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Burnt Sugar Lollipops

No special equipment or fancy molds are needed for these gorgeous jewels—just a little patience and steady hand to pour out the hot sugar syrup. Wrap the lollipops individually in large, clear lollipop bags and seal with a silver twist-tie or a piece of ribbon. Affix them individually to the bows of your holiday presents or hang them on your tree and offer them to guests as they leave.

» Burnt Sugar Lollipops

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld, a hypnotherapist and writer, started improving the nutritional profile of a friend's mother's ginger cookie recipe by substituting whole-wheat pastry flour for all-purpose flour and canola oil for shortening. “Experiment with these cookies,” she advises, “as they taste great either slightly underdone or crispy.” She calls them “the quickest cookies you'll ever bake.”

» Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crunch

Crunchy wheat cereal, pretzels and almonds coated in bittersweet chocolate makes an addictive sweet-salty snack.

» Chocolate Crunch

Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting

Shredded apple replaces some of the oil and keeps the cake moist in these cinnamon-spiked cupcakes. There is a generous amount of fluffy marshmallow frosting to mound or pipe on top for a festive look. Be sure to frost them right after you make the frosting—it stiffens as it stands and becomes more difficult to spread.

» Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap-Walnut Crust

We pulled out a few of our favorite EatingWell tricks to achieve plenty of creaminess in our pumpkin cheesecake without all the saturated fat of a typical recipe: nutrient-packed canned pumpkin and pureed nonfat cottage cheese replace some of the cream cheese. A touch of pumpkin pie spice warms up the flavor. For the crust, shop the natural-foods section for gingersnaps without any hydrogenated oil. Simple toasted walnuts are an elegant garnish. Or try making candied walnuts. Just be careful not to eat all of them before they make it to the cake!

» Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap-Walnut Crust

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap-Walnut Crust

We pulled out a few of our favorite EatingWell tricks to achieve plenty of creaminess in our pumpkin cheesecake without all the saturated fat of a typical recipe: nutrient-packed canned pumpkin and pureed nonfat cottage cheese replace some of the cream cheese. A touch of pumpkin pie spice warms up the flavor. For the crust, shop the natural-foods section for gluten-free gingersnaps without any hydrogenated oil. Simple toasted walnuts are an elegant garnish. Or try making candied walnuts. Just be careful not to eat all of them before they make it to the cake!

» Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap-Walnut Crust

Mango-Strawberry Jello Jigglers

These sweet mango-strawberry jello jigglers are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Great for an after school snack or a simple weeknight dessert.

» Mango-Strawberry Jello Jigglers


Halloween is party time and by making your own healthy goodies for your family and friends you’ll show them what a real treat is! We’ve provided some healthy themed Halloween menus to fill your gathering of spirits with treats for all ages that will ensure it's a smash. These Buffalo wing recipes, pizza recipes and pumpkin dessert recipes work just as well all season long—whip one up any day of the week to break up a boo-ring routine. This collection focuses on healthy Halloween recipes as well as sweet treats that are festive and fun—some colorful, some spicy—and all with great flavors that scream autumn.

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Healthy Halloween Recipes: Halloween Appetizers, Side Dishes and Drinks

Even though boneless Buffalo wings are made with healthy...
Spiked with fresh ginger and orange juice, sauteed grated...
Adults and kids alike love the tanginess of this ranch-...
Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe...
Make this your dip for Boneless Buffalo Wings and crunchy...
Make your own grape juice by pureeing and straining fresh...
Lemon zinger tea adds oomph to plain apple cider.
Fresh apple cider and apple brandy make a simple granita...

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Main Dishes

Pepperoni pizza gets a healthful makeover with whole-wheat...
Colorful, spicy and fragrant, these delicious burgers are...
Orange marmalade is the secret ingredient in this quick...
This will probably be the most hauntingly delicious black...
In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15...
In central Mexico, this salad is a standard—served as an...
Individual meatloaves not only take the guesswork out of...
Beans and roasted butternut squash make an outstanding...
If you love breakfast burritos or huevos rancheros, you’ll...
Fresh apples and apple cider add a fall feel to to this...

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Popcorn Balls and Crunchy Treats

Caramel popcorn balls made with crystallized ginger and...
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne...
These popcorn balls are held together with a flavorful...
These popcorn balls are made with agave nectar and peanut...
Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and...
Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld, a hypnotherapist and writer, started...
A soft, doughy pretzel—twisted and salted—is the ultimate...
This healthy caramel apple recipe has just enough caramel...
This simple recipe for caramel popcorn balls with raisins...
Our more sophisticated version of crunchy party mix gets...
Satisfy your sweet tooth (and your salty tooth!)...
When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy...

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Candy and Sweet Treats

No special equipment or fancy molds are needed for these...
With the news that dark chocolate contains some healthful...
Chewy, crunchy and delicious nut-free snack bars with good-...
Deliciously addictive, these simple fruit candies have an...
Dried pineapple rings dipped in melted chocolate and...
Chocolate-dipped graham crackers make a satisfying after-...
You don't have to sit around a fire to enjoy S'...
The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice...
Forget the artificial colors and flavors–our hand-held...
Crunchy wheat cereal, pretzels and almonds coated in...
These sweet mango-strawberry jello jigglers are fun to make...
Often when you drop in at someone's home in Israel,...

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Halloween Desserts and Cakes

A touch of fresh ginger adds dimension to these pumpkin...
These doughnut-shaped cakes are flavored with apple cider...
Shredded apple replaces some of the oil and keeps the cake...
If you prefer, fill these chocolate crepes with vanilla...
We pulled out a few of our favorite EatingWell tricks to...
Inspired by the (now) old-school, ultra-rich, mousselike...
A Thanksgiving meal wouldn't be complete without...
You don't have to have pumpkin pie to still enjoy...

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