We try to eat many treats without sugar, but don't always succeed. For sweetening things like hot cocoa (great for snowly days like today) we use stevia...a litlte goes a long way. We recently got a "cooking with stevia" cookbook from the natural co-op we belong to, so now i have a few recipes to try.
We love to sweeten with honey, molasses and barley malt...we do a lot of experimenting...even failed recipes always seem to taste pretty good in spite of the appearence. I have been using recipes from"Wholesome Cookies" by Jane Marsh Dieckman available at www.salebooks.com,
the site for Daedulus Books.
We are crazy over the energy fruit bars, made with lots of dried fruits, seeds, nuts and honey or molasses.
I found that the more involved my 4 y.o. dd is in the actual baking process, the more of the item in question she will eat...she does all the stirring, measuring and testing!!
Good luck and happy cooking