Get in the Spirit of All Things Spiced and Spooky With These 41 Halloween-Inspired Recipes
The never-ending deluge of Halloween junk food can make it hard to stick to any healthy-eating resolutions. Thankfully, there are fun ways to say no to the candy bowl while still feeling like you're indulging. Read on for 31 healthy smoothies, candies, shakes, snacks, and other treats that'll make your Halloween happy and healthy!
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels
Such an easy and amazing treat to whip up, these dark chocolate salted caramels are made with sunflower seeds, dates, dairy-free chocolate chips, and sea salt.
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If you need to avoid nuts, your candy dreams just came true with these Sunbutter cups, filled with a sunflower seed and date mixture that's even better than a Reese's.
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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Did I mention these protein balls taste like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup?
Get the recipe: chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough balls
Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Smoothie
If Fall = pumpkin spice lattes for you, then you just might cry Autumn-colored tears for this recipe. This smoothie is like sipping on liquid Fall. All the velvety creaminess and warming spices will envelop your soul.
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Vegan Peppermint Patties
These homemade treats are the perfect marriage between chocolate and mint, and taste better than the original because of the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cashew filling.
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Vegan Almond Joy
At just 86 calories per Almond Joy, all you need are five common ingredients and a food processor, and boom — you're instantly a (healthy) candy-making genius.
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Mini Caramel Apples
You only need four ingredients: dates, soy milk, apples, and the topping of your choice. These treats on a stick are actually healthy enough to have for a snack. And at 51 calories a piece, go ahead and have a few.
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Chocolate, caramel, and coconut come together to make these scrumptious vegan Samoas that may taste even better than the originals.
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Pumpkin-Carrot Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
No one at your Halloween party will believe that these knockout pumpkin bars are actually good for you.
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Enjoy a healthy spin on the salty and sweet taste of Snickers by taking a bite out of this vegan version.
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffines
For breakfast or a filling snack, chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are sure to be a hit.
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Vegan Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
For a treat that's something in between a brownie and a peanut butter cup, try snacking on these brownie bites that your vegan friends can enjoy, too.
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Cheesy Bat Bites
These bat bites are more cute than scary, but no matter what your guests' reaction, they'll love digging into this cheesy appetizer.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Crispy, rich, and decadent, these chocolate peanut butter balls are the perfect after-dinner treat.
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Vegan Thin Mints
These flaky, chocolate Thin Mint cookies are a crowd-pleaser that even the pickiest Halloween party guests will love.
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Traditional candy corn can be full of preservatives and artificial sweeteners. However, this homemade vegan candy corn is a festive alternative.
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Almond Butter Cups
Mix up your nut butters and whip up a batch of these almond butter cups instead of the classic peanut butter version.
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Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats
Make a healthier version of a party favorite with this recipe for Rice Krispies treats. Skip the marshmallows and use peanut butter to keep your treats sticking together.
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Although these cheese pumpkins look like they're made of marzipan, they're actually a savory treat. Using cold-packed cheddar cheese (the soft kind in a container) makes it easy to roll these little pumpkins — and it's a healthy treat, since one tablespoon of cheese is only 35 calories.
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Banana Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
This smoothie's got a little bit of everything: creamy banana, sweet strawberries, satisfying peanut butter, and a hint of chocolate flavor.
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Beady Edible Eyes
This spooky twist on crudite is a cinch to make and easy for guests to pick up. Bonus: all you need are three ingredients.
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Mint Chip Truffles
Peppermint Pattie- and Junior Mint-lovers will flip for these mint chip truffles. Sweet and refreshing like the classic you're craving, this Paleo-friendly treat clocks in at less than 70 calories per serving.
Get the recipe: tasty mint chip truffles
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
These chocolate peanut butter overnight oats offer all that delicious sweet taste you crave, but since it's oatmeal, it's totally PC to down this entire jar.
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Jack-o'-Lantern Hummus Plate
Keep it simple yet festive with this Halloween-inspired hummus plate. Spread a 16-ounce container of roasted red pepper hummus on a salad plate. Use canned black beans (rinsed and dried with a paper towel) to make a jack-o'-lantern face and a pretzel stick for the stem. Place the plate on a dinner plate and serve with chips, crackers, veggies, or toasted pitas.
Mint Chocolate Smoothie
Mint and chocolate are a classic combination, but that doesn't mean you should eat an endless supply of Peppermint Patties. This vegan mint chocolate chip shake uses fresh mint and raw cacao nibs to satisfy your cravings.
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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
Biting into one of these pumpkin-spice doughnuts will be sure to bring a smile to your face, not only because they're incredibly moist with a crunchy-sugar-coated exterior but also because one doughnut is only 150 calories.
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If there are going to be kids at your Halloween party, here's a snack for them. You can either make these ahead of time or as an activity at the party — either way, any little ghoul will love these healthy monsters.
Get the recipe: cucumber monster treats
Chocolate Almond Protein Bars
These protein bars are so good, you'll think they're dessert. At 166 calories and 13 grams of protein, however, they make a great post-workout snack when you're craving something sweet.
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Vegan Chocolate Shake
A chocolate shake that's good for you? After you see all the wholesome ingredients that go into this vegan chocolate shake, you'll feel good (and rightfully so) about making this for dessert.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bakes
You get three amazing layers — chocolate kripsies on the bottom, sweet and salty peanut butter in the middle, and chocolate chocolate chip on the top. At just over 100 calories, each bite offers 3.2 grams of protein.
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Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie
Craving something chocolaty, but don't want to dig into your Halloween candy stash? This chocolaty smoothie should do the trick.
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Chocolate Coconut Almond Overnight Oats
This amazing overnight oats recipe tastes like an Almond Joy!
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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge
If you grew up scooping out spoonfuls of raw cookie dough while baking chocolate chip cookies with Grandma, you're going to fall hard for this cookie dough freezer fudge — shhh, it's made with lentils!
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Vegan Chocolate-Covered Banana Almond Butter Bites
Treat yourself to almond butter surrounded by slices of banana and covered in dark chocolate, and enjoy three of these crave-worthy frozen bites for 147 calories.
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Veggie Fingers Dip
Veggies never looked so creepy. Whip up some veggie dip or hummus and pour it into a bowl. Peel the carrots and wash the green beans. Using a dab of hummus for glue, stick a sliced almond on each end to look like a fingernail, and serve with a side of veggies.
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Banana Ghost Pops
Scare away your sugar cravings with our new favorite Halloween treat: banana ghost pops. Coated in coconut, this variation of a classic frozen banana will satisfy your taste buds and add some potassium to snack time. Watch this video to learn how to make your own ghostly treats.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
Made with just raw almonds, golden raisins, rolled oats, and dairy-free chocolate chips, each bite-size ball is soft, super sweet, and exactly like cookie dough.
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Vegan, Grain-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy, and only 86 calories per serving, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are vegan and grain-free. Bonus: since they contain no eggs, you can lick the bowl clean!
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
This recipe offers a healthy dose of protein and fiber, but since these chocolate chip pumpkin pie protein balls are rolled in chopped chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds, this snack feels more like a treat.
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Vegan Caramel Tarts
If you're craving a piece of pie, these scrumptious little caramel-filled tarts will do the trick!
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