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Sweet! 15 Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Dessert Recipes

Indulge your sweet tooth this holiday season (without any guilt) with this collection of diabetes-friendly dessert recipes.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

These sweet cookies feature white chocolate and cranberries for a delightful taste. The red and white coloring add a great holiday feel to any cookie tray. Recipe shared by Donna Beck, Scottdale, Pennsylvania.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

This quick and tasty dessert is perfect for a road trip. The treats won’t stick to your hands, so you’ll crave more than one. Keep them on hand in the refrigerator for an easy snack. Recipe shared by Sonia Rohda, Waverly, Nebraska.

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Frozen Pistachio Dessert with Raspberry Sauce

Raspberry sauce lends bright color and flavor to this cool and creamy pistachio treat. It’s a beautiful, delicious dessert that’s sure to impress. Recipe shared by Suzette Jury , Keene, California.

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Makeover Marbled Orange Fudge

Orange Creamsicles, you just got a makeover! This time, all the taste is packed in amazing fudge form, so you can enjoy all the flavor in one bite. Recipe shared by Jana Moses, West Linn, Oregon.

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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake

This light and airy cheesecake is great for entertaining. The chocolate crust lends a unique flavor that complements the sweet strawberry filling. It always earns praise and adds a touch of elegance to the table. Recipe shared by Kathy Berger, Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

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Key Lime Mousse Cups

Light, lovely, and laced with a splash of tart key lime juice, these fancy little phyllo cups are so refreshing served as an after-dinner dessert treat…and they take just minutes to whip up! Recipe shared by Suzanne Pauley, Renton, Washington.

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Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

Although this cake looks very elegant and like something you’d only serve at special occasions, it’s really, really easy. Recipe shared by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen.

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Mocha Cheesecake Bars

The creamy filling in these bars will surely please! So many cheesecake recipes are hard to make, but this recipe is easy and doesn’t require many ingredients. Recipe shared by Mary Wilhelm, Sparta, Wisconsin.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

It took me a long time to develop this quick-and-easy recipe, but I’m so happy with how it turned out. These bars have it all—sugar and spice and a light, creamy-rich pumpkin layer that’s especially nice! Recipe shared by Erin Andrews, Edgewater, Florida.

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Chocolate Swirled Bars

These swirly chocolaty bars make a crunchy and elegant addition to any cookie tray—and couldn’t be easier! Recipe shared by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen.

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Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, my rich, old-fashioned apple cake is down-home delicious. Recipe shared by Sherry Ashenfelter, Waterville, Ohio.

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Polka-Dot Macaroons

Macaroons studded with M&M’s are easy to mix up in a hurry. That’s good, because believe me, they never last long. Recipe shared by Janice Lass, Dorr, Michigan.

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Light Chocolate Truffles

I made these for my husband on Valentine’s Day, and later for Christmas gifts. Everyone loves them! Recipe shared by Donni Worthen, Branson, Missouri.

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Gingersnap Cream Cookie Cups

Whole wheat flour gives a rustic look to these little tassies that are big on flavor. The velvety, rich filling is a delectable contrast to the cookie cup. Recipe shared by Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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Almond Crispies

Here’s a delicious change from regular sugar cookies. The almonds and cinnamon sugar make these extra tasty. The dough freezes well for those who like to prep ahead. Recipe shared by Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest