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What is your paleo replacement for your favorite sweets n' candies?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 21, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Do you have any replacements for your favorite sweets and candies in prepaleo time?

For choclate, cookies, cake, winegume, licroce,...

For cookies, i just eat raw eggs with gingerbread spices. Also good nuts working well. Sometimes i Just drink water or try to do something joyful and feel well in my body.

This natural fat goat milk was very satisfiying. I keep away from sweet stuff. I last days i got some orange juice from the shop named fresh pressed. Natural sweet highlight. I also tried to sweet with rosehips, they are natural high sugar and vitamin C, and local.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on March 14, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Frozen raspberries are awesome too!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 03, 2011
at 03:18 PM

thanks mari! :)

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 03, 2011
at 03:14 PM

upvote for the use of scrumdiddlyumptious

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on March 03, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Milk protein liberates Histamine in the gut. And sadly real heavy cream is hard to find in Germany... most of our brands have only 30 % fat.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 03, 2011
at 03:34 PM

i try not to question allergies too much, but do you know that butter is cream. so eating heavy cream is pretty much eating butter in liquid form almost.

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on March 02, 2011
at 08:35 PM

I can tolerate butter, but all other dairy make me feel awful. I think dairy triggers my histamin/gluten intolerance. May be it's the dose of milk protein that makes the difference...

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 01, 2011
at 08:53 PM

you do butter, but not heavy cream? por que?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 29, 2010
at 08:53 PM

yeah... or good butter..or cashew..

C959587a8ec1105a3cbe34baaf40562f

on December 28, 2010
at 04:08 AM

You eat raw eggs as a replacement for cookies?

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on December 25, 2010
at 01:44 AM

Dates stuffed with just about anything is amazing! I like to cram cashew/almond butter and a bit of very dark chocolate in there. Omnomnom. =)

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on December 23, 2010
at 08:58 PM

It's adapted from a recipe I found on lowcarber. Whisk an egg, 2T unsweetened cocoa, ~2T sweetener (erythritol for me), and 1T oil, pour into a buttered mug. Push 1T of butter + 1/2 oz of chopped unsweetened or very dark chocolate into the centre of the mixture. Microwave 30-60 secs (will depend on your microwave... my usual 45 secs totally dried these out on my aunt's microwave, so experiment).

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

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on December 23, 2010
at 04:34 AM

Second the lava cake details~!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 01:12 AM

More details on the microwave lava cake, please!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on December 22, 2010
at 11:47 PM

I had the same experience!

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on December 22, 2010
at 04:06 PM

I *am* a guy and my husband would tear them up, too!

F53a74de3f8df19a114c5ac702af2b12

(826)

on December 22, 2010
at 03:18 PM

HA! its ok. and yes, definetly try them. that site has amazing coconut recipes (alot are grain free)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 22, 2010
at 12:34 AM

There is no replacement for Giordano's. You just have to deal with the aftermath of indulgence. Worth it. About once a year.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 21, 2010
at 11:46 PM

I have absolutely no idea why I thought you were a guy, but the "husband" made me do a double take. LOL. Those look incredible! I will have to try that recipe.

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03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

on December 22, 2010
at 11:58 PM

  • Berries and fresh whipped cream
  • Citrus or other tropical fruit
  • Microwave lava cake (basically eggs, butter, cocoa, and dark chocolate squares) in a mug
  • Homemade chocolate, nut butter, or maple fudge
  • Pumpkin soufflee
  • Apple/pear/lemon custard
  • Sugar free ice cream
  • Dried fruits or trail mix

The nice thing about these kinds of desserts is that they do well when not nearly as sweet as their originals. Usually I'll use a combination of a sweetener like stevia/erythritol, plus a touch of real (raw) honey, molasses, or maple syrup. Egg-based stuff works particularly well to have only a bit sweet.

Most of these I have pretty sparingly but it's nice for special occasions or cravings.

I also just managed to get my hands on some gluten free, sugar free black licorice chews to replace my hubby's favourite, which are sitting under the tree for him right now :)

Tonight I'm going to be going to a restaurant I've been dying to try... it's a super local/organic grass fed burger place that has sweet potato fries (apparently fried in rice oil) with a maple/chipotle dipping sauce, which will be a nice treat!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 01:12 AM

More details on the microwave lava cake, please!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on December 23, 2010
at 08:58 PM

It's adapted from a recipe I found on lowcarber. Whisk an egg, 2T unsweetened cocoa, ~2T sweetener (erythritol for me), and 1T oil, pour into a buttered mug. Push 1T of butter + 1/2 oz of chopped unsweetened or very dark chocolate into the centre of the mixture. Microwave 30-60 secs (will depend on your microwave... my usual 45 secs totally dried these out on my aunt's microwave, so experiment).

