The best candy recipes for diabetics in one place. Get inspired!

Diabetics are forbidden from eating traditional Christmas cookies because of the sugar.

Are you looking for recipes for dia Christmas cookies?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

In addition, it will advise you on what you can use in sweets instead of traditional sugar.

You can also enjoy, for example, vanilla rolls or Linnaeus sweets!

Linnaeus diabetic candy

Did you know that Linz sweets do not come from the Austrian city of Linz? In the Austrian town, only the traditional Linnaeus cake is baked, not Linnaeus sweets like here.

Whatever the origin, Linnaeus sweets are prepared in many variants. In addition to the cocoa and honey version, you can also bake Dia Line cookies according to the following recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 1/4 cup erythritol or stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons of yellow or white corn flour
  • currant jam for diabetics


  1. Beat the butter in a bowl.
  2. Add erythritol or stevia, baking powder and a pinch of salt to it.
  3. Whisk the ingredients together until completely combined.
  4. Next, add oil, egg and vanilla to the dough.
  5. Beat the dough for a while longer.
  6. Gradually add flour, both plain and corn.
  7. At this point, put the mixer aside and knead the dough with your hands.
  8. Once you have a well-worked dough, divide it into two halves.
  9. Wrap both parts of the dough in cling film and refrigerate for at least two to three hours.
  10. Preheat the oven to 180°C and take the dough out of the fridge.
  11. Roll out a sheet from each part and cut out of it, for example, wheels (the shape is up to you).
  12. Halfway through the wheels, make a hole in the middle.
  13. Place the Dia Line cookies on a tray lined with baking paper and place in the oven for about 5 minutes.
  14. Once the edges of the cookie start to brown, pull it out.
  15. Let the Lineckés cool, and then paint the circles that don’t have a hole in the middle with currant (or any other) marmalade and stick the circles with the hole on them.
Linnaeus jam-glued on a tray not only for diabetics.

We have other healthy sugar-free Christmas cookie recipes for you in 7 delicious variations!

Unbaked Peanut Butter Balls

Not only children will love this luxurious sugar-free candy!


  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup skim milk powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup oatmeal
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • ¼ cup unsweetened concentrated apple juice


  • Mix the peanut butter, milk powder, and coconut in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the oatmeal, ground cinnamon, wheat germ, and apple juice concentrate and mix well.
  • Shape the mixture into balls with a diameter of 2.5 cm.
  • Allow to cool thoroughly before serving.
  • Store the remaining balls in the refrigerator.
Dia balls on a tray.

Molasses cookies

Did you know there are so many dia candies? Apparently you can’t stare enough. Other popular Christmas cookie recipes for diabetics include Molasses Cookies.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup stevia
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 egg white


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
  3. Stir the mixture with a fork and set the bowl aside.
  4. In another bowl, beat the margarine with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add stevia, molasses and egg white.
  6. Stir the mixture slowly so that all the ingredients are perfectly combined.
  7. Then mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until you have a dough that should not be sticky.
  8. Make rolls with your palms and cut them into several equally sized parts.
  9. Then take one piece at a time from the roll, use a fork to press it onto the biscuit and at the same time create a grid on top with the fork.
  10. Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes.
  11. Done.
Diabetic Molasses Cookies.

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Dia vanilla rolls

Vanilla rolls are simple, quick and, above all, very tasty. However, they contain a lot of sugar, so this is a no-go zone for diabetics. If you don’t want to lose such traditional Christmas cookies, bake vanilla rolls for diabetics.


  • 225 grams of room temperature butter
  • 3 tablespoons of stevia or other sweetener suitable for diabetics
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups ground almonds (or hazelnuts)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Cream the butter with the sugar, vanilla extract and water in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix the flour and salt.
  4. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix thoroughly to combine the ingredients.
  5. Add the ground nuts and mix until a thick dough forms.
  6. Scoop the dough with a spoon and roll it into a roll.
  7. Then put the dia vanilla rolls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
Vanilla rolls for diabetics on the grill.

Coconut cookies

Do you want to treat yourself to dia coconut candy? Just choose the right ingredients. See how to make soft cookies with crispy edges. We bring you a recipe for coconut cookies for diabetics, which you will bake not only at Christmas.


  • 2 and 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a tray with baking paper.
  3. Using a food processor, make a dough from all the listed ingredients.
  4. Once the mixture is thick and sticky, take a teaspoon and make mounds of the dough on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake the candy for 12 to 16 minutes, until the edges are golden.
Coconut cookies stacked on top of each other.

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Carrot candy for diabetics

You can prepare this wonderful slide candy from carrots both during Christmas and throughout the year. Carrot cookies taste delicious, and they don’t even have to be with regular sugar.


  • 1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup erythritol
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons of protein powder (you can leave it out)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Rub the butter with the sweetener.
  3. Add 2 eggs and vanilla extract and mix the dough.
  4. Next, add carrots, coconut and nuts.
  5. Once you have all the ingredients perfectly mixed, add the protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.
  6. Work out the dough.
  7. Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  8. Once the dough is well chilled, prepare a tray and line it with baking paper.
  9. Make several piles of the same size from the dough.
  10. Bake the carrot candy for diabetics for about 10 minutes.
  11. Let the sweets cool and then you can combine them with cream (see picture) or eat them alone.
Carrot candy glued with cream on a plate.

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What sweetener is suitable for dia Christmas cookies?

Commonly available white sugar is not only unsuitable for diabetics, it is also generally unhealthy.

Did you know that an adult in the Czech Republic consumes an average of 40 kilograms of white sugar per year?

At the same time, there are healthy and natural substitutes that are green even for diabetics.

So, if you are embarking on baking dia cookies, the recipes should not include the mentioned white sugar, but instead one of the following substitutes. Alternatively, it is possible to omit sugar and sweetener completely.

Very important information for diabetics is the glycemic index , which informs how quickly the body can use glucose. In general, the higher the glycemic index, the greater the fluctuations in blood sugar as such. The aforementioned fluctuations are a complication for diabetics.

As diabetics, you should reach for sweeteners with a zero or very low glycemic index . This category includes, for example, stevia . In smaller quantities, cane molasses or erythritol , which does not affect insulin production, is also recommended for diabetics.

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