Lacie's StoryI have made these with both almonds and pecans and they turned out so good. I have also made them using sugar and brown sugar with the same ratios and they are great, I just decided to make up this particular recipe because I have several members in my family that are diabetic and it didn't seem fair that they didn't get to enjoy my Christmas goodies!
brown sugar splenda
almonds or pecans (or a mix)
1In a large bowl or large heavy duty freezer bag, thoroughly mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. In a medium sized bowl, combine egg whites and vanilla and whisk together until it starts to get frothy and bubbly. Add nuts and toss until well coated. Then pour mixture into dry mix and toss until well combined.
2Spray inside of crockpot with Pam and add nut mixture. Turn setting to low (note- if your crockpot cooks at a higher temperature, you may want to use the warm setting, I have two crockpots and they each cook differently!).
3Cook with the lid on 3-4 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes. If your crockpot cooks at a higher temperature, it may cook faster so keep an eye on it and use your nose to make sure it doesn't burn! In the last hour, add the water and stir very well. Continue stirring every 15 minutes for at least 45 minutes to ensure they are well coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture flat to cool and harden. Make sure there are not large clumps. Once they harden, break apart and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
About this Recipe
Diane Whitbeck IRPELLC - Dec 19, 2012
Greetings Lacie! Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I'm diabetic and it is really hard finding good recipes for sweets. I don't really crave them like I used to, but every once in a while....well, you know! And nuts are really good for diabetics to eat, as they help control our blood sugar.
Bright Holiday Blessings!
Lacie O'Neil kountrysgirl - Jan 14, 2013
You are so welcome! I hope your family enjoyed them as much as mine did. God bless! ~Lacie