Most candy is a no-go if you’re paleo or following a low GI diet. But wether you follow a specific diet or not, you’re bound to love these delicious Peanut Butter Coconut Melts and Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cups. These mouthwatering homemade candies are a much healthier alternative to any of those store bought candies.
These two decadent recipes were shared with me by Theresa Nicassio, PhD (Author of YUM) and are Low Glycemic (GI), Grain-Free, Paleo! She says,
“Many of my relatives suffered from diabetes (including my father), so I have seen what a cruel disease it can be and also the extreme lifestyle changes such a diagnosis requires. I have also witnessed how difficult it can be for individuals living with such challenges to follow their medical professionals’ recommendations to make dietary or other lifestyle changes, especially limiting sugar consumption. It makes me really happy to be able to offer such a decadent low-GI candy to people who otherwise are unable to enjoy such pleasures. This recipe was inspired by “Delicious Obsessions (www.deliciousobsessions.com) Maple Coconut Bars with Coconut Oil. With a little experimenting, I was able to transform these bars into a delicious peanut butter candy recipe with a delightful texture and depth of flavour. Even better, you can press these winners into silicone or other candy moulds in minutes, with fresh candy ready and waiting in just an hour.”
So whip up a batch of Peanut Butter Coconut Melts or Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cups and enjoy!