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Old 01-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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Help With Getting Sweetener to Melt in Recipes

I need help (in more ways than one ) but this one is important right now!

I can not get sweetener to "melt" in some recipes. I make chocolate bark and when I melt the coconut oil and then add the Truvia it doesn't melt, it clumps.

What am I doing wrong? Do I melt the Truvia first, then add the coconut oil?

BTW, this happens with all the sweeteners I use except for Splenda and I have used every other sweetener on the market and I'm still getting the same result!

HELP!!!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
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I put sweeteners in my Bullet to powderize them and they seem to melt better then..

Will Truvia melt in water?
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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I do the same as Carolyn - I grind them in a coffee grinder first to get them powder. You can also use liquid stevia?

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Powder

I powder my erythritol and xylitol...works great, easy to do.
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I have that problem when I use Diabetisweet. I've found that heat helps it dissolve. You might try adding the Truvia to the coconut oil, heat the oil to melt it, and then continue with your recipe.

I can't promise it will work with Truvia, because I don't use that product.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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I've had great luck with erythritol and xylitol, even in the no-bake cheesecake. It's been good stuff.
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If there is any liquid in the recipe, add it to the fat and erythritol. It melts really well that way in the microwave. Otherwise, you can melt the powdered erythritol (or whatever sweetener you are using) in a small saucepan over a low flame. Irt will liquify in a few minutes.
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Here is the problem: I melt the coconut oil and then add the sweetener and start to stir. It begins to melt and then it started to clump up, forming little batches of sweetener. If I continue to cook the mixture it becomes caramelized.

I am thinking that I need to powder all my sweetener (what a pain ) to get it to melt into the coconut oil.

This I'm NOT happy about! I wonder if I cook the sweetener first and let it melt in the pan and then add the coconut oil?
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It's worth a try. I notice E crystalizes less in a liquid. Do you have a Vitamix? That's how I powder oodles of erythtritol is a few minutes.
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