Delicious Diabetic Dessert Recipes

Having diabetes doesn't mean you have to give up desserts. Try these sweet treats, including diabetic cakes, cookies, and cobblers, updated just for you.

Chocolate Ice Cream Roll

This do-ahead dessert gives you another reason to celebrate that special occasion and is spectacular enough to serve as a grand finale to your most elegant dinner.

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Soft Snickerdoodles

These fruit- and nut-filled treats are a delicious take on the favorite cinnamon-sugar cookie. Baking tip: To make the cookie dough a little firmer and easier to drop, chill it for up to an hour.

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Simple Almond Cookies

For an afternoon pick-me-up, enjoy one of these crescent-shape, macaroonlike cookies with a cup of your favorite tea.

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Raspberry Strudel Croissants

Using phyllo dough instead of traditional croissant dough makes these raspberry-filled roll-ups a health-conscious addition to any meal plan.

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Chocolate-Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Not just for breakfast, granola adds a low-fat crunch to the top of these chocolate cupcakes.

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Tiramisu

Fool your dinner guests with this reduced-fat knockoff of a classic Italian coffee-flavored dessert (pronounced tih-rah-mee-SOO).

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Citrus-Sweet Potato Pie

Using oil instead of lard in the crust lowers the saturated fat in this pumpkinlike pie with a citrusy twist.

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Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies will have a hard time staying in the cookie jar. Soft and satisfying, they feature good-for-you oats and yogurt.

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Rocky Road Parfaits

Sugar-free pudding and light whipped dessert topping make these parfaits a chocolate-lover's delight that is healthy enough to enjoy often.

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Flan

Flan was imported directly from Spain. The inverted caramel custard stars on Mexican dessert menus everywhere. Now you can make your own flan at home.

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Apple Crisp

You don't need to pass on this old-fashioned dessert favorite that features warm apples, crunchy crumbles, and light whipped topping.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

The fascinating thing about these irresistibly easy peanut butter morsels is that they contain no flour. For holidays year-round, imprint them with cookie cutters to fit the season.

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Nutty Carrot Cake Bars

Loaded with carrot, nuts, and pumpkin pie spice and slathered with a velvety cream cheese frosting, these bars are sure to become a family favorite.

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Hazelnut-Mocha Torte

Chocolate curls add an extra hint of richness to this elegant dessert. To make the curls, carefully draw a vegetable peeler across the smooth side of a milk chocolate candy bar.

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Italian Cheesecake

Beaten egg whites help lighten the ricotta cheese filling for this luscious cherry- and citron-laced cheesecake.

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Coconut Cream Pie

This luscious pie is the perfect way to end a meal or celebrate a special occasion. Enjoy it with your favorite flavored coffee or tea.

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Berries with Custard Sauce

Decreasing egg yolks and thickening with cornstarch makes this perfect balance of sweet and tart lighter than traditional custard.

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Chocolate Sherbet

The mixture needs to chill overnight in order to freeze properly. What makes a sherbet different from a sorbet is the use of a milk product (cream in this recipe).

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Black Forest Trifle

Sugar-free cake and pudding mixes are the secrets to the layers of decadence. The cherry-studded delight is so luscious, no one will ever guess it's low enough in calories, fat, and carbs to fit into a diabetic meal plan.

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Brownie Cookies

Cocoa powder and brown sugar blend to make these easy drop cookies taste like rich, dunkable brownies.

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Coffee-Chocolate Marble Cake

The secret to this carb-trimmed cake is replacing frosting with a Coffee Drizzle that adds flavor and moistness and keeps the fat and calories in check. And switching to cake flour helps make the cake more tender.

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Berry-Filled Chocolate Crepe Cups

These tiny bits of dessert heaven have only 4 carbs per serving. If your mini crepes aren't perfectly round, don't worry. You can trim the uneven edges or just leave them for visual interest.

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Chocolate Crepes with Banana-Pecan Topping

Grilling the bananas for this luscious dessert brings out their sweetness without adding any sugar. Using whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, and egg product in the chocolate crepes makes them higher in fiber and lower in fat.

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Cherry-Apricot Freeze

This flavorful frozen treat can be stored up to 1 month in the freezer. Enjoy a bowl anytime, and don't worry about wasting leftovers!

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Pear-Rhubarb Crisp

Not only do whole grain cereals increase the fiber in this low-sugar fruit crisp, they make the topping very easy to fix.

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Butter Rum Oatmeal Cookies

This soft, eggless cookie makes a delightful snack -- especially with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of tea.

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Choose-a-Fruit Tropical Sherbet

Whether you use mango, kiwifruit, or papaya, unflavored gelatin and buttermilk give this sherbet its smooth texture while keeping the fat and calories per serving low.

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Citrus Trifle with Orange Custard

You'll find a rainbow of colorful winter citrus at the supermarket. Showcase your favorites in this extraordinary dessert.

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Glazed Strawberry Pie

Celebrate strawberries with this luscious classic pie. Top each piece with a spoonful of light whipped dessert topping for a well-deserved treat.

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