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what's your favorite low-carb sweet treat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM

i just made dark chocolate almond butter cups and they are DIVINE! what's your favorite low-carb treat?

5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

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on February 01, 2012
at 01:07 AM

Awesome!!! It is, isn't it?? :)

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 30, 2012
at 07:05 PM

haha this one i really couldn't see myself eating as a 'treat' ;-)

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 30, 2012
at 07:03 PM

i made it this weekend --- soooooo eff'ing good!!! new fave!!!

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on January 28, 2012
at 11:43 PM

you tube young coconuts and you will have plenty of videos for assistance :)

273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

(1683)

on January 28, 2012
at 03:17 PM

@Phazo ...Ive noticed that my body loves starches. By figuring this out I can't over eat anymore(my calories end up at like 1700 daily just because). Paleo is DEFINITELY training my body to stop overeating. Its awesome.

273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

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on January 28, 2012
at 03:15 PM

I'll third that sigh <3 ....i miss pancakes

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on January 28, 2012
at 07:37 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on January 28, 2012
at 07:28 AM

it's amazing to me how coconut oil tastes great straight up when my eating is balanced and my protein/fat/carb intake is balanced... as soon as I go to town on a jar of almond butter though, it tastes absolutely foul. i think paleo is training my body to stop overeating.. fantastic!

8814a76a17662ac145147f5cac8e1068

(98)

on January 28, 2012
at 04:25 AM

Meret - I eat it straight - and I have added it too savory sauces.

5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

(70)

on January 28, 2012
at 02:17 AM

that's good with nut butter too! :)

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on January 28, 2012
at 02:09 AM

my nightly dessert is frozen wild blueberries heated up with some coconut oil and cinnamon.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 28, 2012
at 01:41 AM

When I made bacon bites: http://www.foodrenegade.com/bacon-wrapped-sweet-potato-bites/ (Thanks, Food Renegade!) I must say they tasted as sweet as candy to me.

8814a76a17662ac145147f5cac8e1068

(98)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Meant to add - here's his Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willies-Cacao/111050628934252

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 28, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Anything less than 90% and I'm eating it because of the sweetener. At 90% or more I don't find it particularly tasty, so I'm down to adding a little 100% to an occasional cup of coffee to which I'm already adding cream and honey.

8814a76a17662ac145147f5cac8e1068

(98)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Hi Meret - I like the ones with hints of nuts - so the Hacienda las Trincheros (Venezuela), Waslala Superior (Nicaragua) and Caranero Superior (Venezuela). Check his descriptions of the different flavors. You might like more fruity notes.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 28, 2012
at 01:38 AM

I'll second that sigh. :-))

0c875e97044bf838a074470caa5d630d

on January 28, 2012
at 01:34 AM

I love dates wrapped in bacon (and stuffed with goat cheese if you're ok with dairy)!

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:28 AM

how do you open the coconuts? i'm kinda scared of that process...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:15 AM

That sounds awesome Meret!

5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

(70)

on January 28, 2012
at 12:50 AM

it's amazing! and SO easy to make!

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 28, 2012
at 12:07 AM

berries straight from the bush is one of the best treats ever. i remember in my pre-paleo days, we'd pick them in the yard and then make pancakes on weekends. sigh.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 28, 2012
at 12:04 AM

that sounds fantastic -- a definite keeper! i love avocado in sweet dishes!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 28, 2012
at 12:03 AM

:-)) I like blueberries if I can pick them off a wild bush. But if I can name a fruit, I'll say Florida grapefruit.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:58 PM

btw...what are some of your favorite ways to use it?

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:52 PM

O.M.G brilliant! thank you for posting!

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 27, 2012
at 11:41 PM

At one of my local WholeFoods the Scharffen Berger bars were not placed next to all the other dark chocolate bars, they were on a different aisle. I just stumbled upon them by chance and bought one.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:33 PM

i don't love it by the spoonful. though i tried the block of creamed coconut today and it was very tasty!

