You probably would have never guessed that a sugar-free diet can involve candy! Experimenting in the kitchen during a sugar-free challenge is often very rewarding. This week, we’ve been obsessing about this treat: chocolate crack candy. What’s that, you ask?
Chocolate Crack Candy is crunchy sweet morsels, generously covered in chocolate and then chilled in the freezer for extra crunch. We didn’t really have any idea what to call it when we tried it, we just knew it was addictive! You can call it whatever you like – just know it’s impossible to stop at one bite.
The simple idea of mixing together oats, coconut oil and chocolate yield better results than you might expect. It creates an addictive candy morsel with a toffee like substance that we couldn’t get enough of! The coconut oil, cashew butter and vanilla fuse with the oats and becomes so crunchy and candy-like, it’s really hard to believe it’s healthy. This candy fulfilled all our sugary cravings criteria: chocolate-y, chewy and sweet. The best thing about this recipe is that it is SO easy! A few ingredients and just a 30 minute wait time and you’ve got a chocolate snacking haven at your finger tips. This sweet, chocolate-y and surprisingly crunchy treat is delicious anytime. For extra crunch, mix in a cup of popcorn after freezing for that perfect blend of sweet and salty. Or add it to granola or fruit for even more sweetness. Just make sure the popcorn or granola are at room temperature so this candy stays nice and crunchy. Whatever you do with it, beware of becoming an addict!
Chocolate Crack Candy
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, softened
1 Tablespoon Cashew Butter
1 Tablespoon Cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon Oats (can use gluten-free)
3 Tablespoons Xylitol
Dash Sea Salt
- Mix together the softened coconut oil, cashew butter, cocoa and vanilla until totally smooth. Mix in the oats until incorporated. Add the xylitol last with the salt and mix until just incorporated.
- Spread mixture out on a plate or large dish lined with parchment or wax paper. Place in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. Break up into pieces and enjoy immediately. Store leftovers in the freezer.