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DIY Healthier Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

DIY Healthier Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Halloween is officially over and the sweet treats are everywhere and if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to resist!  But, just take one look at the labels and you’ll probably find loads of not so good ingredients!

Since Halloween falls smack-dab in the middle of the week, you’ve got an excuse to celebrate all week long and you don’t want to miss out. I get it, I do, so enjoy these DIY healthier Halloween treats without the scary stuff…because no one should be left out of the spooktacular fun!

Most of these recipes aren’t screaming “healthy” because they are sweets, after all!  But these DIY Halloween candy dupes are still better for you than options filled with preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, and artificial dyes. Hey – no one’s perfect and we’ve all got to indulge sometime, right? We’ll take these over ingredients we can’t pronounce any day.

 

Protein Mounds Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Serves: Makes 12-14 bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1-2 scoops TLS® Shake – Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup sticky sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Method:

  • Line a plate with wax or parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut, coconut flour, and TLS® Shake, then add oil + sticky sweetener of choice. Mix well.
  • Slowly add almond milk until a thick batter is formed (adding more as needed), then form into 12 bars and place on lined plate in freezer for 20 minutes, or until firm.
  • Melt chocolate +  dip each bar into the chocolate until completely coated then replace on the parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate until firm

 

 

Healthified Peppermint Patties

Prep Time: 1 hour

Serves: Makes 12 patties

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter, solid
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 Tbsp agave

Method:

  • Combine first 4 ingredients in small bowl
  • In a separate bowl, combine last 4 ingredients.
  • In candy molds or cupcake liners, spread 1/2 of the chocolate between cups, then portion the mint filling on top.
  • Cover with the rest of the chocolate and freeze until chilled.

 

 

Keto Almond Butter Cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: Makes 18 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 serving sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Method:

  • Line mini muffin tins with papers, set aside
  • Combine your almond butter and coconut oil in small pot + melt on low until thick and creamy.
  • Add your sweetener of choice and mix very well.
  • Evenly distribute the almond butter mixture amongst the muffin liners. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.

 

 

DIY Snickers Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves: Makes 15 servings

Ingredients:

Nougat:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup TLS® Shake – Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup smooth nut butter
  • 1/2 cup sticky sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

Caramel:

  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 1/2 cup sticky sweetener of choice

Chocolate Coating:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips of choice (sugar free or dairy free)

Method:

  • Line an 8 x 8 or deep dish pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In large bowl, add your coconut flour, protein powder, and cocoa powder and mix well
  • Mix in nut butter + sticky sweetener until a crumbly texture remains, then add almond milk until you have a thick batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the lined pan and refrigerate.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combining nut butter + sticky sweetener and melt until silky.
  • Pour over the top of the Snickers nougat layer and replace in the fridge to chill
  • Once firm, remove from the loaf pan and cut into bars.
  • Melt your chocolate chips of choice, dip each snickers base in the chocolate until evenly coated, and refrigerate until chocolate has firmed up.

 

 

Puffed Chocolate Crunch Bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: Makes 12 squares

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup puffed quinoa

Method:

  • Line your pan with parchment
  • Combine all ingredients and stir
  • Pour into pan and freeze for 10 minutes

Enjoy!



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