These healthy homemade candy recipes don't taste healthy at all. In fact, they taste positively indulgent!
Even if you're normally good at resisting sweets, this season can definitely challenge you. There's the buildup to Halloween (candy everywhere!), then for two months it's a barrage of leftover Halloween candy (so much candy! And it's on sale!), Thanksgiving pies, holiday stress eating, family gatherings full of sugary treats, office cookie trays, and who knows what else.
You can try to put a ban on candy, but chances are you'll just feel deprived (and will probably be more likely to succumb to the siren song of the fun-size candy bars).
To ease you into High Chocolate Season the healthier way, we've rounded up these better-for-you homemade candy recipes that will still make you feel like you're treating yourself - without putting yourself in a sugar coma every time you do.
If you're here planning your holiday menu, don't miss our new Vegan Christmas and Vegan Thanksgiving cookbooks. They're packed with all my favorite holiday-worthy recipes for a plant-based feast.
Homemade Healthy Candy Recipes
Here are my picks for the best almost-healthy homemade candy recipes on the web!
Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
A rich, creamy peanut-butter center is covered in chocolate for these indulgent vegan peanut butter cups. And you only need six simple ingredients to make them!
Crazy Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge
This rich vegan friendly fudge is made with hazelnuts, raw cacao powder, and coconut oil. And it's totally delicious!
Double-Nutty Chocolate Covered Toffee
Rich caramel toffee is coated in creamy chocolate and topped with crunchy nuts. Yum!
Chocolate Covered Apricots and Hazelnuts
These chocolate covered apricots and hazelnuts are a deliciously healthy indulgence. These 3-ingredient treats are perfect for a quick and healthy vegan-friendly dessert!
Chocolate Covered Candied Ginger Peanut Clusters
Candied ginger and chocolate might seem like a strange combo, but it's a heavenly one. And this recipe sure proves it!
Almond Joy Bites
These Almond Joy bites are sweetened with dates for a healthier twist, but they're every bit as delicious as the famous candy. Vegan friendly too!
Dark Chocolate Bark
You can't go wrong with chocolate and coffee. This crazy delicious chocolate bark is packed with flavor from coffee, pistachios, and sea salt. Yum!
Homemade Raw Chocolate
There's no sugar added in these delicious homemade raw chocolates. But you'd never know from their creamy and delicious flavor.
Chocolate Almond Coconut Bombs
These super-simple chocolate-almond-coconut bombs fare the perfect way to use up that extra chocolate from your holiday baking. They make amazing bite sized treats!
Chocolate Caramel Nut Clusters
These chocolate caramel nut clusters are loaded with protein, but not sugar! This tasty treat is healthy enough to pass for breakfast!
Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline Truffles
Calling all Nutella fans - these chocolate hazelnut truffles are sure to be your dessert dream come true! (And you won't want to miss this vegan Nutella either!)
These homemade dairy-free candies taste just like Frango mints you grew up with. This one is a must make for Christmas time!
Homemade Twix Cookie Bars
These DIY Twix bars are even better than the real thing, and you can easily make them gluten-free and/or vegan!
Dark Chocolate Almond Truffles
Make your own homemade truffles with this simple recipe - so much tastier and healthier than the store bought version!
Salted Chocolate Chia Popcorn Balls
Who knew chia could be worked into chocolate candy? Apparently, Hummusapien did. These tasty little treats are loaded with healthy protein!
Spiced Sweet Potato Caramels
These homemade Sweet Potato Caramels are packed with flavor from cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. And they make a great gift for the holidays too!
Beet Chocolate Cups
These bite-sized chocolate cups have a special surprise inside, in the form of a bright pink beetroot filling. They're almost too pretty to eat. Almost!
I hope you found the perfect homemade candy to satisfy your sweet tooth! And if you're still searching, be sure to check out our dessert recipes, or these other delicious ideas:
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Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday says
I bet people are having a hard time choosing just one from these home-made candy recipes which of course, is pretty understandable 🙂