Testimony of the Day
“OK…I realize this might be a little premature but here goes…I laughed yesterday! That is one thing that I noticed and really missed…I never laughed! So sad! I don’t even have all my supplements yet…still waiting on one. Sleep is better…about to try two patches of melatonin you suggested.
I’m pleased with the changes I’m seeing! Thank you! Kaye”
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Coconut sugar is a sweetener that has become very popular in the past few years. Man, I get a million questions about this sweetener. This sugar is derived from the coconut palm tree and is hyped as being more nutritious and lower on the glycemic index than sugar. Coconut sugar is made in a two-step process:
1. A cut is made on the flower of the coconut palm, and the liquid sap is collected into containers.
2. The sap is placed under heat until most of the water in it has evaporated.
Coconut sugar does maintain some of the nutrients found in the coconut palm. It is difficult to find exact data on this, but according to the Philippine Department of Agriculture, coconut sugar contains several nutrients. Most notable of these are the minerals iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium, along with some polyphenols and antioxidants that may also provide some health benefits. The reason it is lower on the glycemic index is because it also contains a fiber called inulin, which may slow glucose absorption.
Even though coconut sugar does contain some nutrients, you’d have to eat a ridiculous amount of it to really get any benefits from these nutrients. You would get a lot more from non-sweet foods. Coconut sugar has the same amount of empty calories as table sugar.
One of the big contributors to the aging process and development and perpetuation of degenerative diseases is Advanced Glycation End Product (AGEs) glycation. Glycation is where a chemical reaction occurs between proteins and either sugars, lipid peroxidation products (free radicals from oxidative damage), or the breakdown products of sugar. So sugar plays a big role in glycation as does oxidative damage (think PUFA oils and sugar inflammation). Glycation is the forming of sort of a crust around our cells. Many different studies have shown that this crust contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, asthma, stroke, cataracts, glaucoma, PCOS, autoimmune disease and much more. So what role does fructose play here? Studies have shown that fructose enables glycation reactions ten times more rapidly than glucose!
So again, you may be thinking, “OK Maria, if I want to sweeten something a little, I will use coconut sugar since it seems less harmless than honey.” No! Let me surprise you with a tidbit: even though I see claims all over the web that coconut sugar is commendably fructose-free, 70 to 80% of it is made of sucrose, which is half fructose (and half glucose)! This essentially means that coconut sugar supplies the same amount of fructose as regular sugar, gram for gram.
Fructose can only be metabolized by the liver; glucose on the other hand can be metabolized by every cell in the body. Fructose raises triglycerides (blood fats) like no other food. Fructose bypasses the enzyme phosphofructokinase, which is the rate-limiting enzyme for glucose metabolism. Fructose is shunted past the sugar-regulating pathways and into the fat-formation pathway. The liver converts this fructose to fat, which, unfortunately, remains in the liver = FATTY LIVER DISEASE. Consuming fructose is essentially consuming fat! This is why I see so many children with fatty liver disease…they aren’t drinking alcohol, they are drinking sodas, juices and consuming too much fructose!
Do you think a “Calorie is a Calorie?” In THIS study, they were surprised at how quickly the liver was affected and how extensive the damage was with the fructose. Both diets had the same amount of fat, carbohydrate and protein, but the sources were different. “In the high-fructose group, the team found that the type of intestinal bacteria hadn’t changed, but that they were migrating to the liver more rapidly and causing damage there. It appears that something about the high fructose levels was causing the intestines to be less protective than normal, and consequently allowing the bacteria to leak out at a 30 percent higher rate.”
As long as you understand just how detrimental fructose is not only to your waist line, but also to the overall health of your cells and liver, you see that coconut sugar should be avoided.
The liver governs how efficiently we lose weight as well as governs our moods. It can become congested from not only the fructose and sugar you eat but all of the make-up and soaps you use on your skin! I had one client who had her liver enzymes go back to normal once she ditched all of the lotions and make-up products she was using! It is important to look at what you are putting on your skin too! It all gets absorbed by the liver. Instead of store-bought lip balm, how about making this “healthified” lip balm for your Valentine? Click HERE to find ingredients.
Read more about fructose and liver health in my new book Keto-Adapted.
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Thank you all for your love and support!
Served with Strawberry “Champagne” which is 4 cups of sparkling water, add 4 strawberry tea bags and let it sit in the fridge for 2 days. Sweeten with Swerve to your desired sweetness.
White Chocolate Keto Truffles
- 1 cup Natural Sweetener
- 6 TBS organic butter
- 1/2 cup organic heavy whipping cream
- 4 oz edible cocoa butter
- 2/3 cup Natural Sweetener
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp Redmond Real salt
- To make the filling: Before you begin, make sure you have everything ready to go – the cream and the butter next to the pan, ready to put in. Work fast or the sweetener will burn. Heat butter on high heat in a heavy-bottomed 2-quart (2 L) or 3-quart (3 L) saucepan. As soon as it comes to a boil, watch for specks of brown (this is brown butter). Immediately add the Swerve and the cream to the pan. Whisk until caramel sauce is smooth. Let cool in the pan for a couple minutes, and then pour into candy molds. Set in fridge or freezer until completely set. Meanwhile make the chocolate coating.
