1. Chocolate-Hazelnut Whoopie Pies You won’t believe that each whoopie pie has just 10 grams of carb. Enjoy this easy low-carb dessert the next time you offer to bring treats – each recipe yields 25 whoopie pies. Ingredients: – 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – 1 tablespoon baking powder – 1 1/4 cups refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 5 eggs – 2/3 cup sugar – 2 1/4 cups hazelnuts, toasted – 1/2 cup light tub-style cream cheese, softened – 4 teaspoons fat-free, sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix – 1/2 cup fat-free milk

2. Peanut Cluster Butterscotch Bites There is so much to love about these low-carb dessert bites. The short ingredients list makes them easy to whip up, the sweet and salty flavors are a delicious combination, and each bite has just 8 grams of carb. Ingredients: – 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate pieces – 1/2 cup butterscotch-flavored pieces – 1/3 cup fat-free half-and-half – 1 cup unsalted peanuts – 45 baked miniature frozen phyllo shells – 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, finely chopped – Flaked sea salt (optional)

3. Blueberry-Lemon Ice Cream Cake This diabetes-friendly ice cream cake takes just a few easy steps. The secret to this decadent cake: sugar-free cake mix and no-sugar-added ice cream. Ingredients: – Nonstick cooking spray – 1 16 – ounce box sugar-free yellow cake mix – 1 cup water – 3 eggs – 1/4 cup canola oil – 1 tablespoon lemon zest – 1/2 10 – ounce jar lemon curd – 4 cups no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream, slightly softened – 1 cup assorted fresh berries

4. Vanilla Trifle with Champagne-Soaked Fruit If you love desserts that impress without the stress, don’t miss this gorgeous diabetic trifle recipe that you can make the day before. Enjoy a 3/4-cup serving, which boasts just 22 grams of carb. Ingredients: – 1 cup chilled champagne or sparkling white grape juice – 2 tablespoons honey – 4 cups sliced assorted fruit (such as any berries, grapes, oranges, pineapple, kiwifruit, etc.) – 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel) – 1/2 cup light ricotta cheese – 1 cup vanilla-flavor fat-free Greek yogurt – 1/2 Recipe Vanilla Cake, cut into cubes

5. Frozen Chocolate Pretzel Sandwiches Make homemade frozen ice cream treats in just a few simple steps. You’ll love the assortment of flavors in every bite: a sweet and salty combination with a burst of strawberry. Plus these chocolaty treats have just 26 grams of carb and 156 calories per serving. Ingredients: – 1/4 cup salted pretzels, coarsely chopped – 4 sugar free toffee candies, crushed – 3 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces or white chocolate pieces – 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil – 1 cup light strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt, slightly softened – 16 2 – inch square chocolate graham crackers

6. Salted Caramel Pretzel-Oat Bars Sweet and salty flavors come together in a bar that features dried apricots, tiny marshmallows, pretzels, and rolled oats. The creamy caramel topping brings a hint of sweet stickiness to these diabetic dessert bars that also make a healthy snack to curb cravings. Ingredients: – Nonstick cooking spray – 3 tablespoons unsalted butter – 1 10 – ounce package tiny marshmallows – 4 1/2 cups mini pretzel twists, such as Snyders of Hanover brand, coarsely broken – 1 cup salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) – 3/4 cup snipped dried apricots – 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats – 2 tablespoons sugar-free caramel-flavor ice cream topping – 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

7. Tropical Coconut Custard These pretty custards are a creamy and delicious diabetic dessert that brings together the best of the tropics coconut, ginger, and a hint of vanilla topped with a slice of star fruit. Ingredients – 6 egg yolks – 1/2 cup sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla – 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger – 1/8 teaspoon salt – 1 1/4 cups canned unsweetened light coconut milk – 3/4 cup refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk – 1/2 small starfruit, cut into 6 thin slices (about 1 1/2 oz.)

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