The name of this recipe is quite a mouthful. Magic Spoon Birthday Cake Candy Bars? You may be wondering, Elana, what the heck is that? Well, let me take a moment to share the details of this easy DIY candy with you.
While my Magic Spoon Birthday Cake Candy Bar recipe looks complicated, like everything I create it’s a simple, quick and easy recipe that’s gorgeous and healthy too.
All you need to do to make this candy bars recipe is melt some chocolate and spike it with cake batter extract (yes that’s a thing!), pour it into a mold, and then decorate with Magic Spoon keto cereal and sprinkles.
It’s really that easy. But don’t let that fool you because it tastes like a birthday cake exploded in your mouth!
If you are in a baking mood, check out my Low-Carb Vanilla Birthday Cake. The great thing about both of my birthday cake recipes is that they don’t contain nuts, so if you’re on a Nut-Free Diet they’ll work for you. I loved bringing these as birthday treats to school when the boys were little.
But on to the present and my current empty nest loneliness. Late last spring, when I made this for my older son he said, “Mom, that’s something for my brother. I’m not much of a sprinkles guy.”
Why was I making this candy bars recipe so long ago? I need time to test things for you my darlings. So that they’re perfect. And again, speaking of darlings, can I tell you how badly I miss my boys?!
This is the longest I’ve ever gone without seeing them. It hurts my 💔 heart. We talk on zoom and we email, but it’s just not the same as having them and their friends gathered around my kitchen counter.
So, let’s get back to the topic at hand. This is a fabulous candy-making project for those of you stuck at home with little ones or big ones. In addition to chocolate, which we’ll get to in a minute, there’s another key ingredient that my friend Karin introduced me to —cake batter extract. It’s gluten-free.
I use it in my keto chocolate smoothie and it’s incredible. I’m also experimenting with it in cookies and other baked goods and I love having it in my pantry.
I use store-bought chocolate in this recipe which makes it a breeze. This candy bars recipe calls for Theo 85% dark chocolate because it’s my favorite. If you’re in the market for good keto-friendly dark chocolate, check out The Best Low-Carb Chocolate Bars.
If you’re not concerned with keeping things low-carb feel free to experiment with sweeter chocolates. I bet this would be amazing with a 70% chocolate bar.
And if you want to get super fancy and learn how to make a chocolate bar from scratch you can do that too!
My recipe for homemade chocolate bars has only seven ingredients and is great if you’re on a Low-Carb Diet.
Here’s the chocolate bar mold I use, but feel free to use any candy bar mold of your choice. Making your own healthy homemade candy bar from scratch isn’t nearly as challenging as you’d think.
Wondering how to package homemade chocolate bars? My secret is tin foil, I’m obsessed with how the final product looks. I just dropped a shiny wrapped bar off at my neighbor’s house and felt like Willy Wonka.
Are chocolate bars gluten-free? Good question! Not all of them, many can be chock full of extra ingredients or not be labeled gluten-free due to their manufacturing status. However, fear not, my homemade chocolate bar recipe is 100% gluten-free.
If you’re wondering, is chocolate allowed on the Keto Diet I’m here to help. My mentor in all things keto says she eats a square or two of dark chocolate a day. So, Can You Eat Chocolate on Keto? Yes! This is my favorite bar.
If you’ve made it this far I have great news for you. Magic Spoon is now letting us customize our orders. This means you can now get any four flavors you want in any combination. Here’s are just a handful of keto cereal flavors:
I think the peanut butter flavor would be incredible for this candy bars recipe if you don’t have frosted. And of course, if you don’t have any cereal on hand, try experimenting with other crispy, crunchy foods. I think nuts or dried strawberries might work well in this recipe.
What are you baking up or candy making these days? Leave a comment! I want to hear from all of you!