40+ Treats For the Ultimate Healthy Halloween
The never-ending deluge of Halloween junk food can make it hard to stick to any healthy-eating resolutions. Thankfully| there are fun ways to say no to the candy bowl while still feeling like you’re indulging. Read on for over 40 healthy smoothies| candies| shakes| snacks| and other treats that’ll make your Halloween happy and healthy!
u2014 Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden
| Vegan Samoas
Chocolate| caramel| and coconut come together to make these scrumptious vegan samoas that may taste even better than the originals.
| Vegan Snickers
Enjoy a healthy spin on the salty and sweet taste of Snickers by taking a bite out of this vegan version.
| Pumpkin-Carrot Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
No one at your Halloween party will believe that these knockout pumpkin-carrot bars with cream cheese frosting are actually good for you.
| Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
For your next Fall potluck| these chocolate chip pumpkin bars are sure to be a hit.
| Vegan Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
For a treat that’s something in between a brownie and a peanut butter cup| try snacking on these peanut butter brownie bites that your vegan friends can enjoy| too.
| Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Crispy| rich| and decadent| these vegan chocolate peanut butter balls are the perfect after-dinner treat.
| Vegan Thin Mints
These flaky| chocolate vegan thin mints are a crowd-pleaser that even the pickiest Halloween party guests will love.
| Almond Butter Cups
Mix up your nut butters and whip up a batch of these almond butter cups instead of the classic peanut butter version.
| Healthy Caramel Apples
You may think that caramel apples are possibly one of the healthier Halloween options| but gobs of caramel can turn a formerly healthy apple into a less-than-diet-friendly dessert. Make a few modifications and shave hundreds of calories with this healthy caramel apple recipe from Muscle and Fitness Hers.
| Pumpkin Caipirinha
Using Fall ingredients like ginger| nutmeg| and antioxidant-rich pumpkin| this pumpkin caipirinha cocktail is definitely a treat to get you in a festive Halloween mood. Best of all| it’s not weighed down with sugary juices or refined sugars; since pumpkin is naturally sweet on its own| the drink only needs a touch of agave nectar to round it out.
| Superwoman Green Smoothie
This creamy chocolate concoction is hiding a few green secrets: the superfoods spinach and spirulina| to be exact. Luckily for your sweet-pining taste buds| this superwoman green smoothie has enough cacao| honey| and frozen berries to satisfy candy cravings.
| Banana Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
This smoothie’s got a little bit of everything: creamy banana| sweet strawberries| satisfying peanut butter| and a hint of chocolate flavor. Get the recipe here.
| Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats
Make a healthier version of a party favorite with this recipe for Rice Krispies treats. Skip the marshmallows and use peanut butter to keep your treats sticking together.
| Pumpkin Brownie Cupcakes
Layers of pumpkin and chocolate join forces to create dreamy pumpkin brownie cupcakes dolloped with some avocado frosting.
| Peanut Butter Patties
These peanut butter patties have a similar taste to Reeses’s Peanut Butter Cups but without the preservatives. They are also animal-product-free for you and your vegan friends.
| Peanut Butter Cups
Make your own comforting vegan chocolate peanut butter cups with this oh-so-creative recipe.
| Candy Corn
Traditional candy corn can be full of preservatives and artificial sweeteners. However| this homemade vegan candy corn is a festive alternative.
| Cookie Dough Truffles
These cookie dough truffles are made with almond meal and honey then coated with melted chocolate. They make a tasty| grain-free substitution if you love cookie dough bites.
| Bat Bites
These bat bites are more cute than scary| but no matter what your guests’ reaction| they’ll love digging into this cheesy appetizer.
| Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving for your pumpkin pie fix. Make these vegan pumpkin pie cupcakes for your Halloween soiree| and if you’re feeling adventurous| try the included recipe for homemade candy corn gummies!
| Candied Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
‘Tis the season for an abundance of pumpkin seeds. Instead of tossing them out| make a sweet| high-protein snack with this vegan candied spiced pumpkin seeds recipe.
