Healthy Chocolate Candy w/ Nut Butter & Coconut

healthy chocolate coconut candies

Healthy Chocolate Candy

Happy Halloween from the Sugar-Free Fairy! You might wonder how you can stay healthy on Halloween, despite all the sweet, sticky temptations teasing you at every turn…

I know that quitting sugar isn’t easy, which is why I believe that it is perfectly acceptable to indulge in a sweet treat every once in awhile, especially on special occasions like Halloween.

healthy chocolate almond butter coconut candy cup

Grocery stores are probably lacking healthy Halloween candy alternatives that subscribe to your special diet. Being someone who [these days] is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and fructose-free, I find myself spending hours in the health sections of grocery stores scouring the ingredients lists just to realize after two hours of squinting at tiny print that I might as well just make the dang thing myself.

Does that sound like you, too?

Luckily, I found Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips and my life changed forever. Now I can satisfy my chocolate cravings with healthy candy that I can make quickly at home. Better yet, I don’t need to feel left out on Halloween, and now neither do you.

healthy chocolate cashew butter cup candy

These are kid-friendly healthy chocolates, suitable for any party or after-dinner dessert. Just be careful – they can be quite addicting (and yes, I do believe there can be too much of a good thing – though my mother would argue that there can never be too much chocolate)!


Note: top image is coconut butter chocolate; middle image is almond butter + coconut butter chocolate; bottom image is cashew butter + salt chocolate.)

Question of the Day:

What was your favorite candy as a kid, and have you found a healthy replacement?
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were absolutely my favorite candy as a kid. These healthy chocolate candies I think taste more decadent and gourmet.

What about you?

St. Patrick’s Healthy Shamrock Mocktail


Welcome to the St. Patrick’s Day edition of Sugar-Free Fairy. Being sugar-free means being cocktail-free, something that many of us dread on holidays like the great St. Patty’s Day, when many of our friends gather at pubs across the city to slurp on shamrock colored alcoholic beverages.


Alas, the invention of the Sugar-Free Shamrock Mocktail, perhaps the easiest and tastiest mocktail I’ve ever made.

[Secret – it’s the only mocktail I’ve ever made…]

Isn’t it pretty? It’s also zero calories. So you can sip this skinny beauty all St. Patty’s Day long without an ounce of guilt.


But actually, I know how difficult it can be during holidays – it can really feel bad to be the only person in the room not joining in on the festivities. So this year, let my Shamrock Mocktail make your St. Patty’s Day a little happier, and of course, a little bit greener.



Question of the Day:

What was the first cocktail you ever (legally) tried?
My obsession with Sex & The City (thanks Devin) made it only fitting that my first legal drink at 21 be a Cosmopolitan. 

What about you?

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