Friday, December 9, 2011

Crafty - DIY Sugar Free Sauces

What is it about this time of the year that makes the Martha Stewart crafty in me rear its head. Today's Christmas DIY edible gift project: I made 2 sets of these yummy Sugar Free Sauces. One set is a gift for a pal and one I'm keeping for me!

These are soooo yummy... drizzled over protein ice cream or protein cake, smeared on ricotta pancakes or crepes, swirled in Greek yogurt, ricotta cheese or cottage cheese, as a dip for apples, strawberries, bananas, a spoon swirled in SF cocoa, coffee or steamed milk or used to jazz up a protein shake.

These would make a fun hostess gift when you attend a holiday get-together. Best of all the project takes 15 minutes tops because you start with a store-bought sauce.

What you need:

Sugar Free Caramel Sauce or Sugar Free Hot Fudge (I used Smucker's, found in ice cream toppings area of store)
Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor you like)
I used 8 oz. Regular Mouth Quilted Jelly Jars (Kerr or Ball Mason)
Holiday Material, 6"x6" squares
Pinking Shears

Optional mix-ins:
SF Peppermint Candy Cane/Starlight Mints, crushed
Toasted Unsweetened Coconut

For each jar: mix 3/4 a cup of store bought sauce and 1 Tablespoon of Sugar Free Torani Syrup till well combined. Mix in any optional items up to about a Tablespoon.

Pour into a clean jelly jar. I used Kerr 8 oz. jars because I had those but Ball Mason makes 4 oz. jars too, just half the recipe.

Decorate and label your creation. According to Smucker's web site opened toppings do not require refrigeration but I recommend you refrigerate it if you aren't going to use it right away. It'll last several weeks then.

Today I made: Sugar Free Salted Caramel Sauce (3/4 cup SF Caramel Sauce + 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Salted Caramel Torani Syrup) and Sugar Free Peppermint Fudge Sauce (3/4 cup SF Hot Fudge Sauce + 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Peppermint Torani Syrup + 1 Tablespoon crushed SF Candy Cane)

Next batch I'm thinking SF Coconut w/ SF Hot Fudge and some chopped almonds (Almond Joy-ish) and SF Coffee Torani w/ SF Caramel (like a Macchiato.) The combos are endless.

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The Lingo Family said...


911spatcher said...

What a great idea. Love homemade xmas gift ideas. I always make Chai tea for my friends for Xmas, Its a big hit and super cheap

Anonymous said...

Your array of Torani syrups is truly impressive. Can I ask if the 'salted caramel' would taste differently than some of the caramel flavor with some salt added?

Also, just to let you know, I make lots of your recipes. Your creativity and simple methods have changed my kitchen for the better.

Thanks for all you do.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I love homemade stuff too. I hate that Christmas has become so commercial.


The salted caramel is delish... you know those buttery caramel squares you see in candy stores it's like those... different than the regular caramel syrup with a hint of salt... like someone dipped a pretzel in caramel.

Miss Lego said...

Hmm are these any good like the sugar one? I love sugar but I don't mind trying something like this.