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« on: December 30, 2009 02:51:36 PM »

Is anyone here using Stevia to sweeten their deserts, instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners?
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010 10:42:29 AM »

I'm hoping you get some posts here cause I'm also interested.
When DH was diagnosed with type two diabetes I went looking for alternative for deserts for him including buying a bottle of stevia.  I googled recipes tried it and it was awful.  Just no sweet taste at all.  I have since turned to Splenda when I can get it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010 03:21:44 AM »

I haven't used Stevia, but I have used Splenda and the Splenda Brown Sugar mix in the past.  I only tried substituting those a couple times, though.  Be aware, that with those 2 at least, my cookies always puffed up A LOT more than with regular sugar/b. sugar, and the cookies definitely didn't taste as sweet as normal.  One suggestion I had heard to help with that was to to 1/2 the norm. sugar and 1/2 splenda, but idk. Good luck finding Stevia help! I'm also curious!
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010 08:52:52 AM »

I haven't used Stevia, but I have used Splenda and the Splenda Brown Sugar mix in the past.  I only tried substituting those a couple times, though.  Be aware, that with those 2 at least, my cookies always puffed up A LOT more than with regular sugar/b. sugar, and the cookies definitely didn't taste as sweet as normal.  One suggestion I had heard to help with that was to to 1/2 the norm. sugar and 1/2 splenda, but idk. Good luck finding Stevia help! I'm also curious!

The splenda and brown sugar mix is wonderful:D Yummy
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010 04:20:37 PM »

I made some peanut butter cookies that used part Stevia in the Raw and part Sugar in the Raw... They were pretty good. I got the recipe off the Stevia in the Raw website. http://www.steviaextractintheraw.com/Recipes-and-Tips.aspx

They have other recipes on there, but that was the only one I've tried.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2010 08:17:17 PM »

Have y'all tried Xylitol? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol  I think Stevia is fairly similar.  I'm not sure.  I haven't used Stevia that much.  But I like it.  I like Splenda too.  I haven't used any other sweeteners too much.  So I don't know which is best.
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