This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
Last week I wrote about SPLENDA® 365 #SWEETSWAPS. Splenda is sharing 365 ways to swap out sugar for their zero calorie sweetener.
I was also a co-host of a Splenda 365 #Sweetswaps Twitter party. We shared different ways to easily swap out sugar every day. It can be used to make homemade applesauce, cheesecake and muffins.
I was sent a variety of Splenda products to try out.
- No Calories sweetener, packets
- No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
- No Calorie Sweetener, Flavors for Coffee, French Vanilla
- Sugar Blend
- Brown Sugar Blend
In addition to trying Splenda packets on our oatmeal and the French Vanilla in my coffee, my family have used Splenda in more meals. Kayla makes a lot of smoothies and she likes adding a little sweetness to her drinks.
We wanted to give Splenda a try and do a little baking. We browsed the Splenda recipe site and there were lots of recipes to choose from. Kayla and Nannah kept coming back to Peanut Butter cookies. After some back and forth they decided on making the Peanut Butter Cookies Bites.
1 cup creamy style peanut butter
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Beat margarine and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy, approximately 1 minute.
- Add egg substitute, honey and vanilla. Beat on high speed for approximately 1 1/2 minutes.
- Add SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and beat on medium speed until well blended, approximately 30 seconds.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl. Slowly add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, beating on low speed until well-blended, about 1 1/2 minutes. Mixture may be crumbly.
- Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls and drop onto a lightly oiled or parchment lined sheet pan, two inches apart. Flatten each ball with a fork, pressing a crisscross pattern into each cookie. Bake 7-9 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Cool on wire rack.
The girls had fun making the cookies. They had never used honey when baking cookies but liked the flavor. The cookies were a little more dense than peanut butter cookies we have had before. While the flavor was different, the Peanut Butter Cookie Bites were delicious!
The Splenda products include conversion charts on the back of the packaging. This makes it very easy when you want to swap out sugar when cooking. I like that I do not have to try to guess how to much to use.
Make sure you visit www.365sweetswaps.com for easy ways to swap out sugar in your life.