Your Favorite Diabetes-Friendly Sweet Treats!

Dessert and diabetes don't go hand-in-hand. Since most traditional desserts are full of sugar and carbs, many people living with type 2 diabetes avoid desserts at all costs. But it doesn't always have to be that way. You can indulge your sweet tooth without negatively affecting your blood glucose levels.

“What’s your favorite diabetes-friendly sweet treat?”

That’s a question we asked the community, and many of you responded to share your favorite low-carb and low-sugar desserts!

Homemade peanut butter cups

  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp of unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 packages of stevia
  • Heat mix and pour into oil sprayed cupcake cup, fill up to about 1/4 a piece.

Diabetes-friendly cake

  • Pillsbury Yellow Diabetic Cake Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges/with juice
  • Blend with mixer for four minutes
  • 2 Greased cake pans and bake according to box directions


  • 1 large sugar-free Cool Whip
  • 1 Large can Crushed pineapple/w juice. 1 pkg sugar-free vanilla-instant pudding
  • Mix together, ice cake and refrigerate. Best made one day in advance.

Sweet chia seed salad

  • Boil 2 cups of water
  • Add 1/2 c Splenda or Stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Whisk in 3 Tbsp chia seeds; let set to rehydrate seeds 15 minute or longer.

To make salad

  • 1/2 c of chia seed mixture
  • 1/2 c cottage cheese
  • 2-4 Tbsp whipped cream
  • 1/4 c fruit sauce or cut up fruit of choice
  • More sweetener if desired; mix well.

Other diabetes-friendly sweet treats

  1. Sugar-free pudding pie, graham cracker crust and sugar-free cool whip.
  2. Small bowl of whipped cream and a small drizzle of hershey's syrup.
  3. Sugar-free, semi-sweet chocolate melted with a touch of oil and use as dip for chocolate-covered strawberries.

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