7 healthy and delicious homemade candy recipes

7 healthy and delicious homemade candy recipes

Homemade candy is a wonderful, dietary healthy treat that is very easy to prepare at home. A variety of products are suitable for cooking-dried fruits, nuts, grains, cereals, fruits, and berries. The absence of sugar, oil, and chemical food additives makes homemade sweets safe for adults and children. 7 healthy and delicious homemade candy recipes.

Cooking tips
Recipes for sweets made from dried fruits and nuts can be changed according to your taste preferences, show your culinary imagination and add different combinations of products at will. You can try to make sweets from dried cherries, cranberries, pears, or apples;
Walnuts and hazelnuts can be replaced with almonds, peanuts, or pine nuts, and if you make a nut mix, the taste of the dessert will be just great;
If you like sour, you can make healthy sweets without sugar, adding lemon zest and juice, and just a little honey;
If the candy mixture is too dry and the ball is not formed well, then dilute the mass with liquid natural honey. If the “dough” is too liquid, you can add chopped nuts or almond flour to it;
In addition to coconut and cocoa, you can use grated chocolate, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, crushed sunflower seeds, and confectionery sprinkles.

These are healthy sugar-free candies made up of natural products: nuts, honey, and dried fruits. They are ideal for healthy eating in families with small children, they will become a favorite and popular dessert. Dried fruits are made from fresh ripe fruits, as a result of a gentle processing (drying) process, they get a natural and very healthy product that is rich in vitamins and trace elements necessary for human health. Nuts contain almost all the vitamins that are so necessary for health.

1. Pumpkin candies with avocado and dried apricots. 7 healthy and delicious homemade candy recipes.

Delicious healthy candies. Pumpkin flour is a rich source of natural protein and essential amino acids. It also contains a lot of vitamins and healthy substances, it has an anti-inflammatory and restorative effect.

Dried fruit candies
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Ingredients for 6 servings:
Pumpkin flour 3 tablespoons
Avocado 1 pc.
Dried apricots 3.53 oz
Chopped walnuts 3.53 oz
Buckwheat honey 3 teaspoons
Pumpkin oil 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste

The nutritional value of a serving is 328 kCal

Cooking time 30 minutes

Prepare all the necessary products. Pour dried apricots with warm water for 20 minutes, rinse and dry with a paper towel. Check walnuts for the presence of partitions (if any, then remove them). We put walnuts and dried apricots in the blender bowl. We remove the bone from the avocado, peel it and send it to the blender bowl.

Add pumpkin flour, pumpkin oil, honey, and salt. Add honey or another sweetener to taste. We grind everything to an almost homogeneous state. We form small balls from the resulting mass and roll them in pumpkin flour. You can roll it in cocoa, chia seeds, poppy seeds, or powdered sugar.

We send the finished balls to the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Store sweets in the refrigerator for no more than 3 days. Bon Appetit!

2. Delicious and healthy banana candies

Secrets of beauty and youth
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Ingredients for 1 serving:

Gelatin 1 teaspoon

Bananas 1 pc.

Nutritional value of the dish 207kCal

Cooking time one hour 30 minutes

The most important thing is to get dried bananas. To do this, we put it in the oven, pre-cut into 8-10 parts, on the “drying” (ventilation) mode at a temperature of 122. The cooking time is about an hour.

Grind the resulting in a blender and mix with gelatin dissolved in 2-3 tablespoons of hot water. We put it in molds and put it away for 30 minutes in the cold. It turned out 4 small candies. You can, if desired, pour them with chocolate after. Have a nice tea party!


3. Cottage cheese coconut candies. 7 healthy and delicious homemade candy recipes.

Original and delicious diet sweets can be made from cottage cheese. Despite its recognized benefits, many people do not like cottage cheese in its pure form. To correct the situation, you can make homemade sweets from cottage cheese.

