It’s easy for these next few weeks to turn into sugar high–fueled candy fest, so that’s why we loved these three Halloween treat ideas from local mom, author and food-blogger Jennifer Tyler Lee. Cupcakes? Check. Chocolatey goodness? Check. But while these spooky snacks may be all dressed up to look like your typical sugar bombs, they are actually light on the white stuff and packed with healthy ingredients instead.

Batty Pumpkin Cupcakes
Cut back on sugar by dressing up a whole-wheat pumpkin muffin as a cupcake. Top with maple buttercream frosting, dust with dark cocoa powder, and then decorate with handmade paper wings to turn them into bats. Or make ‘em mini, because two-bite baby bats are fun too! You can find the complete recipe right here.

No-Bake, Nut-Free Spooky Spider Cookies
These creepy crawlies may look scary, but there are no frightening ingredients inside! Packed with healthy fats, these no bake nut free oatmeal cookies are perfect for Halloween parties at school, as they are made with rolled oats, sunflower butter, coconut shreds and honey. They’re also fun and easy for kids to decorate. You can find the full recipe right here.

Graveyard Chocolate Pudding Cups
Frightfully delicious, these miniature chocolate pudding cups are made with chocolate avocado pudding and topped with toasted coconut. A cookie serves as the headstone, and doubles as a spoon for enjoying your ghoulish treat. Find the complete recipe here

Do you have any favorite healthy Halloween treat? Tell us in the comments below!

–Erin Feher

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