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- 7 million people are undiagnosed
- 79 million people have pre-diabetes
- 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in 2010 of people aged 20 or older
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Low Carb German Chocolate Cake Bars
2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup powdered sugar substitute (I used Swerve Confectioners Style)
1 1/2 cups almond flour cracker crumbs (recipe below)
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut oil
6 oz chocolate of choice (choose a darker chocolate with no or low sugar)
1/2 cup coconut milk
Powdered Sugar Substitute (Swerve Confectioners Style), to taste
Combine the coconut, Swerve, almond flour cracker crumbs, and pecans in a large bowl. Add the coconut oil and coconut milk to a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Cook until the coconut oil is melted and the mixture is heated through. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Place the mixture in a greased 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Allow to set in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
To make the chocolate layer, slowly melt the chocolate and add the coconut milk. Stir until smooth. Add sweetener, if desired and stir to combine. Pour the chocolate mixture over the coconut layer and refrigerate until set (about 1 hour). Cut into squares and serve.
(Adapted from Diethood)
Entire coconut/pecan layer: 47 net carbs and chocolate layer is 15 net carbs for a total of 62 net carbs
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup equivalent sweetener (I used Swerve)
1/2 cup coconut oil, meltedPreheat oven to 350 F. Combine all the ingredients and spread onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool and then crumble into cracker crumbs.
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