- Place cocoa butter in a double boiler and heat on medium high until fully melted (or microwave safe bowl and heat on high for one minute, check and heat for 30 seconds until melted). Melting cocoa butter takes longer than traditional fats.
- Stir in natural sweetener.
- Stir in extracts and salt.
- Remove the filling from the fridge or freezer. Remove from molds and coat with white chocolate.
- Cool in refrigerator until white chocolate is solid, about an hour.
Traditional Truffles = 110 calories, 8g fat, 1g protein, 20g carbs
"Healthfied" Truffle = 72 calories, 8.2g fat, 0.1g protein, 0.1g carb (99% fat, 0.5% protein, 0.5% carbs)
Another Great Testimony
“I am 38 and have been seeing doctors since college when I started getting dizzy and blacking out during art critiques where we had to stand around a table. I’ve battled depression, anxiety, fatigue, adult onset acne, rosacea, thyroid problems, I could go on and on. I started January 1 and I dropped ten pounds the first 12 days. It’s slowed and I’m only up to 14 on the 23 but I really need to focus on keeping my water up. And I wasn’t exercising until a couple days ago.
What is miraculous to me are things, like I’ve noticed how “clean” my emotions feels. Does that make sense? No more losing my temper with my teenager. No more yelling at my husband. No more anxiety attacks. And since adding 5-HTP, I sleep great and wake up refreshed. After years of not sleeping and asking my doctors for help, why could not one of them recommend something so simple??? My husband keeps commenting on how soft my skin is now, my acne is gone, my rosacea is about 80% gone and my whole body doesn’t ache when I get out of bed in the morning. I still have another 40 pounds to lose, but I can’t believe the changes that are starting to manifest for my whole family.” – Jenny
They all seem to be our favorites so far but I especially enjoy the chocolate ganache cake. (The green bean bundles are so delicious I think I could eat them as a dessert!)
I LOVE the carrot cake on the SWERVE website. But the pumpkin pie milkshake also looks divine!!! 🙂
I love the protein chocolate eclairs and the molten chocolate cakes! YUM! Thank you Swerve and Maria!
My favorites so far are the muffins and coffee cake that I make with Swerve. My husband did not like the taste of other sweeteners ( equal,splenda, etc) , but when i started using Swerve, he gets into the desserts more than I do. I have served these to other people too and they really like the taste.
Chocolate lava cakes were my favorite!
Thanks Maria, for everything you have taught me! I have shared the knowledge I’ve gained with several family members. Our lives are changing dramatically for the better! I purchased my first Swerve in order to make several of your sweet treat recipes! I’m just venturing into the candies and would love these items in my kitchen!
My favorite is the peanut butter eggs.
My favorite is the Nutella cupcakes! But, ALL of your desserts I have tried have been DELICIOUS!
I have recently been using Swerve so much more. I was hesitant because I had to order it and it just wasn’t convenient but when I use it in the recipes I find here, I am blown away by the difference! I just ordered the confectioner’s Swerve to give it a try in some icings. I can’t wait! I
I like my skinny chocolate, muffin in a mug, shakes……. Anything I’ve used with swerve has been great. Cheesecake sounds good for today.
I love many different recipes using Swerve, but my go-to recipes are for fudgy brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Oh! And the apple donuts that I made last night from your recipe. They were fantastic and gave me a new purpose for all the apple tea I bought!
Ice cream! We have two of the suggested ice cream makers sitting on the counter so that we can make a double batch.
Love, love, LOVE your Lemon Bars! Very difficult to stop at 1 or 2, :).
I just recently bought my first package of swerve! I’m so excited to try it out and have so many more sweet treats to give a try!! 🙂
Love your cinnamon roll recipe! The first one I tried out of your cookbooks!
So far….Shamrock shakes. All the kids approve!
I use Swerve in Almond Bark, 100 % Cacao sweetened with Swerve.. add some coconut oil and some almond slivers.. Yum
I love the carrot cake! It’s so delicious!
Best ever chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake!
I am going to be honest. I haven’t had a chance to try Swerve yet but would love too. This seems to be the sweetener of choice for many people so it must be good and there are SO many recipes I can’t wait to try.
Chocolate chip cookies
I have used Swerve in a cake recipe and it was yummy!
I just bought my first bag of Swerve so don’t have a favorite Swerve-sweetened dessert yet but this weekend I’m going to make George Stella’s “Lemon Mascarpone Flan” with it and I’ll let you know! lol
I don’t really have a favorite Swerve desert…it’s just nice to be able to have something like Swerve to help be able to have something sweet now and then. The other day I ground some to powdered swerve and added some cocoa and creamcheese just to kill a sweet craving 😉
My favorite has to be the peanut butter eggs!
