Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chocolate-Chippy Cheese Danish

Per Serving (1/8th of recipe, 1 slice): 4 Points+
141 calories, 6g fat, 313mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 4g protein

The recipe: "300 under 300", pages 106 - 107

Upon first tasting this pastry after it cooled to room temperature, I was thinking that I was going to have to give it a fairly bad review.  It tasted sort of chemically and artificial - most likely due to the fat free cream cheese and splenda in the recipe.  Then I refrigerated the danish and had another piece the next morning.  So much better!

Maybe the flavors just needed a chance to sit and develop.  I don't know.  It was definitely much better after having been refrigerated, though, and tasted a lot like a yummy, fattening cheese danish.  I even gave a piece to my Mom, who was visiting, and she thought it was good as well.  The cream cheese filling with the chocolate chips was creamy, sweet, and so delicious!  There were enough chocolate chips so that you got a nice chocolate flavor with each bite, but not so much that it overpowered the danish.  I did think the frosting could have been a little bit sweeter, but it still went well with the danish as a whole. 

If I am going to make this again, I will definitely make it ahead of time and refrigerate before serving.  I thought the flavors tasted better for some reason and didn't have that artificial taste at all after having been refrigerated. 


  1. I may have to try this recipe. It sounded good. Thanks for the review. I appreciate the work you do to keep us updated. I have a there a way to "search" for a recipe on your blog? I value your opinion and usually check your site before I attempt making anything. Thanks again.

  2. Glad you enjoy the blog! I just added a search bar on the right, as well as a list of labels by type of recipe. Enjoy!

  3. Thank you so much. I hope it wasn't too much trouble. I really appreciate it. I have one more question...your name? I cannot find it anywhere {and maybe you prefer it that way}, but if you wouldn't mind sharing...
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  4. It's Robin. :) I hadn't even realized I didn't have it anywhere on my blog! And it was no trouble at all. Actually, I've been meaning to organize my labels better anyway, so your comment pushed me to do so (which is a good thing!). I am now adding labels according to where each recipe is located - emails, books, etc. That way, if you have a specific cookbook you want to find a review on, it will be much easier to locate. Thanks again for reading my blog!

  5. Hi Robin. It is great to meet you. Beautiful children... Beautiful family. I really enjoy your blog...I check it out every day. Keep up the good work. I tried the "All the rage Bolognese" from the 300 under 300 page 316 the other night and it was very good. It was a great crock pot recipe. I added pasta and we really enjoyed it. Just as good the next day too.
    Thank you again.