Diabetes-Friendly Desserts For Your Sweet Tooth

Who doesn’t LOVE sweets? We know we sure do! With two holidays centered around candy and sweets coming up, we thought you’d like to check out these diabetes-friendly desserts that won’t spike your sugar but WILL satisfy your cravings!

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Strawberry-Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bark

Craving some chocolate bark? This healthier version will satisfy all your sweet cravings as a quick snack or delicious dessert!

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Step 1
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2
Stir yogurt, maple syrup (or honey), and vanilla in a medium bowl. Spread on the prepared baking sheet into a 10-by-15-inch rectangle. Scatter the strawberries on top and sprinkle them with chocolate chips.

Step 3
Freeze until very firm, at least 3 hours. To serve, cut or break into 32 pieces.

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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Fill your home with the scrumptious scent of these chocolatey brownie cookies that everyone can enjoy!

What You’ll Need:

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup buttermilk or sour milk (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon sifted powdered sugar

Step 1
In a small bowl stir together flour and baking soda; set aside. In a medium saucepan melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in granulated sugar, cocoa powder, and brown sugar. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Lastly, stir in flour mixture just until combined. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour. (Dough will be stiff.)

Step 2
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Drop chilled dough by rounded teaspoons onto a cookie sheet.

Step 3
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

This super simple 4 ingredient recipe is the perfect go-to snack or quick sweet treat! If due to allergies you cannot enjoy peanut butter you can always swap it out for almond butter or sunflower seed butter!

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • ¾ cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, melted

Step 1
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Combine peanut butter, cereal, and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Roll the mixture into 12 balls, using about 2 teaspoons for each. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze the balls until firm, about 15 minutes.

Step 2
Roll the balls in melted chocolate. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

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