Make this Halloween less scary with these Healthy Halloween Treats and Snacks! Your kids will be less ghoulish, and you can feel good about serving these treats and eating quite a few of them yourself too!
Halloween can be a lot of fun, but once all the sugar effects start coming out after the candy has been collected, things can easily become not so enjoyable.
I have fond memories of dressing up in all kinds of costumes when I was little--The purple-haired witch costume that my mom made me was my favorite.
But one this I most certainly do remember the HUGE stash of candy I would come home with, and then sitting on the living room floor sorting it all out (including sorting some of it into my mouth and stomach--yum!) But of course, that night and the next day (and the next) could get more than a little bit scary with the aftereffects of all of that sugar.
Yup, it all tastes great at the moment, but your littles (and bigs) won't be feeling too great later on, and well, if you end up nibbling on their stash as well, you will be feeling rather ghoulish yourself too.
Instead, how about picking a few (or a lot!) of these Healthy Halloween Treats for school, for trick or treaters, or just for fun! There are some more complex recipes, as well as some easy healthy Halloween treats that you can easily whip up without much effort.
Some of the Healthy Halloween Snacks that I've pulled together are copycats of traditional candy bars, while others are uber healthy fall themed foods, and there are a few savory snacks mixed in.
Every recipe in this list is gluten-free. So if you're avoiding gluten, this list of gluten-free Halloween recipes should fit the bill, most are easily made vegan and low-carb (if they aren't already) and many are paleo too.
Betcha can't choose just one!
Before you see the list of amazing recipes, note that many of these recipes can easily be made low carb. We eat almost all low carb, so this is always on my mind.
Flour: If the recipe calls for GF flour, you can typically sub in almond flour and reduce the fat by 1/2 and double the leavening and get a pretty good result.
Marshmallows: Easily subbed with my Sugar-free Marshmallows.
Nut or Seeds: If you need to avoid nuts, sunflower or pumpkin seed butter can typically be a good substitute.
Dried Fruit: Sub in more nuts, seeds, or coconut.
Need to make another swap? Feel free to ask in the comments area and I'll do my best to help!
Homemade Twix Bars
Almond Butter Cups - low carb, dairy free and sugar free
Gluten-free Kitchen Sink Cookies
Chocolate Cherry Nut Bark
Pumpkin Fruit Leather
Easy Chocolate Avocado Truffles with a Kick - paleo & vegan
Maple Candied Apples
Chocolate Caramel Gourmet Apples--You Won't Believe They're Sugar and Allergy-free!
Paleo Candy Corn Gummies
Pumpkin Pie Gummies
How to Make Tangerine Pumpkins
Pumpkin Truffles (vegan, keto, paleo)
No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Raw Snickers Bars
No-Bake Healthy Almond Joy Bars (low carb, vegan, gluten free, AIP)
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Bars
Cinnamon Maple Nut Butter Covered Apples
Easy Chocolate Coconut Haystacks
Healthy Homemade Nougat Candy Bars (aka 3 Musketeerz)
"Dorito" Popcorn - dairy free, gluten free, vegan
No-Bake Pumpkin Coconut Cups
4-Ingredient Homemade Mounds Bars
Peanut Butter Chocolate Popcorn Balls
Chocolate Fruit Bugs
Pizza Hummus--dairy and sesame free
Pumpkin Spice Air Fryer Baked Apples
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
Healthy Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
Easy Pumpkin-Filled Chocolates
Sugar-free Kettle Corn
Honey Caramel Corn
Chocolate Cashew Caramel Bars
Homemade Gummy Candy (sugar free)
Salted Caramel Bacon Bark
Keto Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies
Spider Web Chocolate Bark
Cookie Dough Truffles
Pumpkin Chia Pudding - paleo, vegan, low carb
Easy Pumpkin Fudge
Which of these Healthy Halloween Treats and Snacks will you make?