By Jamie Webber
I think it’s safe to say that Halloween is not just about the costume, it’s about the candy. By the end of the night, costumes are falling off or coming apart and the only thing that is on kids’ minds is how much candy they have in that bag. When it’s almost too heavy to carry, then well, it’s been a good night.
There is no harm in letting your kids (and you, and me) enjoy a few pieces of candy here and there on this fun holiday. Confession: I will probably have a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup tonight when I am giving out candy to the kids in our neighborhood. But when I am hosting a Halloween party or bringing something to a friend’s house, it’s always fun to show a little creativity. Why not make a treat that resembles one of your favorite candies but is made with much healthier ingredients that tastes just as delicious? I gathered some of my favorite healthy dessert recipes to give you some ideas to bring to one of your Halloween parties this weekend.
I also think it’s safe to say, your kids will love these too.
1. Milky Way
Healthier Option: Raw Caramel Slices
Healthier Option: Chocolate Coated Macaroons (You can completely cover them in chocolate to be more Mounds-like)
3. Gummi Bears
Healthier Option: Blueberry & Mango Jellies
4. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Healthier Option: Reboot Mini Peanut Butter Cups
5. Hershey’s Chocolate Bar
Healthier Option: Raw Chocolate (you can make these into rectangles instead!)
6. Peppermint Patties
Healthier Option: Dark Chocolate 4-Ingredient Peppermint Patties
7. Candy Corn Pumpkins
Healthier Option: Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Patch (Disclaimer – These don’t taste like candy corn at all, but they are so cute and taste delicious, but more like a cookie!)