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Karly Blair
Holistic Nutrition Specialist
"Eat Whole, Live Whole"
Manna Candy
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Whole Food Manna Candy

If you haven’t gone on a sugar detox yet to rid yourself of the sugar demon, here is a rich and satisfying solution to squelch intense cravings for sweets. Make a deal with your addiction. You’ll give it sweets as long as they are not highly processed and still contain their nutrients. You can start with this one.

What do Wholetarians do when…

You’ve been really good at eating more and more whole foods. You just get back home from a party with ridiculously tempting non-whole food desserts and although you made it through the party unscathed, you are now alone and your “craving brat” inside is screaming uncontrollably for its addiction (it gets much better, I promise, but for now you’re seriously dealing with junk food withdrawals and it’s not pretty).

You drank as much water as you cared to and are full from the fruit and veggie platters, but you need your fix and you need it fast and that’s all there is to it.
What do you do? You don’t have any junk food items in the home (thankfully). But you do have your basic Wholetarian staples of coconut butter (or dried coconut to make coconut butter), raw honey and a very dark chocolate emergency bar. This is so rich and satisfying that you won’t likely over-eat it. Just enjoy it.

Ingredients for Manna Candy Recipe

I put the delicious Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Seeds on top. I bought them along with the 72% dark chocolate bar at Trader Joe’s

Manna Candy
Serves 1
  • 1 Tbsp coconut butter or coconut manna or make your own
  • 1½ tsp raw white honey or coconut palm nectar
  • 1 square 72% dark chocolate bar
  1. In a small bowl with spoon, mix the coconut butter together with the raw honey.
  2. Spread mixture on top of a square of dark chocolate.
  3. That's it. Eat it slowly and mindfully.

How to Eat Mindfully

Let the flavors mingle in the mouth for as long as possible.
Think about the texture and how it feels in your mouth.
Concentrate on the details of the flavors.
Feel grateful for its rich and satisfying taste.
Think of the nutritional benefits in all the ingredients.
Acknowledge that you are safe and secure and that you love being whole.
Be assured that your intense sugar cravings will subside in time.
Tell yourself that you love feeding your body healing nutritious foods.
Feel no guilt or shame.
You are on the road to addiction recovery and you have a plan.
Your life just gets better and better.


You can add peppermint extract/oil to the mixture but even a drop is too much for this small amount. You would have to make a bigger batch and store the “Manna Candy” mixture in a glass jar until needed.


Honey and Coconut Butter will also make a great frosting for cupcakes.

Photos by: Karly Blair

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