Healthy Rocky Road

Some more Christmas candy of course! Rocky roads have been a favorite for the whole family past christmases but this year I made a healthy alternative. Ended up really great! 

Healthy Rocky Road (15 squares)

  • 1 dl hazelnuts 
  • 1 dl walnuts 
  • 1/2 dl coconut flakes 
  • 1 dl salted peanuts 
  •  3 tabaleapoons gojiberries Superfood365 from Gooddays 
  • 3 tablespoons dried pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dried pitted dates 
  • 50 grams dried mango
  • 100-150 grams sugar free dark chocolate 

My tips is otherwise to use the blend Lördagsgodis (Saturday-snack) from Superfood365 found at Gooddays.se which is a perfect mix of dried mango, cacao nibs, dried berries and coconut flakes, you add some nuts or seeds to that and the filling is complete! 

-> Roast the nuts in a pan until light brown. Let cool and then mix all the ingredients except the chocolate in a bowl. Melt the chocolate and pour over the mixture. Put some baking paper in a bread form and pour over the “dough”. It should be about 1.5 cm thick. Put in the fridge for about 20 minutes. Take out and cut in squares, enjoy! 

The last picture is all the Christmas candy I fixed for Christmas. All the recipes will come up here, stay tuned. The bounty balls can be found from last year if you search on the blog. 

The healthy rocky roads are 100% free from gluten and added sugar and depending on the chocolate you choose (you can make your own from melted coconut oil and raw cacao powder) it can also be dairy free. 

Sugar free Snickers

My absolute favorite from all the Christmas candy I made this year are these healthy Snickers. The combination of peanuts and chocolate is hard to beat! 

Sugar free Snickers (12-16 pieces)

  • 200 grams sugar free dark chocolate 
  • 200 grams sugar free peanutbutter 
  • 125 grams roasted peanuts 
  • A sprinkle of sea salt (if the peanuts are not salted)
  • 1 dl coconut flakes 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

-> Start by melting half of the chocolate, add some coconut oil if it’s not rinny enough. Pour over on a piece of baking paper in a square (about 20 x 20 cm). Put in the fridge for a few minutes while you continue with the filling. Heat up the peanutbutter a little, add 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil and stir well. Add the peanuts, salt and coconut flakes and mix until it’s all well blended. Take out the melted chocolate from the fridge and put over a layer of the filling (about 1/2-1 cm thick layer). Then melt the rest of the chocolate and pour over until it’s all covered. Sprinkle over some extra coconut flakes and put in the fridge for about 15 minutes. ENJOY a healthy and delicious snack/candy fillies with good fats. 


These are 100 % gluten free and free from added sugar. Depending on the chocolate you use it can also easily be dairy free. 

Healthy Saffron Muffins 

I love to include saffron to as much as possible during Christmas time. These muffins are one healthy and delicious example! 

Healthy Saffron Muffins (10 muffins)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 2 dl almond flour
  • 1 dl buckwheat flour 
  • 1.5 dl almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 0.25 grams saffron 
  • Gojiberries and pumpkin seeds for topping 

-> Turn the oven on 175 degrees Celsius. Start by whisking the eggs and honey fluffy. Mix the dry ingredients (except the saffron)  in a separate bowl. Add the egg-mix to the dry ingredients and then add the mashed banana and coconut oil. Blend well and add the almond milk followed by the saffron. Blend well until it becomes a yellow dough. Pour over into muffins-forms, sprinkle over some gojiberries and pumpkinseed and then place in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes. Take out and let cool down a bit before serving. 


These muffins are 100% paleo, free from gluten, dairy and added sugar. 

Chocolate Superfruit Crunchies

What to do when you have some melted chocolate over from baking? These are probably the simplest and quickest candies you can make! 

Chocolate Superfruit Crunchies 

-> Just add all the berries, nuts, flakes, seeds or what you choose to use into the melted chocolate. Stir well and spoon up small bites on a baking paper. Put in the fridge for a few minutes. Enjoy a super easy, healthy and delicious Christmas candy! 

These crunchies (depending on what you choose to add) can easily be made paleo, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. My alternative is 100% paleo, with dark chocolate made of only melted coconut oil and raw cacao powder! 

Bounty Baobab Bites

It’s tradition for me to make bounty bites every Christmas. This year I switched up the recipe a little to add some more superfoods (the original recipe comes from here). They became actually even more delicious! I also made a different kind of Christmas candy with the “left overs”. I will post that in a separate post, just so I can find the recipes myself later on.

Bounty Baobab Bites (20 bites) 

  • 3 dl coconut milk (extra creamy)
  • 1 + 2 dl coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Baobab powder Superfood365 from Gooddays
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • a sprinkle of sea salt
  • 150 g sugar free dark chocolate

-> Start by adding the coconut milk, 1 dl coconut flakes and the coconut oil to a pot. Turn on the stove on low-heat and let stay while you stir frequently for about 10-15 minutes. Take off the heat and put in the fridge until it hardens. About 1-2 hours to be sure. Then take it out from the fridge and roll into balls or make “bars”. Melt the chocolate on the stove on low heat (I added some extra coconut oil to the chocolate to make it more runny). Dip the balls/bars in the melted chocolate and put on a plate. Put in the fridge or freezer until it hardens and then enjoy! Keep in the fridge or freezer. 


These Christmas bites are 100% paleo, which also means free from gluten, dairy and added sugar! 

To read more about the superfood Baobab powder and it benefits, visit this webpage!

 

Chocolate/Gingerbread Mousse with Nut-Sprinkles

The other healthy & delicious Christmas dessert we made this weekend ended up great! Perfect for us chocolate lovers and Christmas freaks

Chocolate/Gingerbread Mousse with Nut-Sprinkles (4 portions)

  • 4 ripe avocados 
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao
  • 1 tablespoon gingerbread spice 
  • 0.75 dl raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder 
  • A sprinkle of sea salt 
  • 175g hazelnuts, roasted 
  • 1.5 dl pitted dates

-> Start by roasting the hazelnuts in the oven on 200 degrees in 10-15 minutes if they’re not already roasted. Then put the avocados, cacao, spices, salt, honey, and vanilla powder in a blender and mix until creamy. When the hazelnuts are cooled down, mix them with the dates in a mixer until it becomes sprinkles. Layer the Mousse with the nut-sprinkles in a high glass and serve with lingonberries, pomegranate or raspberries for best taste! DELICIOUS! 


This dessert is 100% paleo, which also means gluten free, dairy free and free from added sugar! 

The original recipe comes from Leila, but we changed it a bit. 

Saffron cake 

Having Erika here the whole weekend and of course we started it off with some Christmas baking! One of the desserts we made was this saffron cake with coconut cream and pomegranate. 

Saffron Cake (1 form)

  • 3 dl almond flour 
  • 10 dates
  • 0.5 dl melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder 
  • 0.5 grams saffron 
  • 3 eggs
  • A sprinkle of sea salt

-> Turn the oven on 200 degrees Celsius. Mix together all the dry ingredients. Then add the melted coconut oil and the eggs. Mix well until all smooth. Put some coconut oil on the baking dish before adding the dough. Put in the oven for 12 minutes. Serve with whipped coconut cream and pomegranate or lingonberries. DELICIOUS! 


This dessert is paleo-friendly, which also means 100% free from gluten, dairy and added sugar!