There’s no shame in loving candy. Having healthy candy alternatives at hand makes it easier to stay on track with your goals.
Learning to respect your health and make choices that better support your goals. We want to live to over 100, and swapping to healthy candy seems like a good way to get there.
This Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup inspired recipe alternative will delight your taste buds, keep you on track with your health goals and make 8-year old you happy. These cups are also really great for Halloween.
a new favorite healthy sweets alternative
blended with ayurvedic herbs, medicinal mushrooms, and organic cocoa.
a treat you can eat anytime and anywhere. full of 12 clinically studied adaptogenic & superfood ingredients from our seasonal-favorite adaptogenic blend, Gold Chocolate.
superfood Ingredients in Gold Chocolate:
(you only taste chocolate)
- Cocoa Powder
- Lemon Balm
- Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract
- Red Reishi Mushroom Extract
- Coconut Milk Powder
- Acacia Fiber (prebiotic)
- Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
- Black Pepper
- Organic Vanilla
- Coconut Sugar
- Monk Fruit
This is why they qualify as “healthy candy,” but because of the powerful cocoa flavor, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and monk fruit, you can’t really taste the other remarkable superfoods in the blend. You get the benefits of turmeric and Reishi mushroom powder without tasting them.
4 reasons to love Gold Chocolate
#1 May Boost Feel-Good Brain Chemicals
There are some really cool science-backed effects of chocolate on the brain, and some research suggests that the cocoa flavonoids in dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more) could enhance your mood by boosting serotonin and anandamide.
These neurotransmitters, among other functions, may make you feel “happier.” Interestingly, anandamide was named after the Sanskrit word “Ananda” which means bliss or joy.
#2 Low Sugar
With only one gram of sugar, it’s bound to be healthier than your regular go-to candy bar. Dentists like it when you eat less sugar and brush your teeth, and so does your body.
While other chocolate products on the market are overflowing with processed sugars and sweeteners, this one is not. Sweetened with coconut sugar and monk fruit it could even be diabetic-friendly.
#3 Might Be a Good Source of Antioxidants
Chocolate antioxidants could make your skin look better and may even support the immune system.Gold Chocolate blend contains one of the highest-ranking antioxidant sources on the planet, raw cacao bean. It has reportedly more antioxidants than kale, blueberries and goji berries.
Now that’s not to say all chocolate can do that, as high sugar and processing content could undermine the antioxidant value of the fruit, but it could explain why it helps your body fight aging and oxidation. See why healthy candy may be better than regular candy?
#4 Could Give You More Energy
Leveraging the anti-stress properties of adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms like Reishi, Turkey Tail Mushroom, and the anti-inflammatory potential of turmeric, this healthy chocolate alternative could support better rest and energy management. It could even be an alternative for your daily cup of coffee.
recipe: adaptogenic chocolate peanut butter cups that won't spike your blood sugar
This healthy candy alternative is so easy to make you won’t believe how quickly you put them together.
- 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup Gold Chocolate
- 2 tsp real vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup raw peanut or almond butter
- Mix the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over low heat.
- Pour 1 tbsp of mixture in the bottom of each muffin tin or cupcake liner.
- Freeze for 20 minutes.
- Top each with 1 tsp raw peanut butter or almond butter.
- Pour the remaining chocolate sauce over the top of each peanut butter cup.
- Freeze until ready to eat.
- Enjoy & share with a friend.
wellness made easy.