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  • #16
    eat dark chocolate

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    • #17
      Went to CVS today and got two of the varieties: The candy coated chocolates (M&Ms) and chocolate caramel nougat bars. They were pretty good, but I wouldn't buy them again unless they came up with a dark chocolate.

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      • #18
        I know that Trader Joes has some candy options that look pretty stellar as far as ingredients.
        Their all natural peppermint patties alone make me wish there was a TJ's near me...
        ( http://www.candyblog.net/blog/item/t...te_honey_mints )
        Yeah... *droolin*
        But there isn't... and won't be for a LONG while.
        I think they are opening one about 100mils away soon. LOL
        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
        And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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        • #19
          I like this concept a lot. I don't mind indulging in some non-primal things here and there, but I wish they weren't filled with such total crap. This provides that nice compromise of something you can enjoy on the go without eating anything too insanely bad.
          Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

          http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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          • #20
            I make home-made peanut butter cups. They go so well in our home. it's really easy.

            First, take out your muffin tin and line each muffin hole with a paper liner.

            Next, take some honey and your nut butter of choice (we have been using an almond-brazil nut butter that is nice), and mix them together. Go to the sweetness that you like. Add a bit of salt as well to balance the sweetness. Just taste it out. Set this aside.

            Then, melt some chocolate by whichever means works for you. You'll need to melt about half of what you need.

            Put a bit in the bottom of each cup, and then paint it up the side of the cup a bit with a brush. You might do this by painting layers. Start at one end of the tin, paint a layer of each cup, and move your way to the other end. Then, repeat until you get to a thickness that you like. Each layer should get partially set by the time you get back to do the next layer.

            Next, spoon a bit of your nut butter mixture into the center of each cup, and give it a little press to flatten it out toward the edges of the cup.

            Finally, melt a little more chocolate and then spoon it over the top of each cup, filling any gaps.

            Let it set (you should be able to do this on the counter top or you can toss it in the fridge).

            When they are set, keep them in a container in the fridge (though they are shelf safe).

            I usually serve these at parties.

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            • #21
              To make mint patties, do the same, but make a mint-patty filling which is butter, icing sugar, peppermint oil, evaporated milk.

              Just blend, chill, roll into balls and press.

              Also, in both cases using the fridge to set isn't as good as leaving it out and about.

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              • #22
                I saw them at Walgreens and decided to try them. I got the peanut m&ms by mistake, but they were better than the Mars brand. The snickers bar & pb cups were just okay.
                --Trish (Bork)
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                • #23
                  For me, I think it's something I would binge on. Maybe only one pack a day, but I'd probably end up having a pack every single day. But that's me.

                  I like making a 50/50 mix of coconut oil and whatever nut butter is on hand, add in a little salt and a little cocoa powder and calling it a day. Anything more "candy-ish" than that and it's just going to start something bad for me.
                  Durp.

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                  • #24
                    Sounds awesome. I find most candy too sweet, so this would probably be a good alternative....I've been thinking about making candy myself, actually, but I'm afraid it'll be a slippery slope since you have to make more than 1 serving at once.

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                    • #25
                      I tried the peanut butter cups-of course it wasn't reeses but more natural ingredients made me feel a little better, BUT still had many ingredients I guess so it can still have a longer shelf life-naturally preserved instead of artificially preserved-IDK if that is such a great advantage. But its candy . . . man! So have your day or an indulgence with this or some home made candy and don't get all paleo fundamentalist on everybody- remember paleo/primal is a diet guideline not a religion or cult.
                      Peace

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by cookiemonster View Post
                        I tried the peanut butter cups-of course it wasn't reeses but more natural ingredients made me feel a little better, BUT still had many ingredients I guess so it can still have a longer shelf life-naturally preserved instead of artificially preserved-IDK if that is such a great advantage. But its candy . . . man! So have your day or an indulgence with this or some home made candy and don't get all paleo fundamentalist on everybody- remember paleo/primal is a diet guideline not a religion or cult.
                        Peace
                        Personally I liked Justin's nut butter cups better. Fewer ingredients, too.
                        --Trish (Bork)
                        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                        FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                        • #27
                          I find it hilarious that the same people in this topic saying they have to try this or these would make a good treat are the same ones who shy away from honey or maple syrup and encourage others to do the same. This shit is frankenfood at its finest plus it has agave. Not something anyone should be ingesting.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
                            I find it hilarious that the same people in this topic saying they have to try this or these would make a good treat are the same ones who shy away from honey or maple syrup and encourage others to do the same. This shit is frankenfood at its finest plus it has agave. Not something anyone should be ingesting.
                            Awwwwwwww it's just candy . . . .man!
                            And as far as honey -it has multiple purposes (Oh Kim and Mickey Rourke -before plastic debauchery!) -so damn sticky though!
                            I guess the same for maple syrup but probably does not have that slow sensual effect!
                            Peace

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                            • #29
                              There is an Unreal Candy display next to the Staples check-out. If I hadn't read this thread, I would not have noticed it. Curiosity got me and I bought a #8 which was peanuts, caramel, etc. It was pricey at $1.19 and pretty small, BUT man-o-man was it good!! I guess that is what candy bars used to taste like when I was a kid back in the fifties.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                                To make mint patties, do the same, but make a mint-patty filling which is butter, icing sugar, peppermint oil, evaporated milk.

                                Just blend, chill, roll into balls and press.

                                Also, in both cases using the fridge to set isn't as good as leaving it out and about.
                                For peppermint patties I used a recipie that made the filling with coconut oil, unsweetened shredded coconut, and peppermint oil. You coat candy molds with chocolate of your choice, let them set in the freezer for about ten minutes, then add the filling and freeze for another ten, then top with more chocolate and freeze for a final ten minutes.

                                I had discovered the Unreal candy, and when I'm wanting something of the sort, I go for the "M&M's". Could do a lot worse with actual M&M's.

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