Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Halloween Candies

by | Oct 29, 2014 | Healthy Kids, Recipes | 2 comments

Healthier Halloween candy for our kids – is it realistic? I’m always struggling to strike that balance between wanting my daughter to participate and share in all the memory-making collective traditions that our society values, and trying to do what’s best for her.

Today’s favorites (Snickers, Kit Kats, Twix etc.) are a chemical cocktail of synthetics, toxic dyes, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrups. We’re going to go trick-or-treating on Friday, but at home I’m going to have some of these better choices that are just as yummy.

I included as many organic, soy-free, GMO free, all natural recipes as possible (and healthier store bought options if they are available). Here’s to a less scary Halloween for you and your family!

Almond Joys
Make it – Dark Chocolate Almond Joy

Bubble Gum
Make it –  Make Your Own Chewing Gum  (ok, it’s not exactly bubble gum, but this is a really fun project to do with the kids!)
Buy it – Tree Hugger All Natural Bubble Gum 

Make itHealthy Homemade Butterfingers
Make it – Another Healthier Butterfingers 

Carmel Apples
Make it – Honey Dipped Carmel Apple
Make it – Carmel Apple
Buy it – Kings Cupboard Organic Carmel Sauce
Buy it – Date Lady Organic Carmel Sauce

Make it – Apple Cider Caramels
Buy it – Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels Vanilla  (simply the best carmels I’ve ever tasted)

Carmel Corn
Make it – Healthier Carmel Corn (I make this into carmel corn balls)

Hard Candies
Buy it – GoNaturally Assorted Hard Candies

Buy it – Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans
Buy it – YumEarth Naturals, Sour Jelly Beans, (YumEarth also has Gummy Bears, Fruit Snacks and more)

Kit Kat
Make it – Homemade Kit Kat Bar Recipe (I’m replacing the agave with honey)

Make it – Homemade Honey Lollipops
Buy it – YumEarth Organic Lollipops

Make it – Homemade Peanut Butter M&M
Buy it – The Nutty Ones from Unreal Candy
Buy it – SunSpire Sun Drops Original Chocolate Candies

Peppermint Patties
Make it – Creamy Dreamy Peppermint Patties (I’m replacing the agave syrup with honey)
Buy it – Organic Mint Patties by Heavenly Organics

Reese’s Pieces
Make it – Salty and Sweet Almond Butter Cup Recipe
Buy it – Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups

Make it – Homemade Rollo Knockoffs Recipe (Vegan)

Make it – Chocolate Peanut Caramel Protein Bar Recipe (aka Snickers)
Make it – Healthy Snickers Bar (Vegan)
Buy it – Ocho Peanut and Carmel Candy Bar
Buy it – Unreal Candy, The Loaded One

Tootsie Roll
Make it – Tootsie Roll Recipe (Without the Junk!) 

Twix Bar
Make it – Paleo Twix Bar
Make it – Healthy Twix Bar

Make it – Gluten Free Red Cherry Licorice (I would replace the corn & flavored syrup)
Buy it – Clif Kid Organic Fruit Rope (more fun than Twizzlers too!)


healthier halloween candy recipies

I’d love to hear how some of these work out for you!

Your Woman Gone Wild,



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