Healthy Halloween Treats

It’s nearly impossible to think about Halloween without candy coming to mind. It’s a true test for those with a sweet tooth. Halloween can cause us to overindulge in chocolaty, sugary goodness, derailing any commitments to a balanced diet. And the worst part is this candy doesn’t disappear after the holiday is over. It stays in our cabinets for weeks, if not months, tempting us with its sweetness!

To enjoy Halloween without the sugar overload, check out these yummy and more wholesome Halloween treat options that both you and the kids will love!

White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts
Take the natural deliciousness of strawberries up a notch with a white chocolate dip!

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 oz white chocolate

  • 24 large strawberries

  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over the stove. Stir occasionally until smooth.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Dip the strawberries into the white chocolate then place on the parchment paper.

  4. Once all the strawberries are dipped, set them aside to dry.

  5. Melt the semisweet chocolate chips in a double boiler. Stir until smooth.

  6. Pour the melted chocolate chips into a piping bag, or a Ziploc bag. If using a Ziploc bag, cut a hole in one of the corners to push the chocolate through.

  7. Decorate the white chocolate dipped strawberries with ghost-like eyes and mouth using the melted semi-sweet chocolate.

  8. Set aside to dry and enjoy!

 

Candy Corn Popsicles
A real treat, these candy corn popsicles will give you a sweet fix without the high amounts of sugar. Guaranteed to be a household hit!

What You’ll Need:

Pineapple lemonade

  • 1 cup pineapple, frozen

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • ½ cup water

Maple Yogurt

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Remaining popsicle ingredients

  • 1 mango

  • 1 orange

  • 1 cup of orange juice

Instructions:

  1. Make the pineapple lemonade by blending the ingredients together.

  2. Make the maple yogurt by adding the ingredients in a bowl and mixing.

  3. Blend together the mango, orange, and orange juice.

  4. Layer the pineapple lemonade, maple yogurt mix and mango orange juice into popsicle molds.

  5. Place a popsicle stick as final touch before freezing for four hours.

  6. For better results, freeze the layers individually or blend the liquids into a smoothie-like consistency.

 

Two Ingredients Spider Web Chocolate Bark
With a mix of dark and white chocolate, indulge in the perfect amount of sweet in one simple recipe!

What You’ll Need:

  • 12 oz dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1.5 oz white chocolate, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Melt the chopped dark chocolate in a double boiler and stir until smooth. In a separate double boiler, melt the white chocolate.

  2. While you’re waiting for the chocolate to melt, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Once the chocolate is melted, pour the dark chocolate onto the parchment paper and spread into an even layer. Take the melted white chocolate and pour it into a piping bag. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a Ziploc bag by cutting a small hole into one of the corners.

  4. Pipe the white chocolate into spirals over the dark chocolate. Separate each spiral by a couple of inches.

  5. Starting at the center of each spiral, drag a toothpick across the chocolate moving out to create a web. Do this to all the white chocolate spirals.

  6. After you’ve created the webs, let the chocolate harden on the parchment paper before breaking off into pieces.

  7. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in a cool place.