Sweet Desperation!

16 Feb

Yesterday was day two of no sugar. No bread, no cereal, no cake, no candy….no fun!! For those of you who have given up the white stuff, you know that there is a point (usually day 2) where the cravings for sugar get so bad that you become desperate and will try anything to take the edge off. I thought about taking all the sweets in the house, putting them in a huge bowl, covering them with chocolate syrup and whipped cream and then eating it all……with my hands. Yes, it was that bad. But I would have been filled with regret today, so I took this as an opportunity to find something to make that was low carb, easy, & good enough make it to the cookbook.This is where I found  low carb cheesecake bites. They take about 5 minutes to prepare and then another 30-45 minutes in the freezer before they are ready to eat…..which was perfect for me because any longer and I would have gone with plan A.

I’m not sure of the exact carb count but depending on how big you make them it’s about 1-2 carbs per bite.

LOW CARB CHEESECAKE BITES (No Bake)

INGREDIENTS:

12 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup Splenda (or other sugar substitute)

1/4 cup butter

1 tbsp vanilla

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in bowl and beat on medium speed until creamy. Drop by spoonful on a cookie sheet or plate lined with wax paper and put in freezer. After bites are set (about 30-45 minutes) remove from wax paper and enjoy! Place remainder of cheesecake bites in a plastic ziplock bag or airtight container and keep in freezer.

Suggestions:

I made one half of the batch as above, and one half with chocolate. I added 2 tsps of Hershey’s baking cocoa. This cut down on the sweetness a little, but came out with a good taste.

Next time I make these, I will cut back a little on the Splenda. It has a bit of an aftertaste and wouldn’t be that noticeable if I adjusted the ratio of cream cheese to Splenda.

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