Easy DIY Candy Bars (allergy-friendly)
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To make these better-for-you candy bars a little more authentic, I use Enjoy Life's dairy-free Ricemilk Chocolate Bars - they incredibly rich, smooth and creamy. But you can certainly use semi-sweet or dark chocolate for a lower sugar hit. Please note that the prep time does not include waiting for the bars to set up (just 15 minutes if you cheat and use the refrigerator).
Serves: 5 candy bars
  • ¼ cup creamy sunflower seed butter (see below)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (see below)
  • 1 box allergy-friendly soft snack bars (I use Enjoy Life SunSeed Crunch Baked Chewy Bars)
  • 3 1-ounce dairy-free chocolate bars (see below)
  1. Place the sunflower seed butter and powdered sugar in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Remove the bars from their packages and spread the tops with the sunflower seed mixture.
  3. Melt the chocolate for about 1 minute in the microwave on HIGH (do not overheat), whisking thoroughly until smooth, or using a double broiler method.
  4. Place the bars in the chocolate and use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the tops.
  5. Remove with a fork and place on a greased wire rack, wax paper, parchment paper, or a silicone baking mat to set up. Optionally place in the refrigerator to speed up the process (takes about 20 minutes).
Sunflower Seed Butter - I use an "original" seed butter like SunButter which is salted and contains a wee bit of sweetener. If using an unsalted seed butter, add a pinch of salt.
Powdered Sugar - I know corn is an issue for some people, but there are corn-free options available. I used Miss Roben's Powdered Sugar.
Chocolate for Melting - I use Enjoy Life Boom Choco Boom Ricemilk chocolate bars. As a "milk" chocolate, they are a touch softer than most semi-sweet and dark chocolates, and when melted, are fairly fluid for coating. If you opt to use dark or semi-sweet dairy-free chocolate, you may want to add just a smidgen (about ½ teaspoon) of coconut oil or shortening to the chocolate when melting to keep it from being too thick.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/allergy-friendly-candy-bars