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Healthy Candy Recipes

Instead of a Butterfinger candy bar, make these healthier vegan Butterfingers, with just 7 simple ingredients:

vegan butterfingers

Healthy Butterfingers

And instead of a box of Godiva truffles, try these fudgy Chocolate Brownie Bombs:

Brownie Fat Bombs

Keto Brownie Bombs

Or these addictively rich and delicious Cheesecake Balls:

Cream Cheese Fat Bombs

Cream Cheese Bombs

Instead of a packaged Hershey’s bar, try these 3 ingredient Chocolate Bars:

Homemade Chocolate Bars

Homemade Chocolate Bars

Skip the packaged peanut butter chips and make your own at home:

Homemade Vegan Peanut Butter Chips

Vegan Peanut Butter Chips

Instead of a Hershey’s Eat-More candy bar, try these Eatmore Chocolate Fudge Bars:

No Bake Chocolate Fudge Bars

Eatmore Chocolate Fudge Bars – from Nutrition in the Kitch

Healthy Candy Recipes

Craving a Reeses peanut butter cup? Try one of these easy homemade recipes:

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Make Your Own Peanut Butter Cups In Different Flavors

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Or the classic vegan recipe:

homemade peanut butter cups

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

You can even make a cookie dough version:

Chickpea Cookie Dough Reeses

Chickpea Cookie Dough

Instead of a Mounds Bar, try these No Bake Coconut Fudge Bars:

Low Carb Keto Chocolate Coconut Fudge Bars Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Fudge Bars

Or these Homemade Coconut Bounty Bars:

homemade mounds bar

Homemade Coconut Bounty Bars

Instead of packaged chocolate truffles, try this quick homemade version:

Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Chocolate Truffles

For a low carb chocolate treat, try these Keto Chocolate Fat Bombs:

Fat Bombs

Fat Bombs

Or these Almond Butter Fat Bombs:

almond butter fudge

Almond Butter Fudge

Instead of a bag of m&m’s, try these 3 Ingredient Chocolate Chips:

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

Or these actual homemade Vegan m&ms:

Healthy M&Ms

Vegan m&ms

Instead of a Snickers bar, try one of these Vegan Snickers Ice Cream Bars:

Vegan snickers recipe

Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

And instead of Ferrero Raffaello Balls, try these No Bake Coconut Bliss Balls:

Raw Coconut Balls

Coconut Balls

Forgo the See’s chocolate fudge candy, and try these 2 Ingredient Chocolate Bars:

2 ingredient chocolate fudge

2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

Instead of a York Peppermint Patty, try these Vegan Peppermint Patties:


Healthy York Peppermint Patties

Make this Healthy Chocolate Candy recipe any time you’re craving a box of Russel Stover Chocolate Candies:

Healthy Candy Recipe

Healthy Homemade Candies – In An Ice Cube Tray!

Instead of a Nestle Crunch bar, make these chocolate peanut butter crunch cups:

chocolate cups

No Bake Chocolate Crunch Cups

Or these homemade protein bars

How To Make Protein Bars (Easy Recipe)

Protein Bars Recipe

And finally, if you haven’t tried baking sweet potatoes this way, it is a must try, because they will seriously taste like candy. (If you don’t believe me, just try it!)

How to cook sweet potatoes

How To Cook Sweet Potatoes 

What are your favorite healthy candies?

If you have any requests for healthy candy recipes or allergy friendly alternatives to your favorite candy bars that you’d like to see, please absolutely feel free to let me know in the comments below!

When you think of the word candy, what comes to mind? While some people might immediately think about Twizzlers, Sweet Tarts, Starburst, and gummy bears, my favorite candy has–unsurprisingly–always been of the chocolate variety.

And while candy normally goes hand-in-hand with empty calories, artificial flavors, impossible-to-pronounce ingredients, and added sugar, it doesn’t have to be that way.

These healthy candy recipes prove that it IS possible to eat candy on a healthy diet.

All of the healthy snacks listed here are vegan, and many of them can also be suitable for gluten free, keto, paleo, and other special diets as well. No one should feel left out of the fun!

Published on October 28, 2020

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  1. Rachel says

    These look delicious! Some of them I have tried and they truly are YUMMY!!!
    What I would love to see is a healthy vegan Skor and/or Crunchie chocolate bar!
    If anyone can make this happen, it’s you! Thanks Katie!

  2. Nina says

    Wow. I’m overwhelmed at all the yummy choices. I think I’ll do the Bounty Bars first! Chocolate and coconut are the best.

  3. Natasha says

    Okay, I love the inclusion of the sweet potato trick at the end. Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it can’t taste like candy!
    I want to try that, and also the Snickers ice cream bars. Thanks for the post, and I hope you both enjoy your weekend.

  4. Kristen says

    These all look so good. I want t try them all. I think I’ll make the coconut balls and the peanut butter cups this weekend..

  5. Cassie Thuvan Tran says

    Peanut butter cups, Ferrero candies, Twix bars, Butterfingers, and Nestle Crunch bars were always my favorite Halloween candies as a kid. I love making my own peanut butter chocolate candies…better yet, I’ve been baking my own sweet potatoes SO often that it feels like I’m eating dessert every day! It’s GREAT!

  6. gretzky says

    Hi Katie, I just made your butterfinger recipe and it was easy and so authentic! I didn’t have molasses, so I used extra maple syrup and it came out amazing! I am now looking for 3 musketeers, Thanks for all you do!!!

  7. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is a winner for me! All these candy recipes look spectacular though–OMG and baking sweet potatoes that way TOTALLY makes them taste super sweet and sublime!

  8. Kathryn Hong says

    Hey Katie, how about salted nut rolls?! I love chocolate but it gives me heartburn! So I’ve been trying to shift to caramel and/or fruit-based desserts. So here’s your challenge, salted nut rolls!

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