The taste of red velvet cake in one little easy to make bite!Jump to Recipe
Have you eaten red velvet cake before? At the hospital kitchen where I work, one of the most popular cakes we sometimes order for special occasions is red velvet.
Back in the days when I ate sugar, that cake was phenomenal. Thick with layers of cream cheese icing and decadent chocolate chunks, it was definitely drool worthy.
An interesting side note is that I tried a piece of it once after I had stopped eating sugar thinking I would indulge. And guess what? It wasn’t nearly as good as I remembered! Your taste buds definitely do change for the better when you consistently eat healthy.
Do you struggle with sugar cravings?
Notice I said when you CONSISTENTLY eat healthy, your taste buds will change. Consistency is key. Obviously something is better than nothing, but if you are only eating sugar free part of the time, it is much harder to kick sugar cravings.
If you are determined to kick sugar to the curb, you have to decide to stick with it, especially in the beginning. The longer you maintain your healthy habits, the less you will crave sugar. But you can’t be constantly jumping on and off the bandwagon and really expect your sugar addiction to go away.
Trim Healthy Mama is all about food freedom, and being able to eat things that are not on plan if we choose. But with that freedom, sometimes we also need to face the fact that eating sugar or unhealthy foods triggers our cravings. For our own sake and our own health we need to learn to just say no to them.
Once you are farther along in your health journey, and sugar doesn’t have such a hold on you, you might find you can eat sugar occasionally if you think it’s worth it, and not have that one sweet thing send you spiraling off on a sugar eating craze.
Sugar free sweeteners don’t give you cravings
The beautiful thing about Trim Healthy Mama and other low carb sweeteners is that you can enjoy all your favorite goodies without spiking your blood sugar.
You know what that means?
Even blood sugar levels that aren’t constantly being spiked from sugar and then crashing later on, leaves you feeling satisfied and with no cravings! Yay for healthy sweet treats!
While the treats that you make might be so delicious that you are sometimes tempted to eat more than you need to, that out of control, stuff-your-face-with-sugar feeling is never there!
Embrace that sweet tooth if you have one!
How do I make these red velvet bites pink?
Powdered beet crystals are my go to for giving foods a pink hue without using food coloring. You can find them at health food stores or at Bulk Barn here in Canada.
They also add a subtle flavor that really goes well with the red velvet theme. I have tried making these without the beet crystals, and while totally delicious, they do taste more like red velvet when included. Or maybe it’s a mind thing, just because the bites are no longer pink lol!
But no need to stress if you don’t have beet crystals or can’t find them. Just omit that ingredient. Your red velvet bites definitely won’t be red, but they’ll still taste good!
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What if I don’t have baking blend?
Again, no baking blend, no worries! You could just use all almond flour. I included it simply because I like to lighten up my recipes in any way I can. Since Trim Healthy Mama baking blend is a FP it has a lot less calories than almond flour.
You can buy this blend from the Trim Healthy Mama store or affiliate stores. There are also many copycat recipes online such as Briana’s Baking Mix or Nili’s Baking Mix. These are two of the most popular copycat recipes.
What chocolate chips do I use?
For regular chocolate chips I just use whatever sugar free brand I have handy. For the white chocolate chips I have only tried the Bake Believe brand. I’m not sure if there are other brands of sugar free white chocolate chips or not….
If you don’t have white chocolate chips you can coat these in regular chocolate. All these little variations are still yummy, just less like true red velvet.
I call for a cup of white chocolate chips for the coating, but you could thin the chocolate with some coconut oil and probably get away with three quarters of a cup.
How to store these no bake cookie dough bites
After I’ve made these and the chocolate shell has hardened, I keep them in a zip lock bag in the freezer. They taste good straight from the freezer, or you can let them sit out for a while to soften. If you are going to be eating them up right away, you could store them in the fridge.
Ingredients you will need:
Truvia or other low carb sweetener
Sugar free chocolate chips
Sugar free white chocolate chips
Beet crystals, optional for red color
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Red Velvet No Bake Cookie Dough Bites
- 2 oz. softened cream cheese
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup baking blend + 2 tablespoons
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 1/2 tablespoons Truvia or Sweet Mix
- 1/4 cup stevia sweetened chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup softened coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon beet crystals optional for red color
- 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Bake Believe white chocolate chips
- 1/8 teaspoon butter extract
- Mix all the ingredients for the bites together well.
- Shape into 18-20 small balls and place on a parchment lined sheet in the freezer until firm.
- Melt the white chocolate chips and stir in the butter extract. Use a toothpick to dip the balls into the chocolate. I usually leave a little spot on the bottom not coated where they will sit on the sheet and then use a fork to slide them up off the toothpick.
- Place the pan back in the freezer until the chocolate is firm. Store in the fridge or freezer.
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Another no bake sweet treat you might enjoy:
This recipe for Salted Caramel PB Crunch Bars is very popular and super easy to whip up!
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