Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1 pound Powdered sugar
2/3 cup Cocoa
¼ cup Milk
2 teaspoons Vanilla
½ cup Butter or margarine
¾ cup Coarsely chopped natural American pistachios
¾ cup Halved candied cherries
In large microwave proof bowl, combine powdered sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in milk and vanilla; mix well. Place butter on top. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Beat until smooth; stir in pistachios and candied cherries. Spread in buttered 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking pan. Chill until firm. Cut into 36 pieces.