Monday, January 2, 2017

Five HEALTHY Snacks For The First Week Back.


Instead of the same old New Year’s resolution, why not have a New Year's REVOLUTION? It's simple! You can do it! We'll help, with monthly tips to make 2017 your healthiest (and sweetest) year yet.
Here's your first tip:

After a holiday season of crazy eating, be sure to start the year off right with healthy choices. But good news – you don't have to say goodbye to sweet snacks and desserts! Thanks to Dr. John's, you have plenty of healthy options. Let's take a look.



Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. They're the perfect snack or dessert for any occasion. But now they're even better. In this recipe, we've replaced mountains of sugar with natural sweeteners. Lower in calories, better for teeth, every bit as delicious.
Ingredients
1 c. Almond Butter
3/4 c. Birch Xylitol
1 Large Egg
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. In medium mixing bowl, with a large spoon, mix almond butter, xylitol, egg, vanilla extract, salt and baking soda.
3. Fold in dark chocolate chips.
4. Using a cookie scoop to spoon cookie dough onto Silpat lined baking sheet.
5. Flatten slightly by making a criss-cross pattern with a fork.
6. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
7. Cool on a rack.
Note: At 13 minutes the cookies may seem underbaked. Still, take them out of the oven and move immediately to a rack. They'll firm up as they cool. If you bake longer, the bottoms will burn.
Keep it simple. Slow-savor a few pieces from Dr. John’s Caramel Collection. Sugar-free, diabetic-friendly, and just plain delicious.


Dr. John’s Chocolate bars are 70% dark cacao. They get their sweetness from "cavity-fighting" Birch Xylitol and have natural flavors and colors. Nut butter has protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. It's an uncommonly healthy and satisfying combo. Enjoy!
Ingredients:
4 teaspoons natural peanut, almond, cashew or pistachio butter
Preparation
Top each chocolate square with ½ teaspoon nut butter of your choice. Simple! And delicious. ​

A fun way to relive a bit of the candy cane vibe from last month with Dr. John's Peppermint Candy. The sweet, minty flavor has all the joy and none of the sugar!  

Dr. John’s gourmet xylitol lollipops come in a wide variety of flavors, colors, and shapes. Including the fun and popular tooth shape. Kosher, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free, high in fiber, with cavity-fighting xylitol. Next time you reach for a lollipop, don't be a sucker. Go with Dr. John's!

Stay tuned for next month's tip.
A New Year's Revolution doesn't mean you and your family have to give up all yummy treats. You can be healthy and still enjoy delicious snacks, as long as you're smart about it.
Good luck, and viva la revolution!
– Dr. John's




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dr.John's 12 Flavors of the Season & Gift Giving Ideas

Dr. John’s Twelve Flavors of Xmas

Make this season the sweetest ever! With twelve fantastic candy options from your true love, Dr. John’s Candies. Dr. John’s matched up each day of Xmas with a delectable flavor, perfect for gifting, stocking stuffing, and savoring. 

On the twelve days of Xmas, my true love gave to me:

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1. Peppermint Pop
Kick off the holidays with a sweet peppermint flavor that puts ordinary candy canes to shame with none of the sugar. Enjoy Peppermint Pop hard candies, taffy, and gum, too!

2. Caramel Lovers Collection
An indulgent collection of melt-in-your-mouth caramels in Butterscotch, Cafe Caramel, Vanilla Swirl, and Chocolate Swirl. Real caramel flavor and texture, nothing artificial. Caramel lovers rejoice!

3. Cinnamon Spice
Who needs three French hens? Hens are a hassle; but spice is nice. Keep Cinnamon Spice hard candies in your pocket at all times – the taste puts you in the holiday spirit. 

4. Butterscotch Bliss
Butterscotch is sweet, delicious, indulgent perfection. The only thing better than Butterscotch is Butterscotch Bliss from Dr. John's. All the joy, none of the guilt. Go for it!

