From Daryl aka Avery
My husband needs to eat plenty of protein right now. It's a doctor prescribed diet thing. And he's doing well with it, but at times he needs a little "sweet" snack. Because he was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago, he has to limit his sugar intake. However, as of this week, his blood sugar is good and stable again so he's off insulin...but that doesn't mean I'm going to ply him with sugar!
So, as I tinker with sweetener— Swerve seems to be the best — I am also tinkering with recipes. I wanted to make a "power bar" and came up with a peanut butter cookie recipe, thanks to Whole Foods, that is basically mostly peanut butter. In fact, it's almost a confection!
The recipe called for "all sugar" but I made these with half sugar and half Swerve, and you can't tell! They cooked great.
What's wonderful is my protagonist Jenna, in the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, [a beginning cook] would love the recipe because it is so simple!! Dump, stir, roll, smash with a fork, and bake. 5 ingredients 5 steps. Perfect!!