12 Days of Homemade Christmas: Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Crackles

by Shawnda on December 3, 2010

in Chocolate,Christmas,Cookies and Bars,Diabetic-friendly,Holiday Favorites

Chocolate Crackles

There are a handful of diabetics in my immediate and extended family. And every Christmas I get a little stressed because at the very last minute, I realize that my goodie baskets are not diabetic friendly. And when he’s the one you call when your air conditioner goes kaput in the middle of the Texas summer, the last thing you want to do is alienate your father at Christmas.

My dad loves chocolate. He is firmly in the “I’ll eat whatever the heck I want, when I want” camp, sugar levels be darned. But I do try to play the responsible daughter card when I can. Sugar plays several roles in baking, sweetening only being one of them. Back when Splenda had just made it’s public splash, I tried making brownies for him. Nope! It might have sweetened like sugar but it sho’ didn’t behave like sugar.

I always make sure to include a bag of Chocolate Crackles in his goodie basket at Christmas. They’re super chocolatey. Part of the sugar is replaced with my favorite not-sugar, Ideal. I’ve actually baked cakes, cupcakes, and pumpkin bread with it and I think it performs beautifully.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Crackles

The 12 Days of Homemade Christmas 2010
Swirly Chocolate-Peppermint Bark Fleur de Sel Caramels Chocolate Crackles Tahitian Vanilla Beans Peppermint Chunk Cookies Red, White, and Green Biscotti
Cranberry Pecan Bread Salted Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Homemade Red Wine Vinegar Homemade Granola Homemade Marshmallows


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz @ Blog is the New Black December 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

Wow, these look delicious. I’ve never had them but I keep seeing them all over the internet as Christmas cookies!


2 Stephanie @ Per l'Amore del Cibo December 3, 2010 at 9:33 am

These look really, really great. And it’s awesome that you can give your dad something he loves without feeling too bad about it!


3 Krystle Thorn December 3, 2010 at 9:54 am

Love chocolate cookies, these looks delicious!


4 Amy December 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Thank you so much for including diabetic recipes! You have no idea how frustrating it is to be a diabetic foodie :)


5 Gabrielle December 6, 2011 at 8:07 am

I’ve been making these cookies for years! And I mean YEARS. haha. Since I was in late elementary/early middle school. I absolutely LOVE them! They’re my favorite christmas time cookies and I make hundreds upon hundreds of them for christmas party treats and handouts. Only differences – I call mine Crinkles and they’re definitely not diabetic friendly. haha


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