Healthy Easter Candy Recipes

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Easter is typically a day full of all kinds of candy. It’s fun to buy and eat, but afterwards the regret often sets in.

This year, how about trying some of these Healthy Easter Candy Recipes instead. They’re made with wholesome ingredient, and while they don’t have all the refined sugar and artificial colors, they are still full of flavor and fun.

Instead of giving in to Sugar and Color Filled Treats, enjoy these Healthy Easter Recipes - From Healthy Cadbury Eggs to Natural Egg Dyes you're covered!

If you’re following a low-carb diet, you can replace the higher carb sweeteners with a low carb option like xylitol, erythritol, or allulose.

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Healthy Easter Candy Recipes

Sugar-free Dark Chocolate Bark

healthy dark chocolate bark

Almond Butter Cups

Just trade the heart shape for an egg shape for Easter!)

paleo almond butter cups in a pile on dessert plate

Healthy Almond Joy Bars (always a favorite :-)!)

We make these all the time.
Once you see how easy they are to make, you might just keep them on hand year-round!

no bake almond joy bars

No-Bake Coconut Delights

These look like cute little sweet bunny tails to me!

No Bake Coconut Cookies - keto, low carb, paleo, gluten free, AIP, THM

Gluten-free Bird’s Nest Cookies

Fun to make and fun to eat!

healthy birds nest cookies.

Naturally-Colored “Fun” Vegan Fudge

Lots of fun to make using all-natural colors!

Naturally-Colored Easter Fudge

Natural Blue Food Coloring (from an unexpected source)

You’ll never believe where this natural blue coloring comes from!

Natural Blue Food Coloring in Frosting on Cupcakes

Homemade Sugar-free Marshmallows

The Homemade Sugar-free Marshmallows are fun to make and taste great!

Sugar-Free Marshmallows

Healthy Peppermint Patties

For low carb, use a low-carb sweetener.

Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe

Keto Mounds Bars

So rich and delicious, and easy to make too!

homemade mound bars cut in half

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Easter Ovoids

(My son can’t have cashews, but I’ll be trying these with other “safe” nuts.
For a lower carb option use a different nut. The result won’t be as creamy but should be good nonetheless.

Healthy Easter Chocolate Candy

Sweet Potato Truffles

Ingenius, huh?  My son is begging me to make these.)
For a lower carb option pumpkin might work for the sweet potato.

Sweet Potato Truffles

Vegan Snickers Bars

A great healthier No Bake Easy Sugar-free version of the uber popular candy bar.

stack of healthy snickers bars

Sugar-free Twix Bars

These yummy bars are gluten-free, vegan, and keto with an easy no bake option–so you can have them in your tummy in no time!

stack of sugar-free twix bars sprinkled with flakes of salt

Coconut Orange White Fudge

(Money Saving Tip:  Use my Homemade Coconut Butter for this recipe!)

Dairy Free Coconut Fudge

Now, I love candy just as much as the next person, but it’s nice to get away from the sweet stuff, healthy or not, at times.  So how about these other ideas for Easter treats….

Non-Candy Alternatives:  Instead of loads of chocolate, how about filling plastic eggs with:

  • Toys
  • Trinkets
  • Dried Fruit
  • Coins
  • Stickers.  Those “cheapo” catalogs of trinkets are tempting, but I’d rather not get a bunch of junk just to stuff eggs with.  It just makes more environmental waste–or more clutter.  (Something I surely don’t need anymore of :-).)

When we were still eating some sugar I would put individually wrapped Life Saver Candies in my kids’ eggs, interspersed with mainly trinkets.  We bought super balls, cute erasers, small whistles, small noisemakers.  Anything tiny that would fit in a plastic egg that I thought they’d enjoy.

More Healthy Holiday Recipes

Here are some more healthy holiday recipes for other times throughout the year.

Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Snacks – no artificial green or rainbow colors in these recipes
Healthy Memorial Day Recipes – lots of great recipes for your gathering
Healthy Super Bowl Recipes – healthier things to eat during the Big Game
Healthy Easter Side Dishes – soups, salads, and more.

Which of the above treats would you most like to make this year?

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46 Comments

  1. I was looking for alternative ideas to the regular easter treats and came across your recipes. What awesome ideas, I will have to try some…

    Thanks for sharing

  2. It’s nice to know all the things we can make at home! I’ve managed to steer clear of buying Easter candy this year. But my husband already stocked up on jelly beans.

  3. I used Katie’s egg dye tricks last year, and it worked great! The blue was very strong….no baking soda though…
    Glad you liked the the mounds!

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  5. This is such a great resource of links to healthier treats for Easter, as well as any other time too! Thank you for sharing it, and your other posts, with the Gallery of Favorites.