Most children love chocolate and sweets, yet indulging in sugary snacks can be problematic for their teeth and wider health. Instead, why not make a few healthy and delicious treats in your own kitchen?
Read on for three recipes you need to try that’ll be fun activities for all the family.
Blueberry Bunny Fudge
Fruity fudge is definitely something you should try, so here’s a quick and easy recipe to have a go at. Precise measurements aren’t really necessary, so play around with it until you’ve got the flavour just right.
- 2 cups of coconut oil
- 1 cup of nut or seed butter (your options here are really endless so have a go with almond butter or pumpkin seed butter and see how you get on)
- ½ cup of liquid or granulated sweetener
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla
- One dash of salt
- 1 cup of blueberries (throw in a little more if you want a fruitier taste. They will also give your fudge an interesting purple colour)
- Creative cookie cutters – a necessity!
How to make it
- Melt the coconut oil over the hob and then blend with all the other ingredients until it becomes smooth.
- Pour into a deep baking tray. Naturally, the bigger the tray the thinner your fudge will be so keep that in mind if you’re looking for nice thick slices.
- Freeze until solid, before storing in the fridge.
- Now it’s time to get creative: If you’re really bold, try swapping out the blueberries in the recipe for ½ cup of dried parsley flakes or a sprinkling of beetroot powder to make your fudge really pop!
Sugar-free, totally delicious and healthy too, these chocolate nutballs are tasty and super easy to make.
- 250 grams of organic nuts
- ½ jar of almond spread/butter
- ½ cup of raw cacao powder
- A couple of handfuls of shredded coconut
- 100g of salted butter
- 5 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Flavouring: Try vanilla essence or cinnamon. A great sugar-free chocolate alternative is organic cacao nibs
- Throw in some organic maca powder to adjust consistency when needed
How to make them
- Once you’ve got all your ingredients together, simply throw them all in a bowl and mash them all together with a spoon. The coconut oil will make it slightly wet so mix in the maca powder for consistency.
- Blend it all together until you’re happy and can make them into little balls.
- Finally, put them onto wax paper on a metal tray and leave in the fridge to set for about an hour.
Peanut Butter Animals
This is another simple, healthy little recipe to ease those sugar cravings.
- 1 cup of no-sugar added peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of liquid stevia
- 1 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips
How to make them
- Melt the peanut butter and coconut oil together, either in a bowl over hot water, or in the microwave. .
- Stir in the stevia and vanilla extract. Mix all this together well before pouring into your chosen moulds.
- Freeze the mix for one hour before taking your new little peanut butter animals out of the moulds.
- Now it’s time to make that yummy sugar-free chocolate coating. Melt those chocolate chips and another two tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave, or in a bowl over hot water, and stir together.
- It’s really up to you, what you do next. Dip the peanut butter animals in your chocolatey mix to get them all covered up or spread the chocolate mix over your animals with a spoon.
- And just like that you’re done! Enjoy straight away or store in the fridge.
Those are just a few simple sugar-free recipes to keep your cravings satisfied. If you enjoyed these quick and easy ideas, take a look at our sugar free salted caramel apples or sugar free date and banana flapjacks.