Sugar Free Chocolate
Sugar Free Chocolate
This page is for all the chocolate lovers out there!
Never say "ooh that looks great, but I just can't have that" ever again!!
Unfortunately, you may be diabetic or on a diet that requires small amounts, or even zero sugar. But fortunately, there is a such thing as sugar free chocolate.
If you thought your new diet, or New Year resolution would prevent you from enjoying chocolate guilt free forever, you were wrong!
Pretty much anything with the word "chocolate" in it, can be made with either small amounts of sugar, or with sugar substitutes, and alternative sweeteners.
You can bake sugar free chocolate yourself, or you can buy it.
You will learn how below:
Sugar Free Chocolate Poll
Have you ever tasted sugar free chocolate?
How can a sweet treat like chocolate be made "sugar free"?
Just like any other food that is created as a "sugar free" product, there is usually a sweetener of some kind involved.
A really popular sweetener among diabetics and low carbers alike, is called "Stevia". Five more commonly used sugar substitutes used today are: Aspartame, Sucralose, neotame, saccharine, and Acesulfame potassium.
It's important to note that you should research these sugar substitutes before using them and eating them. For example, I have read that eating too much of some of these sweeteners in one sitting can have a laxative effect, and who knows what else.
A strong and controversial debate rages on about the effects of artificial and substitute sweeteners. I would encourage people to do their homework and form their own opinion. When push comes to shove, I believe everyone's body is different, and instead of relying only on an article or a youtube video, you should find out how your own body reacts to these types of things.
One part of the debate is whether or not these sweeteners create an insulin response just like actual sugar does, which would then defeat the purpose in some cases.
Here is a link to a great article about each artificial sweetener and some studies that have been done on the insulin response of each one. Of course, keep in mind, there could be other side effects in certain people.
I would suggest picking up a glucose meter at a local drug store, or from amazon (see below) or wherever you can find them, and test some of the sweeteners for yourself.
You can read more details about these Substitute Sweeteners Here
Test the effects of your sugar free chocolate treats on your blood sugar levels to make sure you are getting the results you are looking for.
Stevia - Sugar Substitute
Stevia is a very popular sugar substitute these days. If you do a search for a sugar free recipe of any kind, most of the time you will find some sort of a Stevia product involved in the process.
I always thought stevia was just a brand name, but it is actually a reference to the plant leaves that it is extracted from. It is a natural sweetener.
You can read more about stevia here Very interesting.
One very reliable place to get Stevia is Right HERE.
You can also get stevia products from Amazon. See below:
Stevia Sugar Substitute Products
Buy Sugar Free Chocolate
Brand Name Sugar Free Chocolate
You can buy many of your favorite types of chocolate treats, by many of the popular brands, in a sugar free form. Just because you are trying to avoid sugar for one reason or another, doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the same chocolate as anyone else!
Hershey makes sugar free chocolate chips that you can use to make your own sugar free chocolate chip cookies. Or, who are we kidding, you could just open up the bag and eat them by the handfuls!
Another big brand name that makes some sugar free chocolate versions of their chocolate snacks. This one is an assortment pack, but they have other sugar free products as well.
Your diabetic valentine can have some chocolaty love too!
Another sugar free chocolate product from Hershey. This same product comes in a dark chocolate version as well. They have all kinds of stuff. These are chocolate bars to take on the go without the real sugar.
Pillsbury is known for baked goods in general, but they have this brownie mix to make your own sugar free chocolate brownies at home. Bake these and take them to work with you. No more excuses for buying sugary snacks at the convenience store at lunch time.
Sugar Free Oreos!!
The greatest chocolate invention in the history of man (in my opinion), has a sugar free option!
Sugar Free Oreos! No description needed. What more could you ask for?!
Make Sugar Free Chocolate
Sugar Free Chocolate Cookie Video, and others.
This lady has several youtube videos describing sugar free recipes in great detail!
Sugar Free Chocolate Torte
Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding
Sugar Free Chocolate Recipes
Links and Resources.
Here are some resources to some great recipes for low sugar, or sugar free chocolate recipes of various types. They all have their different reasons or agendas, be it diabetes, low carb, paleo, or general weight loss, but they are all useful regardless of your reason.
Only 3 ingredients to make these sugar free chocolate bars. 4 or 5 if you count the optional ingredients.
This one is not really a recipe for the sugar free chocolate itself, it is a method of using sugar free chocolate to make chocolate nut clusters. It is assumed that you already know how to make (or you bought) the sugar free chocolate. It is sugar free, but obviously not nut free. Not good if you have allergies.
Maybe "Reese's" would go out of businesses if more people knew how to do this one. Another recipe that assumes you already have the sugar free chocolate. It demonstrates how to make sugar free chocolate peanut butter cups. Also, I guess it would be another one that is not for people with a peanut allergy.
Ok, here is one that people with nut allergies can handle. A sugar free chocolate cake. If you look up the various sugar free chocolate recipes online, you will find that the recipe for the sugar free chocolate itself is very basic, and most of the recipes like this one, will begin with the assumption that you already have the sugar free chocolate to begin with.