Halloween is a holiday about all things sweet and spooky, but the sweets can be downright scary if you’re trying to eat healthily. At Youfit Health Clubs, we believe that enjoying things in moderation is key. So if you’re celebrating, check out these healthy Halloween treats and recipes that can satisfy your sweet tooth without tricking your healthy habits.
Healthy Candy Bar Alternatives
While candy is the name of the game for holidays like Halloween, there are many different healthy candy bar alternatives that can satiate your sweet tooth without interrupting your healthy eating habits. Many fruits and grains can give you the same candy bar flavors without all the processed ingredients.
Some of our favorite healthy candy bar alternatives include:
- Dried fruit (you can coat it with a bit of sugar for an extra sweet treat!)
- Banana smoothies
- Frozen berries
- Roasted nuts
- Blended nut butter and fruits
- Frozen yogurt
When enjoying candy alternatives, get creative! A small dusting of powdered sugar can make a blended treat that much more decadent. Sprinkling in a few dark chocolate chips into a healthy smoothie recipe can turn any blend into dessert.
Healthy Candy Recipes
While you may be looking for some great sweets to enjoy on Halloween, anytime is a great time for healthy candy bar recipes! Check out these healthy candy bar recipes and candy creations that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Chocolate Chunk Bars: This recipe is as easy as melting 6 ounces of dark chocolate with 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate. Combine and spread into a parchment paper-lined pan. Add nuts, raisins, and any other goodies you’d like. Let sit until hardened and enjoy. Full recipe here.
Vegan Almond Butter Cups: This vegan recipe combines ingredients such as almond butter, chia seeds, maple syrup, chocolate, and sea salt into a perfect sweet and salty bite. It makes about 12 delicious mini cups that are perfect for sharing. Full recipe here.
No-Sugar Sour Fruit Candies: Replace your favorite processed gummies with this no-sugar healthy alternative. This recipe combines ingredients like coconut nectar and fruit juice into the perfect sour fruity bite. Full recipe here.
Chocolate Coconut Bars: Ditch the wrapper and try this fresh take on chocolate coconut bars. This recipe brings shredded coconut, homemade chocolate sauce, brown rice syrup, vanilla, and a pinch of salt together for perfectly-balanced flavors. Full recipe here.
Building Your Own Healthy Candy Recipes
Ready to get creative this Halloween? You can put together your own healthy candy recipes and even try out different flavors. Take some of your favorite healthy ingredients and place them around plate or baking dish. Then invite your kids or friends to put their own combinations of flavors together to see who makes the most delicious combination. After all, when you’re working with delicious healthy ingredients like dark chocolate, fresh fruit, coconut flakes, or peanut butter, you’re sure to get something tasty!