The Absolute Best Healthy Halloween Candy Recipes
While you may have given up artificial flavor and sugar-laden store-bought candy, there's no reason to be sitting around munching celery stalks at your Halloween festivities (unless you want to, in which case, you do you!).
We've rounded up the absolute best of the healthy Halloween candy recipes, so you can have your (antioxidant and protein-packed) Snickers bar and eat it, too. Be a good fairy and give it out to trick-or-treaters (everything on this list is kid-tested and approved!), or embrace your inner witch and keep it all for yourself.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Matcha Truffles
These Vegan Dark Chocolate Matcha Truffles from healthy hedonist (and mbg class instructor) Phoebe Lapine have a ghoulish color and an out-of-this-world flavor. Made with only a few ingredients, they'll give a kick to your Halloween celebration.
Healthy Fun-Size Snickers Bars
A healthy, fun-size Snickers Bar that's vegan, grain-free, and refined-sugar free? Yes, please! Like actual fun-size Snickers, these caramel-, nougat-, and peanut-filled bars are especially good when stored in the freezer. Get the full recipe here.
Healthy Cookie Dough Cups
Everyone knows that cookie dough is way better than actual cookies, and these cookie dough cups take it to the next level by cloaking the cookie dough in a layer of creamy chocolate. Not only that, but they're totally healthy—vegan, refined-sugar free, and packed with protein and antioxidants. Get the super-easy recipe here.
Chocolate Orange Fudge Bites
These fudge bites capture the black and orange theme of Halloween using the perfect pairing of chocolate and orange. Despite having a decadent flavor, these bites are healthy enough to replace your daily snack bar, designed by registered dietitian (and mbg class instructor) Miranda Hammer to be perfectly energizing and balanced. Get the full recipe here.
Peanut Butter Candy Bars
The ultimate sweet and salty combo, these Peanut Butter Candy Bars are made from healthy pantry staples like cashews, coconut, and maple syrup. While the marriage of peanut butter and chocolate is a surefire win, you can sub any type of nut you'd like.
YOLO Balls (A Healthy Rolo)
Oh She Glows blogger Angela Liddon calls these Rolo knock-offs YOLO balls. Whatever you call them, they're a blissful caramel-and-chocolate-filled bite. Plus, they're gluten-free, vegan, and filled with potassium and fiber.
Vegan Twix Bars
These vegan Twix bars use an almond base and a tahini caramel to mimic the flavor of the classic candy bar. They're gluten-free and refined-sugar-free, too—perfect for any party! Get the full recipe here.
Liz Moody is an author, blogger and recipe developer living in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a creative writing and psychology degree from The University of California, Berkeley. Moody has written two cookbooks: Healthier Together: Recipes for Two—Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships and Glow Pops: Super-Easy Superfood Recipes to Help You Look and Feel Your Best. She also hosts the Healthier Together Podcast, where she chats with notable chefs, nutritionists, and best-selling authors about their paths to success. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Food & Wine & Women’s Health.