Looking for some less sweet sweets? These sugar free dessert recipes should satisfy your sweet tooth without costing you too many empty sugar calories. Sugar is probably the number one problem when it comes to dieting. It is addictive, and not to mention just bad for you. Here are some of the negative effects sugar can have on your health.
Diabetic Easter Fudge
You do not have to give up everything to when you are dieting. The most important thing to remember is to make healthier choices. Like taking sugar out of the equation. Also, remember not to over-indulge. Just in time to enjoy Easter, no need to miss out on all the sweets with this sugar free dessert recipe for fudge.
1 sq. unsweetened chocolate
1/4 c. evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. artificial liquid sweetener
1 pkg. vanilla or chocolate artificially sweetened pudding powder (or 8 tsp. finely chopped nuts)
Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over boiling water. Add evaporated milk and mix. Cook 2-3 minutes, then add vanilla and sweetener. Spread on small foil pie pan or plate. Chill. Cut into 8 pieces. Form into egg shaped balls and then roll lightly in pudding powder or chopped nut
Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal is a morning staple, has a lot of fiber, and can help lower your cholesterol. Take out the sugar and you have a delightful treat to enjoy!
3/4 c. vegetable shortening
Sugar Twin equivalent to 1 1/2 c. sugar (or Brown Sugar Twin)
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. uncooked oatmeal
1 c. flour
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together first 5 ingredients. Sift dry ingredients together. Add oatmeal and combine all together. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Add nuts, raisins, dates, or chocolate chips for variety. Makes 60 cookies.
Peanut Butter Snacks
Peanut butter is a great source of protein, add in some more healthy sweetener like honey, and some fruit. Now you have a much more healthier choice than some other candy alternatives.
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. honey
1 c. toasted wheat germ
2 tbsp. nonfat dry milk
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. coconut
Combine peanut butter, honey, wheat germ, and dry milk; mix well. Stir in raisins. Shape into balls; roll in coconut, coating well. Store covered in refrigerator. Makes 15 snacks.
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