This Candy Bar in a Jar THM-S, Low Carb is going to be my new bestie this summer! With summer vacations just around the corner, too many grab-and-go candy stops at convenience stores and luscious desserts at restaurants can spell disaster for our healthy eating plans.
But what if your next delicious candy bar was a shake of a jar and a few stirs of healthy fats and flavorings away? And what if it required no cooking, was sugar-free, loaded with protein, Low Carb and on plan for Trim Healthy Mama?
Candy Bar in a Jar THM-S Low Carb to the rescue! We’re still working on variations but so far we have my beloved Maltballs flavor, Andes mint flavor, Payday flavor, Maple Praline flavor, Caramel Pecan Clusters flavor, and Mounds Flavor.
For weeks I kept hearing Tammy & Friends talking about this great little treat that Tammy had devised and which they referred to as jar candy. I was actually a little skeptical because you know what they say about something that sounds too good to be true?
Why did I ever doubt my friend Tammy and her sweet foodie friends who volunteered to help test these candy variations? Thanks a bunch ladies! <3
One day my granddaughter and I were needing a candy “fix” and I pulled out the basic ingredients right out of my cabinet and we made it together. My daughter, both of her littles, and my husband (who’s very picky about his candy) gave this a big thumbs up!
Personally, I love the original flavor, as is, because it tastes so much like my favorite candy, Maltballs! I have literally eaten this every day since I tried this! I contacted Tammy and asked her if she’d like to do another guest post and she sent it right over, including pictures! <3
So here’s Tammy for more background on this yummy candy.
I originally created this recipe because I just didn’t feel like I was getting enough metabolism revving MCT oil in my life and I wanted to remedy that for myself. But, my husband’s love for this little creation caused it to morph into one of the most versatile “sweet treats” we’ve ever had.
Originally called “Candy Bar in a Bowl”, we made it in a bowl when I hadn’t made any THM desserts to get us through the week.
Then, I started prepping it in bags so my husband could grab it and dump it in a bowl when I wasn’t home.
Finally, “Candy Bar in a Jar” was born and I have jars of it ready to go at all times. And when I say “go” – I mean that literally. You know, just in case you need help avoiding those store shelf temptations.
The base recipe is a Deep S which is awesome just like it is, but there are so many other S variations and probably so many more yet to be discovered!
ENJOY! And remember, this fun little recipe has some great, healthy fats that deserve our respect and should be eaten in moderation, especially in weight loss mode.
Tammy shared some links for special ingredients that she uses to bump the nutritional density and flavor of this candy and I’m including these here with the more standard links in the recipe:
*Note from Nana ~ If you’re new to cacao try it sometimes it is much more full flavored than cocoa. I use ghiradelli when using cocoa now, almost exclusively especially for simple little treats like this, it make a HUGE difference.
*Ghee (butter oil) is a real super food and if you find yourself making this dish a lot be sure and try using it. It keeps much better at room temp than butter because it contains almost no protein.
Here are a few of Tammy’s other creations and this just counts the ones I’ve posted on this blog. She also contributes recipes over at the Trim Healthy Membership Site.
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Candy Bar in a Jar
Dump all of the dry ingredients for as many of these candies into an 8oz jar(s) with lid(s) as you’d like to prep. This recipe serves one as is.
ghiradell is available at my Wal-mart for a better price if you can find it.
2 generous pinches of mineral salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract*
1T room temp butter, or ghee
1T MCT oil *Start slow and adjust amount based on your “texture” preference. And, you can sub coconut oil in place of MCT if you’d like)
- When you’re ready for a candy bar, SHAKE WELL to ensure the dry ingredients are well incorporated.
- Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry mix
- Press and mix with a spoon until the dry ingredients are completely saturated by the wet ingredients. It takes a bit so don’t overdo the oil! Start with 1T and work your way up.
- ENJOY! And remember, this fun little recipe has some great, healthy fats that deserve our respect and should be eaten in moderation, especially in weight loss mode.
- Maltballs ~ Original deep S recipe and I absolutely <3 this one!! ~ Nana
- ❤Options for Add-ins (omit the vanilla extract if another extract is noted):-
- Maple Praline ~ Chopped pecans + maple extract–
- Mounds ~ Toasted unsweetened coconut flakes + coconut extract–
- Chocolate Caramel Peanut Clusters~ 1T peanut flour OR natural peanut butter + caramel extract to taste (you may need to add a little water or nut milk if using peanut flour)
- Andes Mints ~ Pure Peppermint extract ~start slow on this
- Payday ~ Sub 1 T peanut flour for the 1 T cocoa and 1 tsp peanut butter then add caramel extract to taste (start slow on this)
- Almond butter
- Chia seeds
- Lily’s chocolate~chips
*Ghiradelli cocoa is available at my Wal-mart for a better price if you can find it.