5 Homemade Guilt-Free Snacks That Taste Guilty

Need some snack -spiration we found your gal! A big welcome to our Health and Fitness blog series editor Annie with a great issue on food for the library! 

So I’m guessing you’ve all seen the ‘whole foods’ craze that is sweeping the nation. You see the instagram pictures but which ones are worth the precious revision time you have to give up to make them? Here are a few recipes that will keep you full during lectures, ward rounds and revision without compromising on taste, and will keep you full til’ your next delicious meal

5 Homemade Guilt-Free Snacks That Taste Guilty

Passionfruit Bliss Balls



These snack balls are delicious, passion fruit is one of the best flavours to put in energy balls as the taste is so strong and zingy. These literally take two minutes to make, however, you will need a food processor! With only a few ingredients, this is one of the easiest snack recipes out there. Take a peak at the recipe here.

Raspberry Fudge Chocolates

You may be a bit apprehensive at the soaking of the cashews, but trust me, it’s worth it. The dark chocolate coating works well with the raspberry filling. They do take a while to make as the middle needs to set but make sure you set it properly otherwise your fudge will fall apart! These are a great guilt-free dessert to finish off your meals. Here is where you can get the recipe

Banana, Yoghurt & Apple Slice

This cake is completely refined sugar free, so you don’t get the sugar crash after the high. It makes lots of slices and they are easily freezable so these will last you for as long as you can manage not to eat it all in one go. The cake is moist and the fruit makes up many of your 5 a day! Follow this link to get the recipe: 

Date & Peanut Bars

These bars are similar to the bars you can buy in the shops, but they are super easy to make in a food processor, you don’t even need a recipe! You just have to add an equal amount of dates and peanuts and blitz them til they make a paste, then cool them in the fridge until you are ready to demolish them! They taste like peanut butter fudge. You can cut them into bars or shape them into balls, or whatever shape floats your boat. 

Ginger Cake

This ginger cake is so delicious that you won’t even notice that it’s dairy, gluten AND refined sugar free! Your biggest problem will be trying not to eat it all before it cools. The flavour has a massive kick and is super easy to make, it barely takes any time to cook. Hope you enjoy it as much as I think you will! Check out the recipe here.


Let us know what you think of these great recipes in the comments below! They have all been tried and tested and many great reviews have been given. You’ll be replacing your nightly chocolate bar with these quicker than you can say ‘refined sugar free’!


About the Author! 

Written by Annie Evans, check out her instagram at @munching_n_moving for more recipes.

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