Q: Is there really such a thing as healthy Halloween treats?
A: Never fear, there's plenty of tricks to make amazing treats that taste totally spooktacular without the notorious Halloween sugar load! Like we've covered in the past, making our own desserts and treats is a sure-fire way to cut calories, sugar, and processed foods out, while still satisfying cravings. With complete control over our ingredients, it's pretty amazing what we can do! Here's a hand-picked round-up of some of my favorite superfood Halloween recipes:
Chocolate Candy Pops - Hello, healthy chocolate! Making Chocolate from cacao instead of cocoa (the roasted variety) means you're getting heaps more antioxidants with every delectable bite! These biteable chocolate candies are a go-to party treat, and with just 3 ingredients, exceptionally easy to make!
Pumpkin Spice Truffles - Pumpkin just got wayyyy decadent, in the very healthiest of ways! Relying entirely on layers of smart sweeteners like yacon, lucuma, coconut sugar and dates, these sweetly soft morsels of holiday flavor are surprisingly low in sugar compared to traditional truffle candies, and have bonus benefits like prebiotics, minerals, and fiber to boot.
Caramel Apple Slices - Fans of the classic sticky caramel and crunch fresh apple combo will adore this convincing low-glycemic spin. Coconut sugar offers more than an already caramel-like undertone - it has half the glycemic index of cane sugar, making it a super easy way to instantly â€œbetterâ€ your sweets of any variety! This rich caramel recipe is so good, it will make you wonder why cane sugar was every used in the first place. Go ahead, double dip!
Acai Fudge - Candy at its finest! Packed to the brim with antioxidants thanks to its abundance of acai powder, this fruity, berrylicious, and unusual confectionary is sweetened only with fruit, but acts like the most naughty of desserts. Definitely a favorite pick from our kid recipe testers!
Pumpkin Chia Mousse Cake - You will never believe that something so richly satisfying was so healthy! Chia seeds play a huge role in this sneaky dessert, which helps to firm up the mousse-cake while lowering the calorie content, instead of relying on loads of cream cheese. Lovers of creamy, luxuriously textured desserts will be floored by this superfood-infused recipe.