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Healthy Candy

Posted by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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I just found a recipe for healthy no bake twix bars. I will be making them for dd for Halloween so she can have some candy. They sound so good. I will put the recipe in the first reply. Add any healthy candy recipes you have!

by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM
No-Bake Twix Bars
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Serves: 10
 

An upgraded version of the popular candy bar!
Ingredients
For the cookies:
  • ½ cup raw cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • pinch of salt
For the caramel filling:
  • ¾ cup soft Medjool dates (about 9 dates)
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter (cashew butter)
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup water
For the chocolate coating:
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions
  1. To prepare the cookie layer, combine the cashew butter, honey, coconut flour and salt in a bowl, and mix well until a thick batter is formed. Transfer the batter to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and use your hands to form a rectangular shape about ½-inch thick. Place the pan in the freezer to set while you prepare the caramel filling.
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine the caramel filling ingredients and blend until well combined. You may need to stop and scrape down the blender a couple of times, to make sure everything is blended evenly. Remove the cookie layer from the freezer, and top with the caramel filling.
  3. Place the caramel topped cookie layer back in the freezer to firm up for at least 20 minutes.
  4. To prepare the chocolate coating, combine the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in an oven-safe bowl, and melt at 350F for about 5 minutes. (Alternatively, you could use a microwave if you prefer.) Remove the caramel topped cookie from the freezer, and use a large knife to cut the cookie layer into 10 thin bars.
  5. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the top, sides and bottoms of each bar, then return the chocolate coated bars to the parchment lined pan to set. Once all of the bars have been coated, place the pan back in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving.
  6. Because these bars aren’t baked, the texture will be best when served directly from the freezer. Store in a sealed container in the freezer for up to month or more, if they last that long.

Notes
You may not need all of the caramel filling, so feel free to reserve any leftovers as a dip for fresh apple slices.
Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Oct. 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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those do sound good.

Amycapl
by Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 8:06 PM
1 mom liked this
Drool
JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Oct. 16, 2013 at 9:23 AM

bump

Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Oct. 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM

I've never heard of Medjool dates before.  Where would you get those?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

bump


JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM

I have gotten them at Whole Foods. I would think Trader Joe's would carry them too. 

Quoting Sarah725:

I've never heard of Medjool dates before.  Where would you get those?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

bump



LaideBug
by Bronze Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Yum!
funhappymom
by Representative on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM

They do sound good and I've been reading a lot on the use of dates as a sweetner. I'm not sure if our local store would carry them. I will have to check. What section of the store would they be in?

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:56 PM

At the whole foods I go to they have them in a bin loose. I use dates often. They are really good in baked goods. 

Quoting funhappymom:

They do sound good and I've been reading a lot on the use of dates as a sweetner. I'm not sure if our local store would carry them. I will have to check. What section of the store would they be in?


funhappymom
by Representative on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Hmm. I know they don't have anything like that at our stores. Poop, lol.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

At the whole foods I go to they have them in a bin loose. I use dates often. They are really good in baked goods. 

Quoting funhappymom:

They do sound good and I've been reading a lot on the use of dates as a sweetner. I'm not sure if our local store would carry them. I will have to check. What section of the store would they be in?



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