Make Your Own Sugar Free (or Not!) Magic Shell

sugar free magic shell

Finding sugar free dessert options for diabetics that actually taste good, can be a huge problem. Also, a diabetic child can often feel left out of the fun alot when it comes to things like Sundae toppings.  Making your own Magic Shell is really easy and inexpensive.  This great recipe can be made sugar free or regular.

I'm using Hershey's new sugar free chocolate chips and  I will tell you, it got a thumbs up from my diabetic husband. 

Jan's Tip: There are several options for the "oil' component.  Coconut oil (which is sold as a solid, like shortening and is at the grocery store next  to the shortening) gives it a more traditional Magic Shell taste.  I used margarine which I had on hand, and other people love to use peanut butter (creamy or crunchy), but that will not be sugar free (although very yummy!) 

P.S. Make sure you go all the way to the end of the post for a cute template for a label to use on a recycled frosting can to give these as gifts during the winter holidays! Perfect for pinning on Pinterest when you are storing ideas for neighbor/coworker gifts for the holidays!
Sugar Free (or Not!) Magic Shell:

1 1/4 cups Chocolate Chips (Sugar Free or regular)
1/2 cup of one of the following oils: coconut oil, margarine, or peanut butter

Heat boththe chocolate chips and the oil ingredient in a microwave safe dish for approximately 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir till smooth.  It will be runny like a chocolate sauce:

Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. (A recycled ketchup bottle is perfect for this!) 
To use after refrigerating, open cap of bottle, reheat for approximately 30 seconds, gently shake to blend. If not completely melted, heat again but only at 15 second intervals till melted. Pour onto ice cream and let the magic happen!

Ok, onto the promised cute packaging for gifts idea! One of my favorite food storage resources is everydayfoodstorage.net.  She makes a different version, but created a cute label to give as gifts using recycled frosting containers as the package.She included this  free downloadable label.  Isn't that just stinkin' cute! I mean who wouldn't love that for a gift? Especially if you made the sugar free version for your favorite diabetic who often feel left out during the holidays. Maybe print a small round sticker that says sugar free and stick it on the label or lid. Thanks everydayfoodstorage!
Photo Credit: everydayfoodstorage.net

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