Active Low-Carber Forums
Atkins diet and low carb discussion provided free for information only, not as medical advice.
Home Plans Tips Recipes Tools Stories Studies Products
Active Low-Carber Forums
A sugar-free zone


Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums.
Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Go Back   Active Low-Carber Forums > Main Low-Carb Diets Forums & Support > Kitchen: Low-Carb Recipes > Sweet treats
User Name
Password
FAQ Members Calendar Mark Forums Read Search Gallery My P.L.A.N. Survey


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 14:52
GrooveJock's Avatar
GrooveJock GrooveJock is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 1,041
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 268/200/190 Male 5'9
BF:28%/14%/8%
Progress: 87%
Location: Green Bay, WI
Default Christmas Sweets Alternatives! Post them here!

I have an idea. Lets post our favorite sweet treats here. That way we can stay motivated to say no to the sugar laden sweets this Christmas and enjoy our sugar free treats!


Okay so I love this recipe for cookies! Enjoy!


Darlene's chocolate peanut butter cup cookies
1 stick of unsalted butter
3/4 cup splenda
2 eggs
2 tb maltitol(optional)
1/4 c full fat sour cream
2 cups very fine almond flour
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder
3/4 cup vital wheat gluten
1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp soda pinch of salt
1/4 cup brown sugar sub(I used the one from Canada)
6-7 Russell Stover sugar free peanut butter cups diced small with a knife
1/4 cup davinci vanilla sf syrup or a tad more

beat the sugars with the slightly soft butter add eggs (one at a time&sour cream. mix dry stuff together and slowly mix the wet into the dry then fold gently in the peanut butter cups and keep adding the vanilla syrup to you get the consistancy of cookie dough(I used a tad more then 1/4 cup)
drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet sprayed with pam 350 degrees I cooked mine for about 15 min or so until brown let cool and put in a ziploc bag.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 15:13
angieK's Avatar
angieK angieK is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 696
 
Plan: atkins
Stats: 230/223/150 Female 65 inches
BF:
Progress: 9%
Location: Vancouver Island BC Canad
Default

My favorite fast desert is:
Whipped cream with SF syrup and add some nuts if you like. Can you tell I don't bake much?
angie
Reply With Quote
  #3   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 16:06
Marieshops's Avatar
Marieshops Marieshops is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 2,666
 
Plan: Atkins (DANDR)
Stats: 250/140/140 Female 5' 7
BF:?/28%/?
Progress: 100%
Location: Charleston, SC
Default

angieK I am with you on the not baking much. When going somewhere that will have lots of deserts & sweets I will throw an Atkins carmel nut chew in my purse or some Russel Stovers low carb truffles or chocolate pieces with almonds. I don't feel deprived and everyone stays happy
Marie
Reply With Quote
  #4   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 16:40
maryc's Avatar
maryc maryc is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 1,144
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 286/219/130 Female 64 inches
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
Default

I've been expiriminting with one of my holiday recipes. Making it low carb.
Every year at Christmas I make Mocha Truffles. Well the regular recipe uses Chocolate Chips in the filling and as the Chocolate coating on the outside, So I went to the store and got some Bakers unsweetened chocolate and went to expirimenting. I think I have it right. THey are real rich and are a very dark chocolate for those that love that dark chocolate. Anyway here is what I came up with.

Mocha Truffles Low Carb

Filling:
6 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
2 teasp butter
16 Pkts Splenda
1/2 teasp water
4oz Cream Cheese softened
1 T Instant Coffee Granules

Coating:
3 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
1 teasp Butter
8 Pkts Splanda


In a microwave safe bowl melt Chocolate and Butter Stir together. Add Splenda Stirring then add Cream Cheese, Coffee and water; mix well. Chill until firm enough to shape. Shape into 1 inch balls. Melt Chocolate in microwave with butter stir in Splenda and dip balls in coating and place on waxed paper to harden.

Note: Truffles can be frozen for several months before dipping in chocolate. Thaw in refrigerator before dipping.

Hope you enjoy them!


