfait. I have to say these were heaven!!
I now have to buy another bottle of Baileys, just so I can make these again.
Oh and I am definitely making the real thing for Christmas dessert. Whoops, sorry, did I just mention Christmas! Well it is only 13 weeks away.
Extra Easy - 7.5 syns (6.5 syns if you omit cream cheese)
Green - 7.5 syns (6.5 syns if you omit cream cheese)
Original - 7.5 syns (6.5 syns if you omit cream cheese)
WW Smart Points - 8
- 1 cup of fat free Greek Yoghurt
- 2 tbs of low fat cream cheese (2 syns)
- 2 tbs/30ml of Baileys Irish Cream (5 syns)
- 2 Oreo cookies (5.5 syns)
- Sweetener of choice (I used stevia)
- 30g of light aerosol cream (3 syns)
- Add the yoghurt and cream cheese to a bowl.
- Whisk till smooth.
- Whisk in the baileys.
- Sweeten to taste.
- Add the oreos to a ziplock back, crush with a rolling pin.
- Add a ½ of the baileys mixture to two small glasses.
- Sprinkle with approx half of the crushed oreo.
- Add the other ½ of the baileys mixture to the glasses.
- Sprinkle with the other half of crushed oreo (reserving a teeny bit for the top).
- Top each glass with 15g of light cream.
- Sprinkle with the reserved oreo.
- Enjoy immediatiely
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