Better Than Butterfingers

Here is a little update to the Raw Bars  recipe I put up almost 2 years ago.  I can’t believe how long it’s been since I started this blog.  I have collected so many recipes and am really looking forward to finishing my cookbook called, of course, The Candida Diaries- A Holistic Cookbook.  I have made it to the final editing stages after I put my foot down, no more new recipes!  Those are going into a separate, as yet unnamed, cookbook file.  Along with this one, which I think will become one of your favorites.  My friend Bobbie taste tested these for me, she says they are just like the Butterfingers candy but better, and healthier too!


1 cup roasted, salted peanuts

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup peanut butter- I used chunky

1/4 cup coconut oil- very soft to liquid

1 and 1/2 dropperfuls of vanilla stevia- I used Whole Foods brand liquid Stevia with vanilla


Add all the ingredients to a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse to combine.

Taste and adjust the sweetness and vanilla.

Press into an 8×8 glass pan.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

When the bars are set you can cut them up into squares.

Eat them cold, they get very soft at room temperature!

Alternatively, crumble cold bars over thick, tart yogurt for breakfast or dessert.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mumbletypeg
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 22:24:58

    Is that coconut oil or milk!?! OMG tell me so that I can make them!


  2. Sasha Stubblefield (@CrowsCupCell)
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 22:34:50

    The 1/2 cup coconut…is that coconut oil…or fresh coconut?? Can’t wait to try this recipe!


  3. Sha
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 04:40:49

    I trout you cannot have peanuts of any form on candida diet?


    • Amy Huebner Health Coach
      Aug 27, 2013 @ 14:43:29

      Hi, thanks for bringing this up, the worry for peaunts and pistachios is the mold that sometimes can be found on these nuts. The suggestion to avoid is based on bad science. Candida, in it’s fungal form thrives off of sugars, you will not make your Candida worse by eating mold or other bacteria like the kind found in yogurt, raw sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, cheese or nuts, these are all excellent foods to eat! Here is an article that addresses this concept


  4. mommyof2
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 13:30:22

    can you please leave the nutritional information for these?
    Thanks! Your site has saved my sanity (:


    • Amy Huebner Health Coach
      Oct 19, 2013 @ 19:00:34

      Happy to hear you are enjoying my recipes! You can easily figure out the nutrition info for any recipe by using the nutrition information on the packages (or going to and the amounts of each ingredient called for in the recipe. Then you add up all the calories, fats, fiber, ect for each ingredient which gives the totals for the whole recipe. Then divide those numbers by the number of servings you make. I will make sure to post my own calculations the next time I make these!


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