13 Healthy Halloween Recipes

Satisfy your Halloween sweet tooth with these healthier treats.

Pumpkin photo via Shutterstock

Pumpkin photo via Shutterstock

Halloween doesn’t have to mean overindulging in a sugar binge. We found 13 healthy Halloween-themed recipes to make this holiday fun and healthier than last year.

1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes
via Texanerin Baking

The cupcakes in this recipe are grain and dairy-free. To make the frosting healthier, melt coconut oil, natural peanut butter, cocoa powder, and honey for a delicious, gooey frosting.

2. Snack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups
via Seeded at the Table

Fruit is a great dessert or treat for kids because it is both sweet and healthy. Carving these fruit cups is just like carving a pumpkin. Just cut the top of the orange off, hollow out the inside (make sure to keep the insides for the filling!), and carve a fun face on the outside.

3. Banana Mummies
via Lexie’s Kitchen and Living 

Banana Mummies are so darn cute, you may not want to eat them. To cut out some sugar, mix together cocoa butter and cocoa sugar for the candy coating.

4. Vegan Ghost Peeps
via Fork and Beans 

All this recipe calls for is unflavored natural dessert gel, water, and sugar. Simple enough, right? Just make sure to let the little ghosts sit for 30-minutes to preserve the ghosty shape.

5. Healthy Caramel Apples
via Muscle and Fitness Hers

Who doesn’t love a caramel apple? Especially after you go apple picking and have all these juicy apples to spare. For this recipe, instead of topping the caramel apple with candy, consider using peanuts. And to make the caramel dip just blend together caramel squares, unsweetened almond milk, and chocolate protein powder for a smooth, but delicious finish.

6. Popcorn Witch Hand
via Toni Spilsbury 

These witch hands are so easy to make. All you need is a clear white glove, five pieces of candy corn, and a low calorie popcorn (try Jolly Time 100 Calorie Popcorn).

7. Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
via Real Simple 

When you’re carving pumpkins for Halloween this year, keep the seeds for a healthy snack. Once you remove them from the pumpkin, spread the seeds on a baking pan (no need to rinse them), and sprinkle with olive oil, celery salt, and ground cumin for a spicy finish.

8. Jack-o’-Lantern Pie
via About Food

To make this pudding pie healthier, mix sugar-free instant scotch pudding with almond milk and a yogurt base whipped cream. To make the whipped cream, combine plain Greek yogurt with vanilla extract.

9. Fruit Candy Corn
via She Knows

To make the healthier version of candy corn, just cut a mango, apple, and a mandarin orange in the shape of candy corn, and put them on a stick to enjoy.

10. Cheesy Pumpkin
via Body Building

This creamy snack is a creative take on a pumpkin treat. To make the cheese pumpkin ball, mix together fat-free cream cheese and low-fat cheddar cheese.

11. Ghoulish Greek Yogurt Eyes
via Frenchie: Quality Accessories and a Quality Blog 

For the yogurt in this recipe, a plain Greek yogurt allows you to put the yogurt in whatever shape you want while also cutting calories. To make the eyes, combine the same Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries in a blender.

12. Spinach Monster Ice Cream

via Chocolate and Carrots 

This is the ice cream every mother has been waiting for. It’s low in sugar and fat sugar, and your kids will never expect that it’s made from spinach. Try almond milk in the mix instead of regular milk.

13. Spooky Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
via Chocolate Covered Katie: The Healthy Dessert Blog

These rice crispy treats will fill you up without the sugar high.