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:33 PM

i guess there's a hint of sweetness to the liver ;-)

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:33 PM

i'm really working to like 99 and 100% chocolate. i started mixing some into some heated berries, which is DELICIOUS. now if only i could eat it on it's own...

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:32 PM

haven't tried the scharffen berger yet -- i usually aim for 90% chocolate and haven't found that they have it. though i think they might have an unsweetened baking chocolate.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:31 PM

a friends once had a bacon-themed party: it was uh-mazing. everything from bacon-wrapped figs to dark chocolate-covered bacon. it was like a dream ;-)

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:18 PM

well you're more than welcome to say berries. i'm just curious to see what people eat when they're being mindful of carbs, but are wanting something on the sweeter side.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on January 27, 2012
at 10:57 PM

Coconut butter (yum Artisana!) is a close second for me!

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on January 27, 2012
at 10:25 PM

Does that taste sweet to you?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 27, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Sorry, for me that's a contradiction in terms. I don't find pure chocolate or nut butter a treat. The closest I can come is a nice fatty forkful of beef.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:07 PM

Bacon is always nice. :-)

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:31 PM

a friends once had a bacon-themed party: it was uh-mazing. everything from bacon-wrapped figs to dark chocolate-covered bacon. it was like a dream ;-)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:15 AM

That sounds awesome Meret!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:41 AM

When I made bacon bites: http://www.foodrenegade.com/bacon-wrapped-sweet-potato-bites/ (Thanks, Food Renegade!) I must say they tasted as sweet as candy to me.

0c875e97044bf838a074470caa5d630d

on January 28, 2012
at 01:34 AM

I love dates wrapped in bacon (and stuffed with goat cheese if you're ok with dairy)!

5
7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on January 27, 2012
at 10:56 PM

I gotta go with dark chocolate. My current go-to is Vivani's 85% organic, but I'm eager to try Domori's 100% ... Diane Sanfilippo (Balanced Bites) recently raved about it on Twitter.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:33 PM

i'm really working to like 99 and 100% chocolate. i started mixing some into some heated berries, which is DELICIOUS. now if only i could eat it on it's own...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Anything less than 90% and I'm eating it because of the sweetener. At 90% or more I don't find it particularly tasty, so I'm down to adding a little 100% to an occasional cup of coffee to which I'm already adding cream and honey.

4
242b6f51761717721115fd464834456b

(160)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:23 AM

Young coconuts... drain the juice into a freezer safe bowl, scrape out the flesh and add it to the bowl and then stick it in the freezer. It becomes like a slushee and the flesh becomes a little chewy. Nom nom.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:28 AM

how do you open the coconuts? i'm kinda scared of that process...

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on January 28, 2012
at 11:43 PM

you tube young coconuts and you will have plenty of videos for assistance :)

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5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

on January 28, 2012
at 12:00 AM

This is my all time favorite low carb chocolate sweet treat!! It's a chocolate pudding made with avocados, coconut milk, a little honey, and cocoa.

http://stiritup.me/?p=1662

5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

(70)

on January 28, 2012
at 12:50 AM

it's amazing! and SO easy to make!

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 28, 2012
at 12:04 AM

that sounds fantastic -- a definite keeper! i love avocado in sweet dishes!

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 30, 2012
at 07:03 PM

i made it this weekend --- soooooo eff'ing good!!! new fave!!!

5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

(70)

on February 01, 2012
at 01:07 AM

Awesome!!! It is, isn't it?? :)

2
8814a76a17662ac145147f5cac8e1068

(98)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:48 PM

Willie's Cacao - 6 different 100% cacaos made from beans from 6 different regions. He does mail order from the UK. http://www.willieschocolateshop.com/

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:58 PM

btw...what are some of your favorite ways to use it?

8814a76a17662ac145147f5cac8e1068

(98)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Hi Meret - I like the ones with hints of nuts - so the Hacienda las Trincheros (Venezuela), Waslala Superior (Nicaragua) and Caranero Superior (Venezuela). Check his descriptions of the different flavors. You might like more fruity notes.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:52 PM

O.M.G brilliant! thank you for posting!