Love swerve and have been using it for over a year . Love all your recipes but your Christmas cookies have been a hit two years in a row. Our whole family enjoys them. Thanks!
Favorite Swerve sweetened dessert – hmmm. There are so may. I’d have to say Maria’s Turtle Cheesecake right now.
My favorite desert with Swerve is Cinnamon Rolls!! Yummy!! I was able to convert it successfully!! I also used the Swerve for the icing. 🙂
I would love to try the truffles soon!!
anything with chocolate!! love fat bombs that are just a little sweet
I just made the chocolate ganache cake for my birthday last week. It was scrumptious and everyone enjoyed it even though my ganache runneth over onto the counter!
I made the tiramisu and the creamy filling was so rich and delicious I fell in Love with it! I highly recommend it!
Love the cinnamon rolls.
I haven’t had a chance to make them yet, but the Swerve recipe I’m most excited about is French macarons!
Thank you for the giveaway, Maria and Swerve!
I love Swerve for all my baking, plus Maria’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream!!
Cannot beat a creamy cheesecake 🙂
I love making fudge with Swerve!
I am so grateful for Swerve! It’s been a life saver lately in my house 🙂
Love chocolate omm!!! Great breakfast item!
wow, a favorite? That’s hard ,they are all stupendous. I really love your keto fudge and pumpkin bread.
I have used swerve in many recipes. I love being able to eat cookies again.
Love in the carrot cake.
I have not tried Swerve yet but after reading the comments I will be placing an order 🙂
I would LOVE to win this great giveaway! Sorry but I havent been able to make any of these desserts. I had just found out about this great product, hearing great things about it and was wanting to try it in my desserts with this diet I am on and so far it is working, I am losing weight! Keeping my fingers crossed. xx
Those truffles are going to be a favorite I am sure.. Love pumpkin bar recipe made with swerve yummy!
Please don’t enter me into the giveaway as I live in Germany….but I just had to comment on the blurb about the coconut sugar….as it is used quite often in Germany as a healthy alternative….ouch!!! Also the info on the fatty liver.
Could you address the liver in context to bile production when one no longer has a gallbladder to store it. I mean without a gallbladder how does that effect the liver in bile production when we eat certain foods. It would seem to me that the liver is then like a leaky faucet or something in that respect with the bile. In other words,,,we eat a high fat meal or high fat product but the gallbladder is no longer there to pump out “extra” bile to digest the fat. How does the liver deal with fat or how does fat so to speak suffer in the metabolism without the gallbladder being present? If you could ever do a post linking the liver and gallbladder and how each other work together or how a person without a gallbladder can handle extra fats in their nutrition would be interesting. We know the fructose dilema in the liver but how does a liver handle fats without a gallbladder being present…..in that the gallbladder is not there to pour out extra bile to metabolize the higher fat intake so how does the liver know to pour out extra bile….or can it even do that without a gallbladder. I will leave it at that as I seem to be talking in circles here somewhat ….I hope this makes sense:)
Thanks! The common bile duct, which still remains after the gallbladder is removed, takes over a lot of the function of the gallbladder when it is taken out. That is why you can have your gallbladder removed and not totally fall apart by not being able to digest any fats. Coconut oil is very good for someone without a gallbladder because it doesn’t require bile acids for absorption. All MCT (medium chain tryglicerides) are like this. You can also use dandelion and ox bile to increase bile production. So eating this way is great for someone without a gallbladder.
thanks for the added info…..I love your blog:):)
I just ordered my first samples of Swerve yesterday. I can’t wait to get them in and try 🙂
The link to edible cocoa butter didn’t work. And you must have made some of the truffles with non-white chocolate? They look beautiful, by the way!
So far, all I’ve made, as far as desserts are concerned, is ice cream. I think I may have put a little too much salt in, but it was still wonderful. I use Swerve every day in my hot green tea. I also use it in my greens drink – it helps the greens drink to not taste completely like hay!!
Favorite Swerve recipe is the first one I tried…Monkey Bread! It promoted me to buy a multi-pack of Swerve, which I keep on hand at all times!
Thank you Swerve for such a great product. I have been switching regular sugar with the swerve and no one even knows. The latest was a double chocolate cheesecake. Yummy! It will be great trying new recipes. Thanks again!!
Love the Boston Cream Pie! Pretty much anything with chocolate 🙂
Thank you for the giveaway.
These look yummy! Thank you!
I have never tried Swerve, but would love to make something yummy with it!
Thanks for the giveaway Maria!!! My favorite is your flour-less torte with Swerve! Yum!
So if I need a brown sugar substitute, what exactly do you suggest? All I read was you don’t like coconut sugar. I’m not going to use Splenda, and honey is not a granular substitute. So what do you suggest? ???
Low Carb One Day at a Time uses 2 cups Swerve and 2 Tablespoons unsulphured blackstrap molasses. In a mixing bowl, blend the granular sweetener and molasses on medium speed until thoroughly combined, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Net carb count: .88 g net carbs (for 1 Tbsp serving – plus the carbs for the sweetener.
