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Dark Chocolate Mint Bites for sugar patients

Who doesn’t love the small, sweet bites? When you’re on a healthy program, most people will tell you to cut off sugar and sweets completely. This is a completely wrong view, as if you stop consuming sugar after all this time, you will crave more and eat more. Instead, I will help you out with this healthy dessert for diabetes. At the end, you will gradually decrease your sugar consumption! know the right diet for diabetic people.


Ingredients



  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • Snipped fresh mint (optional)

  • 1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened (1/4 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 cup finely crushed chocolate wafers (about 19 wafers), or bear-shape chocolate graham snack cookies (1 1/2 cups)

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions



  1. Using a cooking spray, coat an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Make sure it is lightly coated. Then, set it aside.

  2. For the crust of your dessert for diabetes, ground the oats in a food processor. You can try turning the food processor on and off several times to ground completely.

  3. In a medium saucepan, melt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter and 1/4 cup of the chocolate pieces under low heat. Be careful to stir it not to stick it to the saucepan.

  4. To continue the crust of your dessert for diabetes, add crushed wafers, cocoa powder, milk, and salt to the grounded oats. Pour the mixture in a prepared pan. Let it chill for 15 minutes.

  5. After letting your crust to chill, keep preparing your sauce. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate pieces and 1/2 teaspoon of shortening with the melted butter and chocolate pieces. Keep stirring under low heat until the ingredients you just added are melted. Set the saucepan aside.

  6. Combine powdered sugar, cream cheese, and peppermint extract in a medium bowl and stir until the mixture is smooth. Take the chilled crust on the pan and spread this mixture evenly over it.

  7. Take the melted mixture on the saucepan and slowly drizzle it over the pan until it forms a thin layer on top.

  8. Chill your dessert for diabetes about 1 hour. Otherwise, you can wait until the chocolate layer cools down. Be sure that the cream cheese layer is still soft.

  9. Finally, sprinkle your delicious dessert for diabetes with fresh mint. Cut it into 24 bars.



Tip


Sometimes, the bars might stick to the pan. To easily remove the bars, place foil over the baking pan right before the Step 1. Make sure the foil exceeds the edges so that you can lift your dessert for diabetes and easily cut them right after.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:


Servings Per Recipe: 24
Per serving: 105 calories, 14 grams of carbohydrate (1 gram of fiber, 9 grams of sugar), 1 gram of protein, 6 mg of cholesterol, 5 grams of total fat (3 grams of saturated fat), 58 mg of sodium.

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