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20 Healthier Homemade Candy Recipes + DIY Candy Bar Tutorial Video

20 Healthier Homemade Candy Recipes

20 Healthier Homemade Candy Recipes
Even if you’re normally pretty good at resisting sweets, October will definitely mess with 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 20 better-for-you homemade candy recipes that will still make you feel like you’re treating yo’self—without putting yo’self in a sugar coma every time you do.

Crazy Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge

Crazy Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge

Dairy-free fudge? It sounds crazy, but it's real. And it's delicious!

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Orange Chocolate Tootsie Rolls

Orange Chocolate Tootsie Rolls

These no-bake homemade Tootsie Rolls from Rhubarbarians taste just like store-bought, and they're extra tasty with the addition of orange.

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Chocolate Covered Candied Ginger Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Covered Candied Ginger Peanut Clusters

Candied ginger and chocolate is an obscure combo, but it's a heavenly one. This recipe from Connoisseurus Veg proves it!

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Almond Joy Bites

Almond Joy Bites

Healthy Sweet Eats' vegan, date-sweetened treats will keep you from raiding the office Almond Joy stash.

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Decadent Strawberry Creams

Decadent Strawberry Creams

You only need 5 ingredients to make these super decadent Strawberry Creams from Modern Day Missus.

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Chocolate Coffee Bark

Chocolate Coffee Bark

You can't go wrong with chocolate and coffee. This recipe from With Food + Love makes it even better with pistachios and a touch of high-quality sea salt.

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Raw Chocolate Six Ways

Raw Chocolate Six Ways

Raw chocolate with no sugar added is the way to go with these easy recipes from Nutrition Stripped.

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Chocolate Almond Butter Coconut Bombs

Chocolate Almond Butter Coconut Bombs

These super-simple chocolate-almond-coconut bombs from Connoisseurus Veg are the perfect way to use up extra vegan chocolate!

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Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

Crisped rice cereal adds a satisfying texture to these blissful chocolate-peanut butter balls from Faring Well.

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Chocolate Caramel Nut Clusters Turtles

Chocolate Caramel Nut Clusters Turtles

Get plenty of protein with these mixed-nut, chocolate-covered goodies from My Fussy Eater.

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Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

Two great candy loves unite in one recipe from The Lean Green Bean. Keep them in the fridge—they'll remind you of ice cream when you bite in!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Calling all Nutella fans: This chocolate-hazelnut candy from Nourishing Matters will be your new obsession.

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Faux-rango Mints

Faux-rango Mints

If you grew up with Frango mints, these homemade dairy-free faux Frangos are a must-make this Christmas.

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Homemade Twix Cookie Bars

Homemade Twix Cookie Bars

These DIY Twix bars from spabettie are better than the real thing, and you can make them gluten-free and/or vegan!

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Dried Fruit Dark Chocolate

Dried Fruit Dark Chocolate

If dried fruit just isn't doing it for you dessert-wise, try drowning it in dark chocolate with this recipe from Kittenhood.

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Salted Chocolate Chia Popcorn Balls

Salted Chocolate Chia Popcorn Balls

Who knew chia could be worked into chocolate candy? Hummusapien did.

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Spiced Sweet Potato Caramels

Spiced Sweet Potato Caramels

These rich, decadent cinnamon-spiced caramels are perfect for fall.

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Beet Chocolate Cups

Beet Chocolate Cups

These chocolate cups from Clean. Cheat, Repeat have a surprise inside, in the form of a bright pink beetroot filling.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

Bananas and coconut cream make this vegan freezer fudge from My Purple Spoon creamy and dreamy.

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Dark Chocolate Vanilla Fig Almond Butter Cups

Dark Chocolate Vanilla Fig Almond Butter Cups

Want to make a more sophisticated take on chocolate nut butter cups? This recipe from Lynsey Loves Food will do the trick!

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DIY Candy Bar Tutorial

If you want to make your own gorgeous, gift-able candy bars with dried fruit and nuts, check out this easy video tutorial from PopSugar:

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Queenannd
    October 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Please please make your site mobile friendly. This post was ridiculously difficult to deal with on my phone.

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    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    October 15, 2015 at 12:07 am

    I bet people are having a hard time choosing just one from these home-made candy recipes which of course, is pretty understandable 🙂

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