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, June 13, 2017

EASY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES FOR DIABETICS

2 cups sugar-free chocolate chips

1 teaspoon orange extract*
1 can sugar-free chocolate fudge frosting
1 cup unsweetened coconut**

Melt the chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly or melt in the microwave by heating 30 seconds, stir and heat a few more seconds, stir, and repeat until completely melted. Stir in the orange extract, blending well. Combine the chocolate chip mixture with the fudge frosting. Refrigerate until firm, one to two hours.

Place the coconut in a pie pan or shallow dish. Scoop the chilled chocolate mixture into 1-inch sized balls(mixture will be sticky). Roll the balls in the coconut until coated. Place each ball into foil or decorative candy cups, if desired or if giving as gifts. Store candy in the refrigerator.

Yield: 6 dozen truffles

*Other extracts may be used to suit your taste, ie peppermint, vanilla, banana, etc.
**Balls may also be rolled in very finely chopped nuts.

Note: If you have trouble controlling your blood sugar, you should probably go with the nuts rather than the coconut.  The nuts add protein to the candy.

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