3 Keto Candy Recipes
That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Is your sweet tooth tempting you to stray from your low-carb diet? We’ve put together our 3 favorite keto-friendly candy recipes so you can stay in ketosis and still enjoy delicious treats now and then. They are so easy that even someone with no experience (like us!) can make them.
Anyone who has ever dieted knows how easy it is to stray. Sure, one bite of chocolate isn’t going to matter much.
But if you’re anything like us, one bite can quickly turn into two and then three. Pretty soon, you’ve eaten an entire Halloween bag of candy to yourself before bed.
Eating low-carb candy on keto is a great way to appease your sweet tooth and still stay on track.
This list contains something for everyone—from chocolate and nuts to peanut butter, and plenty of coconuts.
Warning : Even the best keto candy is still candy. Enjoy these recipes in very low moderation.
1) Healthy and Kid Friendly - Homemade Gummy Bears
If you grew up with a giant jar of gummy bears on your grandma’s kitchen table, you aren’t alone. We love this keto candy recipe because of how fun it is for the whole family. The recipe can be molded to suit your kid’s (or your) sweet tooth, but our version is the healthiest and best for keto. You’d be surprised at how easy they are to make.
If you don’t have a gummy bear mold or don’t want to buy them, you can make the same jelly treats in a pan and just eat squares. Our healthy version of gummy bears uses (for a family of 4—decrease if your group is smaller):
- 1Whisk water with gelatin in a small saucepan over low heat until dissolved.
- 2Combine the mixture with the puree and add honey.
- 3Pour into the gummy molds (or pan).
- 4Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
- 5Remove and store in an air-tight container for 1-2 weeks.
TIP : Add in healthy extras including probiotic powder, vanilla powder, fish oil, etc. for improved performance.
Gummies are a great rainy day family activity.
2) The Perfect Party Food - Chocolate Spiced Pecans
It’s hard to find a snack (you can see our list) that everyone loves when you’re on keto. That’s why this keto hard candy substitute is ideal for get togethers. Who doesn’t love pecans and chocolate? Make them as spicy or as savory as you’d like.
You can even box them up and give them as a gift. We prefer ours a bit spicier than usual. That choice is up to you.
The last time we made them for a party, the recipe was:
- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2Place pecans in the oven on a single layer of parchment.
- 3Cook for 7 minutes (watch closely and DO NOT BURN THEM).
- 4Let cool.
- 5Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over boiling water (or in the microwave).
- 6Dip the pecans in the chocolate and place back on the parchment.
- 7Add spices. We divided the pecans into 3 groups and used a different spice for each.
- 8Let sit in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
3) For Peanut Butter Fanatics - Peanut Butter Keto Candy Bars
Peanut butter cups are one of the most popular candies in the world, and we were big followers of that trend until going keto. We’ve tried a lot of keto peanut butter candy, but this recipe is our favorite. It’s really simple, and the keto candy bars that come out of it are eye-closing good. Prep takes only a few minutes. All you need is:
- 1Mix the butter, peanut butter, and confectioners sugar with almond flour.
- 2Pat out into candy bars.
- 3Melt chocolate chips in the microwave.
- 4Spread onto the candy bars.
- 5Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- 6Let the candy bars sit in the fridge long enough for the tastes to mingle. Don’t rush taking them out.
Keto candy is the best way to stay low-carb and keep your body in ketosis. These are our 3 favorite keto-friendly candy recipes. We probably use them more often than we should. But remember….always enjoy in moderation!