Halloween is right around the corner, and you’re bound to be tempted by chocolate and sweets galore. But just because you’re trying to be healthier doesn’t mean that you need to skip out on indulging a bit this holiday. Healthier versions of classic Halloween treats are just a few ingredients away, and these recipes will taste just as, if not more, delicious than the originals.
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter and chocolate: it doesn’t get much better than this. While traditional peanut butter cups are filled with refined sugar and preservatives, this 5-ingredient homemade version from Baker by Nature is naturally sweetened and made with healthier ingredients like coconut oil, dark chocolate, and natural peanut butter. Better yet? You can make these gluten free, vegan, and dairy free, so they’re perfect for those who are dealing with dietary restrictions this holiday.
Nothing beats this crispy, buttery, chocolate-coated treat! Instead of wolfing down one of the pre-packaged bars that is full of corn syrup, soybean oil, and preservatives, try out Chocolate-Covered Katie’s no-bake version. They’re made with agave, molasses, peanut butter, and bran flakes, and readers swear that they taste just like the real thing!
Who doesn’t love the combination of caramel and chocolate? Angela from Oh She Glows has a knock-off, no bake version that’s made with caramely dates, coconut oil, and dairy-free chocolate and just as chewy as the original. She even suggests topping each “rolo” with a sprinkle of chia seeds for an extra nutrient boost in this sweet treat.
This nougat-peanut-caramel-chocolate combo is arguably the most popular candy on Halloween night. This healthier version from the Detoxinista is not only healthier… it’s vegan, too! This simple mixture of dates, maple syrup, coconut flour, and almond flour will become your new favorite homemade Halloween treat.
Crunchy, caramely, and coated with a thick layer of chocolate, Twix are essential to the Halloween festivities. Bakerita came up with a 6-ingredient Twix copycat recipe that’s paleo, gluten free, and refined sugar free! The homemade caramel really shines here. Instead of the usual butter, white sugar, and cream that goes into a traditional caramel, this caramel filling is made with almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil! A very happy Halloween, indeed.
Have you ever tried making homemade candy? What’s your favorite recipe?