Everyone loves sweet, gooey, chocolatey, sweet Halloween treats! And while there’s nothing wrong with indulging on special occasions, balancing out the spoils of trick or treating with some healthy alternatives is never a bad idea.
There are plenty of ways to make spooky sweet snacks that will satisfy your inner child—or your actual children—around All Hallows Eve. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
Spiders on a Log
What you’ll need: celery, peanut (or other nut) butter, raisins, white and milk chocolate (melted), plastic bags for piping
Cut the celery into 4-inch pieces and cover with peanut butter. Place 3-4 raisins onto the peanut better to serve as the bodies for your spiders. Put the melted white and milk chocolate into plastic bags and snip a corner of each. Pipe white chocolate eyes and milk chocolate legs onto the raisins to complete your spooky spiders!
What you’ll need: bananas, chocolate or carob chips
For this adorable Halloween treat, simply cut your peeled bananas in half and use the chocolate or carob chips to make a terrifying ghostly face!
What you’ll need: whole grain bread, avocados, lemon juice, salt and pepper, sheets of seaweed, black olives, grape tomatoes, walnuts
Terrify your friends while staying on-trend with this spooky and tasty twist on avocado toast. Toast the whole grain bread and slather with mashed avocado. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, etc. to taste. Use the remaining ingredients to create sinister zombie faces. Cut the seaweed to make hair, eyebrows, scars, and/or a mouth. Use the olives and grape tomatoes for eyes, and add walnuts for ears or neck bolts. Get creative!
What you’ll need: apples, shredded coconut, crushed peanuts, slivered almonds, or any other toppings you want for decoration
Caramel: pitted dates, maple syrup, water
Combine the pitted dates maple syrup and water in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Cover the apples in the mixture and decorate!