Every Halloween I find myself wishing there were more treat options made with integrity and nourishment in mind, all the while being deliciously sweet and fun. I ate conventional candy as a kid and turned out somewhat normal, but looking back I can’t help to think that I would have been just as jazzed to have eaten homemade candy. After all I loved all of the sweets my parents made for me, so why not candy?
I think candy seems intimidating to make for some of us. Mostly because we don’t even understand what’s in candy to begin with, to even be able to conceptualize how to make a d.i.y. version. I mean how are those crazy flavors, colors, textures and shapes even made? Best not to think about it if you want to keep on enjoying conventional candy, but for those of you like me who know a bit about how and what candy is full of, you’ll surely want to make your own too.
Since I strive to make things simple for myself and others, I’m sharing my favorite candy recipes with you that are perfect for Halloween or any time a craving for candy occurs. If you already have a copy of my dessert book, you will find ways to make natural food colorings, candies and treats that not only satisfy but nourish. Really with this type of info now available to us, why settle for anything less than the best.
In this post I’m offering you inspiration to take your treat giving to a whole new level this year. I promise you the ones you care about will truly loves these treats and appreciate the fact that you didn’t try to trick them with the artificial overly processed stuff that our society has become accustomed to for far too long.
Carrot Collective Cupcakes are a win for festive cupcakes that you can place a Halloween themed decoration into the frosting while setting one of these pretty cupcakes into a festive liner. Page 84 has got you covered!
How about a classic “Snickers” bar revamped to suit your healthful and decadent buds? This recipe can be found on page 174.
Crunchy peanut butter cups that you can wrap in festive orange foils (found at most candy supply stores) will surely satisfy any former Reese’s lovers. Pages 168- 167 gives you a mouthful of inspiration and direction for satisfying the chocolate cup lovers in your life.
I loved caramel chews as a gal, in fact Sugar Daddy’s were my go to candy. Naturally I made these salted caramel chews to fill the void and I must say my matured buds are thanking me. Don’t forget to floss kids! 😉
Last but not least how about a fun spin on caramel apples with my Rosemary Pecan Caramel Apples featured on page 225 of my Love Fed Purely Decadent Simply Raw Plant Based Desserts Cookbook.
If you haven’t thought of it yet, may I remind you that all of these recipes are fun to make with little helpers and are sure to delight those sweet trick-o- treaters in your life. Right now we have the option to make things better for today’s youth and these homemade treats are just one tiny way we can make improvements without sacrificing tradition, fun and naturally sweetness.
What’s your favorite Halloween candy, that you wish was made better?