“Domino® Light is an all natural pure cane sugar and stevia blend with half the calories of sugar. That’s over a 350-calorie savings in each cup! By blending pure cane Domino® Sugar with a naturally sweet extract from the stevia plant, we have created a delicious sweetener with no artificial ingredients. Domino® Light is the ideal sweetener — a perfect sweet taste and half the calories of sugar!” [ read more ]
Domino invited me to create something tasty with new Domino Light. Summer is my favorite time for fresh fruit — so I decided to make a sweet treat with one of my go-to snacks: grapes.
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Frosted Grapes – with Domino Light Stevia Sugar Blend
I wanted to try a recipe that would really test the flexibility of Domino Light. What better way than candy? Or…something like it. I admit — it didn’t turn out quite as I’d planned. I’m not sure if it was the summer heat or the stevia in this mix – but I didn’t quite get what I was aiming for. However, I ended up with something different…and still delicious.
My intention was to bring the Domino Light to the hard crack stage at 300°. Even heating it on medium – the mixture continued to froth up and boil over. It also caramelized much quicker than pure sugar. So I decided to adjust and try it at the 250° firm ball stage.
After removing the sugar/water syrup from the heat I dipped the grapes one at a time and then rolled them in the granulated Domino Light. Then, using another skewer, slid them off into a bowl. You can place them on wax paper or even dip them with a lollipop stick and leave them attached to eat one at a time.
You can eat them right away if you want a soft, chewy treat. Or, if you’d rather a crunchy, crumble texture — just let them sit for a few minutes until they harden up.
|Frosted Grapes – with Domino Light Stevia and Sugar Blend|
- 1 1/2 cup Domino Light
- 1 cup water
- Green or Red Grapes
- Place 1 cup Domino Light and 1 cup water in a sauce pan
- Set heat to low until sugar mix has melted
- Pour remaining 1/2 cup Domino sugar in a bowl and set aside
- Turn heat up to medium and bring to a boil
- Once boiling, place candy thermometer and turn up to medium high
- Continue to boil until temperature reached hard ball stage (250°F – 265°F)
- Remove syrup from heat
- place grapes on wooden skewer, toothpick or lollipop stick and dip into syrup. Rolling on edge to allow excess to drip off.
- Roll syrup covered grape in granular Domino Light you set aside in the bowl
- Place in a dish or set on wax paper
- Eat right away for a chewy texture or let sit for a harder texture
I’ve also started using Domino Light in my morning coffee, cereal and other foods I need to sweeten. It offers me half the sugar and with a great, natural sugar flavor. There’s no bitter after taste and no harmful chemicals like aspartame. You can also bake with it, make sauces and more.
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This post was sponsored by Domino Sugar. I was compensated and provided with free product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.