5. Fruit Collection Tooth-Shaped Lollipops
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a sweet tooth! This fun assortment has fresh fruit flavors. Watermelon, Peach, Apple, Pear, Strawberry. Sugar-free and all-natural. Perfect for dentist offices, or anywhere else for that matter!

6. Simply Decadent Cool Mint Confections
Chocolate mousse packed with mint, blanketed in dark chocolate. You can't stop at just one of these generous bite-sized squares. Yep, they're that good. Consider yourself warned!

7. Chocolate Caramel Swirls
Sweet and long-lasting enough to provide ongoing satisfaction for your sweet tooth without the tooth decay. Put these precious candies in the candy dish, or stash them away, we won't tell!

8. Exotic Coconut
Chewy, coconut wrapped in a thick, silky layer of dark chocolate. When the weather outside is frightful, the tropical flavor of Exotic Coconut is so delightful. 

9. Sea Salt Caramel
Nine ladies are dancing toward the Sea Salt Caramels. Hurry, grab a few before they're all gobbled up. Caramel, chocolate, sea salt on top, you'll keep eating them, you can't stop! 

10. Creamy Peanut Butter
Peanut butter and chocolate are a delicious combo. But Dr. John's version is as healthy as it is satisfying. It's got all of the yum with none of the sugar. Go nuts! 

11. Pecan Caramel Perfection Cluster
Smooth caramel and fresh pecans – perfect for wrapping or snacking. Perfection is a big part of this turtle's story: Great taste. No sugar. What's more perfect than that?

12. 5-Piece Chocolate Sampler Gift Box
Twelve drummers drumming have nothing on these satisfying delights. And at 20% off (promo code Holiday20), you’ll drum up serious savings and have plenty of candy for everyone. Happy holidays!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Recipe | For a healthy & delicious Thanksgiving tradition


Pumpkin Pie Recipe

For a healthy & delicious Thanksgiving tradition

Pumpkin Pie is a Thanksgiving tradition. But so is worrying about gobbling up too many calories. Sure, we could give ourselves a free pass on this particular day. But here's a better option: Dr. John’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe.

Mmmm. Rich, sweet, spicy, creamy, satisfying. It tastes as a Thanksgiving tradition should. But instead of sugar, the recipe calls for Dr. John's Simply Xylitol Sweetener a natural sweetener from birch trees.

It's sure to please the palates of picky Pumpkin Pie connoisseurs at your table. Make Xylitol a new tradition – it's just as sweet as the real deal. And with 40% fewer calories than sugar...well...help yourself to a bigger slice of pie! 





Ingredients:

One 15 oz. Can Organic Pumpkin
1/2 Cup + 1 Tbsp. Xylitol
Two Organic Eggs
3/4 Cup Organic 2% Milk
3/4 Tsp. Fresh Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. Ground Ginger
1/8 Tsp. Cloves or Cardamom
1/8 Tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 Tsp. Real Vanilla Extract
One (9-inch) Unbaked Pie Crust


Place pumpkin in a mixing bowl and mix with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. Next, stir in the Xylitol, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour into chilled crust. (Protect outer edges of the crust with foil or a crust protector.) Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Remove pie from oven and let it cool on a wire rack for three hours. Serve, or chill in the refrigerator. Add whipped cream to taste. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Perfectly Patriotic Treats for Memorial Day!

The daffodils and tulips are popping up everywhere and the weather is getting warmer day by day. That means family gatherings and Memorial Day celebrations are just around the corner. Dr. John’s has the perfect sugar free treat for your picnics and celebrations - our Proudly Patriotic Lollipops!

These popular
summertime treats are red, white and blue, but these sweet treats even better than ever.  Our new Inspired Sweets® line of candies are made without artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors, so you can wave goodbye to artificial red and blue dyes!

You can feel great about sharing this tooth-friendly, kosher candy with your kids at a parade or a day at the zoo. Bring these smooth, cherry vanilla flavored lollipops, inspired by the colors of America, with you wherever you go and enjoy a delicious treat, sans sugar!

