Halloween brings out the kid in all of us. Pumpkins, ghosts, spiderwebs, and, of course, lots of candy — these are all a part of the Halloween most of us celebrate. However, all that candy can pack tons of calories into your diet. But who wants to go through the Halloween season without treats? Try these recipes for healthy Halloween treats to save on calories while still indulging your sweet tooth.
1. Ghost cereal treats
Forget plain old rectangle-shaped cereal treats. These fun treats are properly Halloween-themed in ghost shapes (or black cat, or pumpkin, the list is endless!). They’re definitely sweet, but they’re light and low in calories. Decorate with icing for even more Halloween fun. Recipe here.
2. Monster cupcakes
These little cakes are undeniably cute, and you can decorate them however you want! Monster faces can be made with marshmallows, icing, and candy of your choice. And since they’re so small, you won’t overdo it on the candy! To make these treats even healthier, use applesauce in your cakes rather than oil. Get the recipe here.
3. Homemade peanut butter cups
Reese’s are great, but these homemade cups are delicious and have no refined sugar! So you can snack away without feeling any guilt. The recipe can be found here.
4. Homemade Butterfingers
These treats taste like Butterfingers, but have no high fructose corn syrup or white sugar. These candies are also a great option for people with gluten or soy allergies, as they don’t contain either allergen. Check out the recipe here.
5. Pretzel pumpkins
Pretzel pumpkins are very easy to make and are an adorable addition to any Halloween party or lunchbox. Simply cover pretzels in melted white chocolate dyed orange and add a green M&M for a stem. Voila! Pretzel pumpkins. See more detailed instructions here.