A Great Treat Diabetics Can Still Enjoy

One of the most common sentiments when a person has been diagnosed with diabetes is that they have to give up sugar entirely, and that means chocolate. Well, the truth is that you’re looking at what we like to call a blanket statement. Sure, you have to give up some of the sweets but the general idea is to keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing. Don’t worry, there are plenty of treats out there that you can still absolutely enjoy as a diabetic and we’re going to go over one of them.

Not in the mood to cook the delicious sweets below? We have you covered with these other treats diabetics can have by Fitness Crest Treats!

Chocolate Brownie Bites

This is actually something you see in bakery at virtually any store, though they tend to have a little bit higher sugar content than what you’re looking for. Sure these are delicious, and in the end, the best way to go about it, is to do it yourself.
So what are they exactly? Essentially they’re brownies, tasting a lot like dark chocolate, and only having a little bit of sugar content. You will need the following ingredients to get started:

• 2/3 Cup of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
• 3 Large Eggs (whites)
• 1/8 teaspoon of Cream of Tarter
• 1 TSP of Vanilla Extract
• ½ Cup of Divided Sugar
• 1 Tablespoon of Confectioner’s Sugar
• ¼ Cup of Sugar

So now we’re all clear on the ingredients and you can see that the sugar content is pretty low. Once you’ve got all of it together, preheat your oven to 300 degrees and start the next step.

The Next Step

Now you’re going to want two baking sheets, and you’ll want to line them with aluminum foil. During this step you might want to lay out a cooling rack on the counter and line it with wax paper so that the cookies have a place to sit once you move on to the next treat, if you’re going to cook one that is.

1. After you’ve switched the oven on, go ahead and place the cocoa, sugar (1/4 cup) and salt into a small mixing bowl. Go ahead and sift them together (don’t mix, literally sift) and then set it aside.

2. In another bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together. You’ll definitely want to use an electric mixer for this or an egg beater if you have one. Once the mixture begins to form peaks, go ahead and beat in the remaining sugar and continue to mix until the mixture becomes a bit glossier. Now add the cocoa mixture and vanilla extract.

3. Now you’re ready to bake! Use a teaspoon to drop ‘globs’ of the mixture onto your baking sheet, making sure that they are at least one inch apart. Bake for 25 minutes and then drop onto the baking pan and you should be good to go!
It’s a pretty simple treat to make and you can be rest assured that there are plenty more out there. We’ll be covering more of these diabetic treats in the future, so stay tuned!

 

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