Ah, your inner-child’s sweet tooth. Sometimes its hard to not stuff your face, but the scary after guilt from the sugar levels, saturated fats, calorie bombs, and not so good for you additives often spoil the treat.
Now that we’ve “grown up,” it may be time for our chocolatey pleasures to somewhat grow up as well. We’re not talking the indulgence out of chocolate bars though – no way!
We’ve searched the Internet to find the most student-friendly and healthy lifestyle re-created popular chocolate bars for those of us that still want a sweet treat but not feel tricked with guilt. These reinvented healthified recipes make the chocolate bar classics applicable to paleo, raw, gluten-free, and even vegan eating lifestyles.
This recipe is the most complex of the bunch, a couple of the ingredients may be something not everyone will have on hand, but the end result is so worth it. This Twix bar becomes a paleo’s perfect treat – using coconut milk for the caramel mixture. Coconut milk is a lactose free milk substitute that is high in fiber and many vitamins like C and E, and minerals such as iron and calcium.
Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan yet still a tasty sweet? Sign us up. These little babies are so simple to make and oh-so satisfying from the salty and sweet combination. The main components of dark chocolate and sea salt are mixed with a surprising ingredient: chia seeds which are just packed with omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.
This recipe is ridiculously healthified: gluten-free, vegan, raw, and dairy-free, yet still honors the original. This recipe certainly fills the nuttiness love of the Snickers bar including both almond butter and dry roasted peanuts for the job. An intriguing switch to this version is the use of agave nectar. As a natural sweetener, agave has benefits towards anti-inflammatory and immune-system boosting properties.
The staple wafer chocolate bar, you can now make your own Kit Kats but with a vegan and gluten-free twist. With the wafer replaced with Rice Chex cereal the crunch is kept but the added sugar is significantly reduced. But an interesting and amazingly beneficial inclusion to this Kit Kat recipe is coconut oil. Coconut oil is great for your skin and hair, aids in digestion and maybe even weight loss.
This recipe makes the classic nougat, caramel, and chocolate combo into cute bar bites, ideal for little cravings. As a raw foodism recipe, these mars bar bites follow the dietary practice of eating only unprocessed and uncooked foods. For the caramel lovers out there, this healthified version doesn’t loose any ooey-gooey at all, fresh dates are used. Dates are benefitted with fibre for digestion, minerals for strong bones, and natural sugars for high energy levels.
“The colossal combination” for sure. Peanuts and chocolate in a thick and chewy bar for a crunchy and fudgey indulgence. This healthified recipe turns the go to nut-fan bar into a paleo treat. With a combination of cashews and almond butter this bar adds so much more nutritional value. Almond butter alone is credited with healthy fats, fibre, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E.