WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

TOASTED WALNUT TRUFFLES

This is a good recipe when you really want a little special treat. This makes around 30 truffles. You should only eat a couple a day.

1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
2 cups sugar-free chocolate chips
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread walnuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake walnuts, stirring once or twice during baking, until lightly browned and fragrant. This should take approximately 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Measure chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl and set aside.

In a small, heavy saucepan bring the evaporated milk to a boil over medium heat; pour over the chocolate. Add the vanilla extract and let sit for 2 minutes then stir until smooth.

Cool at room temperature then refrigerate two hours.

Remove from refrigerator and working with a teaspoonful at a time, form into balls by quickly rolling in hands. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Store balls in refrigerator overnight.

Roll truffles in the toasted chopped walnuts.

Should be kept stored in refrigerator in an airtight container.