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10 Healthier Christmas Cookie Recipes {Refined Sugar Free}

‘Tis the season for cookies, but that doesn’t mean you need to load up sugar! Check out this delicious list of healthier Christmas cookie recipes that contain no refined sugar.

Healthier Christmas Cookies {Naturally Sweetened without Sugar}

Healthier Christmas Cookies Recipes

Healthier Christmas Cookies - Flavored with Natural Ingredients

Paleo Hot Coca Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting – Fit Foodie Finds. These are simply beautiful cookies!

Grain Free Holiday Cookies – Don’t Mess with Mama. These cookie have organic candy canes in them, which are made with sugar, so keep that in mind if you need a true sugar-free cookie. 

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Truffles – Peas & Peonies. These are vegan, no bake, and gluten free. And somehow they still sound amazing. 😀 

naturally sweetened Christmas cookies

Raw Snowball Cookies – Made To Create. I love all the nuts in these cookie bites!

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies – I Food Real. It’s difficult to decorate cookies without using processed ingredients. I love her take on decorating these gingerbread people.

Glazed Gingersnaps – The Chew. This recipe calls for powdered sugar in the glaze, so if you want them to be sugar free, omit the glaze.

naturally sweetened Christmas cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough TrufflesAn Oregon Cottage. Just yum! Make these!

Naturally Sweetened Whole Wheat Butter Cookies – My Humble Kitchen. These are even decorated with maple sweetened cream cheese frosting!

Grain-Free Holiday Roll Out Cookies – Real Food Forager. SCD and GAPS friendly recipe.

What’s your favorite healthy Christmas cookie recipe? Share a link to your own naturally sweetened recipe if you have one!


Summer Fun with Ruby Rocket’s Fruit & Veggie Pops – More Healthy Snacks!

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Summer Fun with Ruby Rocket’s Fruit & Veggie Pops – More Healthy Snacks!

One of my favorite things about being a blogger is that it inspires us to try products we might not otherwise have an opportunity to try. My kids were so thrilled recently when a package of delicious and healthy Ruby Rocket’s Fruit & Veggie Pops showed up at our barn!

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Homemade 100% Fruit Popsicles – Fla-Vor-Ice Healthified

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Fla-Vor-Ice Popsicles are not homemade or healthy, but I’m here to help here is 100% Homemade Fruit Popsicles – Fla-Vor-Ice-Healthified

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Homemade 100% Fruit Popsicles – Fla-Vor-Ice Healthified

I know you guys have seen them because they’re everywhere in the summer. Fla-Vor-Ice Popsicles and their counterparts like the Kool Pops pictured below. Dreaded by health conscious moms across the country, these “popsicles” are what I called artificial sugar and artificial color bombs in a tube. But my goodness. My kids love them. WHHHHYYYYYY????? They are so nasty. In an attempt to get my kids to eat something a little healthier, I decided to make my own, homemade 100% fruit popsicles – that look like the unhealthy fla-vor-ice varieties, but are made out of 100% fruit instead.

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Making these homemade flavor-ice popsicles is seriously easy, y’all. Head to ALDI and buy yourself some fruit. I opt for organic strawberries, blueberries, and apples, and conventional pineapple, mango, and watermelon.

Homemade 100% Fruit Popsicles – Fla-Vor-Ice Healthified

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Chewy Granola Bars

I’m always on the prowl for easy, semi-healthy ideas for snacks and breakfasts. A couple weeks ago, when cleaning off my bookshelf, I found an old Christmas Cookies 2007 magazine from Better Homes and Gardens that I forgot I had. I found so many delicious ideas in it. This recipe for Chewy Granola Bars caught my attention immediately, and they were as good as expected. And pretty easy to make, too!

Chewy Granola Balls

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  • 2 1/2 cups wheat and rice cereal flakes {I used non- GMO Kashi Strawberry Fields}
  • 2 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1 cup mixed dried fruit bits {I used pineapple, mango, apricots - craisins would also be great!}
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light-color corn syrup {Wholesome Sweetners Organic Light Corn Syrup is supposed to be GMO free}
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter {I used creamy, but I think crunchy would be better}
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  1. Line 2 large cookie sheets with waxed paper.
  2. Toast nuts by spreading them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes, until they are slightly golden brown. Stir once or twice during baking.
  3. Mix cereal, oats, dried fruit, and almonds in a large bowl.
  4. Combine brown sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and almond extract. Mix until combined. Then add to cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Shape cereal mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. {You may need to mix the cereal mixture with your hands to get it nicely coated}. Place balls on cookie sheet and let them stand at room temperature for an hour or for as long as you can stand it.
  6. Yields about 3 dozen granola balls.

Chewy Granola Balls

These yummy little balls were a huge hit – perfect for a quick snack or breakfast, and I think they will be a great addition to the Christmas Cookie Platter.