5 Better-For-You Halloween Treats
Look, we’re surprised, too. In the weirdest year ever, months felt like they were dragging on forever. Then, suddenly, it’s fall. And not only that, but Halloween is right around the corner.
If it snuck up on you (boo!), you’re not alone. Between getting costumes ready and figuring out to navigate trick-or-treating this year, it’s tempting to let the sugar peak that comes with Halloween slide.
But you don’t have to choose between exhausting yourself or letting the people in your life consume insane amounts of sugar. As old pros in the sugar-free game, we can help. We rounded up our fave better-for-you Halloween sweets.
No tricks, these treats will thrill your kids without giving you a scare when you read the nutrition label.
If you want to hand something out to trick-or-treaters without going to bed feeling guilty, we’ve got you covered. Our Halloween Variety Bites Bag is perfect for passing out — as each bite has 2.5g of sugar or LESS!
If you’re hosting a party, you can bring that low-sugar goodness to your guests with our wrapped bites, too. Perfectly poppable, these bite-sized treats are a crowd-pleaser. Everyone will love them, and your health-conscious friends will thank you for the lower-sugar indulgence.
Our friends at YumEarth came up with the perfect Halloween lollipops, and even packaged them in a spooky-looking, pumpkin-emblazoned bag for you!
With assorted flavors like Mango Tango and Wet Face Watermelon, these wrapped pops are a hit with kids. But parents love YumEarth because they’re USDA Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. Boxes, ticked. Tastebuds, tickled.
Another gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, organic option, Cocomels Caramels are also impressively dairy-free (they get their creamy taste and texture from coconut milk).
They’re individually wrapped so they’re great for trick-or-treaters — or portion control at home. And they have just 2 grams of sugar per piece, thanks to coconut sugar in place of cane sugar. Over at Cocomels, they’ve really cracked the (coco)nut on luxurious, delicious, no-guilt treats.
Attention, rice crispy treat lovers. You can keep your kitchen clean (no sticky gunk all over a pan for you!) and your sugar intakes down with SMASHMALLOW. Their Smashcrispy’s have that gooey crunchiness you know and love without the junk.
They’re non-GMO and gluten, dairy, and soy-free. Plus, they use organic cane sugar and real marshmallows to make their treats. All told, each serving feels like a real indulgence but you only get 10 grams of sugar with it!
Um, yum. These decadent chocolate cookies taste too good to be good for you, but they’re not. Their secret? The first ingredient is chickpeas! Wild, but you’ll never know it when you savor your first bite.
These non-GMO, vegan, nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free cookies are great for trick-or-treaters if you want to be sensitive to kids’ food sensitivities. Plus, each cookie comes with just 11 grams of sugar.
See? You can still enjoy treats this Halloween without having to trick your kids or yourself into rationing the candy haul. Stock up on these low-sugar, good-for-you sweets, and the only thing scary about October 31 will be how good you feel afterward.