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Trick or Treat: 5 Healthy Dessert Recipes Using Mānuka Honey

When the holiday season comes around, especially Halloween, steering clear of processed sugars can become a daunting task. Thankfully, there are natural alternatives that not only provide sweetness, but also offer various health benefits. This year, we're waving our culinary wands and conjuring up some delectable treats using Mānuka honey! Whether you're hosting a haunted house party or simply indulging your sweet tooth, these tantalizing treats will cast a delicious spell on all who dare to take a bite. 

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1. Mānuka Honey Gummy Bears 

Everyone loves a sweet treat at the end of the night, and what’s better than Gummy Bears made with Mānuka honey! This way you are getting a delicious treat, but also fighting any infections that would be in your body with the help of Mānuka honey. All you need is a few simple ingredients, a silicone mold, and some patience. Happy candy making! 

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2. Mānuka Honey Chocolate Truffles

Whether you're a seasoned chocolatier or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is for you. These Chocolate Truffles are rich, decadent and require only a few ingredients. Skip the processed, sugary toppings and add a drizzle of Taylor Pass Mānuka Honey for an immunity-boosting treat!

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3. Honey Salted Caramels

Unlock the sweet alchemy of homemade Honey Salted Caramels with a recipe that balances simplicity and sophistication in every bite. These golden treats are a testament to the magic that occurs when ingredients like sugar and honey come together with a dash of sea salt. Salty, sweet, and honey… yes please! We love our Creamed Clover Honey with this combination. 

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4. Mānuka Honey Caramel Popcorn

Sweetness and crunch come together in this homemade Honey Caramel Popcorn! To begin, freshly popped popcorn is drizzled with a luscious blend of Mānuka honey, a touch of butter, and a hint of vanilla, creating a glossy and aromatic coating that promises irresistible flavor. 

emily’s fresh kitchen honey almond brittle

5. Crunchy Honey Almond Brittle

Like the classic and well loved peanut brittle, this Honey Almond Brittle is an elevated version to its delicious counterpart. Use your favorite floral New Zealand honey to add depth to the flavors that are already so delicious in almond brittle. This is a treat that you, your friends, and family are sure to love and ask for time and time again.

This Halloween season, you don't need processed sugars to create devilishly good treats. Whether you’re hosting a spooky soirée, or are simply looking for a healthier twist to your favorite desserts, you can treat your taste buds and nourish your body by opting for natural sweeteners like Taylor Pass Honey. Happy Halloween!

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