Homemade Nougat Candy Bars (2 Ways)

Like everyone already knows, Halloween is 9 days away.  Don’t get anxious over all those sugary, artificial candies coming your way because I have made all of the best candy bars healthy, totally guilt free and from scratch.  So far I have made Snikkers, Milkky Ways, Take-5s, Reesee’s and Yorkk Peppermint Patties (please pardon the spelling, I’m just avoiding trademarked names…  while also avoiding a cease and desist…).  The candies mentioned above used to be my favorite food-like items ever (please watch this awesome documentary to see why I call them “food-like” instead of “food.”  I want to hug every person in this film).  I was actually never a fan of nougat (so it’s obvious that I was never a 3 Muskketeers or Charrleston Chew freak) but a ton of people have emailed me or asked me in person to make it.  So I made it.  And for the sake of legalities, I’ll call the two healthy and delicious treats in this post “Homemade Nougat Candy Bars”  *sigh*

First, homemade 3 Muskketeers!

Healthy Homemade 3 Musketeers

Healthy Homemade 3 Musketeers

Are you waiting to see how it looks inside?

Healthy Homemade 3 Musketeers

Yup, just like this!  Softer than those jet-puffed marshmallows from the store, more flavorful than anything that comes in a wrapper, and far more fresh than those candy bars that sit on grocery store shelves for years upon years.  These delicate no-bake “candy bars” are secretly good for you too, they are low in fat, low in sugar and refined sugar free!  Not to mention, 100% natural too…  no artificial colorings, artificial flavorings, hydrogenated oils and trans fats here!

Healthy Homemade 3 Muskketeers [vanilla version]

Yield: twelve 3 Muskketeers

Ingredients

  • 12 slices Homemade Nougat, sliced 1.5" x 4" (see link for recipe)
  • 3.5oz 85% Cacao Chocolate (or chocolate of choice)

Instructions

  1. Slice the nougat after drying it overnight after making (wipe down the knife between slices)
  2. Cover the nougat slightly with a sheet of foil or parchment paper and let dry for two days at room temperature.
  3. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the nougat slices (I used an offset spatula to spread the chocolate over all sides of the nougat, except for the bottom). Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm.
  4. Flip the nougat over and drizzle chocolate over the uncovered side. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then serve!

Notes

This recipe is: no bake, low sugar, gluten free!

https://dessertswithbenefits.com/homemade-nougat-candy-bars/

Healthy Homemade 3 Muskeeteers and Healthy Homemade Charleston Chews

Halfway through the candy bar chocolate-coating process!

Healthy Homemade 3 Musketeers

Healthy Homemade 3 Musketeers

Healthy Homemade 3 Musketeers

Healthy Homemade 3 Musketeers

Healthy Homemade 3 Musketeers

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Now it’s time for the second candy bar, Charrleston Chews!

Healthy Homemade Charleston Chews

Basically just a Milkky Way but longer and thinner.

Healthy Homemade Charleston Chews

Soft, sweet, chocolatey and vanilla-y.

Healthy Homemade Charleston Chews Healthy Homemade Charleston Chews Healthy Homemade Charleston Chews

Healthy Homemade Charrleston Chews [vanilla version]

Yield: 10 Charrleston Chews

Ingredients

  • 10 long strips Homemade Nougat (see link for recipe)
  • 3.5oz 85% Cacao Chocolate (or chocolate of choice)

Instructions

  1. Make the Nougat.
  2. After the overnight drying process, slice the 10 long strips of Nougat (clean off the knife between slices) and lay on a sheet of parchment paper or foil.
  3. Loosely cover with another sheet of parchment or foil and let sit at room temperature for 2 days.
  4. Melt the chocolate and spoon over the dried nougat, spread the chocolate to cover the tops and sides of the nougat strip (I used an offset spatula). Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Flip the nougat over and spoon chocolate over the uncovered side of the nougat.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. They are ready to serve!

Notes

This recipe is: no bake, low sugar, gluten free!

https://dessertswithbenefits.com/homemade-nougat-candy-bars/

Healthy Homemade Charleston Chews

^^ Nougat sliced and ready for the chocolate coating

Healthy Homemade Charleston Chews

Which candy bar will YOU make??

5 comments on “Homemade Nougat Candy Bars (2 Ways)

  1. Yum! These look amazing!

  2. WOOOOW. Those look sinfully soft and puffy! Truly cloudlike nougat in there! It looks like we are on the same candy bar wavelength today. Can’t get enough healthy candy this time of year! I would love to make these and your snickers soon!!

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