10 Treats That Aren’t Too Sugary Sweet

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Scared of all that sugar that comes with Halloween? Never fear. Whether you’re looking for a treat to satisfy all those classmates or cooking up some fun for your little boo, we’ve got healthier versions of all your favorite recipes. Read on for dessert ideas that make for a not-too-sweet but perfectly spooky season.

frankenstein-rice-krispie-treatsphoto: Fork and Beans 

Kid-Friendly Frankenstein 
Your little monsters will grin when they see these irresistible Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats. Blogger Cara from Fork and Beans updates a classic using brown rice cereal, vegan marshmallows, and all-natural food coloring. Get the recipe here.

tray-bakedphoto: Gluten Free on a Shoestring

Perfect Pumpkin Cookies
Nicole at Gluten Free on a Shoestring loves to scare up delicious gluten-free treats for her kiddos. These soft baked sugar cookies taste bakery fresh If you’ve ever tried rolling out gluten free dough you know it can be tricky, so follow Nicole‘s great tips for creating these cookies and you won’t be scared away by the process again. In fact, she has a whole section on her blog for making gluten-free baking a snap. Get the recipe here.

spinachmuffinsphoto: The Green Forks

Green Monster Muffins
Looking for a sneaky way to get your little monsters to eat their greens with a smile? Halloween is the perfect time to surprise them with these fun muffins from The Green Forks. The kids will be excited to unwrap this unusual green treat and you’ll be excited as they gobble up their spinach! Click here to get baking.

ghost-cupcakes11photo: Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

Boo-tiful Cupcakes
Little ones will love these ghost cupcakes from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free that are more friendly than spooky. You’ll love that these sweet treats use simple ingredients and are a piece of cake to make. Think gluten-free goodies have a bad rap for being dry and crumbly?  The trick is in letting your batter rest for 20-30 minutes before popping it into the oven.  Get the details here.

low-sugar-halloween-treats-04photo: Flo and Grace

All Wrapped Up
Making these adorable mummies from Flo and Grace won’t wrap up all your time. Drizzle frozen bananas with an unrefined sugar candy coating and top with an eyeball (or three). You’ll love how wickedly easy these treats are to create. Click here for the details.

pumpkin-mousse-2photo: Super Healthy Kids

Mousse Made Easy
Looking for a kid-approved party dessert that won’t scare away adults? Like a light, fluffy piece of pumpkin pie without the crust, this mousse uses only six simple ingredients. Prep it in advance and make the most of your time with guests. Get the recipe here.

chewy-and-delicious-sugar-free-pumpkin-spice-caramels-707x1024photo: Happiness is Homemade

Chewy Gooey Caramels
Ever tried a piece of homemade caramel? Thanks to Heidi at Happiness is Homemade you can dig into sweet, chewy deliciousness that is so good and so easy you’ll want to share. Wrap these dreamy caramels up for a sweet gift for a friend or give a teacher a treat she deserves after a long day. Made with all natural agave, these caramels take just three steps to make. Get the easy 1,2,3 here.

monster-halloween-candy-barkphoto: Fork and Beans

Not-So-Basic Bark
Turn after-school grumps into giggly ghouls with this super-cute candy bark. Vegan, and gluten free with no icky preservatives, you’ll love getting your chocolate fix in a healthy way. It’ll take a few steps to get to the finished product, but we promise this bark will make you want to take a big bite. Yum! Get the recipe here.

caramel-apple-cupcakes2photo: Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

Awesome Apple Cupcakes
Love the taste of old-fashioned Halloween treats? Take a trip down memory lane with luscious fall flavors of apple and cinnamon. These beautiful cupcakes will remind you of the sweet caramel apples of your youth without too much of the sticky stuff. Get the recipe here.

sugarbowlbakeryhalloweenphoto: Courtesy of Sugar Bowl Bakery

Mummified Madeleines
Sugar Bowl Bakery makes Halloween cookies ultra easy.  This family-owned bakery uses quality organic ingredients to makes delicious, light treats such as their signature Madeleines. You can find them in grocery and chain stores nationwide. Ever bought a box or four at Costco? To make these creative Halloween goodies, simply pipe frosting in a crisscross pattern and add edible eyeballs to transform them into spooky after school snacks. Sugar Bowl Bakery’s whole line of delicious treats will be available for purchase online soon. Learn more here.

Do you have a healthy version of a Halloween treat? Share with us in a Comment below. 

—Cherie Gough

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