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Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons xylitol or 16 drops FTS zero
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa - 1 carb
2 tablespoons beanit butter
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup smashed pecans -1.2 carb
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut - 1 carb

1. Put the butter in a small bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds.
2. Add the sweetener, cream and cocoa to the melted butter and mix it well, then return it to the microwave for 15 seconds.
3. Stir in the beanit butter and vanilla, mix it until it's well combined and creamy.
4. Add the nuts and coconut and stir until fully combined.
5. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let it cool.  The cookies will harden as they cool. 3.2 carbs for the entire recipe.

I have an idea of dropping the cookies into mini-cupcake or candy cups, drizzling them with caramel and sprinkling them with a little more coconut to dress them up. Put in a pretty box, they would be a nice gift. I could give it to myself. :)

I did try putting a little Walden Farms caramel syrup on one and it was really tasty, but the syurp is too runny to treat the whole batch that way. Any ideas? I don't want to use Russell's caramels as they have malitol in them and I like the no-pain treats that these are now. Has anybody played with the caramel syrup to thicken it up, or have an alternative?

How about making these with peanuts and using some WF marshmallow dip for rocky roads? Or almonds and coconut just for the Joy of it? If we had a good crunchy cookie base, we could do some twicks.

General Discussion / Re: For our family!!!
« on: May 22, 2012, 10:14:15 AM »

And yes I think of myself very lucky to have 2 moms and 2 dads   ;D  The heart always has room for more  ;)
You have a great heart, Shawn!

Ask Umpa / Re: Banana Cookies, Umpa?
« on: May 22, 2012, 10:00:15 AM »
Umap, you've been teasing us about 'nana butter, now we want some cookies.

Ask Umpa / Re: Banana Cookies, Umpa?
« on: May 21, 2012, 07:42:36 PM »
I sure hope so!!!

Ask Umpa / Re: New Assignments
« on: May 21, 2012, 05:36:58 PM »
I was just thinking about the consistency in baking. Kind of missing the old cookies made with brown sugar. They have their own consistency/texture in the combination of flour and sugars.

I'm also trying to figure out the swaps so I can bake more delightful dishes. I so want crescent type bread to wrap things in, and light yeasty breads, tortillas ... Those things have their own texture that I haven't been able to duplicate yet. I'm going to try adding an egg to the next tortilla try and see if that helps hold them together.

Ask Umpa / Re: Banana Cookies, Umpa?
« on: May 21, 2012, 05:00:25 PM »
Oh, the agony!

Desserts and Sweets / Re: Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
« on: May 21, 2012, 04:59:32 PM »
Boy, I'm glad you guys tried them and like them!
I have to hide them from myself or I'll eat one every time I pass by.
.3 grams per yum.

MommaB, that reminds me of when we fixed macaphoney and cheese for dinner with the nephew's family. Before the wife could get any, the kids had cleaned the dish slick!

Meal Plans / Re: catznflwrz confused by numbers
« on: May 20, 2012, 08:46:43 PM »
Hi Catz, I don't know what the deal is on the strawberries - has 1 cup of strawberry halves as a net 9 carbs. I don't think I said anything aobut your posted meal, but I remember thinking as I was reading it that it seemed like a lot of food. I thought I'd let someone else address that issue because I'm not having any success at all after the first 25 lbs. lost - I haven't lost anything in the last five months, no pounds, no inches. I'm at a standstill. I've tried everything - carbs under 10, under 5, no sweets, moderate sweets, lots of sweets, no nuts, only meat and veges - 3.5 oz meat and 1/2 cup servings of veggies. So I can't comment on other people's eating. I can only wish you luck.

General Discussion / Re: Fat to Skinny Business Cards
« on: May 20, 2012, 05:03:09 PM »
I want to hear how you all go up to strangers and give them a card. I haven't had the nerve to do that. It would be easy if the subject of weight came up, but the people I REALLY want to give a card to would probably punch me in the nose if I jumped in and handed them a card.

General Discussion / Re: Not losing weight
« on: May 20, 2012, 05:00:28 PM »
My favorite tea is Earl Grey, but Jasmine runs a close second.

Ask Umpa / New Assignments
« on: May 20, 2012, 12:58:54 PM »
If zero is made from regular sugar (and I LOVE zero), why can't we have a great BROWN sugar replacement equal to zero? Sometimes maple syrup just doesn't cut it...

And how about a granular zero?

I sent a note asking them why they don't carry zero. Maybe a barrage of inquiries would put zero on netrition...

Ask Umpa / Re: Banana Cookies, Umpa?
« on: May 20, 2012, 10:20:15 AM »
It does seem high, doesn't it? I'll turn it down to 375. You could try out the recipe and tell me if it's any good, you know. Make a half batch so you don't waste any more ingredients than necessary if it's yucky.

Desserts and Sweets / Re: Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
« on: May 20, 2012, 10:13:40 AM »
I hate it when food goes bad before I can use it! I've been keeping all the nuts in the freezer so they'll keep better. I have some Brazil nuts that would be interesting in this candy, too.

I made a batch using the 16 drops of zero and they're WONDERFUL! I also cut down on the boiling time - just let it boil until the cocoa was all mixed in. I have to really work not to eat all of them at once! Good thing they're very low carb!

Ask Umpa / Banana Cookies, Umpa?
« on: May 19, 2012, 08:21:15 PM »
How can I make these cookies if I don't have any FTS Banana Butter, Umpa? How do I know if it will work? What to do, what to do...


1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup xylitol or 24 drops ZERO
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup FTS Banana Butter
1 egg
1 cup unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup pecans

1. Preheat oven to 400 F
2. Sift dry ingredients together.
3. Once dry ingredients are sifted, cut in shortening.
4. After shortening is completely cut in, add banana butter, eggs, coconut and nuts and blend together well.
5. Spoon drops onto cookie sheet and bake at 400 F for 8-10 minutes (Note: this is a lot softer than normal cookie dough and will not form balls, hence spoon “drops”).

Frost with cream cheese frosting if you want them frosted.

I don't know about the carb count, Morgan, but I had a bunch of flax seeds stored in a cupboard go rancid, so I store in the refrigerator or freezer now. What a waste of money! I had bought a lot of flax before I found out that I don't like it.

As for different carb counts on the same products, lots of things are like that. Some heavy whipping cream is 1 carb and some is listed as 0 and some eggs say 1 carb while others say 0... It's very confusing and frustrating! Several times I've been eating something that was labeled very low in carbs and then found a different brand of the same thing (a single ingredient) that has more carbs listed and I think, "Somebody's lying! What have I been doing to myself?" Ticks me off. I try to go by Doug's carb count book and not worry about it too much.

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