Makes about 2 cups
Any dessert with Swerve is the best, but if I had to pick one it would be skinny chocolate.
Ice cream!!! Even though it’s hard with the swerve, as long as you plan in advance and stick it in the fridge, it works out great.
Love candied cinnamon almonds and pecans
I love the pumpkin ice cream!
My fiancé loves the chocolate pie! He requests it all the time and he doesn’t typically care for “healthy” food.
Maria, correct me if I’m wrong, but this recipe is just for the White Chocolate, right? Do you have one for the darker or milk chocolate? Would you simply add cocoa powder to the edible cocoa butter? These look fabulous, and definitely worth a try…..especially when they are mostly fat!
I have not tried this sweetener yet but plan to get to try;)
Though technically it’s not dessert, I’d say the Energy Bars are my fave. Plus my kids love them.
I used Swerve to make raspberry cheesecake bars. Heaven!!
Looking so forward to these. I’m just beginning to use Swerve my first attempt needed to be sweeter but I can see how I’ll be using it for Chocolates and meringue cookies, so much more. Thank you.
I can’t wait to order swerve and try all your yummy recipes! I’m just starting this lifestyle after battling elevated blood sugar for the last 5 yrs., and gaining 30 lbs!
Love, love, love All the cheesecakes!!!!! So do my kiddos!!:-)
Maria, you’ve introduced me to a wonderful new healthy lifestyle. I’m slowly changing the family over with the help of Swerve. Thanks for everything you do for us all!!
I’ve tried swerve before in your icecream recipe and while it was delicious my body does not seem to like swerve and I had a lot of digestive issues! I would like to win though as my parents are going grain/sugar free and I am helping them with recipes, ingredients, etc. to get them started and this would help them!
I love making coconut macaroons with Swerve.
Since finding Swerve I enjoy making treats again! Maria’s truffles look so good! Cant wait to try that! Loved the apple pie one this fall that Swerve had on their site as well! thank you
These truffles look wonderful! I hope I have everthing I need to make them! now. mmm might need to be sure I have enough to make a double batch, I doubt the first batch will last ’till Valentines Day!
Gingerbread for Christmas has been my favorite swerve treat so far
I’m loving a rich cheese cake 🙂
I’m a big cheesecake lover and than anything chocolate.
My whole family loves your lemon bars.
I can tell you for sure that these will be my faves. Thanks!
I have not tried it before but would Love to win it so I can. 🙂
I used Swerve for the first time in a recipe for Raspberry Scones it turned out fantastic I also use it in my coffee now.
cheesecake… glorious cheesecake! I made one 2 weekends ago and my husband decided then and there that low carb living was going to be his friend for life!
Cheesecake recipes! Can’t wait to try this truffle recipe!
Hi Maria – I seem to get a migraine whenever I use Swerve or Stevia. I have tried both the regular Stevia and the Stevia Glycerite. Have you ever had a client that had this reaction to Stevia? Thank you!
I haven’t seen it with stevia, no. You could try a monk fruit sweetener or xyliltol. I have a couple options here.
Hi! I’m in the middle of week 3 of the accelerated plan but have been experiencing stalled weight loss since the start of week 2 (0lbs). I drink at least half my weight in oz of water, increased salt intake to decrease the initial headaches, take l-carnitine, l-glutamine, l-tyrosine, vitamind d-3, l-theanine, magnesium, 5-htp and and follow the meals. Any advice for such an early plateau? Thanks!
I love using Swerve in my chocolates I make!
Lemon cheesecake 🙂
I made the raspberry mousse in the mini chocolate cups with Swerve. Heavenly!
My favorite so far is the Amazing Cinnamon Rolls recipe. They are yummy and even my extremely picky 6-year-old eats them!
Maria’s Angel Food Cake recipe!
Love Maria’s angel food cake and poppyseed muffins!!
I haven’t tried to make any desserts yet but I love anything with chocolate!!
I use swerve in so many things, I can’t pick a favorite! A family fave is the flourless chocolate torte… just made the angel food cake with strawberries and whipped heavy cream for my son’s 7th birthday, all with swerve (of course) and take-out beef and broccoli in the crock pot (with venison). Delish!
I love swerve in my coffee and I love baking cookies and cakes with it. I can’t wait to try these truffles!
I love it all… but I especially love the cake recipes.
Maria’s Angel Food Cake recipe!
Love making frozen ice cream desserts with Swerve!
I love the coffee ice cream recipe!! YUMMO!!! Satisfies such great cravings with none of the sugar crash!
I love the Cheesecake!!!
We like the keto fudge!
Favorite is peanut butter cookies
I’m new to Swerve. I placed my first order today, but I love to bake, and I will first try it in cheesecake.
Granola and OATMEAL nummy!
Favorite is orange chocolate mousse
I made peanut butter cookies this week! YUMMY!
I recently made pumpkin twinkles. Loved them, so did the kiddos.
