WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Friday, March 3, 2017

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE CUPS

CRUST: 36 low-fat, sugar-free chocolate wafer cookies 

1/4 cup Splenda granular
5 tbsp light butter, melted

PEANUT BUTTER CENTER: 1/2 cup Splenda granular
3 tbsp reduced-fat peanut butter
3 tbsp low-fat cream cheese

CHOCOLATE FILLING: 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
8 oz low-fat cream cheese
1 3/4 cup Splenda granular
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 oz sugar-free dark chocolate, melted; optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

CRUST: Crush cookies into fine crumbs by placing in a large zip-lock type bag, sealing and crushing with a rolling pin. Place in small bowl, add Splenda and butter. Mix and set aside.

CENTER: Mix Splenda, peanut butter and cream cheese together well in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

FILLING: In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt unsweetened chocolate. Set aside. Place cream cheese and Splenda in small mixing bowl and beat until soft. Slowly add milk. Mix using a wire whisk, until smooth. Add melted chocolate and stir to mix. Add egg substitute and vanilla. Mix well.

TO ASSEMBLE: Place 24 mini foil baking cups on a sheet pan. Divide crust mixture evenly between the cups. Press into bottom of cups. Place 1/2 teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture in the center of each crust. Spoon chocolate filling into cups over the peanut butter mixture and crust. Firmly tap pan on countertop to get rid of any air bubbles. Bake 10-15 minutes or until slightly firm to touch. Chill 2 hours before serving. Drizzle melted chocolate over tops if desired.

Note: This is a file photo.