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.

Staff Picks

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.

Cinnamon Popcorn

This simple spiced popcorn snack will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide a hearty dose of whole-grains, fiber and antioxidants.

Chocolate Nut Bark

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

Cinnamon-Sugar Microwave Popcorn

This easy cinnamon-sugar microwave popcorn recipe serves up a hint of something sweet in a whole-grain snack you can feel good about enjoying.

Chocolate-Fudge Pudding Cake

Rating: 4.67 stars
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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
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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.

Apple-Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars
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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.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Hot Cocoa Microwave Popcorn

When it's chilly outside, enjoy the best of two spectacular snacks with this delicately sweetened popcorn treat made in the microwave.

Caramel Apples

Rating: 4 stars
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These fall treats have just enough caramel to give a nice hit of salty-sweet flavor in each bite.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Rating: 5 stars
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These doughnut-shaped cakes are flavored with apple cider and glazed with maple syrup. If you do not have a mini Bundt pan, you can use a regular Bundt pan and make a coffee cake; bake it in a 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

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

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bark

Rating: 2.5 stars
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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.