Healthier Candy? Yep! How to Make Chocolate Cashew Bars! by Donna John

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a year ago
Healthier Candy? Yep! How to Make Chocolate Cashew Bars!

Candy without butter? No white or brown sugar? This healthier chocolate spiked with cashews will satisfy any sweet tooth!

You'll need:

  • 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Combine the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, cocoa powder and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. Add the cashews. Mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into a loaf pan that’s been lined with aluminum foil that overlaps the top edges (so it’s easy to lift out).
  4. Put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.
  5. Remove candy and cut into bars or chunks.
  6. Keep uneaten candy refrigerated – it’ll melt at room temp.

Note: Because of the coconut oil, this candy really does melt fast! If you’re feeling generous and taking some to a friend, put the container on an ice pack for the ride. (Been there, done that!)

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, my Donna John! This sounds delish, and love the fact that it's not bad for you, thanks!
Naimah Razak
Oh gosh. Chocolate is my vice... this is actually a really good alternative. Donna John, your recipes will be the cause of my winter weight gain. Haha
Donna John
This is really good, @naimah. I've made it several times and have all the ingredients now to make a batch for my dad, who has become a chocoholic in his old age. :-) Love that it doesn't have butter in it and cashews are so good for you!

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