I just learned about Swerve so I’ve yet to try any deserts but the recipe I have is for low carb peanut butter cookies and I would love to win so I can finally try them!!
Just made the angel food cake with lemon curd, meatloaf, fish tacos, protein bread, popovers(with chocolate Jay Robb). I save Sat and Sun for shopping and cooking for the week ahead. ALL these recipes turned out sooooo good. Thank You Maria for all your time and research!!
Coconut milk fudge. Delicious!
peanut butter chocolate eggs would be my fave so far but i do have a lot more recipes yet to try!
Swerve sweetener is the main/only sweetener I use. Just recently made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with it.
I don’t have a favorite yet because haven’t tried Swerve yet but would love to!!!
Thank you so much for all your recipes! These look delish!
I love swerve!!
I would love to try the truffles. How hard is the edible cocoa butter to find? Swerve is so easy to use, mixes well. I usually use less than most recipes call for though.
I love the chocolate fudge.
We love the molten chocolate cakes! Thank you for this awesome giveaway! 🙂
Love cheesecakes!! Thank you for answering the question about not having a gall bladder. Could you put more information out there for us???
I wish I could find Swerve Confectioners! It’s been out of stock on their website, as well as Amazon, for a while now.
These look great. Since they are made with cream, how long do you think they would be ok without keeping them in the fridge?
I love chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for the opportunity. I love swerve!
I LOVE your donuts. yummy!!!
peanut butter fudge!
cheesecakes, crème brulee and angel food cake!!
Maria’s pumpkin bread…amazing!
My favorite Maria desserts that I’ve tried so far using Swerve are the ultimate chocolate cake and the coffee cake.
I love using it to make sweetened condensed coconut milk!
Love the carrot cake.
I was raised on Southern food so of course I love the pecan tarts~
This is a great giveaway, thanks Maria for all the information you give! So far my favorite Swerve Sweetened recipe is the snicker doodle one! I would also like to try more cookie ones since I am a cookie fiend, and the cinnamon rolls are on my list as well!
Anything with chocolate!
I can’t find the lip balm recipe??? is it in the book??? thanks, Ruth
Your lemon bars are my fav!!
Chocolate chip cookies!!!! Yum! <3
Angel Food Cake!
Everything! I only use Swerve now – wish I could get my hands on the confectionery one.
peanut butter chocolate eggs…and I’ll make plain chocolates using the coating recipe and keep them in the fridge!
I have not used it yet. Can’t find it at stores in my area.
Our favorite is coconut lemon cake with a lemon meringue frosting!!!!! Mmmmmmm.
Gotta be the peanut butter chocolate eggs!!!
Extreme Chocolate Birthday Cake!
I always use serve.love it!
It’s too hard to pick a favorite… All of them!!
Love Swerve Benny a follower of Swerve & Maria for about a year. The swerve people directed me to a local health food store that carries Swerve. So helpful. I use it for everything. Add it in waffles, no need for syrup.
One of my main sweeteners is Swerve. Love it. This prize looks like it belongs in my kitchen. lol
I love making donuts using Swerve!
I use it to make cream cheese muffins which I love 🙂
Black Bean cupcakes with chocolate frosting taste great with swerve
I love caramel sauce with Swerve
I really want to try this. I am attempting to get my husband converted as well. so many of your recipes use this and I want to follow so I get the right results.
Keto fudge is a staple at our house.
Coconut cream pie; so yummy!
I love swerve and ive told so many friends about it too!
Milk chocolate fudge!
I just recently purchased some Swerve and your book. I’m anxious to try out your recipes!
I make everything with Swerve and love all of it…..but my favorite at the moment is probably vanilla bean ice cream.
Maria’s cinnamon rolls are our favorite!
I have used it in several desserts and it is great in all of them!
I ran into a couple of problems making these.
Q. #1 It is 4 oz of cocoa butter BY WEIGHT, right?
Q. #2 The centers have been in the freezer for about an hour and they still are very soft and difficult to get out of the mold. I’m wondering if I should instead put the coating in the mold first and then the center?
Q. #3 While waiting for the centers to firm up, I turned off the double boiler where the coating was waiting. The cocoa butter separated and is now sitting on top of a solid sludge of sweetener. I’m trying to reheat it now. Any ideas?
I love so many of Maria’s recipes. Shamrock shake was my favorite treat all summer! I use swerve about every day! It’s a life saver!
woahmama…. i have every single thing except something to make it cute shaped.
I’ve only made Nutella cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies…Both were great!
Chocolate Lava Cake.
I love the chocolate lava cake!
I think I would have to make low carb cinnamon rolls – my weakness! Thanks!
This week I used swerve in snow cream!
I don’t have a favorite – I just learned about Swerve and it’s on my to-order list!
Probably OMM…They come in so many flavors!
I love the cinnamon rolls!
Any of your chocolate desserts are my favorite!! I have just started using your Sweets cookbook and am now trying the cheesecake which will soon be a favorite I am sure!!
Chocolate Chip cookies with Almond Flour and Swerve! 🙂
I still LOVE chocolate zucchini muffins!
