We all remember the days of sweet, chocolatey goodness that filled our childhoods with joy! It’s strange how even just the smell of a childhood treat can bring back a flood of memories. And while the memories of these sweets may be so good, the sugar content? Not so much. Most of us wouldn’t dream of giving our kids half of the sweets that we ate when we were young.
But for those days you’re feeling extra nostalgic, or when you do want to give your kids a special treat without the sugar rush, we have five fantastic recipes for the childhood treats you love – just made a little healthier! Dreams do come true!
Your favourite childhood chocolate bar is given a new lease on life in this vegan twist! Made with whole, nutritious ingredients, you’ll be getting much more from these Tim Tams than just amazing taste. However, it would be interesting to see how these hold up during a classic family tim tam slam!
You probably didn’t think it was possible to still enjoy a creamy, indulgent treat like ice cream without feeling guilty for at least two days, but now you can eat as much “Nice Cream” as you like, with our delicious and filling recipe that will have you feeling like a giddy kid with their favourite treat.
That sweet raspberry jam, that gooey marshmallow centre, that moreish crispy biscuit, all covered in indulgent smooth chocolate – way too much sugar to handle, right? Wrong! With our new take on the famous wagon wheel, you’ll not believe your lucky stars! All of the things you love now love you back in the wholesome, vegan treat recipe! Keep those wagon wheels rolling!
Doughnuts are no longer a thing of the past. This delicious doughnut recipe isn’t just the sugary fried dough of your childhood dreams; it’s delicious and nutritious! These doughnuts are baked which means they’re not only free of sugar, but they have considerably less fat too! Unlike on the playground, it’s a win-win-win-win!
For a flashback to the fancier days of your youth, whip up this fabulous chocolate mousse. Filled with creamy, rich goodness, you’d never guess that this one is completely sugar free. The eggs whites in this recipe make the mousse fluffier than the clouds, and it’s also a great date night treat for when the kiddies are tucked up in bed. We won’t tell them if you don’t!
There are our five favourite childhood treats – made a little more manageable on the health scale. So, sit back, take a huge, guiltless bite, and bask in the memories that flood back with the taste of your childhood! If you have any childhood favourites that you’ve managed to make easier to digest, we’d love to hear your recipe twists! Leave a comment down below, because we always love to hear from you.