Tonight I figured out the Candied Lemon Peel thing. It wasn't that hard once I found a simple syrup recipe using agave nectar that is diabetic friendly. Agave nectar is good, while it is slightly higher in calories, It doesn't raise the glycemic level. Thanks to Hooray Parade for the recipes- I modified one and it worked great!
ROB'S SIMPLE SYRUP
3/4 cup agave nectar
3/4 cup water
Boil the two together. Simple Syrup will start to turn honey brown when boiled down. Reduce to about half and it is done.
TO MAKE CANDIED CITRUS PEELS
slice 3 or 4 lemons, remove fruit from the peels; save for juicing (I have a juicer), slice the peels into 1/4 " strips, cut in half. Prepare simple syrup and add peels. Boil lightly until syrup is reduced by half. Carefully remove peels with a straining ladle. Place on parchement to dry. Save syrup in jar for pancakes or toast or something that calls for sweet. Syrup may become hardned when cooled- just put into a microwave for a minute or so.