We love the costumes, color schemes and fun of Halloween. We’re not huge fans of the sugar. While we love sweet things and have shared many recipes in the past, we avoid sugar while looking for treats. Right now, sugar is everywhere, the office kitchen, a friend’s home, even doctors put candy in the waiting room in October!
So to avoid that, we wanted to share a few great candy recipes to make it through the rest of the week. Unlike store-bought sweet treats, none of these have more than three grams of carbs!
Gummies are pure sugar. And, frequently, store-bought sugar-free taste like chemicals. This recipe is as easy as it is tasty! Essentially, you are cutting down the water and increasing the gelatin in Jello. It makes the dessert go from wobbly to firm. They are solid and can be kept at room temperature, but they last longer in the fridge. A serving is seven calories and has 0.5 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
We love turtles — nuts, caramel and chocolate are a winning combo. We appreciate nuts for their protein and flavor. This recipe calls for pecans and macadamia nuts, and we just adore it. We’re not huge fans of the salt on top of the chocolate; we think coarse salt can be overwhelming in desserts. Instead, we suggest using salted nuts. A serving has 90 calories and 1.5 grams of net carbs. Get the recipe.
Peanuts, just like tree nuts, are a fantastic source of protein. Many peanut butters have a lot of added sugar and salt. Using a natural peanut butter ensures you aren’t adding any extra carbs to this sweet treat! They are perfect right out of the freezer and are best kept chilled as they tend to melt. Per serving, they have 197 calories and two grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
A regular Snickers bar has around 35 grams of carbohydrates. As delicious as they are, the candy bar isn’t worth it to us. We’ll admit that this recipe is both quite involved and quite gooey. But, when you want a Snickers, it really hits the spot. Unlike the normal Snickers, this recipe has only 111 calories and three grams of carbs. A much better way for us to enjoy the delicious sweet! Get the recipe.
Hopefully, these recipes will make the upcoming holiday sweet instead of scary. Enjoy!