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on December 23, 2010
at 04:34 AM

Second the lava cake details~!

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 01, 2011
at 09:03 PM

a tablespoon with one part grass fed ghee, one part sprouted almond pecan butter, one part raw honey, one small piece of dark chocolate. it tastes like a candy bar (like snickers or something). the honey replaces the nasty caramel. the almond pecan butter replaces peanuts, the ghee replaces the 'buttery' taste/texture that was likely faked with hyrdogenated oils, and the dark chocolate replaces milk chocolate. if you add a few dry rice krispies, you might enter 100 Grand territory. don't knock it till you try it. positively scrumdiddlyumptious.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 03, 2011
at 03:18 PM

thanks mari! :)

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 03, 2011
at 03:14 PM

upvote for the use of scrumdiddlyumptious

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0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on December 30, 2010
at 01:20 PM

A cold piece of butter (my only dairy) melting slowly in my mouth.... mmmhh!

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on March 02, 2011
at 08:35 PM

I can tolerate butter, but all other dairy make me feel awful. I think dairy triggers my histamin/gluten intolerance. May be it's the dose of milk protein that makes the difference...

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on March 03, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Milk protein liberates Histamine in the gut. And sadly real heavy cream is hard to find in Germany... most of our brands have only 30 % fat.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 03, 2011
at 03:34 PM

i try not to question allergies too much, but do you know that butter is cream. so eating heavy cream is pretty much eating butter in liquid form almost.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 01, 2011
at 08:53 PM

you do butter, but not heavy cream? por que?

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07c86972a3bea0b0dc17752e9d2f5642

on December 23, 2010
at 01:04 AM

If you do dairy, dates stuffed with cream cheese = cheesecake. If you don't mind a tiny bit of chocolate, cookie dough Larabars are pretty awesome.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on December 25, 2010
at 01:44 AM

Dates stuffed with just about anything is amazing! I like to cram cashew/almond butter and a bit of very dark chocolate in there. Omnomnom. =)

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B69e874333893f59d43567caacc455ab

on December 21, 2010
at 11:42 PM

I think you can't go past a good trail mix.

Assorted nuts, dark chocolate (85%+), small amounts of dried fruit. Throw in some good quality jerky and you've got yourself a real treat.

I'm also a big fan of MDA's Spicy Almonds: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/top-10-ways-to-go-nuts/

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on March 01, 2011
at 10:28 AM

Dark chocolate covered bacon. YUM!

1
753378f19ba7ead72ac4bc45fcbfc9fc

on December 30, 2010
at 11:45 AM

Nuts, Fresh Fruit, Fresh Coconut. I don't really see the point of replacing a sweet or candie, with something that is made with a honey/maple syrup -- it's the same thing they are still around 85% sugar

1
64242a1130eb51f4852f78beed38b3d5

(1343)

on December 22, 2010
at 03:00 AM

I made these for the holidays...I'm sure they pass some levels of dogma.

http://readgrice.wordpress.com/2010/12/19/fall-off-the-wagon-gracefully/

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A07feb2408ee58101105d1e18488a941

(113)

on December 21, 2010
at 10:43 PM

I generally eat a fairly low-carb version of paleo, which makes some paleo-ish items true treats when I do want to indulge. Sweet potatoes with some cinnamon (and maybe a little coconut milk) becomes a decadent treat.

As for true replacements, in one of his podcasts, Robb Wolf mentioned dark chocolate + coconut butter (oil?) + almond butter as being better than an Almond Joy. Haven't tried it myself but it sounds amazing.

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F53a74de3f8df19a114c5ac702af2b12

on December 21, 2010
at 10:38 PM

Vanilla Coconut Creme Candy I use half molasses, half palm sugar instead of honey. My husband tears them up!

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on December 22, 2010
at 04:06 PM

I *am* a guy and my husband would tear them up, too!

F53a74de3f8df19a114c5ac702af2b12

(826)

on December 22, 2010
at 03:18 PM

HA! its ok. and yes, definetly try them. that site has amazing coconut recipes (alot are grain free)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 21, 2010
at 11:46 PM

I have absolutely no idea why I thought you were a guy, but the "husband" made me do a double take. LOL. Those look incredible! I will have to try that recipe.

