Craving Halloween candies, but you try to avoid them because they’re loaded with sugar and other junk?
Halloween is a holiday dedicated to getting dressed up and getting candy.
Everyone who’s ever trick-or-treated knows that the best part was always scurrying home at the end of the night to assess your new stash.
You’d peer inside your jack-o’-lantern — or if you were smart, your pillowcase — and spill out the chocolates, lollipops, and other treats you collected in the neighborhood. Then, you’d eat one too many sugary sweets and wonder why you had a stomach ache.
Now that you’re an adult, you may still love Halloween and crave Halloween candies, but you try to avoid them because they’re loaded with sugar, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, trans fats, and lots of other junk…well, today you can celebrate being able to enjoy healthy candy!
Healthier Peanut Butter Cups
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 tsp maple syrup or honey
- 8 – 10 drops liquid vanilla stevia
- 3 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
- Pinch coarse sea salt
- In a medium saucepan, combine cocoa powder, coconut oil, and nut butter over very low heat. Stir occasionally until mixture is completely liquefied.
- Remove from heat and stir in salt, vanilla and maple syrup or honey. Add stevia to taste.
- Pour mixture into silicone candy molds, silicone muffins cups, or mini paper baking cups and put into the freezer to set (about 15 minutes).
- Eat and enjoy! Yummy! (Store the remainder in airtight container in freezer or refrigerator.)
Adapted from Spark Recipes