February 17, 2011

If you have diabetes or are watching your intake of excess sugar, you know that dessert can be a struggle. In fact, you may have given up sweets altogether. It's time to put dessert back on the menu with these four low-sugar options. Check out the recipes and watch my cooking demos for a quick step-by-step guide to show you just how simple these recipes really are. (I give these my registered dietitian seal of approval. Just remember to keep your portions in check because they're so good you may be tempted to gobble them up!)

 


Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies
For a decadent, post-meal treat, try these low-sugar brownies. The brownies use a small amount of regular sugar in the batter to keep the texture tender instead of rubbery. The cream cheese is sweetened with sugar substitute resulting in a moist, rich brownie. For more tips on making this simple dessert, watch the video. (Carbs: 14g/serving)

 
Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert:
This crowd favorite is the perfect make-ahead treat. It combines combines coffee, chocolate syrup, whipped topping and chocolate wafer cookies then spoons it over ice cream sandwiches. Freeze for 2 hours and you're ready to serve. Watch and I'll show you exactly how to make it. (Carbs: 26g/serving)

 
Cookies 'n' Cream Crunch
This 4-ingredient, low-sugar ice cream dessert is a perfect make-ahead treat. All you need are chopped pecans, sugar-free sandwich cookies, no-sugar ice cream, and reduced-calorie margarine or butter. Watch and learn quick tips to making this recipe in a flash. (Carbs: 34g/serving)

 


Black Forest Trifle
Feed a crowd with this easy, make-ahead, low-sugar dessert featuring chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and cherries. For trifle tips, watch here. (Carbs: 28g/serving)

 

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