| Beady Edible Eyes
This spooky twist on crudite is a cinch to make and easy for guests to pick up. Bonus: all you need are three ingredients. Get the recipe for beady edible eyes here.
| Carrot Cake
Love the flavors of carrot cake| but can’t find a recipe that works for your alternative diet? Look no further than this raw carrot cake topped with vanilla “”cream cheese”” frosting. It covers all the bases; it’s vegan| and free of gluten| sugar| and corn.
| No-Bake Chocolate Almond Squares
If you love the crunchy combination of chocolate and almonds in an no-bake chocolate almond squares instead. Made with dates| banana| honey| and raw cacao| each one-inch square has 149 calories| 9.4 grams fat| and 10.9 grams sugar. For the coconut flavor| sprinkle with freshly shaved coconut.
| Apple Cider Doughnuts
Forget the deep-fried version. Baked apple cider doughnuts bring a heaping helping of traditional Fall flavors to your palate.
| Raw Vegan Mint Bonbons
raw vegan mint bonbons make for an equally decadent treat| along with a pop of protein from the cashew base.
| Jack-o’-Lantern Hummus Plate
If you don’t have a lot of time to spend on a Halloween-inspired appetizer| this jack-o’-lantern hummus plate is the one for you.
| Protein Milk Shake
Make this protein milk shake your own dessert swap with additions like cocoa or flavored protein powders for a customizable sweet treat without the guilt.
| Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars
No need to miss the combination of flavors in a classic Almond Joy bar. Instead| create these “”joyfully vegan”” chocolate coconut almond bars.
| Mint Chocolate Smoothie
Mint and chocolate are a classic combination| but that doesn’t mean you should eat an endless supply of Peppermint Patties. This vegan mint chocolate chip shake uses fresh mint and raw cacao nibs to satisfy your cravings.
| Raw Vegan Brownies
If you simply love anything and everything chocolate and often reach for classics like a raw vegan brownies for your new go-to no-bake chocolate fix.
| Chocolate “”Cockroaches””
If you love the salty and sweet flavors in creepy chocolate cockroach treats that use fresh nuts and dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
| Healthy Cookie Dough Balls
This recipe for healthy Halloween cookie dough balls from Oh She Glows can be made in minutes and will satisfy any sweet tooth| stat. They are the quick perfect make-ahead for your Halloween get-together!
| Cuke Monsters
If there are going to be kids at your Halloween party| here’s a snack for them. You can either make these ahead of time or as an activity at the party u2014 either way| any little ghoul will love these healthy cucumber monster treats.
| Reese’s Smoothie
Those peanut butter cups are hard to resist. Whip up a batch of this healthy Reese’s smoothie and step away from your Halloween candy stash.
| Vegan Chocolate Shake
A chocolate shake that’s good for you? After you see all the wholesome ingredients that go into this vegan chocolate shake| you’ll feel good (and rightfully so) about making this for dessert.
| Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie
Craving something chocolate-y but don’t want to dig into your Halloween candy stash? This chocolate banana cashew smoothie should do the trick.
| Cheese Pumpkins
Although these cheese pumpkins look like they’re made of marzipan| they’re actually a savory treat. Using cold-packed cheddar cheese (the soft kind in a container) makes it easy to roll these little pumpkins u2014 and it’s a healthy treat| since one tablespoon of cheese is only 35 calories.
| Veggie Fingers Dip
Veggies never looked so creepy. To assemble these veggie dip using Greek yogurt| then stick the “”fingers”” into your bowl. A dab of hummus and an almond sliver “”finger nail”” complete the look.
| Banana Ghost Pops
Scare away your sugar cravings with our new favorite Halloween treat: banana ghost pops. Coated in coconut| this variation of a classic frozen banana will satisfy your taste buds and add some potassium to snack time. Watch this video to learn how to make your own ghostly treats.
| Pumpkin Carrot Muffins
A Halloween party needs a dose of appropriately orange-hued treats. Get festive without food coloring with these pumpkin carrot muffins; no one will know just how many vegetables these healthy Halloween treats are actually hiding!