Looking forward to making sweets for my Sweet. Thanks for the great February give away.
I just baked some muffins using Swerve and no one in my family knew that I didn’t use real sugar.. It is awesome! Awesome giveaway!
I have never tried Swerve, but I plan to. It was supposed to be sold at Giant here in Philadelphia, but they didn’t have it. 🙁
These look so professional……..need to find some Swerve
I love chocolate ice cream made with swerve.
I love the chocolate chip cookies with Swerve
I love your recipes. Thanks for the swerve info. I love it. Those truffles are on my to do list for valentines day!!
I haven’t made a dessert that I super loved yet. I really want to try your monkey bread but it takes a lot of ingredients.
my whole family loves Cheesecake, any kind 😉
I want to make these for my boys but I can not open link to the edible cocoa butter. Is it the raw cocoa butter and can I use the cocoa butter wafers they sell on amazon? Also can I add unsweetened chocolate to the filling to make a chocolate filling? You also show chocolate coated truffles what did you use to coat them? Thanks, you’re the best!
I love to use swerve in coconut oil chocolates and a cream cheese and egg breakfast “Danish”. Yum!
My all time favorite is the lemon bars, it reminds me so much of .my Daddys favorite dessert, lemon meringue pie!!!
Chocolate Chip Cookies! So good!
Brownie Cheesecake 🙂
I think these keto truffles will be my favorite! I am looking forward to trying Swerve for the first time. I can’t use the other sweeteners, so hope Swerve will be something that will work for me!!
I would love to try cheesecake. And these truffles. YUM!
I don’t have a favorite yet as i haven’t had the opportunity to try Swerve. But i think I would like to try the Peanut butter Chia Energy Bars!
I have not had a chance to try but this product looks so promising. I would love to make some of the truffles.
I haven’t tried Swerve yet, but I want to. I love your Healthifed Oreos.
White choc truffles!
I love brownie in a mug…with whipped cream
My family loves all ice cream, all the time! I generally go for the chocolate, mousse and brownie-in-a-mug are what I dream about….love Swerve!
I just tried Swerve for the first time and absolutely love this product!! No nasty aftertaste!! I love Maria’s cheesecakes and her keto fudge too!!
I didn’t know about Swerve! Your truffles look amazing.
Love the coffee cake made with Swerve
HOLY COMMENTS! I scrolled forever to post mine! LOL My fav swerve sweetened desert is absolutely with out a doubt cheesecake! YUM!
It’s so hard to chose just one favorite since I use Swerve in so many delicious treats. Something that I could eat every day is the French Silk Pie. Sometimes I don’t make a pie with it. I just put it in pudding cups. Love those lemon bars too! As a matter of fact, that’s the treat that I currently have in my refrigerator. So refreshing!
I made a coffee cake with swerve, it was so good! Definitely need to try these truffles. Will have to see if my cocoa butter that I have is edible. I made lotion bars with it so it may not be. The link for yours does not work … I will check to see if you have any in your amazon store.
Thats a tough one but I wouls have to say the chocolate eclairs.
Coffee cake with Swerve confectionary sugar made into a drizzled on glaze….YUM.
I would love to try swerve as it appeals to me but I have not been able to find it in any of the Stop and Shops their site says carry it and the stores don’t even know what I am talking about… BUT when I find it these turffles will be the 1st thing I make, then scones…..
Ellen, it is with the natural foods at Stop & Shop.
Goodness, if I had to choose one, right now I’d choose blueberry cream cheese coffeecake.
I like using powdered Swerve to make icing for scones.
The creme brulee is the only dessert I have tried with swerve and it was SUPER easy and yummy!
I love the Frozen Hot Chocolate!
I’ve never had a Swerve sweetened dessert. I’m new to all of this. I’ve been on this journey for a few weeks now. I’d love to try a Swerve sweetened dessert though – especially with all of those wonderful pans and accessories!
Love the price break at Swerve when you buy in bulk so I buy 12 bags of confectioners at a time. We live on pumpkin muffins and cheesecake around here, I make them double to 5 times the recipe every couple weeks. We’ve tried others lava cakes, ice cream, shamrock shakes cinnamon roll cookies etc. but always keep these 2 in the house!
My favorites are the lemon bars & any of your cheesecakes!
I loved your chocolate eclairs, and so did the rest of my family! Thanks for the giveaway!
Love Maria and Swerve in all recipes but I also really need new baking pans….. mine are really old…
I used Swerve in cookies, and now I am putting it with cacao butter and raw cacao powder and melt/dissolve in my make-shift double boiler to add to flaked coconut and raw cacao nibs. It’s my special treat to myself.
Gotta try the carrot cake and chocolate cake that everyone keeps talking about!
I have not had the privilege of trying Swerve yet but would love to try some of these great sounding desserts!
