Halloween Dessert Ideas For Diabetics
If you are among the many diabetics who have a sweet tooth, but cannot dig into sweets, here is a piece of good news for you. Now you can have your cake and eat it too -- as long as it is low on sugar, fat, calories, and cholesterol. Forget the sugar loaded desserts. We have listed a few healthier alternatives that will satisfy your sweet cravings without shooting your glucose levels higher this Halloween. Trail down this list of Halloween dessert for diabetics and make your pick.
Healthy Halloween Dessert for Diabetics
Try this sugar-free version of chocolate fondue served with fruit slices as dippers. To cut down on fat, you may substitute skim milk for whole milk. Try experimenting with other flavored extracts in place of the vanilla, such as cherry, almond, banana, etc. To keep your dessert in sync with the occasion, put in some sugar-free cookies, creepy shaped cookies.
For all chocolate lovers who crave for a "chocolate" fix, but cannot have sugar, this recipe is a sure bliss. Just whisk in unsweetened cocoa, unsweetened baking chocolate, Splenda, vanilla extract, milk, and eggs to make this luscious cake. To make your chocolate cake for fearsome, you can make bat, clouds, or spider shaped chocolate motifs on top.
If you love cheesecake, but choose to stay away from it because of your high blood sugar levels, then this recipe would surely get you indulging. Made with low fat Ricotta cheese, low fat cottage cheese, crackers, lemon juice, eggs, and sweet fruits, these diabetic-friendly Halloween delicacy is sure to sweeten your celebrations. Make a spider web on top using colored icing for spooky effect.
Brownies is not something one commonly associates to diabetics, but this modified, low fat, low sugar version allows you to enjoy this seemingly indulgent treat on special occasion like Halloween. Studded with loads of almonds, this special brownies pack in significantly less sugar as compared to regular brownies. To make your almond brownies more Halloween-ish, you can shape it like bat or spider web or even skull bones.
There is no denying that trifles are the perfect dessert for diabetics and can be made using sugar-free or no sugar cookies, candies, chocolates, and pies. To make your trifle more diabetic-friendly, just omit the layer of jelly and use natural sweeteners like apple or maple syrup to sweeten custard. Top it off with loads of blackberries and you are done. You can also use unsweetened canned oranges to create a spooky layer.
Desserts may not be that harmful when consumed in moderation. And especially when it is low in sugar and fat, gorging on them becomes double delight.