Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Halloween Candies

Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Halloween Candies

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 JoysMake it - Dark Chocolate Almond Joy

Bubble GumMake 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

ButterfingersMake it - Healthy Homemade ButterfingersMake it - Another Healthier Butterfingers

Carmel ApplesMake it - Honey Dipped Carmel AppleMake it - Carmel AppleBuy it - Kings Cupboard Organic Carmel SauceBuy it - Date Lady Organic Carmel Sauce

CaramelsMake it - Apple Cider CaramelsBuy it - Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels Vanilla (simply the best carmels I've ever tasted)

Carmel CornMake it - Healthier Carmel Corn (I make this into carmel corn balls)

Hard CandiesBuy it - GoNaturally Assorted Hard Candies

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

Kit KatMake it - Homemade Kit Kat Bar Recipe (I'm replacing the agave with honey)

LolliPopsMake it - Homemade Honey LollipopsBuy it - YumEarth Organic Lollipops

M&MsMake it - Homemade Peanut Butter M&MBuy it - The Nutty Ones from Unreal CandyBuy it - SunSpire Sun Drops Original Chocolate Candies

Peppermint PattiesMake it - Creamy Dreamy Peppermint Patties (I'm replacing the agave syrup with honey)Buy it - Organic Mint Patties by Heavenly Organics

Reese's PiecesMake it - Salty and Sweet Almond Butter Cup RecipeBuy it - Justin's Peanut Butter Cups

RollosMake it - Homemade Rollo Knockoffs Recipe (Vegan)

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

Tootsie RollMake it - Tootsie Roll Recipe (Without the Junk!)

Twix BarMake it - Paleo Twix BarMake it - Healthy Twix Bar

TwizzlersMake 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!)

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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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