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2 Low Sugar Desserts for Sugar Lovers

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I struggle with my sugar consumption.  It’s yummy tasting, plus I crave the little “high” it gives when I’m fatigued or headachy. But the crash afterwards feels just awful and this year I found out that sugar also feeds any kind of yeast imbalance in your body. I failed miserably at being “sugar-free” so now I’m focusing on being “low-sugar” with an occasional cheat.  For example, yesterday I cheated because my book is finally available on Kindle.

To put what I call “low sugar” in perspective, here is the sugar content for two of my favorite sweets:

Milky Way Candy Bar – 31 grams of sugar

1 cup of Friendly’s Forbidden Chocolate Ice Cream – 26 grams of sugar

Here are two alternatives I feel less guilty indulging in on a regular basis:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Balls

This recipe was originally passed on to me from someone else’s blog, but since then I have made it my own.  Each bite tastes like a crunchy raw cookie dough.  A regular batch of chocolate chip cookies has 1 1/2 cups of sugar, plus the sugar in the chocolate chips.  These have 3 teaspoons of sugar in the whole batch.

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup rice crispies

1 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon white sugar

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 Lily’s Chocolate Bar (they sweeten their chocolate with Stevia, not sugar), chopped up into chips/chunks

Mix ingredients together well.  Cover and cool in fridge for at least 30 minutes.  Form into bit-sized round balls (I use a cookie dough scooper). Keep in a tupperware container in the fridge.

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Mountains

As my fiancé says, these taste like a soft Oreo cookie.

Cool Whip (2 grams of sugar per serving)

Nabisco Chocolate Wafers (about 6 grams of sugar in a serving)

Alternate a wafer with a dollop of Cool Whip. You can build upwards to make mountains about 3 layers deep or sideways in a casserole dish. Cover and store overnight in the fridge to soften.  Serve with cut up strawberries for a beautiful visual presentation. Keep leftovers in the fridge.

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For those of you who are able to eat Splenda-type products without having GI problems, I envy you, because these  cookies below taste amazing.

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  1. I’ve tried to cut out sugar altogether this week and have been getting huge cravings…. I think ‘low sugar’ is going to have to be the way forward for me. I think I’ll have to give your peanut butter chocolate chunk balls a go!

    Faye (freckles-and-all.blogspot.co.uk)

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