We Found the Healthiest Candies You Can Hand Out — and Eat! — This Halloween
As a nutritionist, I try to choose healthy treats to hand out to kids when they bound up to our door in their adorable Halloween costumes. I've tried year after year to convince my husband that handing out stickers and pencils is totally acceptable, but he ranks these trinkets right up there with giving out raisins and toothbrushes, so my ploys always seem to fail.
We've managed to compromise on this issue by choosing candies that are on the higher end of the health spectrum. Some of these candies are organic and some use only natural colors and flavors, but the little ghosts and witches who visit your house will never know the difference.
YumEarth Organic Halloween Gummy Fruits
Your kids will love the juicy, fruity flavors and the fun shapes, but you'll love these YumEarth Organic Halloween Gummy Fruits ($7 for 10 bags) because they are naturally sweetened and the colors come from real fruits like apples, carrots, and even pumpkins.
Justin's Dark Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Justin's Dark Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups ($5) are certified organic, gluten-free, and individually wrapped, making them perfect for even the tiniest trick-or-treaters.
YumEarth Organic Sour Beans
If you're expecting some trick-or-treaters from the sour-loving set, grab a bag of these YumEarth Organic Sour Beans ($7 for 10 bags) to have on hand. With pucker-inducing flavors like Perfectly Peach and Mango Tango, kids will love this all-natural snack.
Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
No tricks here! Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups ($35 for six bags) are vegan, gluten-free, and contain only 5 grams of sugar per cup. We won't blame you if you hoard these peanut butter and chocolate goodies for yourself.
Enjoy Life Halloween Chocolate Minis
You may know Enjoy Life for its allergy-friendly chocolate chips, but it's now joined the world of healthier Halloween candies, too! Kids will gobble up the Dark Chocolate, Ricemilk Chocolate, and Ricemilk Chocolate Crunch bars in these Enjoy Life Halloween Chocolate Minis ($5).
YumEarth Organic Assorted Flavor Lollipops
This brand's organic, all-natural candy game is strong, including these fun YumEarth Organic Assorted Flavor Lollipops ($3). Not only is YumEarth dedicated to using high-quality ingredients, but they also have their packaging made in factories that are powered by wind-generated electricity. Pretty cool, huh?