Trick-or-Treat with Healthy Almond Candy Bars

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Need some Halloween treat ideas without the preservatives that won’t leave you feeling guilty? Try our almond candy bar naturally sweetened with Wedderspoon Raw Fir Honey!

Nougat:

-1/2 cup of nut or seed butter (we used almond)

-1/4 cup of flour (we used brown rice flour)

-2 TBS of Wedderspoon Raw Fir Honey

Salty Caramel:

-10 medjool dates

-1/3 cup of canned coconut milk full fat

-1 tsp of vanilla extract

-pinch of salt

Any chopped nuts for the nut layer (we used almonds)

Chocolate Coating:

-3 TBS of coconut oil

-2 TBS of Wedderspoon Raw Fir Honey

-1/3 cup of raw cacao

Directions: To make the nougat blend all ingredients in a food procesor until a stiff ball forms. Add more flour if necessary. Shape into a flat rectangle on a piece of parchment paper and place in the freezer. Then add all the caramel ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth (this may take awhile). Smooth on top of the nougat, sprinkle chopped nuts, and place back in the freezer. Ideally these should chill for at least an hour. Chop into sticks. To make the chocolate coating, place water in a small saucepan on high heat with a mixing bowl on top as the double broiler. Add the oil until melted and turn the heat down to a simmer. Add the honey and cacao and mix until smooth. Dip frozen sticks into melted chocolate and place on a wire rack or parchment paper and cool back in the freezer. Allow to chill and enjoy!

The Dream Team: Lip Balms

When it comes to lip balms, I say go natural and keep it simple. Many popular lip balm brands contain parabens, synthetic fragrances and petroleum, which merely mask the problem. In actuality these harsh ingredients are only further drying the skin, thus resulting in the dreaded ‘lip balm addiction’. I further recommend avoiding any flavored formulas. Flavored balms will only temp you to lick your lips, and saliva is a no-no for dry lips. Today I’m sharing my top six all-natural balms to keep your lips healthy and kissably smooth all winter long.

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Suvana Organic Paw Paw & Honey Balm is an ‘anywhere balm’ that is perfect for the lips. It’s slick, jelly formula contains natural and organic ingredients all the way from Australia. Paw Paw (or papaya extract) and honey are the featured ingredients in this one. It contains only the faintest sweet scent. $14 spiritbeautylounge.com

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