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Lighter versions of your favorite holiday treats

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're surrounded by treats during the holidays and it's difficult not to indulge.

Thankfully, the staff at Weight Watchers is looking out for us and has lightened up some of our favorite foods. 

Lori Pratt with Weight Watchers of the Greater Charlotte area visited WBTV News Sunday Morning to show us how and the information and recipes she shared, follow.

For the recipe for Weight Watchers Crackle Spice Drops click here.

According to WW, cookies are a mainstay for every holiday season, but few are low in calories. A homemade gingersnap cookie can have close to 100 calories per cookie, or 3 to 4 PointsPlus depending on the recipe.  Our lighter version has around 50 or 2 PointsPlus for 1 cookie.  That's half the calories for a warm, spice-filled cookie!

For the recipe for Weight Watchers Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge click here.

According to WW, fudge is another decadent treat at the Holidays, but it can be over 200 calories or up to 6 PointsPlus for a small square.  Our version uses fat-free evaporated milk and light butter to help cut the calories into just 100 or 3 PointsPlus for a small piece.

For the recipe for Weight Watchers Mexican Hot Chocolate, click here.

According to WW,  hot chocolate is a great way to warm up during the Holiday season, but the calories can add up to a whopping 360 or 10 PointsPlus for some!  That's a lot for a drink!  Our WW version is full of flavor, with Mexican chocolate and cinnamon, that you don't need as much to be satisfied.  Ours comes in at around 145 calories or 5 PointsPlus for 2/3 of a cup.

For more information about finding a local Weight Watchers group, click here.

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