12 Homemade Candy Recipes with Real Food Ingredients

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12 Homemade Candy Recipes with real food ingredients - DontMesswithMama.comWhile candy is certainly sweet and delicious, it’s hard to give in to kids (or adults) who want a sweet treat since most store-bought candy is usually nothing more than sugar (or worse high fructose corn syrup), artificial colors and preservatives.

So I’ve rounded up the sweetest (pun intended) homemade candy recipes that feature real food ingredients. Many of these recipes are gluten-free, Paleo and low in sugar – great for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions. So whether you like sour candies, homemade marshmallows or dark chocolate, we’ve got you covered with these healthier candy recipes.

12 Homemade Candy Recipes with Real Food Ingredients

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  1. [...] 3. Make homemade meals and snacks. Activist and author Michael Pollan said it right, “eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” I bet you would consume less Doritos, soda/pop, cookies, Corn Flakes and Skittles if you were tasked to make them from scratch. And if you did make them from scratch, you could use real food ingredients and make a much healthier version! For example check out these real food chocolate treats or these real food candy recipes. [...]

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