Friday, September 28, 2012

A First in Two Years


I haven't made them in more than two years.  Sometime before October, 2010 to be exact.  But the girls keep asking.  I have been assigned dessert for the cheerleaders this Homecoming Friday so here they are.  And they are so naughty and yummy!! 

They are perhaps the best Scotcheroos in the world.
(it's the butter - as recommended by a local cookie shop owner)

totally bolus worthy


  1. Those might be my absolute favorite treat! Yum!

  2. OMG! Corny syrup + sugar in vast amounts together--sounds delicious. I don't know what a carb factor is. Does that mean they're 51% carbs and 49% protein/fat?

    Sounds very balanced to me.

    Rah rah sis boom bah for Scotcheroos and for the google-eyed face by the math results.

    That is some impressive calculating!

    1. I gotta tell ya, even before diabetes I'd have to turn my head as I poured that sugar into that corn syrup-jeesh. Yes, 51% carbs. It actually was a lot less than I expected. Carb factors are great. You take the weight of food in grames x carb factor = carbs to dose for. I use carb factors mostly for fruits, potatoes and scotcheroos that I can't cut uniformly.

    2. OK - wait a sec - I need a tutorial on this "can't cut uniformly" thing. So let's say I dump a bunch of ingredients into a bowl to make a casserole and I know that total carb count of the mess in the bowl. I pour it into a 13X9 inch pan and I scoop out a big old hunk and slam it on a scale - without knowing how many total cups are in a 13X9 inch pan and the measurement of the hunk I slammed on the scale, how do I figure out the carb factor so I can just use the weight and not have to deal with measuring cups?

      Did that make sense??

    3. That did make sense and I love a casserole that slams down on anything. You need to know the total weight of the casserole (minus the pan) to figure the carb factor.

      Total carbs / total weight in grams = carb factor
      so then
      grams of serving x carb factor = carbs to bolus

      The carb factor for bananas is .20
      A banana weighs 100 grams
      100 x .20 = 20 carbs to bolus for

    4. Here's a couple lists:

      The page for the one I have is no longer found. :(
      There is also a list of carb factors in the back of the book Pumping Insulin and Think Like a Pancreas.

    5. basically...weight the bowl/casserole dish first so I can take it out of the total weight of the final product. Sounds easy enough!

  3. I have never heard of schotcheroos. So how many carbs is on an average square like the ones you have pictured?

    1. I can't figure out why my replies don't always thread. ??? My reply to you is below...if this one threads.

  4. You...uh...have...*gasp*...Never? The squares pictured are 1/24 of a 9x13 pan and are ~25g carbs.

    Here's how I make them:
    1 C corn syrup and 1 C sugar in pot over medium heat until sugar dissolves and just starts to boil.
    Melt in 1 C peanutbutter and 1/2 stick butter
    Mix in 6 C Rice Krispies (I do not use generic)
    Press into 9x13 greased pan
    Melt 1C choc chips and 1C butterscotch chips together (I just use microwave. (I usually end up using more for thicker topping)
    Spread over top of bars.
    I stick them in the fridge for 1 hour to set and then store at room temp.