Healthy Halloween Candy & Treat Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Halloween candy and treat recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Caramel Apples

Rating: 4 stars
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These fall treats have just enough caramel to give a nice hit of salty-sweet flavor in each bite.

Gingerbread Marshmallows

Rating: 4 stars
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This gingerbread-flavored homemade marshmallow recipe is a fun, naturally gluten-free alternative to holiday cookies--and you won't believe how much better homemade marshmallows are than traditional store-bought marshmallows until you taste one. Use a stand mixer to make them, though--hand mixers typically aren't powerful enough to get the job done.

Sesame-Ginger Popcorn Balls

Caramel popcorn balls made with crystallized ginger and sesame seeds are a fun twist on the original recipe. They're sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party.

Papaya & Chile Chocolate Bark

With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir dried papaya, pepitas and chile powder into this chocolate bark, which is perfect for a gift.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Rating: 4.31 stars
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These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.

Apple-Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars
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These bite-size baked apple doughnuts have all the flavor of their fried counterparts with fewer calories. Serve plain for breakfast, with an afternoon cup of coffee or alongside whipped cream for an after-dinner treat.

Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles

Rating: 3.75 stars
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Coconut macaroons meet dark chocolate truffles in these little treats. Inside the snap of the dark chocolate shell lies the tender coconut-cocoa filling: a mix of naturally sweet dates, cocoa and coconut flour. Coconut flour is a healthy way to add decadent coconut flavor to this coconut-dark chocolate truffle recipe and other baked goods. It packs a whopping 5 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons (with only 2 grams of total and saturated fat). Look for coconut flour near other gluten-free flours.

Chocolate Bark with Pistachios & Dried Cherries

Rating: 4.5 stars
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With the news that dark chocolate contains some healthful properties, there is a better excuse than ever to indulge during the holiday season. Specks of green pistachios and red dried cherries in this chocolate confection make for a festive holiday gift.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Rating: 5 stars
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These doughnut-shaped cakes are flavored with apple cider and glazed with maple syrup. If you do not have a mini Bundt pan, you can use a regular Bundt pan and make a coffee cake; bake it in a 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Vanilla Marshmallows

Rating: 4 stars
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You won't believe how much better homemade marshmallows are than traditional store-bought ones until you taste one. They're amazing sandwiched between graham crackers for s'mores or as a topper for hot chocolate. You'll seem like a cooking genius with this easy marshmallow recipe, but rely on the horsepower of a stand mixer to make them--hand mixers typically aren't powerful enough to get the job done.

Burnt Sugar Lollipops

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Cherry Marshmallows

These cherry-flavored marshmallows perk up wintery hot cocoa with a “chocolate cherry” vibe and a festive splash of color. You'll want the horsepower of a stand mixer to make these--hand mixers aren't typically powerful enough to get the job done.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Healthy Popcorn Ball

This isn't your grandma's popcorn ball recipe! Studded with dark chocolate-covered pretzels and dried cherries, this healthy treat takes homemade popcorn candy to the next level.

Halloween Snacks without the Sugar Crash

The only thing scarier than the haunted house at Halloween is a spooky little ghoul on a sugar crash. Check out our 5 latest (and healthier!) Halloween snack hacks using naturally colored ingredients.

Chestnut Truffles

Chestnut puree makes a deceptively rich-tasting filling for these elegant truffles.