Looking to make your Halloween a little more Paleo-friendly this year? Don’t miss out on this healthy Milky Way recipe from our friends at PaleoHacks.
Who doesn’t love a good candy bar (um| hello Paleo Twix Bars)? Milky Ways are especially delicious thanks to their soft marshmallow insides and gooey caramel. Unfortunately| regular candy bars are full of high-fructose corn syrup| hydrogenated oils| and their chocolate has very little real cacao in it. So| have fun in the kitchen and make your own candy bars instead!
The marshmallows in these Paleo Milky Way Bars are made with gut-healing gelatin and are sweetened with just little bit of maple syrup. The “caramel” is made with nutritious almond butter and coconut cream.
Tip: The darker the chocolate you use on top| the more antioxidants you’ll get from it. Try to find one that doesn’t have milk fat| added oils| or soy lecithin it it. It’s best to use chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cacao| but you can go as high as 90 percent and the finished treat will still be amazing.
If you prefer a lighter caramel flavor| you can swap the maple syrup with honey. Also| since there are no preservatives or stabilizers to keep these bars fresh| make sure you keep them chilled in the refrigerator.
This recipe would make a wonderful weekend project with the kids. It takes a bit of elbow grease| but it’s definitely a very rewarding (and tasty!) endeavor.
1/2 cup + 6 tablespoons water3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin2 tablespoons + 1/2 cup pure maple syrup2 tablespoons cocoa powder1/4 cup creamy almond butter1/4 cup coconut cream1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate| melted