Kids of all ages love our sweet xylitol lollipops, and the Proudly Patriotic Lollipops are the perfect treat for just about everyone! Infused with a gram of natural birch xylitol, made in the USA, our suckers may provide positive dental health benefits, too. They’re also gluten free and dairy free – so just about anyone can enjoy these delectable, guilt-free treats!

Dr. John’s Proudly Patriotic Lollipops are perfect Memorial Day and 4th of July celebrations – but their amazing flavor and lack of sugar means that you’ll be reaching for them year round! Now available in 3.8 oz., 1 lb. and 2.5 lb resealable pouches.
 

Special Offer: Save 10% on Proudly Patriotic Lollipops with Coupon Code PATRIOTIC when you order by May 25th.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Xylitol Dessert: Lemon layer cake

How can you go wrong with a tasty cross between a cheesecake and a sponge cake?

Lemon layer cake
 

Sponge
80 g (½ cup) ground almonds/almond meal
45 g (⅓ cup ) Doves Farm gluten-free white bread flour blend/King Arthur gluten-free all-purpose baking mix
2 lemons, zest
3 eggs
150 g (½ cup + 2 tbsp) xylitol

 



Cheesecake filling and topping
2 lemons, zest
125 ml (½ cup ) double cream/heavy cream
4 tbsp Sweet Freedom (or agave nectar)
300 g (10 ½ oz) cream cheese (e.g. Philadelphia)

Lemon sauce
4 lemons, juice
1 tbsp corn flour/starch
6 tbsp Sweet Freedom (or agave nectar)


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mask 4. Line a 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tin with non-stick baking parchment.

2. Start by making the sponge: take a small bowl and mix the ground almonds and gluten-free flour in it. Set the bowl aside.

3. Take a large bowl and grate the zest of 2 lemons into it.

4. Add the eggs and xylitol into the large bowl and whisk them with an electric whisk until their volume trebles.

5. Carefully fold in the flour mixture from the small bowl.

6. Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the top looks golden and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the tin.

7. While the cake is baking in the oven, prepare the cheesecake filling: take a bowl and grate the zest of 2 lemons into it.

8. Add the cream and whip until it has thickened but is still sloppy.

9. Take another bowl and mix the cream cheese and Sweet Freedom in it. Then stir in the sloppy whipped cream and combine thoroughly. Put the bowl into a refrigerator for the time being.

10. Now make the lemon sauce: squeeze the juice of all the lemons you have already zested into a saucepan.

11. Add the corn flour/starch and Sweet Freedom into the pan and mix thoroughly.

12. Bring the sauce to the boil over a gentle heat. Stir all the time. When the sauces starts to thicken, continue heating on a low heat for another minute, stirring constantly. Then set the saucepan aside and let the sauce cool to room temperature.

13. When the cake and the lemon sauce have cooled, it’s time to assemble the cake: cut the cake horizontally into half. Put the bottom layer on a serving plate.

14. Spread ⅓ - ½ of the lemon sauce over the bottom half of the cake. Then spread ⅓ of the cheesecake mix on top.

15. Place the other half of the cake on top. Cover the whole cake with the rest of the cheesecake mixture. Use a spoon or a palette knife to spread the topping.

16. Put the rest of the lemon sauce into a piping bag. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a plastic food bag instead: just put the sauce into the bag, squeeze it into one of the corners and cut the corner with a pair of scissors (it’s best to make a very small cut to start with). Pipe the sauce over the cake. If you have any leftover sauce, you can serve it on the side.


Copyright © Tarja Moles 2014. Photograph © Tarja Moles 2014.

Tarja Moles is the author of No Naughties®: Sweet Treats without Sugar, Wheat, Gluten and Yeast. Visit www.nonaughties.com for free recipes and information on special diets and living with multiple dietary restrictions.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Xylitol Sweets: Biscotti

Picture Here's a tasty treat you can enjoy with your coffee in the morning. If you're looking for sugar free, dairy free coffee sweeteners, visit www.drjohns.com

This recipe is from the book No Naughties: Sweet treats without sugar, wheat, gluten and yeast.