Woooo I just tried one of these truffles . they are real chocolatey and still a mite bit bitter but good! Maybe a little more Splenda. THough I could eat the whole batch the way they are. One could sure get rid of a Chocolate craving!!
Reply With Quote
  #5   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 17:41
wcollier wcollier is offline
Mad Scientist
Posts: 4,402
 
Plan: Healthy eating/lifestyle
Stats: 156/115/115 Female 5'4 - small frame
BF:
Progress: 100%
Default

How about submitting them for the Recipe of the Month?

Wanda
Reply With Quote
  #6   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 21:53
maryc's Avatar
maryc maryc is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 1,144
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 286/219/130 Female 64 inches
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
Default

Wanda,

I'm not sure how to do that. Are we allowed to submit more that one recipe?
Reply With Quote
  #7   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 22:01
J.J.'s Avatar
J.J. J.J. is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 401
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 162/141.2/115 Female 5' 2"
BF:Not A Clue!!
Progress: 44%
Location: Ohio
Default

I've tried some recipes using unsweetened chocolate and Splenda and have found them to still be bitter. Where does one find the malitol and does it taste better? Stevia is too expensive for my budget.
Reply With Quote
  #8   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 22:23
MyJourney's Avatar
MyJourney MyJourney is offline
Butter Tastes Better
Posts: 5,201
 
Plan: Atkins OWL / IF-23/1 /BFL
Stats: 100/100/100 Female 5'6"
BF:
Progress: 34%
Location: SF Bay Area
Default

hi J.J. if you are going to go the sugar alcohol route you may as well by the RS milk chocolate pieces and melt them or do whatever and use those. Would probably save you time and money in the end.
Reply With Quote
  #9   ^
Old Sat, Dec-06-03, 22:40
J.J.'s Avatar
J.J. J.J. is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 401
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 162/141.2/115 Female 5' 2"
BF:Not A Clue!!
Progress: 44%
Location: Ohio
Default

Thanks MJ! So far I've kinda tried to steer away from sugar alcohols, but they seem to sneak up everywhere you look! I do have the Russell Stover chocolates every once in awhile, but they're not cheap either!
Reply With Quote
  #10   ^
Old Sun, Dec-07-03, 06:50
wcollier wcollier is offline
Mad Scientist
Posts: 4,402
 
Plan: Healthy eating/lifestyle
Stats: 156/115/115 Female 5'4 - small frame
BF:
Progress: 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maryc
Wanda,

I'm not sure how to do that. Are we allowed to submit more that one recipe?


Hi Mary,

Here's the RoM forum

Directions on how to post are here - it's just like starting a regular thread, except you start it under the RofM forum: RofM Club Rules

Submit as many as you like!

HTH,
Wanda
Reply With Quote
  #11   ^
Old Sun, Dec-07-03, 07:00
suntanlove's Avatar
suntanlove suntanlove is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 181
 
Plan: aitkens
Stats: 216/177/150 Female 5feet5inches
BF:
Progress: 59%
Location: canada
Default

Hi Angie K you have almost the same stats as I have.We started with almost the same weight and we are both seeking 150.We are also the same height .I started end of April and lost 34 pounds so far.I am also a Canadian although on the east coast.Your recipe sounds great.
Reply With Quote
  #12   ^
Old Sun, Dec-07-03, 17:23
maryc's Avatar
maryc maryc is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 1,144
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 286/219/130 Female 64 inches
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
Default

Hi!! Wonda!!

I read the rules. The only problem is I'm not good on figuring out the carb counts of my recipes. I know what kinds of ingredients are allowed in low carb eating and I try to gestimate the carb counts for in my Atkins journal but I know I'm not at all accurate. I have never been to fitday but it does sound a bit complicated.
Reply With Quote
  #13   ^
Old Sun, Dec-07-03, 19:59
beachmum beachmum is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 268
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 146/121.5/120 Female 63
BF:
Progress: 94%
Location: Hilton Head
Default

The truffles sound really good and do-able. Will have to give them a try! Thanks for posting it. Right now my big treat is LC ice-cream.
Reply With Quote
  #14   ^
Old Sun, Dec-07-03, 20:51
ItsTheWooo's Avatar
ItsTheWooo ItsTheWooo is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 4,815
 
Plan: My Own
Stats: 280/118/117.5 Female 5ft 5.25 in
BF:
Progress: 100%
Default

By the way, you can eliminate a lot of sugar carbs if you get liquid sucralose (link in the low carb products sectin of the board). I am thinking about buying a bottle for 30 bucks, sounds expensive but it is so concentrated it is actually a savings over the higher carb granulated stuff.

