Coconut Choco Bars

We all love our sweets, at least I do. So I’m always looking for low sugar treats I can make to replace the high sugar, high fat non-nutritious versions. My friend, Linda, gave me a recipe yesterday and as I was reading through it I saw that I had everything in my cupboard but I thought I could change it some to make it even better.  I DID!!

1/2 cup butter (I used “I Can’t Believer It’s Not Butter” sticks)
1/4 cup SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend, packed
1 cup whole wheat flour (called for regular flour)
1/4 cup flax seed (didn’t call for this but I try to add it to recipies where I can)

2 eggs
1/4 cup SPENDA Brown Sugar Blend, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups coconut
3/4 cup Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (my new best friend)
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and flour until dough forms. Press into a 13×9 baking pan.
Bake for 10 minutes

Blend the eggs, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla, flour and baking powder. Stir in the coconut, chocolate chips and pecans.

Spread the filling onto the partially baked crust.

Return to the oven for 20 minutes.


Fresh Peach Crisp – Diabetic Friendly

Those peaches that you bought last week, that you need to eat now or they’ll be bad in a couple of days or you just want some good old fashion crisp but can’t eat the carbs or sugar? I just had to do something wonderful with those peaches that were in the frig and my hubby deserved something sweet that I could eat too. I don’t know what it did to my blood sugar yet but it shouldn’t be too bad and wow it’s wonderful. Never missed the white flour and the brown sugar Splenda is great substitute for white sugar.

Angel Food Strawberry Cream Cake — Diabetic Friendly

All my husband can say when he tried this was WOW!! I made it the first time with real sugar for a bake sale . Since I found out I was a diabetic I’m trying to remake my recipies with less sugar so I used Splenda. That’s when hubby really said WOW. The cake still has sugar and I’ll work on that one, but the best part of the dessert is the topping anyway. It’s a fresh, light, cool dessert for summer or any time. Reminds me of my mom’s strawberry shortcake just prettier (sorry mom).


The Easiest and Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have never found a better recipe for chocolate chip cookies. If you want easy and delicious these are it.  I thought my sister made the best and even though I used her exact recipe they never seemed to come out like hers. Well I found some that were 10 times easier and  just as good.


Pretzel Fruit Dessert

This a dish that every time we have a family get together up home my neice always wants me to make this for her. It’s been a long time since I’ve made it and she’s due to have it next time I go home. It’s different and tastes fantastic. Sounds strange with the pretzels but the salt in the pretzels makes the strawberries so much sweeter. It doesn’t keep well over 2 days because the pretzel crust gets soggy but it’s worth making no matter what.