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Healthier Candy for Easter

Peter Cottontail is coming. I know it. My kid knows it. And, unless I take action, I know what will happen after all the Easter fun is said and done. I’ll start sneaking candy from the kid’s basket. So, I’ve got two options, because will power is not a realistic solution here. I can either board up the house so that damn bunny can’t get in, or I can make healthier candy for me to enjoy while the kid and hubs go to town on the store bought stuff.

Yes, this is going to happen.

Healthier candy for the win! I won’t gorge on empty calories courtesy of Hershey and Reese’s, and my kid won’t end up in therapy because his mama refused him a basket full of Easter candy.

Thank you to Nikole from HealthNutNutrition.ca for saving me from feeling like garbage after all future candy holidays.

Necessary Tools:

This set can be used for homemade gummy bears and chocolates! Score!
These make beautiful chocolates and will definitely come in handy for holidays!

Ingredients for “Rolo’s” chocolates:

Chocolate Coating

  1. 2 cups chocolate chips (to lower the sugar and carb count try a low carb chocolate chip such as Lily’s)
  2. 1 tsp coconut oil

Date Caramel

  1. 10 medjool dates
  2. ½ cup honey
  3. 1/3 cup natural peanut butter with sea salt
  4. ½ tsp. vanilla

Each chocolate piece has 54 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 6 net carbs.

Ingredients for “Twix” candy bars:

Date Caramel

  1. 10 medjool dates
  2. ½ cup honey
  3. 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  4. ½ tsp. vanilla

Coconut Shortbread Cookie

  1. ¾ cup coconut flour
  2. 2 eggs
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  5. 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

Chocolate Coating

  1. 2 cups non-dairy chocolate chips (to lower the carb count try a low carb chocolate chip such as Lily’s)
  2. 1 tsp. coconut oil

Each candy bar has 165 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 21 net carbs.

Ingredients for homemade gummy bears:

  1. 2 cups fruit
  2. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  3. 2 tbsp. honey
  4. 6 tbsp. unflavored gelatin

Each serving of ten gummy bears has 50 calories, 0 fat, and 7 carbs.

Reminder to myself: If I eat ALL of these in one sitting, then my sugar count for the day will be way too high so I might as well have just eaten the store bought junk. Portion size! Self control! Chocolate! I can do this.

Happy eating, my friends!



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