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2 Minute Almond Bites. (keto /diabetic)

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When I really need a sweet snack I make these. Just four ingredients and two minutes in the microwave. You can make them in any quantity. The ratio remains the same. I have made them using a silicone chocolate mould but if you don’t have one just line a small tray with baking paper and when the mix is set slice into squares with a sharp knife.

Note: Because of the high oil content you will need to keep these in the fridge or freezer.

Ingredients

1/2 Cup of Almond Paste (or any other nut paste)
1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup of sweetener (I use xylitol because its the only sweetener my body likes but any sweetener will do. You can use more or less according to your taste.
1 teaspoon of almond essence (optional)

Put all ingredients into a bowl and microwave until the oil is melted. In my nuker this takes 2 minutes. Stir to combine and pour into moulds or tray. Set in the fridge or freezer.

Try not to eat them all in one day as I do.

Lemon Meringue Diabetic and Keto Parfait because everyone loves Parfait.

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There are four layers to this yummy parfait. A layer of crumb, lemon cheesecake mousse, fresh raspberries and meringue and if you don’t need your parfait to be diabetic or keto just exchange the xylitol for sugar.

You Will Need

1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 cup of almond meal
2 oz (60grams) of butter
3/4 Cup of Xylitol which you will use in two lots
1 Cup of whipped Cream
1 Cup of Spreadable Cream Cheese
1 Teaspoon of Gelatine Powder
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
2 Punnets of fresh Raspberries
2 Egg Whites
4 glasses
1 small tray
Baking paper
Kitchen Torch
Hand Whisker

To Make Layer 1

Put in a bowl
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 cup of almond meal
2 oz of butter

Rub together until it resembles lumpy breadcrumbs. Line a 7inch by 11inch tray with baking paper and spread the crumb mixture out over the tray. Bake in the oven at 180c (350F) for ten minutes or until lightly browned. You will need to watch this as it can burn quickly and without warning (a bit like some relationships) When browned put two heaped dessertspoons of crumb into the bottom of each glass

To Make Layer 2

Place a layer of fresh raspberries in each glass

To Make Layer 3

1. Put 1 cup of Whipped Cream into a mixing bowl. Add the 1 Cup of Spreadable Cream Cheese and whisk until combined.
2. Add 1/4 cup of the Xylitol and whisk until combined.
3. Melt 1 Teaspoon of Gelatine Powder in 1 Tablespoon of boiling water and stir until combined.
4.Add 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice to the gelatine.
5. Pour the gelatine mixture into the Cream Cheese Mixture whilst whisking and whisk until combined and thick and creamy.

Place three heaped dessertspoons of this mousse mixture over the raspberries (use a little more or less as you need)

To Make Layer 4

Seperate two eggs. (Put the yolks away to make an omelette). Whisk the egg whites until they form firm peaks adding the 1/2 cup of Xylitol bit by bit. Pipe or spoon this on top of the parfaits. Use a kitchen torch to cook the meringue until lightly browned or if your dishes are suitable pop briefly under a grill.

Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over the parfait and pop in the fridge to set.