Healthy Halloween Candy – Dark Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Bite Recipe

Can you tell how excited I am about the upcoming holiday? It’s getting pretty festive up in here at Life in Spandex! If you haven’t already, checked out your new Spooky Halloween Workout and enter for a chance to win a FREE Online Fitness Consultation with me. You won’t want to miss this one!

You’ve all been doing so well on your healthy fitness journeys! However, Halloween is just not Halloween without tricks AND treats! Sadly, a lot of store bought candy is filled with nasty artificial ingredients and preservatives. Yuck! Don’t worry, I have a solution! I’ve come up with a recipe that tastes better than the store bought junk and fits perfectly in with your healthy lifestyle.

My all-time favorite Halloween candy was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. There’s something about the combination of salty, creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate that is impossible to resist. It was only natural to let my childhood palette inspire this gluten-free, low-sugar, vegan recipe! Instead of peanut butter, I opted for crunchy almond butter. I love the texture the bits of nuts added to the candy. Feel free to sub in whatever nut butter you like! I also upgraded the super sugary milk chocolate coating for antioxidant rich dark chocolate (which I have always preferred to milk chocolate actually!).

Okay, time to dig in!

Dark Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Bites

Healthy Halloween Candy - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

Filling 

1/2 cup all-natural, organic crunchy Almond Butter, or whichever nut butter you prefer (I love the Trader Joe’s brand crunchy almond butter or Laura Scudder’s brand crunchy peanut butter!)

1 tbsp almond or peanut flour

1 tbsp quinoa or coconut flour

1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup or Stevia to taste

Coating 

1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)

Preparation 

1. Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl until smooth.

2. Roll the mixture into 10-12 little balls.

4. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring occasionally.

5. Roll the balls into the melted chocolate. Place on a piece of parchment paper or tin foil onto of a hard surface like a plate, baking sheet, or tupperware. Put in the freezer for at least 1 hour.

6. Put on your Halloween costume, say “trick or treat!” and enjoy! Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Healthy Halloween Candy - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

What is your favorite Halloween candy? Have you tried to make a healthier version of it? Tell me in the comment box below!

Health and happiness,

Emily

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13 comments
  1. […] year, these paleo, gluten-free, low sugar Healthy Nut Butter Cups were a hit! When I was trying to come up with a recipe for healthy Halloween candy this year, […]

  2. Halloween may be over, but I will be eating these for sure! I’ve been looking for a recipe like this. So glad I found a better alternative!

    1. Yay! This makes me so happy! I definitely have at least a few of these a week! 😡 haha. And, today happens to be National Candy Day AND National Healthy Eating day. So, why not do both at the same time?! 😉

  3. It’s probably my fault that you love Reese’s!! They are my favorite too, remember? Now after reading your new recipe, I’m gonna wipe my drool off my chin and get to the market for ingredients!! Love you,

    Mom

    1. Haha yes I do! I almost included how I’d make sure I got twice as many Reese’s trick or treating because I knew you’d eat them!! Xoxo you’re going to love these!

  4. What a great way to make use of Halloween candy! Looks so delicious!

  5. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

    1. You’re so welcome Betty! Can’t wait for more like it!

  6. These sound fantastic! I prefer dark chocolate too.

    1. Let me know when you make them! Dark chocolate makes me happy ?

  7. I hate Halloween. I would like to spend the next two days hiding in my bed eating buckets of these!

    1. Hahaha Aaaww Jessie! Why?? I think tasting even just one of these might change your mind 😉

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