Halloween, my friends, is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!
Between watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, dressing my infant up as jack’o’lantern, and passing out candy to the neighborhood kiddos, it’s going to be a wild night over here.
And I know what y’all are thinking…no, I am NOT that lady that passes out pencils or raisins or pennies.
Trick-or-treating is a cherished part of my Halloween memories. I don’t want to take that away from any child today.
Nonetheless, does that mean YOU, a responsible, law-abiding adult, have permission to raid your kids’ stashes once they go to bed or gobble the leftover candy you purchased for the trick or treaters once you turn off your front porch lights and call it a night or send yourself into a fun-sized sugar coma?!?!
No, no, and no.
Come on, y’all, you know better!
So you have the candy in your house, and you know you can’t control yourself around it.
What are you to do?
Y’all, I’m a realist. I’m not going to tell you to just eat some apple slices when you get a craving for some of that processed, sickeningly sweet stuff and it will magically disappear.
I've been addicted to sugar before. It's not that easy.
Instead of eating the junk that will make you feel sick and guilty, I’d much rather you make a healthier version of the treats to enjoy while watching Hocus Pocus.
Today, my friends, I’m going to share a recipe for homemade Butterfingers that is:
Like Bart used to say in those commercials from the 90s,
Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!
And as a youngster, I loved Butterfingers.
In fact, I can vividly remember sitting in my parents’ den in front of the T.V. on Halloween night, candy spilled all over the floor in front of me like a pirate surveying her plunder, sorting and arranging my candy into piles.
Even as a child I loved categorizing and organizing.
I always took note of how many Reese’s cups and Butterfingers I had and would do my best to make them last for months.
Yes, I was one of those kids that still had a little Halloween candy stashed away come Easter.
Gross, I know. But that’s the kind of disciple I’ve always had.
And, of course, my peanut buttery candies were the ones I savored as long as possible.
In fact, in case you haven’t noticed, peanut butter+chocolate is still one of my favorite flavor combinations.
Too bad my favorites like Reese’s cups and Butterfingers are loaded with corn syrup, sugar, hydrogenated oils, soy, and stuff I can’t even pronounce (monoglycerides?!?!).
So, I got my paleo Willy Wonka on once again to devise these wholesome, healthy Butterfingers.
Y’all, they are SO good and SO simple.
Here’s whatcha gotta do:
1. Melt some coconut sugar, almond butter, and fat in a pan.
2. Pour it into a pan and swirl in pumpkin.
4. Melt dark chocolate and pour it over buttery pumpkin layer.
5. Freeze again.
6. Slice into bars and nomnomnomnom.
And these ingredients? No Frankenfoods here.
Y’all probably already have these on hand in your pantry and fridge.
And there’s nothing scary about those at all.
In fact, there’s loads of good stuff.
All treats. No tricks.
I can’t say the same for what will be lurking in your kiddos’ candy backs next week.
In the meantime, make up a batch of these to have on hand so you won’t even want their waxy, yucky Halloween candy.
And if this recipe floats your boat, you might be interested in these gems, too:
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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