Disclosure: Thanks to a #SweetWarmUp with Truvia and Bigelow as well as #CollectiveBias for sponsoring this awesome recipe!
Want a low sugar, no bake dessert that's healthier and smarter for your waistline? I thought so. See how I made a healthier spin on the London Fog beverage and turned it into a cake!
Post-holiday baking bonanza and feasts, and people and parties and presents, you're ready for a super chill recipe. A recipe you do not have to bake. One that magically comes together in the fridge. Basically what I'm saying here is lazy dessert that's a little healthier too. Oh and one where you can get all the ingredients in one magic place: Target. Always Target. I think I also came out of here with a few nail polishes too but that's beside the point.
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/// Ingredients ///
- 1 C Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding (skim milk, soy, rice etc is fine)
- 4 T Brewed Earl Grey Bigelow Tea Concentrate (get a coupon here)
- 8 entire Whole Wheat Graham Crackers (honey, not cinnamon)
- Meringue: 1 egg white, 2 packets truvia
Make sugar free pudding per package instructions using skim milk, or use pre-made sugar free vanilla pudding of your choice. Add in 4 tablespoons of brewed earl grey tea concentrate (about 4 oz water with one tea bag). Whisk into pudding.
In a square pan with sides, place parchment paper. Begin building the layer cake by placing the graham crackers, two full sheets side by side to form a square. Layer with pudding and continue alternating graham cracker and pudding for 4 layers, ending with graham cracker. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
Crack open 1 ounce whole hazelnuts (about 17) and discard shells. Place nuts in a mortar and pestle and grind to a sandy texture with some large chunks.
Beat meringue put on top of layer cake. Broil until top is browned (think s'more). You just want to toast the meringue without warming the cake! Slice into slivers and serve.
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