As the holiday season approaches, one knows there will be sweets and treats everywhere you look…at work, at school, at parties, and even in your own kitchen as you plan and prepare teacher and co-worker gifts or treats to share at the annual Christmas Party. This year maintain your Paleo lifestyle with ease by selecting a few decadent treats that will leave your taste buds wanting more, without all the unhealthy additives, refined sugars and unhealthy fats. Here are just a few of our favorite treats that will comfort your craving for some holiday cheer:

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites by Life Currents

Perfect for the holidays, these star-shaped treats are healthy and delicious with a little Christmas flare! Many healthy “desserts” cannot compare to the elaborately decorated iced sugar cookies or cupcakes prepared for Christmas, but these beauties are certain to put you in the holiday spirit.

Peppermint Chocolate Sticks by Living Healthy With Chocolate

Mint and Chocolate are the ideal holiday mix, pairing perfectly with a mug of steaming hot chocolate, coffee or even a hot toddy. Healthy ingredients make these peppermint chocolate sticks acceptable for enjoying at any time during the day.

4 Ingredient Chocolate Mint Cashew Clusters by Paleo OMG

Who doesn’t love nuts and chocolate? Simple, quick and healthy these bite-sized treats are the perfect treat for those who traditionally love those store-bought turtles.

Mandarin Chocolate Truffles by Against All Grain

Messy, delicious and a chocolate lover’s dream come true, these dark chocolate and mandarin flavored treats containing all real ingredients are perfect for any holiday. Use as a stocking stuffer or a party favor these are not too sweet and the rich flavor is sure to satisfy.

Coco-Nutty Dark Bark by Nom Nom Paleo

The perfect gift for teachers, co-workers and neighbors, this easy treat can be made with the kids for a real holiday baking experience! After pouring the layer of chocolate allow the kids to toss on the coconut, nuts or dried fruit to make a colorful masterpiece.

Coconut Dream Cups by Living Healthy With Chocolate

Do you prefer white chocolate to dark? Do you prefer candy with delectable fillings to plain, old chocolate? If so this is the treat for you! Snow White coconut butter makes these beauties stand out among the crowd and with the ability to fill as you choose they contain a sweet surprise.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Cupcakes by Paleo OMG

If you love cupcakes and are looking for a unique champagne inspired treat for your holiday or New Year’s party, look no further. These fancy cupcakes will make every adult feel giddy and gay with their incredible flavor and gorgeous presentation.

Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies by Against All Grain

A holiday classic, these gluten-free shortbread cookies will make you reminiscent of the weeks before the holidays baking in Grandma’s kitchen. The gluten-free recipe will leave you feeling healthier, happier and more in control of your holiday cravings.

No-Bake Gingerbread Date Balls by Two Healthy Kitchens

Simple, quick and easy, these treats can be made with the kids. With no-baking required this recipe take gingerbread cookies to a whole new level. Loved by children and adults alike, these sweet treats can be grabbed at any time of day for a healthier alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Cinnamon and Honey Roasted Walnuts by Paleo Grubs

The scent of cinnamon and sugar scented nuts may take you back to your childhood days when these delicacies were available on street corners during the holiday season. This healthier alternative made with honey will have your kitchen smelling just as dreamy. Packaged in small mason jars or colorful boxes, these shiny, glazed nuts make a beautiful holiday gift for anyone on your list.

Planning to host a holiday party to share all your deliciously, decadent desserts? Check out these 10 Fun and Creative Holiday Party Ideas sure to guarantee a great time!

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Kristin is a native Floridian who loves warm weather and sunshine but owns too many scarves and boots. She lives at the World's Most Famous Beach with her husband, 3 boys and enough animals both warm and cold blooded to make up a zoo. She is a practicing attorney who spends her days working with at-risk and delinquent youth and her nights being a Montessori Mama to her independent, strong willed little humans. On the weekends you can find her at soccer games, chasing her boys at the Beach or cooking for her husband who suffers from Crohn's disease but is healing with a healthy diet. In her free time, Kristin loves reading and laying by the pool.


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