Healthy Candy Recipes

Find healthy, delicious candy recipes including chocolate, caramel apples, popcorn balls and truffles. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Chocolate Nut Bark

Rating: 4.91 stars 6
Use your favorite combination of nuts to make this quick and easy chocolate nut bark.

Chocolate-Fudge Pudding Cake

Rating: 4.67 stars 5
When you have a craving for a comforting dessert, try this pudding cake, which forms its own rich-tasting sauce as it bakes. The coffee flavor is subtle, but it adds complex depth to the cake's flavor.

Peppermint-Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bark

Rating: 5 stars 4
This eye-catching frozen peppermint-chocolate bark was inspired by Williams Sonoma's Original Peppermint Bark--our loose interpretation of the treat is frozen and made with Greek yogurt, chocolate and crushed candy canes. For the creamiest bark, be sure to use full-fat yogurt, as fat-free yogurt can get icy when frozen. Serve this healthy dessert when you want all those festive holiday flavors in a lightened-up--and totally delicious--package. Just don't stuff your Christmas stockings with this bark because it melts quickly.

S'mores Energy Balls

These two-bite, protein-packed snacks have all the flavors of a campfire favorite rolled right in. Mini chocolate chips and graham cracker pieces are blended into the base mixture, while a mini marshmallow is tucked into the center. Even better, they're no-bake and you can make a big batch in about 30 minutes.

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Ready in under 30 minutes, this truffle recipe is easy to make and you'll love the different coating options!

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Bark

Rating: 5 stars 1
With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir chopped peppermint candies and chocolate-covered espresso beans into this chocolate bark, which is perfect for a gift.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Rating: 5 stars 2
Looking for a fun cooking project to do with kids? Make chocolate truffles! In this easy vegan dessert recipe, we make a chocolate ganache filling with peanut butter and coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Make chocolate bark with the leftover chocolate and wrap it up together with a few truffles for a beautiful edible gift.

Apple-Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars 2
These bite-size baked apple doughnuts have all the flavor of their fried counterparts with fewer calories. Serve plain for breakfast, with an afternoon cup of coffee or alongside whipped cream for an after-dinner treat.

Crunchy Chocolate and Peanut Clusters

Because these sweet, crunchy treats take just 45 minutes to prepare, they can be made on short notice. Consider doubling the recipe--stored in an airtight container in the freezer, an extra batch will last for up to 3 months.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bark

Rating: 2.5 stars 1
With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir in melted caramel then top this chocolate bark with more melted caramel and flaky sea salt--it makes a perfect gift.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Rating: 4.31 stars 12
These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.

Vanilla Candy Cane Peppermint Bars

Rating: 2 stars 1
These festive bars are easy to make for a cookie swap or holiday treats for friends and family.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Chocolate Bark
Luscious melted chocolate and chopped nuts come together in this crazy-easy healthy chocolate bark recipe
Chocolate Desserts: How to Make Truffles
This homemade chocolate, peanut butter & pretzel truffle recipe is is an easy-to-make low-calorie treat.
Chocolate Bark with Pistachios & Dried Cherries
Rating: 4.5 stars
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With the news that dark chocolate contains some healthful properties, there is a better excuse than ever to indulge during the holiday season. Specks of green pistachios and red dried cherries in this chocolate confection make for a festive holiday gift.