Need Quick, Healthy Halloween Treats? We’ve Got Spooky, Fun Recipes Here!

Halloween is creeping up, which means that soon your little ones will be running around your neighborhood, decked out in costumes and collecting as much candy as possible! While you probably don’t need to cook anything super sweet this week—trick-or-treating will keep your little ones stocked with sugary goodies—you may want something a little healthier to enjoy that’s still in the spirit of Halloween. We’ve got you covered. Here are three healthy Halloween treats every ghoul, goblin and witch will love:

Ingredients

  • 16 dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Energy Bat Bites

Instructions
Add the dates, peanut butter, cocoa powder and vanilla extract to your food processor. Process the mixture on high speed until it's smooth with no large chunks, scraping down the sides to make sure everything is incorporated. Continue processing on high speed, adding the water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is soft. Transfer the peanut butter mixture to a bowl and add the oats and the chocolate chips. Stir everything together well with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, and then roll the mixture into about 16 balls. Place the balls in a parchment-lined container and store them in the refrigerator! To make them look like bats, take a blue corn tortilla chip, split it in half, and place on either side of energy bite. Add some candy eyes and enjoy!


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Ingredients

  • 1 large apple
  • Mini marshmallows, yogurt-covered raisin or slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup peanut butter

Apple Monster Mouth

Instructions
Quarter the apple into 4 large wedges and get rid of the core. Cut a small wedge out of each of the 4 large wedges to make the mouth. Spread peanut butter inside the mouth. Stick marshmallows, raisins or almonds into the nut butter to make teeth inside the apple mouth.


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Ingredients

  • image21½ cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cloves
  • Pinch of ginger
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed of excess moisture
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts (optional)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut (optional)

Healthy Pumpkin Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use cupcake liners or cooking spray to grease muffin pans. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. In a separate large bowl combine pumpkin, zucchini, honey, oil, egg and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in almond milk. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in dark chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and take out of tin.


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