Halloween is coming, which means lots of candy. Lots. But if you’re a real foodie, you won’t be eating much candy, because there is no healthy candy. Right?
I’ve come up with a recipe so delicious, you won’t be able to stop eating it. And since it’s also incredibly healthy, you won’t have to. In fact, it’s so healthy, I recommend you eat it daily. Really.
- 1/3 c. coconut oil
- 3 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder or carob powder
- ¼ c. crispy almonds, chopped
Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into a greased mini-muffin tray; refrigerate for at least one hour. Serves 12. (Store in the fridge.)
It tastes kind of like an Almond Joy bar, and melts in your mouth (and your hand, so be careful — coconut oil melts at just 76 degrees!). It’s so deliciously sweet, though there’s not much sweetener in it.
It’s also a nutritional powerhouse, due to the coconut oil, raw honey, and almonds. Chocolate, too, in small doses like this can have benefits too (or skip it and use carob). Coconut oil is full of beneficial fat, especially the medium-chain lauric acid, which helps to ward off illness. Raw honey has similar properties (the warding off illness, not the laurid acid). So this candy might actually keep you healthy!
This year, have your candy and eat it too!
What do you think about healthy candy? What’s your favorite kind of candy?