Thursday, June 24, 2010

chocolate coconut bon-bons.

Recently, my dad was diagnosed with a mild case of diabetes. So in the interest of cutting out some of the refined sugar out of our diets, I was on the hunt for recipes that used Splenda as opposed to white sugar. While I am not a huge fan of Splenda in general, these candy-like treats turned out amazing and I would most definitely make them again.
And by the way,
Andrew couldn't stop eating them.
That's the mark of a perfect treat! :)
z 157
Chocolate Coconut Bon Bons
½ cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
1½ cups Splenda
1 cup fat free sweetened condensed milk
2 cups flaked coconut
2½ cups Rice Crispy cereal
9 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
{This is what was recommended by the recipe, but I needed much more. Maybe I am way too heavy handed with the chocolate?!}

In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, Splenda, and sweetened condensed milk. Mix in the coconut and rice cereal to form a workable dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. {I left them in overnight and they were fine.}

Melt chocolate over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat when melted. Use a toothpick or something similar to hold the bon bons with while you are dipping them. {I used a smores fork since I don't have any toothpicks at the moment. Worked perfectly haha!} Set on wax paper to dry completely and then enjoy!!
I am thinking these would be delicious if they were frozen or chilled as well!

If any of you have yummy recipes for diabetics,
please email them my way!
I would love to expand on this, and try some new things. :)
Enjoy your Thursday, xo!


Preppy Mama said...

OMG! Those look amazing. I am definitely making them!! My husband is diabetic. While I have such a sweet tooth, he does not. I have yet to bake with Splenda, but I am excited to try. Looking forward to more recipes!! Have a great weekend!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

those look yummy! it's 7:40 in the morning and i'm craving chocolate. is that bad?

p.s. i hope your dad is doing well. it's wonderful that they caught this early!

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Trish said...

Yum! I love coconut and chocolate!!

Anonymous said...

stop already! first the nutella, now this. And chilled? Oh my goodness. It's been so humid here lately, that would be absolutely delicious!

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