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Brain Booster Candy

My children and even hubby love these ‘brain booster’ candies. They are so yummy. I tweaked the recipe Skinny Chocolate from Trim Healthy Mama and the kids renamed them because of all the health benefits of coconut oil.

These are Atkins and Ketogenic friendly =) 

Trim Healthy Mama Skinny Chocolate
Here’s my version:
1 cup coconut oil (it may need to be melted)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 tablespoons powdered Xylitol or Truvia.
a pinch of salt

Whisk together and pour 1 tablespoon into each candy mold cavity (I use silicone molds) or line a baking/cookie sheet with wax paper and pour mixture over the wax paper. You can later break the chocolate.

I used XyloSweet but have also used my homemade Truvia which is basically 1 cup Erythritol and 1tsp.   NOW Better Stevia.

I have also made this recipe with 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup ghee. It came out just fine. I was low on coconut oil but had lots of ghee.
I double the batch and let my children have two a day.

I love this recipe because each batch is consistent. Before it was a hit and miss with how many shakes of nunaturals and a few teaspoons of  Truvia was not enough.
Skinny Chocolate
You may have to experiment a little because there are so many sweeteners out there and they are all not the same (unfortunately). Before freezing the batch try a little and see if you need to adjust anything.

The yummy aftermath!
Skinny Chocolate
My poor and abused candy mold.
Skinny Chocolate
Here’s an interesting blog post for 101 Uses for Coconut Oil.
Another interesting article about coconut oil.

This  is the brownie mold I used. I found mine at Michael’s and used a 40% off coupon.  Because this is a brownie mold I only filled them half way pouring 1 tablespoon into each square mold. I placed the mold on  a cookie sheet before filling this way there was something stable under it as it will need to be transferred to the freezer or fridge.

The round candy mold is smaller and I think I found that one at Michael’s as well.

Pin it on Pinterest!

You can also make the Peanut Butter ones as well.


  1. I will have to try these. I bought molds to make gummies, but haven't made any yet. Sorta like my nut bag. lol! But, this might help with my m&m peanut craving I get. Really not a craving, but sometimes I am tempted to buy some. If Don buys some, I usually give in and eat them. Maybe I can add an almond to the mold.

  2. Hi, Cynce, yes you can add all sorts of goodies. Extracts, shredded coconut, crushed almonds, etc.

  3. This looks very yummy and I pinned it right away. :)

  4. Thank you, I hope you enjoy them. My whole family does =)

  5. I just made these and they do taste great. Somewhere between dark and semi sweet chocolate. My only issue was a little bit of "crunchiness" from either the salt or the sweetener. Any ideas how to make them dissolve better?

  6. Hi, Kim, if you powdered it and still had some crunchiness than I try liquid stevia or sweetener of your choice.

    I'm pretty sure the crunchiness is from the sweetener not the salt but you can always powder the salt along with the sweetener.

    Thank you for stopping by =)

  7. Hi Linda Thanks....will definitely give these a try. Do you know the CARB content of each brain booster candy? Thanks Tess

  8. Hi, Tessa, for the whole batch it's about 12 net carbs. The recipe makes more than 12 pieces of candy so I'd say less than one per peace.

    Hope you enjoy them. My whole family loves to eat these even my hubby.

  9. Jennifer

    I was wondering if you could tell me if you can use the Truvia to substitute for the Xylitol. Thank you

    1. Yes you can use Truvia, I have before but it's been a while and am not sure how much.

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  11. Can I substitute butter or ghee or something in place of the coconut oil?

    1. I have used half ghee and half coconut oil. same with the butter but I haven't tried it 100% with butter/ghee. I think it would work though because the candies are kept in the freezer. Try a small batch first to see how it goes.

  12. This is SO DELICIOUS!