Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Katie's Flourless Chocolate Cake


Katie's back in the kitchen, creating more tried & true xylitol recipes for you! Here's a recipe for a moist & delicious flourless chocolate cake, sweetened with birch xylitol granules.
 

Ingredients:

o    2 sticks (1 cup) butter
o    12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
o    6 large eggs
o    1 cup Dr. John's Xylitol Sweetener
o    1 Tbsp vanilla extract
o    2 Tbsp coffee liqueur (or liqueur of choice)


Instructions:

1.      Preheat oven to 350.

2.      For individual cakes, spray 6 ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. For a larger cake, line the bottom of a spring form pan with a parchment round, wrap the outside of the pan with a triple layer of foil to protect from leaks in the water bath, then lightly spray the bottom and sides of the pan with non-stick cooking spray.

3.      Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave in a large bowl, on 30-second intervals until melted.

4.      Whisk in the eggs and xylitol until well combined.

5.      Stir in the vanilla and liqueur until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

6.      Place the spring form pan in a larger pan (like a 13x9) and fill the larger pan with enough hot water to come up level with the batter.

7.      Bake 30-40 minutes, until center of cake is firm to the touch, then remove from the oven. If not serving warm, allow to cool completely in the water bath.

TIP: You can substitute carob chips for chocolate chips at a 1:1 ratio. Learn more about carob.

Do you have a xylitol recipe to share?  Please comment below!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Perfect Patriotic Treat for Memorial Day and Summer!

After a long winter, spring is finally on the way! April showers will soon make way for spring flowers and sunshine, and that means plenty of outdoor celebrations, parties, barbecues and more! Memorial Day is just about a month away – and Dr. John’s has the perfect treat for your Memorial Day celebrations with our Patriotic Lollipops!

One of our most popular spring and
summertime treats, Dr. John’s Simply Xylitol Patriotic Lollipops are red, white and blue – just like Ol’ Glory! When it’s time for a sweet treat after a parade, barbecue or day at the beach, our delicious american candy is a great way to tame a sweet tooth without the sugar or mess! Bring these delicious lollipops inspired by the colors of America with you wherever you go and enjoy a delicious treat, sans sugar!

Kids and kids at heart alike love our sweet xylitol lollipops, and the Patriotic Lollipops are the perfect treat for just about everyone! Infused with a pleasant, smooth cherry vanilla flavor, these treats are sweetened with xylitol made from birch in the US, which may provide positive dental health benefits – no sugar guilt or tooth decay, and no nasty artificial sweeteners that taste funny. They’re also kosher, gluten free, dairy free and vegan – so just about anyone can enjoy these delectable treats!

One of our most popular selections, Dr. John’s Patriotic Lollipops are the perfect Memorial Day or 4th of July treats – but their amazing flavor and lack of sugar means that you’ll be reaching for them year round! Available in 1 lb., 2.5 lb. and 5 lb. packages, these treats are made exclusively for the enjoyment of you and your family by Dr. John’s Candies. Order yours today at www.drjohns.com.




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Party Ideas for Your Family


Enjoying time with family and friends can be the best part of any celebration.  Perhaps you are hosting a gathering for the first time, or you want to try something new to make the day extra special. This year, we'd like to make planning a little easier for you! 

Not only does Dr. John's have the widest selection of tasty sugar free basket stuffers, but we've gathered some ideas for decorating Easter eggs, crafting your own baskets, party ideas, recipes and more. 

Please share our blog with your friends, so they can enjoy these ideas as well.


25 Easter Party Ideas from babble.com.  This blog has great ideas including bingo, bunny masks, egg tosses, bunny races and other fun games and crafts.

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas from Spoonful.com, featuring eggs decorated with string, seashells and other easy ideas.  Click the red "View Craft" tab on each photo to get the instructions.

Egg’cellent Homemade Easter Baskets from freefuneaster.com

25 Carrot Creations from LilLuna.com includes edible recipes for Surprise Carrot Cupcakes and Carrot Cake Colada, as well as crafty ideas for Play Dough Carrots, Fabric Carrots & more!

Free Coloring Pages from crayola.com