20+ Healthy Homemade Candy Recipes
This is a collection of 20+ Healthy Homemade Candy Recipes! These simple candy recipes are perfect for Halloween. Every recipe is gluten-free and refined sugar-free so you can enjoy homemade, healthier versions of all of your favorite treats.
Happy Spooky Season, friends! Today, in celebration of all things candy, I’m sharing a post that’s a little bit different than my usual recipe posts. It’s a roundup of ALL my favorite homemade candies! These recipes are all healthier than your typical trick-or-treating fare, so you can enjoy a little more guiltlessly.
Most of the recipes are healthier twists on your classic favorites, as well as a couple delectable twists on the classics that I know you’ll love as much as I do!
All of these recipes, from both me and my most talented blogger friends, are gluten-free and refined sugar-free! Bonus – most of them are also pretty quick and easy to whip up. You can be enjoying your own candy, refined sugar, and preservative-free, in a few hours max.
If you have my cookbook, Bakerita: 100+ No-Fuss Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free Recipes for the Modern Baker, you’ll also find quite a few homemade candy recipes in there to make. Especially in 2020, we need all the homemade fun for Halloween that we can get! I hope between the book (which you can purchase here) and this post, you’ll find plenty of goodies to make!
I’ll keep this short and sweet so you can get to drooling over the gorgeous treats below, but first tell me – what are you all dressing up as tonight, if you’re dressing up?! And what are your kids dressing up as?! I love to hear about costumes, so tell me in a comment below :)
Let’s make homemade candy!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups – let’s start with a classic, and one of my own personal favorites. These homemade peanut butter cups only need four ingredients and they come together in a snap!
Paleo Gummy Bears – These Paleo Gummies couldn’t be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you’d like to customize these to your tastes, too!
Homemade Twix Bars – this easy, six-ingredient recipe is one of the most popular on my site because it’s so easy to make and so darn delicious! Oh, it’s also gluten-free, Paleo AND vegan. Haven’t tried it yet? No time like the present!
Paleo Almond Joy from Beaming Baker – you only need five ingredients to make this easy vegan recipe! If Almond Joys are your pick from the candy bag, this one is for you. Prefer a Mounds Bar? Skip the almonds and dip the whole thing in chocolate!
Homemade Samoa Bars – while these aren’t necessary a Halloween treat, I couldn’t resist adding them here because they’re dang good, and they taste like candy 😋 if you’re craving a Girl Scout Cookie, let it be and enjoy these!
Raw Snickers Bars from 8th and Lake – this raw and vegan recipe looks absolutely delectable, and it’s loaded with deliciously healthy ingredients. You know exactly what’s going into these – no preservatives here! If Snickers are your fave, you’ve gotta try this.
Easy Vegan Chocolate Truffles – made with only FOUR ingredients and they’re paleo-friendly with a nut-free option! This simple truffle recipe is the perfect homemade holiday gift.
Pumpkin Spice Twix Bars – these are a warm, pumpkin-spiced twist on a classic candy favorite! These copycat homemade Twix Bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan, and the bold pumpkin spice flavors take them out of this world.
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups – this is a twist on my favorite traditional peanut butter cup by adding a delicious old friend to the mix, jelly! So easy, so delicious, you’ve got to try ’em.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Bars – these are easy to make and SO delicious – these are the perfect healthier candy bar! They’re gluten-free and grain-free with a vegan option.
Raw Vegan Pumpkin Spice Fudge – an easy-to-make, no-cooking-necessary treat that melts in your mouth and tastes like fall! With just five ingredients, this paleo and vegan homemade fudge couldn’t be easier to make.
Homemade Kit Kat Bars from Fork & Beans – gimme a break, gimme a break, gimme a break of that Kit Kit Bar!!! Isn’t that just the catchiest tune? You know you just sang it in your head. And I betcha never though they could be made healthier, did ya? Thankfully, the genius Cara over at Fork & Beans did the dirty work and created a genius recipe to duplicate this crunchy candy bars!
Chocolate Peppermint Cups – these have a coconut butter peppermint filling, surrounded by homemade dark chocolate. You’ll love these easy to make, gluten-free, paleo, and vegan homemade peppermint patties.
Paleo Chocolate – this recipe is technically for chocolate chunks but pro-tip: get yourself a chocolate bar mold and make your own chocolate bars with this recipe! You can even add your own fun fillings in the chocolate, like nuts and dried fruit.
No-Bake Snickers Bars – These Homemade Snickers Bars are a healthier version of the classic candy with no baking required! These gluten-free and vegan candy bars have a layer of raw nougat. Top it off with a peanut date caramel, and then dunk in homemade chocolate.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Cups – I couldn’t resist one last twist on the peanut butter cup! This one has an irresistible peanut butter caramel filling. While you’re making one, why not make all three and have a peanut butter cup party?!
Raw Chocolate Truffles – these will satisfy your chocolate candy cravings, guilt-free! These raw, date-sweetened truffles are easy to make in your blender or food processor. They’re gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.
Homemade Vegan Rolos from Fork & Beans – Rolos have always been one of my favorites, with that incredibly delicious caramel filling! This homemade recipe from Fork & Beans let’s you have them way healthier.
Toasted Coconut Butter Cups – these are made with just four simple ingredients! The star of the show is the toasted coconut butter. It’s encased in decadent homemade chocolate for a healthy homemade candy that will satisfy your sweet tooth. You’re going to love these paleo + vegan coconut butter cups.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles – they are decadent, delicious, and made with just FOUR super simple + clean ingredients. They’re gluten-free, vegan and sweetened with dates – they can also easily be made paleo by using a different nut butter! These truffles are sure to satisfy your chocolate peanut butter candy cravings.
Hope that you found a recipe, or a few, that you like! Have a safe and spooky night 👻🎃
Sending lots of love!
Loving all these nice treats ♥
I will have one of everything! They all look amazing and I love the healthy spin.
What a great collection for Halloween, Rachel! I want to try them ALL…especially those twix bars! Looks perfect!
Oh this is what I need! Lol. I do love my sweet treats, but now I don’t even have to feel guilty about it!
I just did healthier chocolate candy as well! Definitely gotta make your own if you’re trying to stay good on Halloween, because everyone needs at least SOME chocolate today :) Loving your Samoa bars and those paleo Almond Joys!
Oooh yours look so delicious, Medha! We definitely all need a little chocolate today ;) thanks so much!
I bow down to the queen!
Good lord I could eat them all, you always have the best sweets Rachel. Happy Halloween. :)
These look amazing and I’ll definitely be trying some soon! We were out of town for a medical trip and so didn’t have time to make fancy costumes this year, but one of the best costumes that we’ve done was when our family was a s’more! My parents were graham crackers, my brother was a marshmallow, and I was a chocolate bar! :D
Haha! I love that so much, Kenley. Such a cute costume!
Honestly, I don’t know which one to try first Rachel! They all look absolutely amazing!
Thanks so much Mary Ann!