|Easy Breezy Recipes
One the the biggest adjustments for me when I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic was, in a word--Candy! As all those who are familiar with my website and writings know, sweets are my weakness. I could skip the meal just to get to the dessert table and it wouldn't bother me one bit. I soon found that "sugar-free" candy cost quite a bit more than regular candy and sometimes it wasn't very good. That's not to say all "sugar-free" candy isn't good, some of it is downright delicious--and expensive. So I started working with some of my favorite candy recipes and have come up with some good alternatives. Below are a couple of my favorites to share with you.
STRAWBERRY FUDGE BALLS
1 pkg (8 oz) light cream cheese, softened
6 oz sugar-free chocolate pieces, melted
3/4 cup sugar-free cookies ie vanilla wafers or shortbread, crushed into crumbs
1/4 cup sugar-free strawberry preserves, seedless or strained
finely chopped plain almonds and/or cocoa powder for rolling
Combine the melted chocolate with the softened cream cheese and mix until blended. Stir in cookie crumbs and preserves. Chill overnight. Remove from refrigerator and shape into 1-inch sized balls. Roll balls in the crushed almonds and/or cocoa.
TEXAS COW PATTY CANDY
1 stick butter
2 cups Equal Sugar-Lite
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a 2-qt saucepan, combine butter, Equal, cocoa and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture begins to boil. Boil for a full two minutes, stirring often. Remove mixture from the heat and add vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until peanut butter is melting. Add the oats and stir until all the oats are covered. Drop by a teaspoon onto waxed paper or lightly buttered cookie sheets. Allow to cool fully so candy will set.
A grandmother with diabetes along with other autoimmune diseases. I like to share what I've learned with others thru writing. I also write novels. For more of my writings and recipes, please visit my website at http://www.diabeticenjoyingfood.blogspot.com