Check out these homemade Halloween candy recipes! You'll love these healthy, easy-to-make treats!
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13 Homemade Halloween Candy Recipes For Your Sweet Tooth
Why Do We Give Candy at Halloween?
Halloween means candy…lots of it. Americans spent $2.75 billion on candy just for Halloween alone.
But you don't really need to spend so much on store-bought candies because you can easily make them yourself at home. Instead of indulging in overly processed, sugar-filled treats, try making these candy recipes with your kids.
1. Vegan Peanut Butter And Jelly Cups
These vegan peanut butter and jelly cups by Sprouted Routes look absolutely amazing. The more you stare, the more you can see yourself eating them…one decadent bite at a time. What's even more remarkable about these cups is the ‘bloody' effect of the filling! It's very on point for the spirit of Halloween.
2. Homemade Gluten-free Vegan Kit Kat Bars
Kit Kat is a fantastic treat, but you might want to try a healthier alternative. The best thing about this Fork & Beans Kit-Kat inspired treats is you can easily prepare them in under 30 minutes. But waiting for these goodies to be solid enough in the freezer is a pain because you simply want them in your mouth as soon as possible.
3. Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups
Let's thank the Paleo Running Momma for coming up with this chocolate and coconut butter cups recipe. Not only are these decadent treats stunning, but they also taste great—to think they are made with just three ingredients!
4. Rose Pistachio Chocolate Bark
This vegan creation is the more sophisticated version of a regular chocolate bar. Since it's not overly processed, you can still enjoy the actual benefits of the ingredients. It's definitely the chocolate recipe you don't want to miss trying out for Halloween.
5. Dark Chocolate Coconut Ghosts
Ghosts aren't always scary. Sometimes, they're small, cute, sweet, and good for you, as you can see in these adorable Halloween treats. In this Feasting On Fruit recipe, you'll know just how excellent dark chocolate and coconut are together.
6. Easy Strawberry Ghosts
When you want healthy and fruity Halloween treats, you make white chocolate strawberry ghosts! You only need to prepare five ingredients for this Love from the Oven recipe. It's an easy fruit dessert; you can certainly whip up easily for your friends and family.
7. Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie Truffles
A good dose of cream cheese pumpkin pie truffles is what you need to satiate your craving for sweets. This If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen creation basically has everything a Halloween treat should—pumpkin, cream cheese, and white chocolate.
8. Healthy Snickers Bars
This Oatmeal with a Fork recipe right here will teach you how to make Snickers…or at least the vegan version of it. These healthy fun-size treats have a chocolate base, nougat and caramel layer, and crunchy nuts—just like the original Snickers.
9. Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels Recipe
Inspired Taste has indeed inspired us with this salted chocolate-covered caramel recipe. Now, this recipe is not vegan or paleo. But the fact these sweet treats are homemade, they're bound to be healthier than the ones you buy from the store. They're so good you will want them in your fridge all the time, even when it's not Halloween.
10. Easy No-Cook Fudge
The best thing about this Cookie and Kate recipe? It's vegan! This is probably the healthiest fudge you can make for Halloween…in just 15 minutes. It's exquisite and decadent, simple, and healthy—what more can you ask for in a treat?
11. Monster Halloween Candy Bark
This homemade Halloween candy bark recipe by Fork and Beans is on point with the theme. Those homemade googly eyes add a little spookiness, which is undoubtedly great for the occasion.
12. Sugarfree Raw Organic Cacao Almond Butter Pumpkins.
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Halloween candies don't have to be loaded with sugar. If you are looking for a homemade Halloween candy that is not only chocolatey but also sugarfree, this is the sweet treat for you from xtinaedge_eating_to_be_alive.
All the goodness of dark and milk cocoa, activated organic Pumpkin Seeds, almond butter, and Hemp Hearts.
13. Mummified Peanut Butter Balls
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You can never go wrong with a peanut butter ball. This recipe comes with a twist — a half cup of pumpkin puree to keep the seasonal flavor of fall. Isn't that a great treat?
Learn more homemade Halloween candy recipes in this Mind Over Munch video:
Now you've seen all the recipes we featured for this post, start making batches of homemade Halloween candy now! Test them out first and see which one you like best for Halloween. We challenge you this year to skimp on store-bought candy and make a healthier version at home instead!
What do you think of these healthy homemade Halloween candy recipes? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.
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Editor's Note – This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.