Halloween can be a challenge— you don't want to completely miss out on a chance to indulge your sweet tooth, but you don't want to go overboard on the sugar, either. And, if you have children, you want to help them make healthy choices while still enjoying the holiday.
There has to be a balance between overindulgence and health, right?
Lucky for everyone, there are plenty of healthier Halloween treats. Here are three ideas to get you started!
Traditional candied apples are sinfully sweet, so why not try dark chocolate instead? Your teeth will thank you.
Twist out the apple stems and push a wooden stick into the stem end of each apple. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water.
When the chocolate is nice and melty, spin an apple in the mixture until the entire apple is covered.
Stand the apples on a cookie sheet, platter or tray lined with parchment paper. Put them in the fridge to harden. For extra Halloween flair, cover the apples with orange sprinkles while the chocolate is still soft.
You’ve probably seen these fun treats before! They double as a great activity for the whole family.
Insert a piece of candy corn or an almond into the fingertips of each glove to form the fingernails. Fill the rest of the glove with popcorn. Tie off the ends with string and then add a spider ring to one finger for an extra touch of Halloween.
You can even spice up your popcorn with different seasonings. Paprika tastes great and will give your hands an extra dose of color!
These DIY popsicles are a great alternative to candy corn, and you might even think they taste better than their inspiration.
Mix the vanilla yogurt and milk together until you get a runny consistency. Fill each mold one-third full with yogurt and let them firm up in the freezer for about one hour.
Take the molds out, pour in the orange carrot juice until your molds are two-thirds full. Pop them back in the freezer for another hour and a half.
Take the molds out again and fill them up with mango juice. Insert your sticks into the mold, put the molds back into the freezer overnight, and then enjoy your healthy “candy corn” the next day.