15 Healthy Halloween Dessert Recipes That Will Scare Your Sweet Tooth Away
Costumes and scary movies aside, the best part of Halloween is the abundance of sweet treats. Who can resist the chocolates, candies, and all those baked goods? Sometimes complete restriction will only lead to a binge, so instead of telling yourself to avoid it all, we have a solution for you. Don't secretly take your kid's entire stash of trick-or-treat candy (again); head to the kitchen and prepare a healthy treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Think Frankenstein-inspired cheesecakes and monster cookies, but with a lighter twist. These next 15 healthy Halloween dessert recipes are just what you need to get in the spooky spirit — without feeling like you took a step backwards the next day!
Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
This recipe is great for embracing pumpkin season before or after Halloween with leftover jack-o-lanterns. They're super fluffy and light, making it a perfect healthy treat with your morning cup of coffee.
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Gluten-Free Matcha Cheesecake Frankensteins
Using only natural food coloring from matcha and black sesame, these cheesecakes are a delicious treat and fun activity to get in to the spooky spirit.
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Pressure Cooked "Baked" Apples
This Fall-inspired dessert comes together in just 15 minutes, including prep. The smell of oats and apples baking away in your home is a huge bonus.
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Homemade Gluten-Free Oreos
Oreos may be delicious, but they're filled with so many unfamiliar ingredients. Bake your own gluten-free version and know exactly what goes into them. To make them even more festive, add natural orange dye to the vanilla buttercream.
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Paleo Pumpkin Roll
Don't be intimidated by this impressive-looking rolled cake! Just make sure to have the right cake-size pan, let your cake cool completely, and then you'll have this beauty to serve on Halloween.
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Paleo Halloween Cookies
Get the kids in the healthy Halloween spirit too with these spooky cookies. Thanks to funky shapes and colored frosting, these are every bit as cute as traditional sugar cookies.
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Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Cups
If you choose to make these with peanut butter, you won't regret it. You can skip all the processed ingredients in a traditional Reese's cup and make your own using only six ingredients.
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Gluten-Free Monster Cookies
Made with gluten-free oats, these cookies are flourless and a lot lower in sugar than a traditional monster cookie. (Just make sure to always check the M&M's bag in case the product was manufactured in a facility with gluten!)
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Sunflower Seed Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double the recipe, because these cookies are addictive. They're nut-free, dairy-free, and even have an egg-free option to make them vegan.
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Sweet Potato Brownies
These are everything you could want in a brownie — thick, fudgy, moist, and packed with chocolate. And before you ask, no, you can't taste the sweet potatoes.
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Mini Pumpkin Vegan Cheesecake Jack-o-Lanterns
If you're throwing a Halloween party, these cheesecake bites are the perfect festive addition to the table. They're 200 calories per piece, and there's no refined sugar whatsoever.
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Nakd Graveyard Mousse Pots
This is a creative way to make a dessert into a fun activity or to impress guests at a party. They'll send your sweet tooth straight to the grave using only agave nectar.
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Healthier Homemade Snickers
This is a recipe you'll love and hate at the same time. They're so sweet and healthy, but good luck stopping at just one.
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Spooky Mini Banana Cupcakes With Chocolate
At only 100 calories while being Paleo and vegan-friendly, what's not to like about these tiny cupcakes? This recipe is a great way to use bananas that have ripened a bit too much.
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