I just recently found out about Swerve and printed out a coupon yesterday so I can head over to Earth Fare and purchase some. I am trying to eliminate sugar from my familys diet and had thought most desserts would be a taste of the past so I was very excited to see that there is another option. So many of these desserts look delicious and Im looking forward to making some of them with Swerve. (Of course as a special treat every now and then) Thanks!
So many it is hard to choose! I will have to go with Molten Chocolate Cakes!
I love Swerve thanks to Maria! My current guilty Swerve treat is Almond Brownies!
Tiramisu! Love it!
Greek Yogurt Crème Brulee
I’m having a thing for Keto fudge right now, a small square is my nightly treat.
These look amazing! Use Swerve in almost everything I make that uses “sugar”!
Definitely cheesecake! 🙂
I haven’t gotten to try swerve yet 🙁 but I would love to make the chocolate eclairs!!!
I can’t wait to try your Turtle Cheesecake.
I think I will try it for valentine day.
Those truffles look absolutely amazing but I’m thinking my favorite would be the peanut butter chocolate eggs!!
I love the carrot cake with swerve!, and liked it on FB
My bags of swerve came in the mail a few days ago! I haven’t been able to try a recipe yet but carrot cake is my handsdown favorite.
angel food cake so far. as i get more into “swerving” i am sure i’ll find more fave desserts. 🙂
I Love the chocolate chip cookies!
I honestly hadn’t even HEARD of Swerve until I found your blog last week! They don’t carry it locally, but, I really want to try some! 🙂
All the recipes that you post look DELICIOUS!
Love the lemon poppyseed bread
Love love love chocolate eclairs, and chocolate lava cake, and my hubby loves scrumptious cheesecake! Swerve has a delicious sweet taste & is perfect for baking!
I use Swerve in my chocolate’s….can’t live without chocolate (and sometimes I add some peanut butter)….
The cinnamon roll recipe is our family favorite.
These are beautiful and sound amazing!
Cheesecake! Any kind!
I’m going to try to make some Meyer Lemon bars today
I have never tried Swerve, because they don’t sell it here and you have to buy online. I would love to try some day. I especially want to make your Keto truffle recipe. Looks very yummy.
I haven’t tried any of Maria’s recipes with Swerve (yet!), but I whipped up a rich chocolate microwave mug cake last night of my own creation, featuring almond flour and Swerve. These keto truffles WILL be made soon! 🙂
I am new to eating this way and have not tried Swerve yet. Would love to try!
Love the chocolate eclairs & lava cake!
I think my favorite Swerve sweetened dessert were the gingerbread men I made at Christmas!
Swerve has become my go – to sweetener and I use it in nearly every dessert recipe I use. Among my favorites include every pie crust and every cookie I make. Powdered Swerve is in every frosting. It is hard to pick a favorite, but one stand – out is a chocolate walnut dacquoise that I make for special occasions.
We love using swerve to make your coconut flour brownies and fudge!
The New York Style cheesecake I made for Christmas. No one could tell it was sugar free! Swerve rocks..
I am really enjoying reading your posts. Having just embarked with my family on the pathways of a more gluten, grain and sugar free existence, I have been looking at ways to balance the lunch boxes for school and work etc. I have your book on eating healthy for kids but I was just wondering what are your plans to expand on this and maybe do a book specific to school/ daycare/ work environment lunches? I am looking for packable ideas but not bento style. My children love home made sausage rolls and I have been forced to start off the year using bought puff pastry (simply because I don’t yet have one that is more compliant with our changes). I do enjoy your posts and the information you give is very informative.
That is a good idea. I will have to make plans for the future. 🙂
Cheesecake or truffles
Omg! I love you so much I been promoting your site and book in my Instagram account lol I really really appreciate all the hardwork and awesome recipes!
Fudgy brownies from your book, The Art of Healty Eating Kids.
Chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter/chocolate balls- YUM!
Maria….you mentioned the lip balm recipe and ingredients, but I’m not seeing the recipe, could you direct me to it? I’ve just started making many of my beauty products and would LOVE a lip balm recipe. You are amazing!! Thanks!
You just follow the link above. Here you go. 🙂
I love swerve! I use it in everything, keto fudge is a favorite! Also coconut milk whipped cream is another favorite use for swerve!
Chocolate chip cookies!!
Peanut butter balls!!! Thank you for all the great recipes and giveaways!!
This looks amazing! Must try! 🙂
I’d like to make these but with a chocolate center and dark chocolate coating. How much cocoa/sweetener to use for the center and I’m thinking I could just melt the chocoperfection bar to coat?
My favorite is the French Silk pie or just the filling in a pretty glass.
My favorite Swerve sweetened dessert is ICE CREAM!
these sound absolutely delightful! I need to find cocoa butter somewhere!
I just discovered your blog today. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 27 years and am just beginning the ketogenic diet. Thank you for all your hard work. I am so excited to get started.
We love swerve around here and have been sugar free for a long time. My favorite is the extreme chocolate birthday cake. But my family loves the chocolate mint cookies, PB&J truffles, and angel food cake. I really want to try the creme brule, the apple bundt cake and an ice cream. We love your recipes.
