Halloween is just around the corner, and many people are preparing by buying bulk-size bags of candy. While a tasty treat is okay every once in awhile, too much candy and sugar can take a toll on your health.
This Halloween, I recommend you try making a few healthy Halloween treats for your friends and family to share.
Whether you have small trick-or-treating children or are hosting a grown-up Halloween party, the following recipes won’t disappoint. They are fun, taste great, and, most importantly, won’t wreak havoc on your health.
Try out a few of the following Halloween treat recipes…
Caramel Apple Recipe
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And eating a caramel apple instead of a bag full of candy will certainly help do that.
Sure, a caramel apple is covered in sugary coating. What would Halloween be without a little sweetness? But the majority of the snack is a big, juicy, and healthy apple.
It’s all about balance and moderation. So go ahead, and give this treat a try.
Tip: Concerned about using too much caramel? Use it as a dipping sauce on the side.
- Apples of your choosing
- 1 lb 14 oz package of individually wrapped caramels
- 2 tablespoons of milk
#1 Remove the stem from each apple, and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet.
#2 Place caramels and milk in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave them for 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.
#3 Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well-coated. Place on prepared sheet to set.
Recipe Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/21130/caramel-apples/
Popcorn Ghost Recipe
Avoid sugar altogether, and go for a tasty popcorn treat while making popcorn ghost bags.
This treat is festive and great for kids.
All you need is baggies, googley eyes, popcorn, and twisty ties.
- Plain popcorn (store popcorn or kernels you can pop at home)
#1 Pop popcorn.
#2 Fill baggies.
#3 Add googley eyes on bags.
#4 Seal the top of the bags with twisty ties.
Tip: To make this recipe even healthier, use butter-free and salt-free popcorn.
Recipe Source: http://www.madetobeamomma.com/ghost-popcorn-treat-bags/
Boonana pops are fun for both kid and adult Halloween parties. And they taste decadent without being stuffed with unhealthy sugary and fatty ingredients.
The main component of this recipe is a banana, a great snack for anytime of the day. This banana is covered in delicious yogurt and is topped with two chocolate chip ghost eyes for fun and a little extra sweetness.
This recipe is so healthy that it makes a great breakfast, even after Halloween is over.
- 2 bananas cut in half
- Chocolate chips
#1 Stick a popsicle stick into half a banana.
#2 Dip the banana on the stick into yogurt so it’s fully covered.
#3 Set on wax paper on a baking sheet.
#4 Add two chocolate chip eyes.
#5 Freeze until yogurt has hardened.
#6 Serve, and enjoy.
Tip: Make a week’s worth of boonana pops, freeze them, and use them for a nutritious breakfast as needed.
Not everyone likes the licorice they get in their treat bag at Halloween.
But licorice has many healthy benefits.