Healthy Blackberry Coconut Candy

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Healthy Blackberry Coconut Candy

Healthy Blackberry Coconut Candy - creamy, silky, fudgy bites of berry coconutty deliciousness.  They are sweet, they are addictive, and they come in an adorable little package.
While yes, candy is…..candy, this doesn’t mean it can’t still be rich in nutrients and void of unhealthy ingredients found in most traditional store bought treats (think refined sugars, chemical additives, artificial flavours and colours, inflammatory oils and so on.)
Here are a few reasons why this healthy candy recipe is a much healthier option than store bought sweets.
No refined sugar -Instead of using processed sugars like cane, corn syrup, maltodextrin, agave or artificial sweeteners that can spike your blood sugar and mess with your gut microbiome, this healthy candy bar recipe uses only a small amount of honey to sweeten.
A high quality protein source - Incorporating protein powder into this recipe is one of my favorite health hacks to minimize a blood sugar spike, which in turn wreaks havoc on your hormones and therefore your health.
I love using bone broth vanilla protein powder (20g protein per serving) for a gut-healthy protein boost, or whey or collagen powder for a super healthy  alternative.
High in nutrients- One of the reasons why candy has been deemed “unhealthy” is because it typically lacks nutrients that work to keep our blood sugar balanced and provide an overall feeling of satiation, hence why most of the time we are still hungry after consuming.
This healthier blackberry coconut candy recipe sneaks in a ton of nutrients to help keep us satisfied. It has an optimal balance of macro-nutrients (protein, healthy carbs and fats + fiber) unlike pretty much all store bought candy.
Velvety, smooth, bright and zesty berry coconut candy that looks a picture of yum!  This recipe makes it easy to create homemade candy with no candy thermometer needed!
Its the perfect treat if you love coconut like I do.  I’m obsessed with coconuts, they are my favorite ingredient in desserts and healthy snacks.
The world is going coconuts. Following the popularity of coconut water, a broad spectrum of foods derived from the humble coconut is available. It now comes in a variety of forms from water to milk, cream, butter, sugar, oil, flour, fine or coarse shredded allowing for a variety of creative ways to add coconut to a healthy diet.
Coconut contains a unique type of medium chain saturated fat called lauric acid that research shows raises HDL or "good" cholesterol levels, which lowers overall heart disease risk.
As a plant food, coconuts also contain disease-fighting phytochemicals or antioxidants. Research suggests that coconut products helps boost metabolism which is helpful if excess body fat needs to be lost.
Just one scoop of coconut oil delivers a wide-range of healing properties. Produced in its most natural state, coconut oil will benefit you, your children and your pets. I put some into my dogs dinner regularly.
Whether you have chronic fatigue, weight problems, digestive or skin issues or just want to give your body a good cleanse and boost your energy, coconut in any of its forms is so good for you.
People trying to reduce their sugar intake often complain about the lack of sweets in their quest to get healthier. That’s because a low-carb way of eating is very focused on eliminating harmful sugar from your diet. But there are options for that lingering sweet tooth in your life.
Hence this healthy candy is both low-carb and packed with healthy fats and antioxidants. Eating more healthy fats is a great way to help satisfying your sweet cravings without the sugar.
Not only is this healthy candy insanely delicious and easy to prepare, it also comes with some surprising health benefits. From vitamins and minerals to plenty of healthy fats that support hormone health and neurotransmitter production, these little delights are the perfect addition to any healthy eating plan.
Yes sirree, this candy is super rich, uber-decadent - but secretly healthy and guilt-free!  Yup, that means no butter, no white sugar and no sweetened condensed milk…  just pure, fudgy, nutty, chocolatey goodness.
 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Healthy Clean Eating
Keyword berry coconut candy no cook, clean eating candy, healthier coconut candy, healthy blackberry coconut candy
Servings 20

Ingredients

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup protein or collagen powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place the coconut and cashew butter into a food processor and process until it forms a buttery mixture. This should take around 2-3 minutes depending on your food processor.
    Add the coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and process until well combined.
    Add the blackberries and protein powder to the food processor and blend until smooth and well combined.
    Pour the mixture into a container lined with plastic wrap and press down evenly with a spatula or back of a spoon.
    Place the mixture into the freezer for 15 minutes to allow to harden.
    Transfer to refrigerator to store. Once the mixture has reached the desired firmness, then cut into 20 or more squares.
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