I was recently chatting with someone who is about to embark on an anti-candida diet, and she mentioned that one of the hurdles stopping her is the no-sugar rule when it comes to chocolate. “I’m not sure I could give up my chocolate,” she said.
Because really, what’s better than chocolate?
Well, SUGAR-FREE chocolate! I assured her it’s easy to make your own treats when you’re sugar-free, so she shouldn’t let that stop her. Chocolate is one of the world’s almost-perfect superfoods, so you should never deprive yourself, is what I say.
These days, my homemade chocolate is sweetened exclusively with either stevia or xylitol. I occasionally use coconut sugar or coconut nectar, but other higher-glycemic sweeteners are a rarity, saved for special occasions. . . like Valentine’s Day. 😉
If you’re sticking with the lower glycemic options, you can substitute any of the dry sweeteners with xylitol or Lakanto. For maple syrup, try coconut nectar instead. But even if you opt for those with dates or maple syrup (if you’re on candida-diet maintenance or not following an anti-candida diet), they’re still eons ahead of the pre-packaged, sugar-laden stuff.
And that’s pretty darned sweet. Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’ve indicated which of these treats is suitable for different stages of the anti-candida diet.
Now, go forth and eat chocolate with your sweetie!
Heather McClees’s Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies (all stages)
My Carob Coconut Bark (all stages)
Whole New Mom’s Healthy “Almond Joy” Bars (all stages)
My Ultimate Candida Diet Chocolate Chip Cookies (all stages)
Jesse Lane’s Carob Hazelnut Bark (all stages)
My Grain-Free Chocolate Berry-Swirl Cheesecake (all stages)
Vegan Family Recipes’s Mint Chocolate Mousse (all stages)
Bittersweet’s Sugar-Free Citrus and Spice Truffles (all stages)
My Chocolate Matcha Tea Truffles (all stages if you use the ACD-friendly version)
My Carob Fudge (all stages)
Fork & Beans’s Sugar-Free “Chocolate” Bars (all stages)
My Grain-Free Peppermint Nanaimo Bars (all stages)
Whole New Mom’s No-Bake Chocolate Macaroons (Stage 2 and later)
Strength and Sunshine’s Chocolate Chip Raspberry Granola (Stage 2 and later)
My Homemade Superfood Chocolate (Stage 2 and later)
Whole New Mom’s Frosted Chocolate Mint Cookies (stage 2 and later)
Stength and Sunshine’s Mint Chocolate Sunflower Bites (Stage 2 and later)
Tess Challis’s Raw Cacao-Cacao Chip Cookies (Stage 3 and later)
My Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Sandwich Cookies (Stage 3 and later)
Contentedness Cooking’s Chocolate Mousse (Stage 3 or later)
Vegan Heaven’s Vegan Black Bean Brownies (use coconut sugar; Stage 3 and later)
My Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-filled Chocolate Cupcakes (Stage 3 and later)
Unconventional Baker Raw Vegan German Chocolate Pie (Stage 3 and later if you use coconut nectar)
My Frosted Chocolate Potato Cake Donuts (Stage 3 or later)
My Chocolate Caramel Slice (Stage 3 and later)
Tess Challis’s Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Stage 3 and later)
JL Goes Vegan’s Coconut Ginger Infused Black Bean Brownies (for stage 3 and later, use coconut nectar)
Veggie Inspired Journey’s Fudgy Mocha Black Bean Brownie Hearts (for Stage 3 and later, use coconut nectar)
Veggies Don’t Bite’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Espresso Pudding (for Stage 3 and later, use coconut nectar)
My Cookie Chocolate Bark (Stage 3 and later)
My Raw Chocolate Fudge-Topped Brownies (Stage 3 and later)
Cupcakes & Kale’s 4-ingredient Chocolate Turtles (Stage 3 or later)
Feasting on Fruit’s Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes (maintenance)
My Decadent Chocolate Pate (maintenance)
Go Dairy Free’s No Bake Chocolate Pecan Crumble Bars (maintenance)
Recipe Renovator’s Chocolate Date Pecan Truffles (maintenance)
Woman in Real Life’s Coconut Brownie Bites (maintenance)
Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen’s Mini Raw Vegan Marble Cheesecakes (maintenance)
Blissful & Fit Christy’s Heavenly Raw Chocolate Mousse (maintenance)
Spabettie’s Raspberry-Dusted Chocolate Truffles (maintenance)
Veganosity’s Vegan Chocolate Espresso Mousse (maintenance)
Dreena Burton’s Raw Orange Chocolate Pudding (maintenance)
Win-Win Food’s Gingerbread Chocolate Bars (maintenance)
Go Dairy Free’s Raw Chocolate Superfood Tart (maintenance)
Unconventional Baker’s Flourless Chocolate Cake (maintenance)
Glue & Glitter’s Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes (maintenance)
Looking for EVEN MORE Valentine’s Day treats? See this post for 40+ Vegan + Sugar-free Valentine’s Day sweets.
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