These Low Carb Candy options are here to save the day!
We need to talk about low carb candy. Listen, we know on Keto that when you remove sugar – while yes, there gets to be a point where your body just doesn’t crave it anymore. That doesn’t mean that you don’t WANT sugar anymore, it’s just that your body isn’t expecting it. BUT, that doesn’t mean those of us on KETO don’t want a little sugar treat now and then!
Here at KETO Dirty, we treat keto as a lifestyle and what goes for someone who is hardcore keto – isn’t necessarily the keto diet plan that we follow. We are here to help you make this an eating lifestyle. To do that, you need to find things that will help you make better options. For instance, rather than buying a Almond Joy at the cash register – we have a few fabulous alternative Keto Almond Joy recipes! It’s all about making better choices, but to make those choices – you need to be prepared.
We are sharing KETO candy options for you to buy and for you to make.
Amazon Low Carb Candy
Since Amazon is well, everywhere – here are our favorite Amazon low carb candy or Amazon keto candy options for purchase.
When you are dirty keto - you can do things like low carb Reese's cups, but read our disclaimer about sugar alcohol side effects below!
Lily's dark chocolate chips are a KETO grocery staple in our house. From a quick keto snack to making low carb candy, Lily's chocolate chips are a must-have.
You guys, if you ever need to buy your keto spouse a gift, or a keto friend a present - buy them this pack of Lily's chocolate bars.
Sugar Free Life Savers - great for having handy in your purse.
Craving something caramel? This low carb candy will do the trick!
Russel Stover has a great selection of sugar free candy that is perfect for keto candy snacks.
Low Carb Candy Recipes
If you are more of the making – baking type – here are our favorite go to low carb candy recipes (keto candy recipes) for you to make! These keto candy options are great to store in your desk or in your purse to help you make a better choice than something sugar filled that you will regret later.
This Keto Chocolate Fudge recipe will have you thanking us! These low carb Chocolate Fudge Haystacks is definitely a favorite in regards to low carb candy recipes.
3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Coconut Cups (Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free)
Missing chocolate in your life? Look no further! KETO cups are like the low carb Almond joy! This could be the low carb candy that you are looking for.
Who doesn't love some gummies? What's better than gummy candy? Why of course, low carb gummy candy.
Sugar Free Coconut Ice is the ideal keto candy and sweet gluten free treat to help kick that sugar craving to the curb.
For you Almond Joy lovers, here is another KETO Almond Joy recipe, Make this low carb Almond Joy recipe in bulk, put in a baggie and place in your purse to help avoid grabbing a real candy bar when out and about.
Oh CARAMEL! If you thought KETO meant no more caramel candy, think again! This low carb Caramel candy recipe is another perfect low carb candy for on the go.
If you are a fan of Sour Patch Kids - then you will love this low carb Sour Patch Candy!
Sugar Alcohol Side Effects
Moderation is key – ESPECIALLY when eating low carb candy! You guys, sugar alcohol side effects are real. Consider this your warning. While these low carb candy options are delicious, if you overeat – chances are that you will pay for it. Let’s talk about sugar alcohol and the side effects that come along with eating too much sugar free candy.
Sugar alcohols are carbohydrates that are not fully digested by our bodies.
What is Sugar Alcohol
Sugar alcohols are organic compounds that are derived from sugars. They are white, water-soluble solids that can occur naturally or be produced industrially from sugars. They are used as thickeners and sweeteners, commonly used in place of table sugar.
Side Effects of Sugar Alcohol
So those sugar alcohol side effects that we were talking about. Yes – too much consumption of sugar alcohol can lead to bloating and diarrhea.
And when we say diarrhea – we mean, watch out – stay near a toilet – be prepared to crap your pants if you ingest too much sugar alcohol.
Examples of Sugar Alcohol – Artificial Sweeteners
In the keto candy and low carb candy recipes we listed above, you will find several of these examples of sugar alcohol included. You want to use sugar alcohols that don’t count toward net carbs.
Best Keto Sugar Alcohol
Sugar alcohols that don’t count toward net carbs are erythritol, xylitol, mannitol, and lactitol. These sugar alcohol options are best because they have a minimal (if at all) spike in blood sugar. The best keto sugar alcohol options are erythritol and xylitol.
Don’t Overeat Sugar Free Candy
I think this diarrhea meme explains what we were trying to say about sugar alcohol side effects best. Just don’t overeat sugar free candy.
You have been warned. Now enjoy, but in moderation – or else, see above diarrhea memes.
Another sweet KETO treat that we love is our Chocolate Keto Shake. This is an easy go-to!