Healthier Candy for special occasions like Valentine’s needn’t be filled with sugar and unhealthy oils. Just a few minutes of your time and you can make healthier candy at home. None of these sugar free delights use artificial sweeteners. All are made using natural sugar free substitutes. You can always taste and adjust the sweetener as you prefer and most just require some melting of unsweetened baking chocolate.
You can make chocolates at home without much effort or time. No one will even notice as these taste just as luscious as the sugar laden kinds, in fact they will love you even more as homemade gifts of love always trump store bought versions!
No Bake Sugar-Free Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles
- 6 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup Swerve
- 3 ounces cream cheese. softened
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 3/4 cup dry powdered milk
- 2 teaspoons chocolate or vanilla liquid stevia
- 8 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate mixed with 2 teaspoons vanilla liquid stevia or 1/4 cup Swerve or use Lily’s sugar-free chocolate chips
Optional: coconut sugar for sprinkle
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwavable bowl 30 seconds or until melted. Stir until smooth then add Swerve and stir until combined. Set aside to cool.
- In a stand mixer combine cream cheese and pumpkin and blend until there are no lumps.
- Add the last 3 ingredients and the cooled chocolate and blend until combined well. Refrigerate until firm about 1 hour.
- Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Melt chocolate in a microwavable bowl, add stevia and taste and just to your preference.
- Roll one truffle at a time in chocolate. Set on baking sheet. Sprinkle with coconut sugar if desired. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
3 Ingredient Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 cup unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- optional: pinch salt only if your peanut butter is unsalted
- vanilla liquid stevia optional or sweetener of choice to taste
- Optional Topping: Chocolate Sauce
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners or sweetener of choice
- Slightly melt or soften the peanut butter and coconut oil together in the microwave or low heat on the stove.
- Add this to your blender and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until combined.
- Pour into a parchment lined 8 by 5 loaf pan.
- Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
- If using chocolate sauce, whisk ingredients together and drizzle over fudge after it’s been set.
- Best if kept refrigerated.
Sugar Free Peppermint Patties
- ½ cup coconut oil softened
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoons vanilla liquid stevia
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream or coconut cream for paleo
- Chocolate Coating
- 5 ounces sugar free chocolate chips or 85% dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- In a blender add all ingredients except chocolate coating ingredients and blend until combined.
- Spread evenly into molds or free form small circles on a parchment lined baking pan, making circles 2 inches by 1.5 inches. Freeze patties for 20-30 minutes.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in a bowl and mix until smooth. Remove patties from freezer and mold if used. Dip one patty into melted chocolate at a time using a fork, tap off excess chocolate and place on parchment lined baking pan. Allow to set by refrigerating for 30 minutes. Best if kept refrigerated.
So try any of these recipes and indulge guilt-free!