I use swerve in almost all of my cooking. I love to make the chocolate torte with cream cheese frosting for topping.
Chocolate chip cookies!
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I love to use Swerve in all those sweet Asian sauces I love so much. I can make salmon teriyaki or chicken stir fry, and no one in my family can tell the sauce is sugar free!
These look great!
I have 2 favorite dessert made with Swerve. The first is homemade eggnog. Swerve saved me this past holiday season. And the second is ice-cream. My husband eats vanilla ice-cream like it is going out of style. He is tall and thin and does not have to worry about his weight, unlike me… But, his last fasting blood glucose was 102 (yikes), the year before it was 80. So I began the process of making his diet lower carb. The 2 largest hurdles were bread and ice-cream. I started making him ice-cream with half Swerve and half sugar and then slowly removed the sugar. He has not noticed the loss of sugar and thinks the ice-cream is delicious!
Your coconut flour/cream cheese brownies are in my regular rotation. I think I have at least four of your books, and I am impressed. Really appreciate all the time and effort you take to give us these recipes. Recipe development takes some serious time. Kudos to you!
We love the ice cream however we do half swerve and half just like sugar. And also love the blondies!
I haven’t tried Swerve yet…I don’t think it’s sold here in the Pacific Northwest. I’d love a good alternative to stevia only!
I’d love to try the scones from the Wheat Belly cookbook, this time with Swerve.
I LOVE Swerve!! I have bags stashed so I never run out! My favorite recipe is an easy dessert using the powder version to make my own chocolate chunks to snack on or use in recipes, like you best choc. chip cookies!
I love lots of things sweetened with Swerve, but lately my vice has been hot cocoa. Yummy.
I just made a grain/gluten & sugar-free brownie crusted cheesecake w/your homemade caramel sauce, & it’s my new fave.
Just tried my first sample of Swerve tonight! Love it! We finally got a snowstorm so I celebrated with your hot chocolate. Hit the spot!
Brownies, they have always been a favorite.
Chocolate peanut butter cake!!! Yum!!!
We love fudge!
Looks really yummy!! Cant wait to try!
Ice cream sandwiches!!!
Love the Caramel Turtle Cheesecake!!!!!
hands down the caramel turtle cheesecake!!!
paleo chocolate souffle
The easy almond joys! So easy, such a great way to use up ingredients!!
My family loves the Ice Cream and the Cinnabon cake! Amazing!!! 🙂
Cheesecake! I’m all about any of the cheesecake recipes!
Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting!
These candies are so beautiful! I cant wait to fill my daughters easter basket with some!
Thanks! Can’t take the credit for decorating though. That is my amazing friend Rebecca! 🙂
I would really like to try these truffles but am sensitive to dairy. I know I can sub coconut oil for the butter. What could I use in lieu of the heavy whipping cream? Would a can of coconut milk be best? Any other suggestions?
Thanks so much!
Yes, coconut oil will work. I would skim the cream off the top of a can of coconut milk. 😉
Hi Maria, I finally tried making these, and I’m having candy disasters…my caramel filling seems hard in the freezer, but won’t come out of the candy mold until is softens a bit, and then it is gooey and won’t stay hard. Did I do something wrong? I’m therefore wondering how on earth I’m going to coat these little beasts in slightly warm melted chocolate. Any tips? How do you get them out of the candy mold? How do you coat them? What should the consistency of the caramel be before you pour it into the molds? THanks.
I used these silicone molds and they came out easy. 🙂
Thanks, I will try a silicone one, mine was hard plastic, and the directions that came with it made it sound easy to get them out, but I just broke the tray trying! 🙂
I tried making these. The centers turned out ok but the coating was an epic fail. The sweetener would not mix in the cocoa butter and it totally seized. I ended up with oily cocoa butter and sugar sludge . I followed directions. Should I have mixed it faster or slower and longer?
Sorry, not sure what happened. You can blend the cocoa mixture in a blender to try and get it to combine better. Also, make sure both are fully cooled.
Thanks and Merry Christmas.
Hi again. Sorry so dramatic well I figured out what I did wrong. Should have waited to mix in the extracts til after swerve mixed with cocoa butter. Thanks for all your recipes and advice
My absolute favorite are Turtle bars, with all the gooey chewy wonderfulness on top of a buttery almond crust. Tongue boggling!!
I love Swerve and I do think these truffles are my favorite. They taste like “real” chocolate from my unhealthy days-ago 🙂
I used swerve to make cheesecake for my husband for his birthday. No one had a clue that it was sugar free. Yum.
I too absolutely loved the peanut butter eggs! I do have a question though, the recipe for white chocolate, can that be used as a alternative to dip the peanut butter eggs in. I like chocolate, but white chocolate would also be nice.
What can I use in place of the butter and whipping cream?
Coconut oil and coconut cream.
I love using Swerve to make chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies have always been my most loved treat and I love using Swerve to make them. No harsh, chemical aftertaste! Great stuff! 😀