Healthy Candy Recipes

Healthy Candy Recipes: An Oxymoron?

D you have an out-of-control sweet tooth that interferes with your goals of being healthy and lean? You’re not alone.

There’s a reason we love candy: Its nostalgic… its comforting… and its SWEET. In fact, candy bars deliver as much as 40 grams of sugar per serving – driving blood sugar levels sky high, promoting the storage of fat and  generating free radicals while setting the stage for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer and most other chronic diseases.

Lucky for candy lovers, this sweet treat doesn’t have to be bad for you. With a few small adjustments in the ingredients you can enjoy healthy candy recipes that actually boost your metabolism, provide powerful antioxidant protection and are actually good for your body!

The Healthiest Candy: Chocolate!

Of course, one of the most popular types of candy is chocolate. And fortunate for chocoholics, chocolate candy can also be the healthiest too.

In fact, chocolate is also a superfood. Just like blueberries, kale, wild salmon and grass-fed beef,  chocolate has some powerful healing properties. Loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids, eating the right type of chocolate can provide a wide range of health benefits.

But, as is the case with other foods: all chocolate isn’t created equal.  Read our quick primer on creating healthy chocolate recipes to discover the five keys for choosing the healthiest chocolate.

Sweetening Power That Won’t Sour Your Health

And since you’ll be making your healthy candy recipes from scratch, you’ll also need to learn a little bit about the safe, low glycemic sweeteners and how to use them.

Sugar alcohols – most notably erythritol – produces great results in candy-making. With its clean, sweet taste, you can use it cup for cup just like sugar. Best of all it is all-natural, sugar-free and calorie-free too.

Make Your Own Healthy Candy Recipes Using Intelligent Ingredients

Of course, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, real vanilla and natural extracts all will come in handy when making your healthy candy recipes.

From classic Homemade Paleo Chocolate Bars to makeovers of your commercial favorites like Peanut Butter Cups, Healthy Mounds Bars, and Homemade Magic Shell… to toppings like Homemade Caramel and Hot Fudge Sauce to decadent Chocolate Truffles – you’ll find a candy-aisle assortment of healthy candy recipes you can whip up in minutes.

Homemade Paleo Chocolate Bars & Chunks

Homemade Paleo Chocolate Bars & Chunks Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients 4 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil, melted 10 drops SweetLeaf® SteviaClear Liquid Stevia 2 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk 9 Tbsp. organic, natural unsweetened cocoa powder Instructions In a medium bowl, combine … [Read more...]

Homemade Truffles (Dairy Free, Low Sugar)

Homemade Truffles (Dairy Free, Low Sugar) Recipe   Print Prep time 60 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 2 hours   Serves: 12 Ingredients 12 Tbsp. organic heavy cream or full fat coconut cream 0.125 tsp. ground cardamom 8 oz. Dagoba Unsweetened Organic Baking Chocolate 4 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero ¼ c. organic cocoa powder ½ c. organic … [Read more...]

Homemade Nutella (Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

Homemade Nutella (Sugar Free, Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 2 c. whole raw hazelnuts (240g) 1 Tbsp. organic vanilla extract 4 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero 10 drops liquid stevia (to taste) 8 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk ¼ tsp. Celtic Sea Salt ¼ … [Read more...]

Homemade Magic Shell

Homemade Magic Shell Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients ¼ tsp. Celtic Sea Salt 6 Tbsp. organic cocoa powder 10 drops liquid stevia (to taste) 6 Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil 4 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero Instructions In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil. Stir in cocoa, … [Read more...]

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1 hour 10 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 6 Tbsp. unsweetened organic cocoa powder 0.125 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt 1⅓ Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Organic Palm Sugar 3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil ½ tsp. vanilla extract 3 Tbsp. Maranatha Natural Peanut Butter - with Salt … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Fudge (Low Sugar)

Gingerbread Fudge (Low Sugar) Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 80 Ingredients 24 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero 8 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Organic Palm Sugar ¼ c. molasses ½ tsp. cream of tartar 8 oz. Dagoba Unsweetened Organic Baking Chocolate 1 tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. ginger ¼ tsp. … [Read more...]

Homemade Whipped Topping II

Homemade Whipped Topping II Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 240 mins Total time 4 hours 15 mins   Serves: 32 Ingredients 5⅓ Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero 56 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk Instructions Chill coconut milk in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Prepare your stand up mixer with the whisk attachment. … [Read more...]

Homemade Caramel

Homemade Caramel Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 40 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 0.125 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt 32 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero 2 Tbsp. Kerrygold Irish Butter ½ c. organic heavy whipping cream Instructions Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring … [Read more...]

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 2 Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil 4 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero 1 oz. Dagoba Unsweetened Organic Baking Chocolate 10 Tbsp. organic heavy cream or coconut milk 1 tsp. stevia Instructions Place the oil and chocolate in a double … [Read more...]

Chocolate Truffles (Vegan, Sugar Free)

Chocolate Truffles (Vegan, Sugar Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 35 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1 hour 35 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 12 pieces Green & Black's Organic Dark 85% Chocolate ¼ c. organic full fat coconut milk ¼ c. unsweetened shredded coconut ¼ c. organic cocoa powder 1 ½ Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil ¼ tsp. … [Read more...]

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