Wellness

Enjoy a Healthier Halloween Treat

Much of my ability to not consume mass quantities of junk food relies heavily on the saying out of sight, out of mind. I don’t bake often. I purposely don’t purchase certain items that hold a bit too much sway over my taste buds (hello, Terra Chips!). I go out of my way to keep nutritious, easy snacks on hand so when the urge to munch arises, the only options are foods that help, rather than hurt, my health goals.

But then: Halloween.

The candy is everywhere—EVERYWHERE. It’s in the office. It’s at the checkout lanes. It’s in little dishes in waiting rooms. And if you have kids, it’s in your house in mass quantities.

With all these sweets around it’s almost impossible to not partake. “Out of sight” isn’t really an option this time of year—but there is another trick to employ. Make these incredible, nutritious sweets from Holy Health, and when that plastic pumpkin of candy calls your name, reach for one of these instead.

Vegan Twix Bars

Crust

1 cup Almond flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 chia egg (1 tbsp Chia Seeds mixed with 2 tbsp water)
1/4 tsp salt

Filling

2 cups medjool dates, pits removed
1/3 cup Macadamia Nut Butter (can sub almond, cashew, or sunflower)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Direction for crust:
Mix all ingredients together until a “dough” forms. Line a 9 X 5 bread pan with parchment paper and press down the dough. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes.

Directions for filling:
Blend until smooth.
Spread over crust and freeze for at least 5 hours.
Remove from freezer & drizzle with melted dark chocolate (melt 1/2 C of chocolate chips with 1tsp. coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth).

Return to freezer for 10 minutes to set, then keep stored in freezer. Enjoy!

 

Recipe adapted from Holy Health.

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