For sweets, it is better to take low-fat cottage cheese. Pasty cottage cheese has a uniform consistency, but does not hold its shape well and is too liquid. If you want the candy to be homogeneous, you need to rub the grainy cottage cheese through a fine sieve.

Cottage cheese coconut candies
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Cottage cheese 7.05 oz
Banana 1 piece
Coconut flakes 4 tablespoons


To give sweets a sweet taste without using sugar, you need to take a ripe soft banana. Peel, mash with a fork, or chop in a blender.

Mix banana puree with coconut chips and cottage cheese. From the resulting mass, roll small candies. Roll each of them in coconut shavings and put them in the refrigerator for a few hours.

4. Healthy chickpeas, dates, and peanut paste candies

Chickpeas are an unusual component for sweets, but their benefits are huge, and the taste is combined with the rest of the ingredients.

Chocolate truffles
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Boiled chickpeas 8.82 oz
Peanut paste 3 tablespoons
Honey 1 tablespoon
Dates 2.47 oz
Vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
Bitter chocolate 3.53 oz
Chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons


Put the boiled chickpeas in a blender bowl. If the chickpeas are raw, they should be soaked for 12 hours, and then boiled until tender (the grains become soft, but retain their shape).

Add peanut paste, honey, pitted dates, and vanilla extract to the chickpeas. Mix and use a blender. Form balls from the resulting mass.
Melt a bar of bitter chocolate in a water bath and pour the crushed walnuts into the chocolate. Dip each ball (using a toothpick) in the icing and place it on a plate. Put in the refrigerator for an hour. Bon Appetit!


5.  From nuts and dried fruits. 7 healthy and delicious homemade candy recipes.

But the most delicious sweets are obtained when not one, but several types of dried fruits are used for their preparation in combination with nuts.

3 Healthy recipes homemade candies
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Dates 5.29 oz
Apricots dried 5.29 oz
Raisins 3.53 oz
Walnuts 5.29 oz
Almonds 5.29 oz
Edible poppy seeds 2 tablespoons
Pour boiling water over the dates, dried apricots, and raisins. Leave for 15 minutes. Drain the water and dry the dried fruit.
Dry the walnuts and almonds in a dry hot pan. Roll the nuts with a lemon slice through a meat grinder.
Scroll through the meat grinder dried fruits and mix them with nuts.
Add food poppy seeds and mix. Form the same balls, roll each in poppy seeds, and put in the refrigerator for half an hour.

6. Candy made from dried fruits and cereals

Candy made from dried fruits and cereals
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Raisins 5.29 oz
Apricots dried 3.53 oz
Oatmeal 7.05 oz
Ginger root 1 teaspoon
Liquid honey 2 teaspoons
Lemon-1/2 PCs
Pour boiling water over the raisins and dried apricots and leave for 2 minutes. Drain the water and dry the dried fruit.
Grate the ginger root on a fine grater.
Pour oatmeal into the blender bowl, add liquid honey, ½ lemon with peel, and dried fruit. Grind with a blender until smooth (flakes should be felt).
From the resulting mass of candy and roll them in crushed nuts. Put it in the refrigerator for a few hours.

7. Jelly candies

Jelly candies can be made from berries, apples, pears, oranges, or their juices — to choose from. Gelatin or agar-agar is used to give elasticity. The advantage of agar-agar is the lack of taste and giving the sweets more hardness, but the sweets will turn out dark. Corn starch can be used as a thickener.

Jelly candies
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Вода 5.07 floz
Lemon juice 3 tablespoons
Orange juice 4.06 floz
Stevia 4.23 oz
Cornstarch 4 tablespoons
Pour water, lemon juice, orange juice, and stevia into a saucepan. Stir.
Add cornstarch and cook over low heat, stirring constantly (so that there are no lumps) until completely thickened.
Pour the mass into a glass mold, and set it to cool-freeze at room temperature.
Cut into slices and sprinkle with cornstarch. Bon Appetit!

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