There’s no denying that candy bars are delicious. But they’re packed full of sugar and processed ingredients that aren’t very good for you. Have you ever wished there were some healthier alternatives to candy bars that are still delicious? You’re in luck.
Roasted Cinnamon and Honey Pear Chips
Dried fruit is one of the best alternatives to candy out there. It’s healthy and delicious, and you can spice up dried fruit recipes to your liking. One example is these tasty roasted cinnamon and honey pear chips, the perfect snack for autumn. As the name suggests, you’ll just need a few pears, cinnamon, and honey. Brush the cinnamon and honey on the pear slices, bake for about an hour and a half, and you’re good to go.
Gingerbread Energy Bites
Looking for a tasty candy alternative that is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly all in one? Look no further than these gingerbread energy bites. With healthy, delicious ingredients like dates and toasted pecans, this dish uses molasses and spices to sweeten it. Best of all, these snacks come together in about 15 minutes or so, all without any baking necessary. Get the recipe on Bakerita here.
What could be simpler than roasted almonds? If you’re someone who likes to indulge their salty side over the sweet, this is the recipe for you. Simply mix almonds with salt, honey, and olive oil (add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a fun kick if you’d like!) and transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. 12 minutes later, you have delicious roasted almonds that make for the perfect snack any time of day. Here’s the recipe.
It’s perfectly understandable if you have a craving for a cookie. We all do. You can still enjoy the sweet deliciousness of a cookie with these apple cookie alternatives, which use an apple slice in place of cookie batter. Topped with tasty ingredients like almonds, peanut butter, walnuts, shredded coconut, and optional chocolate chips, you won’t have to feel guilty about indulging. Check out the recipe here.
Say Goodbye to Candy Bars
With delicious recipes like these, you don’t have to resort to unhealthy candy bars or chocolate bars when you have a hunger pang. Make these dishes in advance, and you have tasty, healthy alternatives ready to go whenever you need them.