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I can’t believe it’s already Halloween next week. But, of course, when you say Halloween, I immediately think of candy, trick or treating, and scary movies. And if you are a health-conscious parent like me, then these healthy Halloween treats might be perfect for your kiddo, their friends, and even the adults.

Last year we stayed home for Halloween, and we did a little trick or treating at home. We dressed up as skeletons. I decorated our hallway with Christmas lights, bats, and spider webs and put some treats in each house room. Olivia then had to go and knock on every door and find the treats with the help of tiny electric candlelight. She loved it! And ever since, she has been crazy about Halloween and the pleasures that come with it.

Whether you feel crafty and feel like spending a nice amount of time making these treats. Or you’re on a specific diet; there’s a treat for everyone on this list.

5 HEALTHY HALLOWEEN TREATS FOR KIDS

healthy halloween treats

1. Pumpkin Tangerines

DIET: PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, VEGETARIAN

These pumpkin tangerines are an excellent idea to give them a nice Halloween look, and they are super easy to prepare. You just peel a tangerine and place a little piece of celery in the middle, and you have yourself a cute little pumpkin.

You’ll need:
Tangerines
– Celery stick

2. Spooky bananas

DIET: PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, VEGETARIAN

My 4-year-old loves bananas, and when she saw these little ghosts, she freaked out. Not that she was scared, she was super excited and loved they had a face. To make these, you just peel a banana, cut them in half, and use some melted chocolate to make a face with the help of a piping bag. Then, place them in the fridge so the chocolate can harden. If you’re not into melted chocolate, you can also just use some dark chocolate chips to use as two eyes and an open mouth.

You’ll need:
– Bananas
Dark chocolate or chocolate chips
Lollipop sticks or Popsicle sticks

healthy halloween treats
healthy halloween treats

3. Dripping apple lollipops

DIET: PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, VEGETARIAN

These dripping lollipops were another big hit my daughter went wild with, and they look so lovely. Just slice an apple into 1-inch slices, pinch them on a skewer and dip them in melted dark chocolate. Next, cut up some hazelnuts, walnuts, and pecans and sprinkle them on the chocolate. Place them in a glass and let them harden out in the fridge.

You’ll need:
– Apples
Skewers
Dark chocolate
Hazelnuts, walnuts, and pecans

4. Keto Almond butter cups

DIET: KETO, GLUTENFREE, DAIRY-FREE, VEGETARIAN

Peanut buttercups are the signature candy on Halloween, so they couldn’t be excluded from this list, of course. However, I made these cups with almonds instead of peanuts, and they taste simply amazing! Find the recipe here.

You’ll need:
– 2 bars sugar-free dark chocolate (3.5 oz or 100g in total)
– 3 tablespoons coconut oil
– 2 tablespoons almond butter

– 1 tablespoon powdered erythritol
– Pinch of salt
– 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

healthy halloween treats
healthy halloween treats

5. Angry cheese sticks

DIET: KETO, GLUTENFREE, VEGETARIAN

These angry cheese sticks are perfect for when you’re in a rush because they’re the easiest thing to create to add to the Halloween theme. All you need is a cheese stick and a permanent marker, draw some angry or supprised face on them, and you have yourself a Halloween-proof treat.

You’ll need:
– Cheese sticks
Permanent marker

How I handle my daughter’s Holiday candy intake

All these treats are healthy, natural, and without any preservatives or harmful colorants found in most store-bought candy, unfortunately. As a parent, it’s not always easy to keep our little ones away from sweets or treats on festivities like these. With my daughter, I try to limit her candy intake as much as possible. However, I do allow her to have an occasional treat once in a while when we’re out because it’s the reality we live in today. I feel like if I denied her everything, it would backfire in the long run, and maybe she would go on a path of having all the processed foods later when she’s a teenager because she was never allowed to have them. This way, she can learn how to balance her lifestyle.

We don’t keep any unhealthy processed foods at home. This way, she can’t be persuaded to have them, and it’s extra special if she does have them outside our house.

I hope you have a great Halloween; however you’re celebrating this year, with these 5 healthy Halloween treats, it can’t go wrong!

Happy Halloween!

Our Halloween picture from last year, when we dressed up as skeletons and did the trick or treat in our hallway.

Before you go, I would love it if you’d let me know in the comments which one of these healthy Halloween treats is your favorite!

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Did you know that making your own almond milk is actually pretty easy to make at home? All you need is blanched almonds, mineral water, a blender and a cheese cloth. You’ll have yourself some delicious cow’s milk alternative in no time!