Chocolate ‘yogo’ {fructose free}

Did you eat Yogo as a kid? I did, and I loved it! But when trying to think of sweet treats for my own kids, that are also healthy and low in sugar, it felt a bit wrong giving them tubs of the store bought mud-like snack. So after a bit of good old internet research (not just surfing the net, honest!) I found a recipe for a homemade yogo and gave it a whirl.

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Afternoon snack

I’ve just made myself a snack. A yummy flat white, decaf of course, because I’d like to be able to fall asleep at a decent hour tonight! And my favourite sweet sandwich. I know, I shouldn’t really use white bread, but the kids love it (and Hubs too, just quietly). Plus I always make sure I choose a high fibre loaf, so it’s not all bad!

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Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

A while ago I wrote about some delicious cookies I received at a wedding. I enjoyed those cookies so much, but suffered the next day from sugar withdrawals. {Sob} I really want to be able to enjoy sweet goodies like these from time to time. So I got the recipe from the gorgeous Jas over at the gluten free scallywag, and tried to change it to include fructose free ingredients.

I don’t have much experience with altering recipes, and that was very apparent in the end results! I made half a batch of the regular sugar version, and half substituting dextrose (glucose powder) and rice malt syrup for the sugar and honey. I used dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate, so there was still some fructose in there.

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I think the flavour was okay, but the cookies just didn’t rise like the others. They were so flat, a completely different texture, and came out with lots of little holes on top. So, needless to say, I was the only one eating those sad little cookies. And as it turns out, none of my kids really like peanut butter – what is wrong with them?!