If you’re looking for an unbeatable sweet snack, then try my Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Wafers, they’re guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
I make these for myself whenever I’m craving something sweet and chocolatey, but I always find myself fighting to get any, because the minute my kids and hubby see me making them, they flock like vultures to the kitchen.
The thought of eating chocolate wafers brings back happy memories of my childhood – when I wasn’t a diabetic.
I remember going to my grandmother’s house when I was little and sneaking into her cookie cupboard to eat her wafers.
She kept them in this retro-style, pale green container, full of these yummy treats.
Inside, there were always the traditional vanilla and chocolate wafers, which were so delicious, but full of sugar!
Once I was diagnosed with diabetes at age eight though, my love-affair with wafer biscuits came to a halt.
For years after, I’d look at the packets of wafers on the supermarket shelves whenever I went grocery shopping with my parents, but sadly they never ended up in our trolly.
Recently though, out of the blue, I had a random craving for my childhood chocolate wafers, so this time I decided to do something about it!
That’s when my Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Wafers were born.
So what’s in my Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Wafers?
These wafers are so easy to make and taste like the real thing, but with no added sugar!
I make my wafers using my T1 Friendly Foodie Diabetic Friendly Choc Hazelnut Spread . If you haven’t tried it yet, click on the link as you’ll need to have a jar of it on hand for the wafers.
I do warn your though, when making the spread, be sure to buy really fresh hazelnuts from your local nut supplier, otherwise it just won’t work.
I have experimented with what I thought were fresh hazelnuts from my local supermarket, but they were just not fresh enough and the oil in the nuts ends up congealing into a gloopy mess.
So do yourself a favour before you start embarking on this recipe, go say G’day to your local nut supplier and grab a bag of fresh hazelnuts.
For this recipe, I like to use Waterthins wafers, because they have a nutritional table on the packet, which makes it really easy to count total carbs. They have about 7.7g of carbohydrate per six crackers.
I have also used the large rectangular wafers from my local deli, but these often don’t have a nutritional label, which makes it hard to work out exactly how many carbs you’re eating.
If you are lucky enough to find some with a label, grab some! They are a bit more fiddly to use though, than the Waterthins Wafers, because both sides aren’t smooth and also you have to cut them into bit-sized pieces which can be a bit tricky. The Waterthins are a lot less fuss to use.
So, if you’re in the mood for some chocolate, but don’t want the guilt of eating a lot of sugar, then give my Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Wafers a try!
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Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Wafers
- 1 jar T1 Friendly Foodie Choc-hazelnut spread (see post for recipe)
- 1 packet wafer biscuits
- unsweetened cocoa powder (for dusting the top of the wafers)
This recipe uses the T1 Friendly Foodie Choc-Hazelnut Spread. If you don't have any ready-made, please see the above post for the recipe.
Spread a thin layer of the T1 Friendly Foodie Choc-Hazelnut Spread over a wafer biscuit. Add another wafer on top, then spread over another small amount of choc-hazelnut spread. Repeat this until you have a biscuit with four layers of wafer biscuit.
Repeat the above steps to make as many biscuits as you like.
Place the completed choc-hazelnut wafers on a platter and dust over with unsweetened cocoa powder with a sieve.
The carbohydrate total may vary depending on the wafer brand you use, but generally, you can use the following information to calculate the total carbs per serve:
- 30g of T1 Friendly Foodie Choc-hazelnut Spread has 2.5g of carbs
- 6 wafer crackers are 7.7g of carbs (I use the Waterthins brand).