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Three Low-Sugar Desserts

There is nothing more satisfying than a sweet, scrumptious dessert. After all, it is even considered as the most important part of any meal. Too much sugar intake, however, can lead to cavities, obesity, diabetes, as well as liver damage and cancer. The good thing is, dessert doesn’t always have to be brimming with sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are three of our favorite low-sugar desserts that are equally delicious and gratifying as the normal sugar-filled desserts.

Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

Who would’ve thought that your favorite chocolate is so easy to make? This dessert recipe is a sure crowd pleaser for both kids and adults.

You will need:

  • 7 oz. dark chocolate squares, preferably 72% cocoa
  • ¾ cup all-natural peanut butter

Start by melting the chocolate using a double boiler. When the chocolate is completely smooth, with no lumps, turn off the heat but make sure to leave the burner on to keep it warm.

Set 10 to 12 cupcake liners in a flat dish or tray. Scoop one tbsp. of the melted chocolate into each and freeze for about two minutes to set.

Remove from freezer and add a tsp. of peanut butter in the center. Gently spread or flatten with the back of the spoon. Scoop one to two tbsp. of additional melted chocolate to cover peanut butter.

Freeze again for an additional 15 minutes to set. Make sure to avoid leaving them in the freezer for long to avoid peanut butter filling from freezing. Serve and enjoy!

Mixed Berries Popsicle

If you’re a fan of cold desserts, this popsicle recipe hits the sweet spot. You can even modify the recipe by adding additional fruits or plain greek yogurt for extra creaminess.

You will need:

  • 2 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.), fresh or frozen
  • 1 ½ cup apple juice
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer the mixture into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze for four to six hours.

Carefully remove from mold and taste its refreshing natural sweetness.

Sugar-Free Vanilla Pudding

Sometimes, the best desserts are the simplest ones. Just like this old-fashioned vanilla pudding. But simple doesn’t always mean plain. One spoonful of this creamy dessert will bring your taste buds to new heights.

You will need:

  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup additional low-fat milk
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • ¾ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. sugar substitute

Heat two cups of low-fat milk in a saucepan.

Whisk the cornstarch and the 1/2 cup additional milk until dissolved.

When the first batch of milk is warm enough, add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Stir constantly for about 3 minutes. Lower to simmer and leave for a few minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in the remaining ingredients. Let cool completely and refrigerate for at least four to six hours, uncovered. Check once in a while to make sure mixture is getting thicker.

Scoop into serving bowls and get lost in its delightful creaminess.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with little to no sugar at all. With these recipes, you will always have room for dessert.

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