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BREAKING THE SPELL OF HALLOWEEN CANDY. 24 Oct 2011

  Ali2

For many of my clients, the scariest part of Halloween was the infestation of mini candy bars. At work, bowls of Halloween candy haunted them. At home, bags of candy purchased for or left over from trick-or-treaters made them feel as if they were possessed by food demons. They couldn’t eat just one.

They finally break the spell that Mars® minis has cast over much of their adult life after balancing their blood sugar and discovering the emotional and stress related roots of their food issues. When they find forgotten Halloween candy at Thanksgiving and don’t even feel like eating it, they believe Voodoo or at least an exorcism has occurred. In honor of my clients that have demystified their own relationship with food, here is a recipe for mini raw “snickers” that are truly fun. Delicious, portable, and packed with protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants— these won’t pull tricks on your blood sugar that cause cravings, weight gains, and the disappearance of many mini candy bars.  This, is true Halloween magic.

Ali Shapiro is an author and regular NBC 10! Show contributor. She works with individuals and groups to achieve Eating Elegance™, which is a systematic approach to creating a sophisticated freedom around food and lifestyle that nourishes your tastes, not your taste buds. In other words, food is no longer the centerpiece in your life. To sign-up for her newsletter, click here.

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I know exactly what you mean!

Do you think that you could use cocoa powder instead of cacao powder for the snickers?

Can't wait to try these Ali!

They are so good. I ran out of dates and had extra filling and just rolled them into balls and froze them. Equally divine!

Marie - definitely. I would try and find a cocoa powder that is sugar-free. Cocoa powder is normally sugar free but some brands add significant sugar and other ingredients. So try and find one with just cocoa powder.

Yummmy! I will have to make these ASAP! Love your recipes, Ali!!!!

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