Make your own sugar free Halloween candies, or buy them? A huge part of Halloween, especially for kids is all about candy. These recipes are all about having candy without the carbs. Most of them are really easy to make, but if you simply don’t have the time or inclination there are a surprising number of commercial choices. All the products and recipes below are low-carb and sugar free.
Warning about the sugar substitutes: Some sugar substitutes can cause intestinal distress IF you eat too much. This is especially true of Xylitol and some of the other sugar alcohols such as Erythritol or Malitol. Stevia usually doesn’t cause stomach upsets.
If this is your first time enjoying sugar free candy, be sure to ease into it. Don’t eat the whole bag — start with a few candies and slowly work up to the whole bag! Just kidding … In the past I used to eat whole bags of sugar filled candies. Over the past years I have been weaning myself from “needing” the taste of sweetness. Today, one to three candies will satisfy me … the small taste of pure sweetness is enough to get rid of any cravings
If YOU are still at the whole bag stage in your sugar-free journey, do take it easy and start with two or three candies, wait a few hours before having more.
ICE CHIPS Xylitol Candy
High intensity taste, NO sugar. ZERO net carbs.
Yes, you can make your own ice chip candy. I’d love to say it is easy, but unless you follow the instructions faithfully you are doomed for failure. If you follow the instructions carefully you will nail it on your first try.
I managed to follow the instructions (which is a major accomplishment for me) and got great results the very first time. Since then I’ve made crystal ice dozens of times with only one failure. The failure was because I used a water based flavoring essence. My favorite flavors are wintergreen, hot cinnamon and apple.
Make sure you get a pure flavor essence. Anything that has water in it might lead to recipe failure, so most commercial vanillas are a no no.
I use the LorAnn Flavor Oils … they are pure and strong, which is exactly what you want with ice crystal candy. They even have an Vanilla Oil flavoring. I find it weird. I love vanilla in many things, ice cream, cakes and cookies, but not ice crystals … that’s where I go for strong, bold and bright!
You can view their wide variety of flavors here on Amazon: LorAnn Flavor Oil
OR … try a five pack of custom chosen flavors here …
Notty Fluffernutter Bark
A candy with PROTEIN … and a high fat content which makes it perfect for Keto Dieters. Net carbs are 3 grams per serving. It’s very tasty and gets rave reviews from Amazon customers.
The main sweeten is Erythritol which can cause stomach upset, so don’t eat the whole bag in one sitting.
NOTE: The link above is for TWO 100 gram bags.
Sinfully delicious. And at 5 carbs a serving, it turns out it’s not so sinful after all! Choose your favorite nuts, or mix it up with a nutty blend. Check out the recipe and start shopping for the ingredients!
Hershey’s Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate
These dark chocolate pieces are mildly sweet with a rich dark chocolate taste. I only need one piece to satisfy my chocolate cravings.
Sweetened with Maltitol. ONE piece is approximately 3 grams NET carbs.
Russell Stover’s Sugar Free Pecan Delight
Russel Stover is a no-sugar candy brand that has been around for decades. It is stocked in many grocery and drugstore chains, so you might be able to find it locally.
Sweetened with Stevia, so you can indulge yourself without worrying about intestinal discomfort.
You will absolutely LOVE these Sugar Free Chocolate Coconut Mounds. They are filled with a chewy coconut filling and covered with dark chocolate … hitting two addiction spots at the same time –sweetness and chocolate!
Jolly Rancher Sugar Free Hard Candy
These hard candies come in an assortment of flavors: Watermelon, Grape, Apple and Raspberry. They are sweetened with Isomalt, which is not known to cause stomach upset, and which will absorb slowly into your blood stream, not causing havoc with your blood sugar levels.
NOTE: The link above is for a SIX pack of 3.6 ounce bags.
REESE’S Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cup MiniaturesREESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, Sugar Free/Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy, 8.8 Ounce Bag (Pack of 3)
If you are craving Reese’s peanut butter cups, THIS is the classic, creamy peanut butter and rich milk chocolate taste — sugar free! Talk about a perfect indulgence.
Sweetened with Maltitol.
NOTE: Pack of THREE 8.8 Ounce Bags
Move over Reese’s … this amazing Low Carb Peanut Butter Cup Recipe is not only sugar free, but is better than the loaded with sugar version.
Werther’s Original Sugar Free Chewy Caramels
If you love chewy caramel, you’ve got it … and it’s sugar free.
Sweetened with Malitol, Sorbitol, Sucralose.
NOTE: SIX x 2.75 ounce bags
This recipe for Sugar Free Caramel Candy will keep you on your low-carb diet and let you treat yourself and get rid of your sweet cravings. While you might not want to go on a binge, you can definitely have more than one of these soft and chewy caramels. They are sugar-free, low-carb and as long as you stick to one or two … Keto.
Life Savers Sugarfree Hard Candy
I loved these as a kid … and decades later I still love them. Thank goodness they came out with the sugar free option. The best selling
include: cherry, raspberry, watermelon, orange, and pineapple.
Sweetened with Isomalt and Sucralose.
NOTE: TWELVE x 2.75 ounce bags.
These are sweet, bright and refreshing. In a past life I could eat a whole box of peppermint patties all by myself. Now I can indulge knowing that nibbling on a few Low Carb Peppermint Patties, and fully savoring the taste will quickly satisfy me AND keep me on track.
The patties are quick and easy to make … just try not to “test” them all before the chocolate has set!