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B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

(2437)

on December 21, 2010
at 10:32 PM

Usually a good cup of tea will calm the urge. The trick for me is to have all different kindas of flavors, green, black, ginseng, ginger, etc.. I also will have some dark chocolate or maybe even just a spoonful of coconut oil.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on March 14, 2012
at 01:22 AM

I ate 2.5oz of pork pate for my "dessert" tonight and it was sublime.

0
Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

(1725)

on March 13, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

0
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on March 13, 2012
at 10:34 PM

I chew glass and tell myself I like it

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(1022)

on March 13, 2012
at 10:19 PM

I treat myself with some "Icecream" almost every day with a cup of yoghurt, 1 tbsp Cottage Cheese, a small cup of frozen (blue or mixed) berries, and a half scoop (Ultimate Nutrition) Protein Powder (this is optional of course, you can add things like stevia or honey if you like, or nothing at all). Freeze it for 2-3 hours, whip it up a few times till it gets the right consistency. Sometimes I eat that with whipped cream on top. Delish!

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B1076248dde479773e75044818e1878c

(458)

on March 13, 2012
at 10:00 PM

I love snacking on frozen blueberries and cherries. Frozen bananas are really good too (can only eat about a half since it's very sugary).

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on March 14, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Frozen raspberries are awesome too!

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2d2b525eec7ddb30a61fed50733b8f48

on March 13, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Here's a link to a ton of paleo/primal desserts. Everything from Mango Ice cream, Date Cardamom Balls, Paleo Scones to Chocolate pudding. Most use only fruit for sweetener, others use occasional honey or maple syrup. But they are all delicious! http://northwestcavegirls.com/tag/dessert/

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Fa361df4b3f2d5aa13aa6a73dbf8d88b

(152)

on June 03, 2011
at 06:50 AM

Goat cheese and fruit. The textures are amazing.

0
Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

(1387)

on March 01, 2011
at 01:08 PM

Unsweetened coconut chips from tropical traditions. Chewy and delicious.

0
F1cd291cf9ba1ebd9a9db21d3dd09735

(436)

on March 01, 2011
at 11:31 AM

Homemade full fat yogurt heavily strained for whey - very, very thick and rich. I spoon over berries and flaked coconut, topped with pumpkin pie spice. Freeze the berries for great texture and refreshment.

Crock pot: sweet potatoes, carrots (or canned pumpkin) and mixed fruits of choice with pumpkin pie spice. Fruits add sweetness and vegetables add rich texture and taste, so add in proportion as you desire. Cook until fruits release juices and sweet potatoes are very soft. Puree. Tastes very rich and complex, and the sweetness of the fruit and vegetables plays beautifully. Eat hot, warm, cold or even frozen. This is also a way to gradually cut down on amount of fruit eaten while still getting the taste and fulfillment.

Almonds and pistachios for their natural sweetness and richness.

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A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on December 30, 2010
at 12:55 PM

When I can't resist, I grab a spoonful of almond butter and pour just a little bit of local honey on top. It really satisfies! Or I pop a date or two. But, since going paleo, my sweet tooth (which wasn't huge before) has really died down.

I try to stay away from desserts that are too much like what I ate on SAD, because then I'm even more tempted to eat the real thing.

0
Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 22, 2010
at 12:50 AM

Berries and cream. Delicious.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on December 22, 2010
at 12:00 AM

i dont have much of a sweet tooth, personally so i find a square or two of dark chocolate, or some hot spicy ginger tea does it for me. if someone knows of a reasonable facsimile for authentic chicago deep dish pizza though, CALL ME.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 22, 2010
at 12:34 AM

There is no replacement for Giordano's. You just have to deal with the aftermath of indulgence. Worth it. About once a year.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on December 21, 2010
at 11:48 PM

I started out making some "Paleo desserts" like almond butter pumpkin bars and truffles and brownies. I still make them for my friends, but probably only eat them once or twice a week instead of every night now. I find a very small amount of good dark chocolate really curbs my sweet tooth and my appetite! Especially with a nice cup of tea.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on December 22, 2010
at 11:47 PM

I had the same experience!

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8632c87a833f1d30f5fa8d4768d10c45

on December 22, 2010
at 12:09 AM

Mascarpone with a touch of stevia and cinnamon (I'm lacto-paleo)

Or 85-90% dark chocolate does the trick

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