/Healthy Candy Recipes

Healthy Candy Recipes

15 Healthy Candy Swaps!

When you think of the word candy, what comes to mind?

While some people might immediately think about Twizzlers, Sweet Tarts, Starburst, and gummy bears, my favorite candy has–unsurprisingly–always been of the chocolate variety. And while candy normally goes hand-in-hand with empty calories, artificial flavors, impossible-to-pronounce ingredients, and added sugar, it doesn’t have to be that way. The following 15 healthy candy recipes prove that it IS possible to eat candy on a healthy diet. Each of the healthy snacks below is vegan, and many of them can also be suitable for gluten free, keto, paleo, and other special diets as well. No one should feel left out of the fun!


Healthy Candy Recipes

1. Instead of a Butterfinger, make these 7 Ingredient Vegan Butterfingers:

vegan butterfingers

Healthy Butterfingers  (Reader favorite!)


2. Instead of a Mounds Bar, try these No Bake Coconut Bounty Bars:

homemade mounds bar

Homemade Coconut Bounty Bars



3. Instead of a Hershey’s Eat-More candy bar, try these Eatmore Chocolate Fudge Bars:

No Bake Chocolate Fudge Bars

Eatmore Chocolate Fudge Bars – From Nutrition In The Kitch



4. Instead of a bag of M&M’s, try these addictive 3 Ingredient Chocolate Chips:

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Sugar Free Chocolate Chips


5. Instead of a Reeses peanut butter cup, try this super easy homemade version:

homemade peanut butter cups

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups


6. Instead of a Hershey’s bar, try these customizable 3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars:

superfood chocolate bars

Homemade Chocolate Bars


7. Instead of Godiva chocolates, try these Keto Chocolate Fat Bombs:

keto fat bombs

Fat Bombs – Keto, Vegan



8. Or these Almond Butter Fat Bombs:


Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge


9. Instead of a Snickers bar, try one of these Vegan Snickers Ice Cream Bars:

Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars



10. Instead of Ferrero Raffaello Balls, try these No Bake Coconut Bliss Balls:

Raw Coconut Balls

Coconut Balls (Raw, Keto, Vegan)



11. Instead of See’s chocolate fudge, try this Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge:

chocolate peanut butter fudge

Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge


12. Instead of a York Peppermint Patty, try these Vegan Peppermint Patties:


Healthy York Peppermint Patties


13. Make this Healthy Chocolate Candy recipe any time you’re craving Russel Stover Chocolate Candies:

Healthy Candy Recipe

Healthy Homemade Candies – In An Ice Cube Tray!


14. Instead of a Nestle Crunch bar, make these chocolate peanut butter crunch cups:

chocolate cups

No Bake Chocolate Crunch Cups


15. And finally, if you haven’t tried baking sweet potatoes this way, it is a MUST TRY because they will seriously taste like candy. (If you don’t believe me, just try it!!!)

fb potatoes

How To Cook Sweet Potatoes – the 3 secrets that will make them taste like candy


Did I miss any of your favorite healthy candies?

If you have any requests for healthy candy recipes or allergy friendly alternatives to your favorite candy bars that you’d like to see, please absolutely feel free to let me know in the comments below!