Who wants to be a diabetic and not get to enjoy yummy candy? Often times we plague diabetics as not getting to eat good food but often times that notion is all wrong. Diabetics can eat the same foods that we eat just in moderation and by often times substituting sugar with sugar substitutes. There are many various diabetic candy recipes, diabetic snack recipes and other recipes so that diabetics can have all of the same yummy treats that we do!
My grandmother was a diabetic for years before she passed away and the worst part for me was preparing snacks and candy for my kids but knowing that I couldn’t share them with her or if they took their treats up to her house she could get into them so I started researching diabetic candy recipes so that I could make yummy treats for not only my kids but also my grandmother to enjoy!
Pretzel Candy Crunch
(This is one of our favorites)
2 cups broken pretzels
1 cup tiny marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped salted cashews or peanuts
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup half-and-half or light cream
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup butterscotch-flavored pieces
Combine pretzels, marshmallows, and cashews or peanuts in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Combine sugar, half-and-half or light cream, and butter or margarine in a heavy saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butterscotch pieces. Let stand 1 minute to soften pieces. Stir until combined. Let stand 5 minutes.
Pour butterscotch mixture over pretzel mixture; stir to coat. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheets lined with waxed paper. Chill until firm. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator. Makes about 30 pieces.
Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare candy and store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.