6 Candy Recipes for a Perfectly Paleo Easter Basket
That big basket chock full of Easter candy is about to get a Paleo makeover. Some holidays you just can’t imagine without candy — and Easter is one of them. There is no straightforward solution when it comes to chocolate and the Paleo diet, but many adherents to the lifestyle have created Paleo versions of chocolate candies, and most are willing to permit chocolate in some form. So get ready, because you’ll want baskets brimming with these six candy recipes year round — not only at Easter.
1. Paleo Chocolate Caramels
A chocolate shell encasing a gooey caramel filling is no longer reserved for Caramel Cadbury Eggs. Against All Grain created a Paleo version, and while it may not be shaped like an egg, it is still a perfect candy for Easter.
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons almond butter (smooth & with sea salt only)
- 3 teaspoons unsalted grassfed butter, or raw cacao butter for dairy free
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Directions: Bring the honey to low boil and simmer for 10 minutes, swirling the pan occasionally until the honey is deep amber color. Remove from the heat and add the almond butter, unsalted butter, vanilla, and water. Let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
Pour caramel out onto a tray lined with parchment paper and cool to room temperature, for about 30 minutes and the caramel is pliable. Gently melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl set over boiling water, or a double boiler. Pour the melted chocolate into candy molds, filling half way full.
Pinch off small pieces of caramel and roll into a ball between your hands. Place the caramel at the center of the chocolate. Continue filling the molds to the top with chocolate. Refrigerate to harden for 1 hour.