Christmas candies?

Pat Roth
By Pat Roth Latest Reply 2009-12-17 09:37:01 -0600
Started 2009-12-15 23:24:54 -0600

Can you make Christmas candies with Splenda? I am to take candies to a club meeting tomorrow night, plus the recipe. This might be an opportunity to help educate the women who give me a hard time about being a diabetic. PR

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Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-16 16:25:56 -0600 Report

Well I have tried and tried to get to Splenda candy recipes, found some cookies, nothing specific, got the idea that you can use your normal ingredients, just substituting the Splenda for the sugar. However, in suggesting Splenda instead of sugar, the ratio was 1 packet of Splenda = 2 teaspoons of sugar, so guess the ratio for Splenda in the bulk would be 1/2 c Splenda to 1 cup of sugar.

The last time I tried to get into recipes, or such , I got into Babes—-Girls—-etc—-sweet etc, NOT what I was looking for, so quit before my PC became contaminated! haha—PR

P.S. I will have to actually try it, out of time now for today, but make sure the Splenda interacts with the other ingredients in a sweet way—-hardens into a soft ball, that was using corn syrup tho—-see, I didn't find anything that FIT. Oh, well, later, Pat R

Deb-G 2009-12-16 18:33:27 -0600 Report

Tooooo funny that it brought you to hot chicks and not Splenda…ya may have to just put in with nothing attached…I had been on their site earlier and there are cookies, pies, cakes, but not candy…

Did see this one…

No idea if they are any good or not..but it looks like real candy!

Seriously good for you for making sugar free…its super! :)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-16 22:08:55 -0600 Report

Well, what can I say! My heart is as innocent as the fresh, blown SNOW!! hahah—but sometimes—-I fall into something that makes me gasp—-WHAT???!!! hahah—Keeps me laughing!! My daughter used to have to explain some words to me, but I am proud to say, that is happening less frequently, these days! hahha—PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-16 22:58:59 -0600 Report

I had a reply but have lost it, so—-I posted a recipe for Pecan Pralines, hope that I did it right—-I got it from your above link. If I copied it over to here, is that plagerism? I admit that I got if from the internet. pat roth

Deb-G 2009-12-17 07:15:37 -0600 Report

Nah…if they posted their recipe to the internet its made to be shared! :D and I know what you mean about pure as snow…we must be related? HAHAHAHA!

Happy Baking Pat! :)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-17 09:37:01 -0600 Report

Thanks, Deb! I need all of the support I can get with baking! Smoke tends to emit from that varmit, the stove, when Pat is involved——I tend to stray doing OTHER things too, then the smell of smoke draws me back to the kitchen—a bit late, I am afraid!

I took a college course on English, a few years ago, and our professor stressed plagerism so strongly, I just wanted to make sure! Thanks! PR

rankearl 2009-12-16 08:10:58 -0600 Report

hi pat my favorite home made candy is buckeyes you make them with powdered sugar i make small ones so i can taste them i have nwever made homemade sugar free candy there are many many sugar free candys in the stores but ever time i have ever bought them i end up sick cause i eat too many gives me flu symptoms lol hugs julie

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-16 13:34:36 -0600 Report

OOOhh—thanks for the warning!! I usually am satisfied after one or two, didn't used to be, so guess my trying to improve my eating habits, is working! I will check on some of these sites to learn more! I have already made the naughty kind—-(did I just say that naughty is normal???? hmmm) melted vanilla bark, then added all kinds of nuts and dried cranberries——I still have time to make one more—SUGAR FREE kind! Thanks ALL!! Pat R

Susie624 2009-12-16 07:36:05 -0600 Report

Pat, i found a couple on the splenda web site that you might try.Just go to,or you might try and type in candy. Im also told that you can use it just like sugar,dont know since i havent made candy in years.

Deb-G 2009-12-16 07:07:19 -0600 Report

Sorry they give you a hard time Pat…maybe you should put something else in the candy? hahaha! Jussssst kidding…Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death, yet because its so "invisible" so to speak people dont realize the effects of it until they see you have a seizure or something…This is so sad to me and makes me so mad…Dont let their guilt about all the sugar weigh you down…but you are right…this is probably a great opportunity to provide a little info…Unfortunately I have never made sugar free candy so i'm not help to you :( Just wanted to let you know I relate to the issues of having diabetes with a group of friends that dont…Be well :)

imsuzie2 2009-12-16 05:52:20 -0600 Report

My candy making is melting chocolate, melting caramels, dropping spoons of caramels on wax paper, when it hardens, I dip in the melted chocolate and lay on pecans to make "turtles". Or I dip marshmallows in the chocolate (after sticking a third to 1/2 of a straw in the marshmallow to hold it), and then roll them in coconut or nuts, or even both. Tried to roll the marshmallows in caramels first, then chocolate, but it is hard to get the caramels to stick to the marshmallows. Not real diabetic. Try for recipes for candy. Bet they have some! Hugs, Pat…and not too much taste testing.

alanbossman 2009-12-16 05:32:00 -0600 Report

Good morning,Pat i have not tried it yet. I dont see why you cant I know for 1 cup sugar you use 1/2 cup splenda hop this helps

Susie624 2009-12-16 07:23:40 -0600 Report

alan,sorry but the splenda web site says it's 1 cup for 1 cup ,and the blends are 1/2 cup splenda =1 cup sugar

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-16 13:35:48 -0600 Report

I have heard both, Edie says it is cup for cup—-sugar to Splenda—-will check on some of these sites. Thanks so much!! PR

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