American birthday party recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes

I've tried a lot of white cupcake recipes. Many turn out too flat or dry. I came across this one on a blog site and it's really good. It looks…

Aspen Lee-Moulden
Jul 2008
Intermediate
30 votes
51377 views
Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
15 votes
8236 views
Rich Chocolate Brownies

Rich Chocolate Brownies

These brownies have chocolate chips and melted chocolate in the batter, making them doubly delicious. It's a crowd-pleasing treat I can always count…

Nancy Miyasaki
Oct 2009
Intermediate
12 votes
11757 views
World Champion Oatmeal Bars

World Champion Oatmeal Bars

I make a lot of tasty brownies and bars, but few have gotten more raves than these. Of course, I served them to a bunch of SF Giants fans after the…

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2010
Intermediate
8 votes
4041 views
Hazelnut Cheese Bits

Hazelnut Cheese Bits

Wow! These yummy bite-size bursts of flavor make an exceptionally delicious appetizer! You will need to make more than you think, because this easy…

Sara Gray
Dec 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
8765 views
Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie

I have a number of great chocolate chip cookie recipes. This is probably my kids' favorite. I'm not sure it's…

Nancy Miyasaki
Dec 2010
Intermediate
5 votes
3962 views
Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

Better than a cookie (sorry bakers, but this is a Creole group) and with the true taste of New Orleans, Creole Pralines are one of the signature…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
5 votes
2175 views
Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

This is an original recipe. I was making them, years ago, because my children wanted a "loaded" oatmeal cookie…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
5 votes
3395 views
Marinated Asparagus

Marinated Asparagus

This versatile recipe made with fresh asparagus can be made year around. Serve it cold or warm as side with any meal. My favorite way to serve…

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
5 votes
2074 views
Williams Sonoma Triple Chocolate Brownies

Williams Sonoma Triple Chocolate Brownies

This is a very popular recipe that I simplified a bit without losing any of it's goodness. You can serve these…

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2010
Intermediate
5 votes
2235 views
Best Ever Brownies

Best Ever Brownies

I got this recipe in Home Economics in 1974 and it's still the best brownie recipe I have ever made.

Kelly Christensen
Mar 2012
Intermediate
4 votes
5664 views
Speedy Fish & Chips

Speedy Fish & Chips

This is supposed to be a good for you dish, but all I can say it is a really good dish. I got this from my mother it was one of our favorites when I…

Jennifer Blair
Oct 2010
Advanced
4 votes
1218 views
BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

I never knew how good peanut brittle was until I made this and I also never knew how easy it was. You just need to make sure you have a candy…

Claudia lamascolo
Jan 2014
Professional
4 votes
1964 views
Garbage Salad (not really)

Garbage Salad (not really)

This salad will make the meal, or be the meal. Broccoli, oranges, almonds, raisins, mushrooms, onion & bacon - and a fabulous classic sweet & tangy…

Amos Miller
Dec 2011
Professional
3 votes
2446 views
Apricot Walnut Squares (A Bar Cookie)

Apricot Walnut Squares (A Bar Cookie)

CRUNCHY, CHEWY and MOIST. That sums up this pleasing amber-color bar cookie. The bottom crust gets extra crunch…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2012
Professional
3 votes
1025 views