Healthier Halloween snacks and sweets

Healthier Halloween snacks and sweets

Halloween is here! For many, this is a fun time to dress up, carve pumpkins and, of course, load up on tasty treats. But if the extra calories and sugar in your kids’ candy bags have you saying “boo,” we’re here to help. We’ve got a few frightfully delightful snacks that are slightly more nutritious than that ultra-sweet, processed candy, even if they’re not exactly health food. But hey—it’s Halloween!

Gluten-Free Spiderweb Cupcakes

How are these cupcakes so eerily sweet? The combination of almond flour, coconut oil and applesauce make these treats irresistible as well as healthier than your average cupcake.

Mummy Hot Dogs 

Get wrapped up in the spirit of Halloween with this spooky spin on a classic party snack.

Frozen Boo-nana Pops

Dip bananas in frozen yogurt instead of white chocolate for a sweet treat without all the calories.

Witches' Brooms

These savory bites filled with cheese, pretzels and chives are just the thing for a wicked Halloween party.

Vegan Peeps

Made with a sprinkle of sugar and a dollop of marshmallow cream, these ghoulish sweets are scarily cute.

Caramel Popcorn 

A bowl full of caramel popcorn is just what you need for a night in watching classic horror flicks—perfect for when those scary moments send your heart rate through the roof!

Halloween Rice Crispies

Use your creepiest cookie cutter shapes to mold ghouls and goblins out of standard rice crispy treats.

Trick 'Em Treats

There’s nothing tricky about these healthy Halloween bites made of pecans, dates and cacao powder. They’re the perfect alternative to candy for those with a raging sweet tooth.

Posted: 10/30/2015 by Goshen Health
Filed under: Halloween, healthy, nutrition, treats

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