“Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!”
Everyone knows that THE BEST PART about Halloween is its CANDIES. But did you know what THE SCARIEST PART of Halloween is? No! It’s not the ghost makeup looks or the spooky house decorations. Instead, it’s also the CANDIES.
To prove this statement, all you have to do is read the ingredients of your favorite candies. Here you might discover sugar, perhaps A LOT of SUGAR. Not to mention, eating a lot of sweets might also cause a sugar rush.
While it’s true that you can’t celebrate the spooky spirit without candies and chocolates, to create a balance, you can try out the following deliciously healthy treats.
So, let’s begin!
● Pumpkin Mummy Cookies
Cookies are everyone’s favorite snack, whether kids or adults. Don’t you agree? So, how about creating a spooky yet healthy version of these at home? The key ingredients of these cookies are almond and coconut flour and baking sweeteners. The rest of the ingredients and procedure is the same as regular baking. These cookies are gluten-free and will instantly melt in your mouth. Plus, it’ll take less than 25 minutes to make.
● Bat Energy Balls
After a long day of “trick or treat,” your kids might want to eat something energetic. And these little bat balls are perfect for that. The ingredients used for this snack are dark chocolate, peanut butter, confectioners sweetener, and oats. If you want, you can also add nuts to make the energy balls healthier. Just mix all the ingredients and let it sit for a while. Don’t forget to use small pieces of dark chocolate to make bat wings.
Note: Don’t use powdered sugar, instead try confectioners sweetener for better taste and fewer calories.
● Witchy Guacamole Dip
Not every person is a big fan of candies. So, to keep them happy, you should go beyond the sweet snacks. For that, you can try easy-to-make chips and dip. It’ll take less than 5 minutes for you to create this mouthwatering appetizer.
Just get a pack of your favorite nachos, or you can create potato chips at home. Chop some veggies such as carrot, onion, and tomato. Mash the avocados and add some salt and lime to the mix. And your instant snack is ready to eat!
P.S. Use nachos or chips to create a witchy hat and dip for creating a face. It’ll encourage the kids to try out something healthy.
● Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups
Love peanut butter and pumpkin? We’ve got your back! For this recipe, you need dark chocolate, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and a little bit of maple syrup. Simply melt the chocolate, add a mixture of all remaining ingredients in the muffin and freeze it for 2 hours. To make it look more appetizing, sprinkle some confectioners sweetener over them. Now, you can enjoy your favorite snack with a healthy twist.
Wrapping it up!
Halloween is the beginning of the festival season and family gatherings. Obviously, you don’t want to get a sugar rush during this time. So, instead of buying those extra-sweet candies and bars, try out the above-written snacks. Believe us, you’ll surely love them all!