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Healthy Halloween Candy Swaps

Posted by Cat Canada on

Is it possible to find healthy Halloween candy alternatives, without being that house on the block that hands out apples and carrot sticks? (Just don’t do it, fam!)

If we’re honest, we do get a little scared during Halloween. What scares us the most is how much sugar all those tiny trick-or-treaters consume. We support the occasional splurge – balance is key! – but surely there’s a better way.

Not to worry, we’re here to help. We rounded up healthy Halloween candy alternatives for 2017. And what makes these treats healthier? It’s all about the ingredient list. Many of the following brands make balanced nutrition and organic ingredient sourcing top priority. And for you, that means a decreased risk of scary sugar crashes.

From organic bunny graham crackers, to organic dark chocolate peanut butter cups, organic candy corn and our signature fresh protein bar with a cookie dough-like texture, these healthier Halloween candy swaps taste so good, they’ll give you goosebumps.

Eat This: YumEarth Organic Candy Corn

  • Rule number one: No Halloween is complete without candy corn! That’s where YumEarth comes in, giving the fall classic a healthier twist. And the backstory is as pure as the ingredients. The healthy candy company was founded by two dads who wanted clean eats for their kids, even during Halloween. Now, YumEarth offers candy products that are vegan, gluten free, nut free, non-GMO, organic and kosher.

Eat This: Annie’s Organic Halloween Bunny Grahams

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  • Cute, crunchy and colorful. Annie’s has been getting healthy and organic foods right for over 25 years, and these seasonal snacks are no exception. The chocolate and honey cookies are made with organic wheat flour and packed with 8g of whole grains. You won’t find any scary stuff, like artificial flavoring or synthetic preservatives.

Eat This: Unreal Candy Supernatural Milk Chocolate Peanuts

  • Talk about Halloween costume inspiration! The packaging is cool, and the backstory is even cooler. Unreal is a healthy candy brand made for kids, by a kid. You won’t find corn syrup, artificial flavors, GMOs, preservatives or hydrogenated oils in any Unreal candies. That’s because their ingredients are non-GMO, fair trade certified, gluten free, sustainably sourced and low in sugars. Now that is healthy Halloween candy.

Eat This: Justin’s Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

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  • Is bigger really better? Maybe… if you’re dressing up as the Incredible Hulk for Halloween. But when it comes to these itsy bitsy chocolate peanut butter delights, we love them just the way they are. They are mini versions of the popular Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups, with nutritional bragging rights like USDA organic, certified cocoa, 4g protein and gluten free. We’re suckers for healthy peanut butter Halloween candy!

Eat This: Surf Sweet Spooky Spiders

  • Spiders turned sweet! This Halloween we’ll take creepy crawly insects only in candy form, please. There’s no need to fear Spooky Spiders this Halloween, because Wholesome introduces blueberry, tangerine and lime-flavored gummy candies, with no artificial colors or corn syrup added. The Spooky Spiders are naturally flavored with 100 percent Vitamin C per serving, and are completely free of any gluten or soy.

Eat This: Peanut Butter Perfect Bar Minis

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  • No tricks, just treats. Minis are 100-calorie versions of our signature refrigerated protein bars, available in the original peanut butter flavor. Here at Perfect Bar, we believe in balanced whole food nutrition, which is why our goodies are made with organic peanut butter, organic honey and organic superfoods. The result? A fresh protein bar, sweet to the taste and soft to the touch. While the kids enjoy Minis this Halloween, parents should treat themselves to our favorite healthy candy swap, Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter – a sweet addition to a balanced lifestyle.

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