1 large egg
100 g (
7 tbsp) xylitol
½ tsp vanilla extract
65 g fine polenta (
7 tbsp corn meal/maize meal)
65 g Doves Farm gluten-free white bread flour blend (
7 tbsp King Arthur gluten-free multi-purpose flour)
½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
¼ tsp salt
60 g (
½ cup) whole blanched almonds*
70 g 
(½ cup) dark xylitol chocolate drops/dark xylitol chocolate chopped into tiny pieces


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

2. Mix the polenta (corn meal), flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

3. In another bowl, whisk the egg and xylitol with an electric whisk until the volume triples.

4. Mix in the vanilla. Fold in the flour mixture, the almonds and the chocolate drops.

5. Spoon the thick mixture onto the baking tray, forming an oblong that looks like a log. The size should be about 25 cm x 5 cm (10 inch x 2 inch).

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the log is pale brown. Take out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.

7. Reduce the oven temperature to 160C/ 325F/gas mark 3.

8. Cut the oblong into 1 cm (⅓ inch) slices and turn them on their side. Bake for 10 minutes.

9. Turn the slices to the other side and bake for another 5 minutes.

10. Let the biscotti cool and harden on a wire rack for a couple of hours. If you want them really crispy, leave to stand overnight before serving them or storing them in an airtight container.


Makes about 20

 
*Substitutions

If you can’t eat nuts, leave out the almonds.


Copyright © Tarja Moles 2012. Photograph © Tarja Moles 2012. All rights reserved.

Tarja Moles is the author of No Naughties: Sweet Treats without Sugar, Wheat, Gluten and Yeast. Visit www.nonaughties.com for free recipes and information on special diets and living with multiple dietary restrictions.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enter To Win Dr. John's® DecaDENTS™ Giveaway!

Monday, July 28th is National Milk Chocolate Day, and we think that's a great reason to have a giveaway... don't you agree?

 
Comment on this blog post to enter to win a FREE 15-piece box of any of Dr. John's gourmet, sugar free chocolates! Let us know which flavor you’re most excited to try – and what flavor you’d like to see us offer next! 

Sea Salt Caramel (shown right)                                                        Now you can get your fill of buttery caramel drenched in a decadent layer of dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Need we say more?

Pecan Caramel
Crunchy pecans and buttery caramel are enveloped in a thick 

layer of milk chocolate for an amazing sugar-free version of the classic turtle. A truly luxurious treat!

Raspberry
The perfect combination of sweet, silky dark chocolate and raspberry adds a little bit of extravagance to your day.

Peanut Butter
Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate together? These milk chocolate covered squares are loaded with a delightful peanut butter filling, satisfying two indulgences at once.


Mint
These dark chocolate delicacies are loaded with cool, minty flavor. The perfect way to end a meal or to treat yourself as you wind down from your day.

Toffee with Almonds
These perfectly sized, dark chocolate covered squares are filled with a crisp almond toffee, just like your favorite candy bar or ice cream topper, but without the sugar.



Orange with Almonds (shown right)
Savor every bite of these dark chocolate squares, brimming with bright orange flavor and crunchy almond pieces.

 
Coconut
A perfectly-sized square of  chocolate covered heaven!  Chewy coconut is covered in a thick layer of milk chocolate, creating just the treat you've been craving. One square is all you'll need to satisfy your sweet tooth. 





For ingredient and nutritional information, please visit www.drjohns.com.
 
Don't forget to post below to let us know which flavor you’re most excited to try – and what flavor you’d like to see us offer next! One winner will be randomly chosen from all who leave comments, and the winners name will be announced on our blog around August 11th, 2014. 

Please note: You must have a shipping address within the 48 contiguous United States to win.