Low-sugar, Diabetic-friendly PB and Chocolate Bites

I know, I know…too good to be true. Can the words “chocolate” and “low-sugar” actually be used in the same sentence?

The answer is yes! My husband is a diabetic, and I’m always looking for delicious but low-sugar treats to make him, that way he never feels like he’s “missing out”. This one’s a winner! We pretty much always have these little bites in our home. You can easily calculate the amount of sugar or carbs in this recipe by recording how many carbs are in each ingredient as you add it. Divide it by how many bites this ends up making for you and THAT’S IT, you’ll know how many carbs are in each bite. Try them out, and tell me what you think.

They are so easy to make too!

RECIPE:

1 1/2-2 cups raw or quick oats

1/4 cup cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil

1/4 cup slightly warmed, honey

1/8 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup peanut butter

3-5 tbsp (depending on how sweet you prefer them) Truvia (low-carbohydrate stevia blend)

2 tbsp real maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

FIRST mix the oats, coconut oil, honey and vanilla together. Add the rest of ingredients and stir well. Drop rounds of the “peanut butter chocolate indulgence dough” by the tablespoon onto a plate and place in fridge to harden. Add more honey if necessary (if when you form into balls and they aren’t quite sticking together.)

TAKE NOTE: the coconut oil hardens when it cools so even if they aren’t seeming to stay together at first, after chilling in the fridge they most likely will keep their shape! Enjoy!