Health(ier) Candies for Halloween

October 15, 2019

No one wants to be the neighbor handing out toothbrushes on Halloween... but there are a few candies that are a health(ier) options to other candy brands this Halloween!

We've compiled a few categories to choose from: Healthier brands, Homemade options, and non-candy treats!

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HEALTHIER BRANDS:

1. Hershey's Special Dark Variety Packs:
Hershey's special dark chocolate candy
Hershey's makes healthier choices easy with their dark chocolate variety packs! Dark chocolate has many benefits, our favorite being that it is a powerful source of antioxidants. These morsels have only  88 calories and 5.2 grams of fat per mini bar.

2. Twizzlers
Twizzlers halloween candy
For those with a sweeter taste than dark chocolate, Twizzlers are the perfect alternative! Twizzlers have always been known as a lower fat treat (it's even on the front of their packaging!) And mini Halloween snack versions are even more guilt-free! A two pack is less than 100 calories and has 0 grams of fat.

3. Almond Joys
Almond Joy Healthy Candy
Almond Joys come in milk chocolate and dark chocolate options, so you can have the best of both worlds! Throw some coconut and almonds in the mix and grab that extra dose of fiber and unsaturated fat. These treats have 80 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, and 8 grams of sugar.

4. Smarties
Smarties Halloween Candy Healthier options
As their name suggests, smarties are a smart option for this Halloween! They contain only 25 calories, 0 grams of fat, and 5 grams of sugar per roll. Snack up!

5. Kit Kats
Kit Kat Bars for Halloween
Break off a piece of that kit kat bar without any guilt! Kit Kat bars are low in calories and fat because of their light, wafer center. A two-piece bar has 70 calories, 3.6 grams of fat and 9.2 grams of sugar.

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NON-CANDY TREATS:

What's the best way to keep sugar intake down on Halloween? Provide less sugar! We found several adorable options that kids will enjoy just as much as their other treats:

1. Glow Stick Fun
Glow Stick Halloween Treat
Glow sticks are a fun addition to Halloween both for a fun twist and for safety! Add a printable sleeve to the mix and you have an adorable handout. You can find the printable above on Etsy here or make your own in a flash!

2. Something to play with
Halloween non-candy handouts
While snacking is fun, playing is even better. Hand out something that little ones can play with throughout the night and for the days after! Whether it's a toy car or the super hero masks above, littles will have a blast. Find even more playful handouts and learn how to make your own masks on our blog here.

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HOMEMADE OPTIONS:

1. DIY mounds bars!
DIY mounds bar from Under the Willow Tree
DIY options for your favorite candies are a great option if you are having a small get together with friends or your little ones! We found an easy-as-pie (or mounds!) recipe from Under the Willow Tree... but you can find copy-cat recipes on Pinterest for almost any candy!

2. DIY holiday candy
ZoLi Easter Candy for Halloween
Do you have a traditional candy you make for the holidays? Extend the tradition and make a batch for halloween! We love using our Easter candy recipes for a healthier Halloween treat in exchange for some of the more sugary options our kids may pick up! Find all of our Easter treat recipes here.



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