Here are some recipes I made that were yummy:

Cranberry Orange & Walnut bread (modification of the banana nut bread recipe):
1/2 stick butter
4 oz sour cream
2 eggs
Sweetner equivilant to 1 cup real sugar
1/4 tsp unsweetened orange coolaid
1 tbsp grated orange peel
1 tablespoon smuckers no sugar orange jam
1 cup of low carb flour (you may use a blend of different flours, me personally I used simple almond meal and it worked out great)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 12 ounce bag of fresh canberries

Cream butter till soft and fluffy, add wet ingredients one at a time till blended. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl then add to wet mixture. Fold in cranberries and walnuts. Pour mixture into greased bred tin or pan.
Total calories of the recipe is 1500, total carbs of this recipe is about 65 if you use granular splenda, or only 41 if you use liquid sweetner.
Cut into 8 slices for a serving that is 190 cals and 8.1 carbs (or 5.1 minus the splenda)

--------------------
Pumpkin cheesecake (recipe repost):
Crust:
1 Cup nut meal (i used almond flour)
1/4 Cup melted butter
1 tbsp Splenda (or sweetner equivilant to 1 tbsp sugar)
mix up the crust and spred it in a 9 inch springform pan
Filling:
mix together...
2 packages (8 oz) softened cream cheese
2 eggs
2 tbsp vanilla extract
sweetner equivilant to 1/2 cup sugar
1 small can (15 oz) pumpkin (unflavored/unseasoned/unsweetened)
2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
mix everything well, scrape sides a few times. fill into the crust and bake for 50 mins at 350 degress, until the center is almost set. cool and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Entire recipe is 3108 cals and 65 carbs (or 57 carbs w/o granular splenda). Slice into 16 small slices for a serving that is 194 cals and 4 carbs (or 3.7 carbs w/o splenda).
-------------------------------
Brownies (this is a recipe i modified from the back of a bakers unsweetened chocolate box):
4 squares (4 oz) unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cup butter
sweetner substitute for 2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour substitute (i use almond meal)
1 cup chopped nuts of choice (i use walnuts)

preheat oven to 350 (325 for glass baking dish). line 13x9 inch baking pan with foil extending over edges to form handles. grease foil.

microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 minutes, or until butter is melted. stir until chocolate is melted.
stir sugar substitute into mixture until well blended. mix in eggs and vanilla. stir in flour and nuts until well blended. spread in prepared pan.

bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs, do not over bake.

this whole recipe is about 3690 calories, and 83.25 carbs if splenda was used. If filler-less sweetner was used the recipe is actually only 3500 calories and 35.25 carbs. I recommend cutting it into 24 squares, with each serving being 154 calories and 3.5 carbs (or only 1.5 carbs per square w/o the splenda)
Reply With Quote
  #15   ^
Old Sat, Dec-27-03, 16:26
Nancy LC's Avatar
Nancy LC Nancy LC is offline
Experimenter
Posts: 25,896
 
Plan: DDF
Stats: 202/185.4/179 Female 67
BF:
Progress: 72%
Location: San Diego, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maryc
Woooo I just tried one of these truffles . they are real chocolatey and still a mite bit bitter but good! Maybe a little more Splenda. THough I could eat the whole batch the way they are. One could sure get rid of a Chocolate craving!!


Unfortunately you'll never get rid of that bitterness, it's the way Splenda and Chocolate just don't mix.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Christmas Greetings Marlaine General Low-Carb 4 Thu, Dec-20-01 10:28
Women's Magazine Ads Push Fats And Sweets doreen T LC Research/Media 0 Sat, Nov-18-00 18:26


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 17:21.


Copyright © 2000-2024 Active Low-Carber Forums @ forum.lowcarber.org
Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.