I find it overwhelming to be bombarded with candy this time of year. It's all about how much candy can fit in a basket. Candy-making companies also go to great lengths to use special pastel-colored wrappers and cute bunnies to entice shoppers. Sadly though, all the marketing ploys used do work, the evidence being that supply meets demand.

It's hard to resist, isn't it? If you've been following this blog, you know how toxic sugar is to the body. If you've stumbled across this blog and are wondering why sugar is so bad for you, read 143 reasons sugar ruins your health. If you're craving chocolate or something sweet, the best thing you can do for your health is to avoid all the processed candy and sugars and make something sweet in your own kitchen where you control the quality and quantity of ingredients.

Here's a recipe to try and share that will satisfy the sweet tooth. Seven healthy, easy-to-find ingredients, no kitchen gadgets needed, and 15 minutes = a yummy, guilt-free dessert.

Carob truffles

Shopping List (Recipe found here. We also sell this cookbook in our office.):
• 1/4 Cup flaxseeds, ground
• 1/4 Cup unsweetened carob powder, sifted
• 1/3 Cup walnuts, finely chopped
• 1/3 Cup raw almond butter
• 1/3 Cup honey
• 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
• Small bowl of unsweetened shredded coconut

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl until mixture forms a dense ball (or process in a food processor). With your hands, roll into 1-inch balls. Roll in coconut to coat. Refrigerate.

Tipoftheday Looking for other sweet recipes? Try these:
Homemade creamy, dark chocolate pudding (gluten-free and dairy-free)
Guilt-free carob cupcakes
Honey-sweetened oat cookies with a chocolate center
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