8814a76a17662ac145147f5cac8e1068

(98)

on January 28, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Meant to add - here's his Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willies-Cacao/111050628934252

8814a76a17662ac145147f5cac8e1068

(98)

on January 28, 2012
at 04:25 AM

Meret - I eat it straight - and I have added it too savory sauces.

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 27, 2012
at 11:16 PM

Scharffen Berger 82% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate bar is quite good. I bought my first one this past weekend. It's way better than any Lindt bar I've eaten. The Scharffen Berger has a nice fruity complex flavor. Most of the Lindt bars I've even are smooth and not bitter yet kind of flat with no complexity in their flavor.

http://www.scharffenberger.com/chocolate/our-chocolate/

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:32 PM

haven't tried the scharffen berger yet -- i usually aim for 90% chocolate and haven't found that they have it. though i think they might have an unsweetened baking chocolate.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 27, 2012
at 11:41 PM

At one of my local WholeFoods the Scharffen Berger bars were not placed next to all the other dark chocolate bars, they were on a different aisle. I just stumbled upon them by chance and bought one.

2
B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10265)

on January 27, 2012
at 10:17 PM

liver amd onions

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on January 27, 2012
at 10:25 PM

Does that taste sweet to you?

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:33 PM

i guess there's a hint of sweetness to the liver ;-)

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on January 28, 2012
at 07:37 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

2
1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

on January 27, 2012
at 10:05 PM

Coconut Oil, on a spoon.

273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

(1683)

on January 28, 2012
at 03:17 PM

@Phazo ...Ive noticed that my body loves starches. By figuring this out I can't over eat anymore(my calories end up at like 1700 daily just because). Paleo is DEFINITELY training my body to stop overeating. Its awesome.

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on January 28, 2012
at 07:28 AM

it's amazing to me how coconut oil tastes great straight up when my eating is balanced and my protein/fat/carb intake is balanced... as soon as I go to town on a jar of almond butter though, it tastes absolutely foul. i think paleo is training my body to stop overeating.. fantastic!

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on January 27, 2012
at 10:57 PM

Coconut butter (yum Artisana!) is a close second for me!

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:33 PM

i don't love it by the spoonful. though i tried the block of creamed coconut today and it was very tasty!

1
363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Hachez 88% Premier Cru Chocolate bar - just a trace of sugar, no fake crap, can be found in speciality stores or on the Chocosphere website (cheapest place for rarer chocolates, including this 100% French chocolate I have heard of but not tasted. Also, I like to have a macadamia nut or two with my bits of chocolate since they are kind of sweet tasting to me too.

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on January 28, 2012
at 07:19 AM

I'm into nuts less these days, but on occasion, I still enjoy a few treats:

  1. Almond butter + banana slices + dried cranberries + drizzle coconut milk, warmed up briefly in microwave.
  2. Almond butter + Tbsp. cocoa powder + coconut milk + banana + cup o' ice, in blender until smooth.
  3. Cashews dipped in Artisana's Cacao Bliss.

1
0c875e97044bf838a074470caa5d630d

on January 28, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Any kind of frozen fruit made into "ice cream" by blending it with a little coconut milk in a food processor until it's creamy. Or make an unsweetened (or fruit-sweetened) custard with eggs and coconut milk.

5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

(70)

on January 28, 2012
at 02:17 AM

that's good with nut butter too! :)

0
Ada7566560b407664313a451adefa377

(206)

on January 29, 2012
at 02:39 AM

Sauerkraut. I love the taste of it and its full of nutrients, and no calories really.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on January 30, 2012
at 07:05 PM

haha this one i really couldn't see myself eating as a 'treat' ;-)

0
072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on January 28, 2012
at 04:00 AM

Half a banana and a spoonful of almond butter warmed up is something I will hit up on a rare occasion. I have to be careful with this one as it's one of the few things that can set me off. A little dark chocolate added to this takes it up a notch. Easy and wonderful.

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