Diabetic Desserts

Berry Pudding Cakes
Following a diabetic diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on dessert recipes. These irresistible cookies, frozen treats, and cheesecakes are lower in calories and under 30 grams of carb, so you can add them to your diabetic recipe repertoire while keeping blood glucose in check.

Coconut Fruit S'mores

Bring out the sophisticated side of the classic kids' treat. Better-for-you dark chocolate melts just slightly when topped with the broiled blackberry-and-marshmallow skewers. Each loaded s'more has just 150 calories and 25 grams of carb to fit a diabetic meal plan.

Apricot-Rosemary Streusel Bars

Snipped fresh rosemary balances the natural sweetness of apricots in this irresistible diabetic dessert recipe. Pine nuts add extra crunch to the streusel, and a simple vanilla drizzle gives these dessert bars a party-worthy finish.

No-Bake Chocolate-Swirl Cheesecake

No need to turn on the oven when you're craving homemade cheesecake. A simple graham cracker crust and three kinds of soft cheese make this a quick and easy cheesecake recipe. Neufchatel cheese and sour cream help keep each serving to 184 calories and 15 grams of carb, making it a great diabetic dessert.

Bacon Chocolate Bark

We didn't skimp on indulgent ingredients here! The key to making this chocolate dessert recipe fit your diabetes-friendly meal plan is portion size. Three simple ingredients -- smoky bacon, rich caramel sauce, and bittersweet chocolate -- team up for a unique spin on homemade candy with 107 calories and 11 grams of carb per serving.

Raspberry-Fudge Greek Frozen Yogurt

Craving a frozen treat? Turn that carton of healthful Greek yogurt into a diabetes-friendly spin on ice cream. Chocolate syrup adds fudgy swirls to each scoop, and sweet raspberry preserves lend delicious fruit flavor. Swap in sugar-free syrup and lower-sugar preserves to reduce carb grams further.

Apple Dumplings with Orange Sauce

These gorgeous dumplings only look difficult to make. Fresh apples and zesty orange peel are wrapped in reduced-fat crescent roll dough for a pretty dessert that's easy and diabetes-friendly.

Ginger-Orange Cheesecake

The secret to this 17-carb-gram diabetic dessert recipe? It's made in the slow cooker. Shredded orange peel infuses reduced-fat cream cheese and light sour cream with citrus flavor, while sliced Cara Cara oranges make a bright and beautiful garnish.

White Chocolate Creme de Menthe Shortbread

White chocolate and creme de menthe team up for irresistibly chewy shortbread cookies that fit into any diet. Each soft, homemade treat has just 108 calories and 11 grams of carb.

Almond-Tangerine Panna Cotta

Panna cotta, a traditional Italian dessert made with cream, shows its lighter side thanks to plain Greek yogurt and fat-free milk. Drizzle each panna cotta with sweet pomegranate syrup, then top with fresh fruit for a 140-calorie diabetic dessert.

Bananas Foster Mini Pies

Ripe banana, gooey caramel, and a splash of bourbon turn the classic dessert recipe into cute miniature hand pies. Their smaller size provides built-in portion control. Cut carbs even more by using sugar-free caramel syrup.

Cranberry-Cashew Clusters

These easy, no-bake candies are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Creamy vanilla candy tops crunchy rice cereal and tart cranberries for a simple diabetic dessert with just 16 grams of carb.

Fresh Strawberry Bars

Dig in to a gorgeous diabetic dessert that epitomizes berry bliss. Layers of fresh strawberries and sweet jam complement airy peanut butter cake for a 30-carb-gram treat everyone can enjoy.

Wonton Dessert Stacks

A Chinese-restaurant favorite gets the sweet treatment from low-fat lemon yogurt and plenty of fresh fruit. Each pretty treat has just 127 calories and 26 grams of carb.

Berries with Custard Sauce

A quick custard sauce made with sweet Marsala brings a cozy, creamy touch to fresh berries. Mint leaves add a little zip to each spoonful.

Apple-Date Cake

Apples and dates team up for an airy cake that gets its sweetness from fruit, not from sugar. Each slice has 27 grams of carb and fewer than 200 calories.

Berry Pudding Cakes

Treat your family (or yourself) to a better-for-you batch of colorful berry pudding cakes. Vanilla custard-style sauce tops fresh raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries and bakes until gooey. Each individual cake has just 141 calories and 26 grams of carb.

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