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Cadbury Egg Fudge

 

Photo Courtesy by ShugarySweets.com

Photo Courtesy by ShugarySweets.com

Cadbury Egg Fudge
Recipe Type: Fudge & Candy
Cuisine: American
Author: Victrocious
I love Cadbury eggs and fudge. This seems to be the perfect combination. Now you don’t have to wait for Easter to enjoy this!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • yellow food coloring
  • 16 oz milk chocolate, melted
Instructions
  1. In mixer, beat the butter and corn syrup together. Add vanilla, powdered sugar, salt and milk. Beat until smooth. Remove 2/3 of mixture to separate bowl, beat in several drops of yellow food coloring to remaining mixture.
  2. Line a 9inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Melt chocolate according to package directions. Pour half of chocolate in pan to cover the bottom of dish. Spread white layer over chocolate. Drop yellow layer over the white layer, spreading gently with a knife. Pour remaining melted chocolate over, spreading evenly. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes. Cut into squares, store in covered container in refrigerator. Great for Easter!
  3. **Recipe adapted slightly from Shugary Sweets**

 

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of CenterCutCook.com

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of CenterCutCook.com

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Author: CenterCutCook.com
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Serves: 10 – 12 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup hot fudge, room temp
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. With your mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
  4. In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well.
  5. Fold in milk chocolate chips.
  6. Flatten a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough to fit in each muffin cup. I used a 1 tablespoon cookie dough scoop to help with the process. You will start by making 10 cookies.
  7. Use your finger to make a small indentation for the hot fudge. Place the (room temp.) hot fudge in a ziplock bag, snip the corner, and pipe about a tablespoon of hot fudge in the center of each cookie.
  8. To make the top portion of the cookie, repeat the process as you did to create the bottom by measuring a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and flattening it to fit in the muffin cup.
  9. Place the flattened cookie dough on top of the fudge, and carefully press the cookie dough layers together. If you’ve made all 10 cookies and you have leftover dough, you can make additional cookies. Start with 10 to be on the safe-side so that you know you have enough cookie dough.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Run a knife around each cookie after it comes out of the oven to ensure the sides aren’t sticking to the pan. Allow the cookie cups to cool completely before removing them from the pan.
  11. Right before serving, heat the cookies for 15-20 seconds in the microwave so that the centers will be all gooey and melted. Top with ice cream, and additional hot fudge if you wish

 

Carb Smart Ice Cream

photo courtesy of onesecondscoop.com

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onesecondscoop.com

Diabetics and those that want to loose weight must watch their carbohydrates.

The foods we eat contain nutrients that provide energy and other things the body needs, and one of these is carbohydrates. The two main forms of carbohydrates are:

  1. sugars such as fructose, glucose, and lactose
  2. starches, which are found in foods such as starchy vegetables (like potatoes or corn), grains, rice, breads, and cereals

The body breaks down or converts most carbohydrates into the sugar glucose. Glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream, and with the help of a hormone called insulin it travels into the cells of the body where it can be used for energy.

But people with diabetes have problems with insulin that can cause blood sugar levels to rise. For people with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin, and for people with type 2 diabetes, the body can’t respond normally to the insulin that is made.

Because the body turns carbohydrates into glucose, eating carbohydrates makes blood sugar levels rise. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid carbohydrates if you have diabetes. Carbohydrates are a healthy and important part of a nutritious diet.

Some carbohydrates have more health benefits than others, though. For example, whole-grain foods and fruits are healthier choices than candy and soda because they provide fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients.

Sugary foods, like soda and candy, don’t usually have fiber and typically contain “empty calories.” That means they have calories but little nutritional value, and eating too many of them might leave little room for healthy foods. Eating too many empty-calorie foods can also make a person more likely to be overweight or obese. These foods can also cause tooth decay.

One way to still enjoy those sugary foods is to buy Carb Smart Ice cream. Why buy Breyers Carb Smart instead of Weight Watchers Ice Cream? Mainly, because  Carb Smart has fewer carbohydrates and calories.

Breyers Carb Smart Nutrition Label

Breyers Carb Smart Vanilla & Almond Bar Nutrition Label

Weight Watchers Fudge Ice Cream Bar

Weight Watchers Fudge Ice Cream Bar

Breyers Carb Smart comes in many flavors: vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, rocky road, strawberry and the single serving bars such as: vanilla & almond, vanilla bar and fudge bar.

The key to to dieting or living with diabetes  is eating in moderation. Have your ice cream and enjoy it, just do it in moderation.