A dessert bonanza

We’ve been invited to an all-you-can-eat dessert party tomorrow night. Any tips on handeling this party? My daughter, who is 9 and is cooperative, is on shots. I’ve contacted the hostess, and if she wasn’t planning on “real” food, I’ll bring some. The hostess is a dear friend who loves my daughter, but I find myself wishing I’d declined the invitation. Thanks for any advice, Cindy

My daughter and I went to one of these parties last evening! We planned ahead a bit with the hostess and decided on ice cream sundaes for the 2 kids who were attending. My D. daughter was happy with her bowl of ice cream, strawberries and a dollop of whip cream and the carbs were easy to count and bolus for. She was then done eating and didn’t feel that she was missing out. Worked out great. We have also declined these kind of invitations in the past - particularly where the carbs would have been a nightmare to count or the timing was bad. Best of luck tomorrow.

Ooo, that’s a tough one. I went to a dessert Christmas party. Really didn’t want to go, but went because of my husband. I brought a low carb dessert (chocolate truffles) so I could eat something. No one knew it was low carb & everyone loved them:) I also ate before the party so I wouldn’t be tempted.

Ice cream is a good choice because at least you can check the label for carbs.

Here’s the truffle recipe. It can be doubled or tripled. Very easy & what kid doesn’t like chocolate & peanut butter!

Chocolate Truffles

Makes 16 truffles, 1 carb each

1 oz (1 square) unsweetened baker’s chocolate
1/3 cup natural smooth peanut butter (no sugar added)
2 Tbs. butter, softened
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1 Tbs almond extract
stevia (or whatever sweetener you like)

Melt chocolate.Stir in butter, peanut butter & ricotta until smooth. Add vanilla & almond extact & sweetener. Drop by rounded teaspoons on to waxed paper & chill until firm.

You can roll in finely chopped nuts or in unsweetened grated coconut to make them prettier. I didn’t figure in the carbs for these additions, but can’t be much.