When you think about sweets and a diabetic diet, many people don’t know how to go about choosing ingredients or recipes. People with diabetes also crave sweets but great care must be taken in order to ensure that their insulin levels are not affected. Here is a scrumptious diabetic-friendly recipe for something sweet.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup dark chocolate pieces
- 1 cup crushed chocolate wafers
- 1 Tbsp milk (fat free)
- 6 Tbsp butter (unsalted)
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ tsp shortening
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp peppermint essence
- 2 oz cream cheese (reduced-fat variety)
- Fresh mint leaves to garnish if desired
- Coat an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- Make the crust by placing the oats in a food processor. Pulse until the oats are finely ground.
- Combine ¼ cup of chocolate pieces with butter in a medium saucepan and heat over a low heat. Stir until the chocolate and butter have melted.
- Add the oats to the chocolate mixture.
- Add your crushed wafers, cocoa powder, salt and fat-free milk.
- Once all is mixed, press the crust into the pan and chill for 15 minutes in the fridge.
- Heat the remaining chocolate and shortening and, once melted, set aside.
- Combine the cream cheese, peppermint extract and sugar in a bowl. Stir well until all ingredients have blended.
- Spread the cheese mixture over the chilled crust.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over the top.
- Chill for approximately one hour.
- Garnish with fresh mint.
If you like, you can make this diabetic-friendly dessert in smaller portions rather than one large pie. You will need smaller dishes so that you can serve each guest their very own mini pie after dinner. These also make great treats in between meals.