Diabetic Cooking

Chocolate Clusters

Preparation time: 15 minutes.


  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers), graham cracker crumbs, or cornflake crumbs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar plus additional powdered sugar for garnish
  • 1/2 cup canned chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, coconut, and 2/3 cup powdered sugar in a bowl. Stir in the syrup and vanilla until well blended. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in additional powdered sugar. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place.

Yield: 24 clusters.

Serving size: 1 cluster.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 71 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 27 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch or 1 fruit. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.