Try These Scrumptious Candy Bar Smoothie Recipes
Just because Halloween is right around the corner doesn't mean that you need to wait to eat a little candy. But rather than unwrapping that chocolate bar and enjoying it on its own, try one of these unique candy bar blender recipes for a delectable smoothie or milkshake.
Peanut Butter Cups in a Cup
Chocolate and peanut butter are a seasonal favorite in trick-or-treat bags as well as at parties. Mix some common ingredients in your all purpose blender for a tasty treat you can enjoy through a straw.
Start off adding a frozen, chopped banana, 2 cups of lowfat Greek yogurt and splash of honey or agave syrup for added sweetness to your blender's jar. Then mix in 2 tablespoons peanut butter and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder as your main ingredients. Add milk and blend. You can use whole milk if you want a creamier taste or coconut milk for a different favor altogether.
When you're done, serve in a tall glass with a straw. Consider using paper cupcake liners as coasters for a more authentic peanut butter cup feel.
Festive Fun-Sized Flavors
This milkshake isn't the healthiest option, but it's rich, sweet and delicious. Start off by chopping up 10 of your favorite fun-sized candy bars. Add them to your blender's jar with about 1/2 cup milk, 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream and a splash of chocolate sauce or cocoa powder. Blend it on HIGH until you have a smooth drink, then garnish with a fun-sized bar and some whipped cream before serving.
A Vegan Option With All the Flavor
Some of the most popular "candy bar smoothie" recipes aren't so unhealthy, and many are even vegan. If you're looking for a cold beverage that tastes fresh out of the wrapper without all the preservatives and fat, try this delicious alternative.
Mix 1 chopped frozen banana, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup flax seed, 3 tablespoons almond (or other nut) butter, almond milk and shredded coconut to taste in your blender. Blend until it's your desired consistently.
This smoothie has no eggs or milk and uses a variety of nutrient-rich ingredients. But that doesn't mean you can't add a bit of walnuts, cocoa powder or cookie bits for a truly indulgent smoothie.