Trying to live healthier this fall? Worried that all of the Halloween treats will derail you or your family’s goals? If so, then check out these Halloween trick-or-treat recipes that are a healthier alternative to traditional sweets.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Halloween Treats
The best part of these healthy Halloween treats? They’re simple, your kids can help make them, and they require no baking. They’re also super customizable. Add whichever of your favorite festive treats you and your kids prefer.
- 2-1/2 cups old fashion oats.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter.
- ½ cup honey.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla.
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips (or replace with ½ cup of your favorite zero-sugar treat).
- ½ cup Reese’s pieces (or replace with ½ cup of your favorite zero-sugar treat).
- Add ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
- Mix well until thoroughly combined.
- Roll into balls (about a tablespoon each, bigger or smaller based on your preference).
- Place in refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes, or until set.
Manuka Honey Kosher 20+ from Pacific Resources International
When you’re making your no-bake peanut butter Halloween treats (or any recipe that calls for honey), we recommend using Manuka Honey from Pacific Resources International. One hundred percent raw and kosher-certified, Manuka Honey is sourced from New Zealand, where it is traditionally made from the pollen of the Manuka tree by the native Maori people. Fragrant, delicious, and high in antibacterial and antibiotic properties, Manuka honey is ideal not just for Halloween treats, but for all year.
Homemade Sugar-Free Tootsie Rolls
Are you looking for a healthier version of some classic Halloween treats or candies? Are you and your kids trying to cut down on sugar, but still miss the taste of some classic Halloween candies, like Tootsie Rolls? Then this recipe for homemade Sugar-free tootsie rolls from LowCarbYum might be right up your alley.
- ¼ cup cocoa (your choice – this recipe used Ghirardelli).
- ¼ cup unflavored whey protein.
- 2 tablespoons powdered whole milk.
- ½ cup low carb powdered sugar substitute.
- Pinch of salt.
- 60 grams of fiber syrup.
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil.
- ½ teaspoon preferred flavor extract (vanilla, orange, mint, or your choice)!
- Mix cocoa, whey protein powder, powdered milk, powdered low carb sweetener, and salt in a medium-size mixing bowl. Now set aside.
- Put fiber syrup in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for about 30 seconds, or until bubbles form. Stir in melted butter, oil, and vanilla
- Mix dry cocoa mix into wet fiber syrup blend until the mixture is crumbly. Knead the mixture with your hands until it forms a solid dough
- Shape the dough into a ball, then flatten with a rolling pin. Cut flattened dough into strips, and roll each strip into a rope about as wide as a Tootsie roll.
- Cut ropes into Tootsie roll sized pieces (mini or king-sized, or other alternative).
- Wrap individual rolls in wax paper, and store in the refrigerator if you want them to be firmer
Better Stevia Organic Extract Powder – NOW Foods
For a low-carb powdered sugar substitute, try Better Stevia Organic Extract Powder from NOW Foods. Better Stevia Organic Extract Powder is a zero-calorie, non-GMO, organic sweetener that can be used as a healthy substitute for sugar or other artificial sweeteners, whether it’s in tea, coffee, or in a healthy Halloween treat recipe.
Witches Brew Skinny Margarita
Finally, a healthy Halloween treat for adults: Witches Brew Skinny Margarita from Eating Well. This cocktail is sure to visually wow your guests with its bold red and black colors from natural sources like hibiscus tea, pomegranate juice, and black hibiscus salt.
- 2 hibiscus tea bags.
- 1 cup Blanco tequila (to make a virgin version of this, just replace the tequila with sparkling water, or an additional cup of orange juice).
- ½ cup unsweetened pomegranate juice.
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice.
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice.
- 1 lime wedge.
- A few drops of Stevia sweetener.
- 2 tablespoons of black lava salt.
- Combine tea bags and tequila in a pitcher and stir gently. Let the tea infuse for about 10-15 minutes, or until the tequila is bright red. Squeeze tea bags, and discard.
- Add remaining juices to the pitcher and stir well until thoroughly combined. Add a few drops of Stevia sweetener, to your preferred sweetness level.
- Pour black lava salt into a shallow bowl for dipping. Rub the lime wedge along half the rim of each cocktail glass, then dip each glass into the lava salt bowl.
- Add a generous amount of ice to the pitcher, and stir until chilled.
- Serve immediately, and enjoy!
For your Stevia liquid sweetener in this recipe, we recommend Stevia from Nutramedix.
Stevia – Nutramedix
Stevia from Nutramedix contains pure stevia leaf extract, which provides 300 times the sweetness of sugar, and may help natural glucose levels already within the normal range. Not only can you use this Stevia extract in your Halloween cocktails, but you can also use it in any drink, tea, or baking recipe you have in mind.
What are your favorite healthy Halloween trick-or-treat recipes?