Whether you’re attending a party or going trick or treating this Halloween, there’s one thing that you can be sure of – there’ll be lots of sweet treats on offer. While these sweet treats may taste good, they’re not the healthiest foods and if you’re trying to stay fit or lose weight, processed, sugary foods are something that you really should be avoiding.
The good news is that if you get a little creative, you can make your own healthier, lower calorie versions of these sweet treats. In this article I’m going to help you do exactly that by providing you with 4 Healthy Halloween Sweet Treats to try. Each one is made using all natural ingredients, contains less than 300 calories and serves four people.
To prepare each of these healthy Halloween sweet treats, you will need the following equipment…
– 4 Small Plastic Food Bags
– 4 Wooden Sticks
– 1 Baking Tray
– 1 Chopping Board
– 1 Microwaveable Bowl
– 1 Plastic Zip Bag
– 1 Saucepan
– 1 Sharp Knife
– 1 Small Bowl
– 1 Wooden Spoon
1) Almond & Chocolate Apples
These almond and chocolate apples perfectly combine crunchiness, richness and sweetness to create a unique Halloween treat. They also provide you with an excellent mix of carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein. In addition to this, they pack just 300 calories per almond and chocolate apple.
– 4 Medium Red Delicious Apples (596g)
– 100g Of Milk Chocolate
– 40g Of Finely Chopped Almonds
1. Twist the stems off each of the four apples and then insert the wooden sticks into their cores.
2. Chop the chocolate into chunks, place it into the microwaveable bowl and microwave it until it’s fully melted.
3. Once the chocolate is fully melted, grab the wooden sticks with apples and dip each one into the chocolate until it’s fully coated.
4. Once all four apples are fully coated in chocolate, place them on the chopping board and sprinkle an equal amount of almonds on each one, ensuring that they are fully covered.
5. Place the four apples on the baking tray and then put it in the fridge until the chocolate sets (this usually takes about an hour).
6. Once the chocolate is fully set, simply grab the almond and chocolate apples directly from the fridge and enjoy.
– 4 * 184g Almond & Chocolate Apples
– 1,200 Calories Total
– 300 Calories Per Almond & Chocolate Apple
|Nutrient||Amount Per Almond & Chocolate Apple (g)||Total Amount (g)|
|Of Which Dietary Fibre||7.3||29.2|
|Of Which Sugars||21.5||86|
|Of Which Monounsaturated Fat||6.6||26.4|
|Of Which Polyunsaturated Fat||2.3||9.2|
|Of Which Saturated Fat||7.6||30.4|
2) Ghostly Coconut Bananas
These ghostly coconut bananas are naturally sweet and have a white ghostly appearance that makes them perfect for Halloween. They contain high levels of fibre, manganese, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C along with just 161 calories per serving.
– 2 Small, Halved Bananas (202g)
– 200ml Of Orange Juice
– 100g Of Dried, Shredded Coconut
– 12 Raisins
1. Pour the orange juice into the small bowl and then dip each of the four banana halves into the orange juice, making sure they are fully coated.
2. Pour the dried, shredded coconut into the plastic zip bag along with the four banana halves and shake until they are fully coated.
3. Take the four banana halves out of the plastic zip bag and insert a wooden stick into the flat end of each one.
5. Place three raisins on each of the banana halves to create a ghost face.
6. Place the four ghostly coconut bananas on the baking tray, put it in the fridge and then enjoy the ghostly coconut bananas when you are ready to eat.
– 4 * 150g Ghostly Coconut Bananas
– 644 Calories Total
– 161 Calories Per Ghostly Coconut Banana
|Nutrient||Amount Per Ghostly Coconut Banana (g)||Total Amount (g)|
|Of Which Dietary Fibre||3.7||14.8|
|Of Which Sugars||12.9||51.6|
|Of Which Monounsaturated Fat||0.5||2|
|Of Which Polyunsaturated Fat||0.1||0.4|
|Of Which Saturated Fat||8||32|
3) Roasted Cinnamon & Honey Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a fantastic healthy snack and a brilliant source of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, protein and zinc. The recipe below turns these highly nutritious seeds into a sweet treat by combining them with cinnamon and honey. The best part is that these roasted cinnamon and honey pumpkin seeds pack less than 200 calories per serving.
– 100g Of Pumpkin Seeds
– 2 Tablespoons Of Honey (36g)
– 1 Tablespoon Of Butter (18g)
– 1 Teaspoon Of Cinnamon (6g)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 135°C (275 °F).
2. Place the saucepan on the hob on a medium-high heat, add the honey and butter, then melt the butter and honey until they become runny.
3. Once the butter and honey are runny, add the pumpkin seeds to the saucepan and stir them with the wooden spoon until they are fully coated.
4. Once the butter, honey and pumpkin seeds are fully mixed, take the saucepan off the hob, turn off the heat and pour them onto the baking tray.
5. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds with cinnamon, ensuring that they are all evenly coated and then place the baking tray in the oven for 20 minutes.
6. After 20 minutes, remove the baking tray from the oven and leave the roasted honey and cinnamon pumpkin seeds to cool for 2 hours.
7. After 2 hours, divide the roasted honey and cinnamon pumpkin seeds into four equal portions, place them in the four small plastic bags and enjoy them whenever you like.
– 4 * 40g Roasted Cinnamon & Honey Pumpkin Seeds
– 684 Calories Total
– 171 Calories Per Serving
|Nutrient||Amount Per 25g Serving (g)||Total Amount (g)|
|Of Which Dietary Fibre||0||0|
|Of Which Sugars||7.4||29.6|
|Of Which Monounsaturated Fat||2.6||10.4|
|Of Which Polyunsaturated Fat||2.5||10|
|Of Which Saturated Fat||3.5||14|
4) Spooky White Chocolate Strawberries
Strawberries are traditionally a summer fruit but by coating them in a little white chocolate you can turn them into a sweet and healthy Halloween treat. In terms of nutrition, these spooky white chocolate strawberries are loaded with coumarin, ellagic acid, iodine, pelargonidin and vitamin C. Plus, they’re very light and contain just 51 calories per spooky white chocolate strawberry.
– 4 Large Strawberries (72g)
– 30g Of White Chocolate
– 12 Chocolate Chips
1. Chop the white chocolate into chunks, place it into the microwaveable bowl and microwave it until it’s fully melted.
2. Once the white chocolate is fully melted, grab the strawberries and dip each one into the chocolate until they’re coated up to the stem.
3. Once all four strawberries are coated in white chocolate, place them on the chopping board and add three chocolate chips to each one to create a spooky face.
4. Place the four strawberries on the baking tray and then put it in the fridge until the chocolate sets (this usually takes about an hour).
5. Once the chocolate is fully set, simply grab the spooky white chocolate strawberries directly from the fridge and enjoy.
– 4 * 25g Spooky White Chocolate Strawberries
– 204 Calories Total
– 51 Calories Per Serving
|Nutrient||Amount Per Spooky White Chocolate Strawberry (g)||Total Amount (g)|
|Of Which Dietary Fibre||0.5||2|
|Of Which Sugars||6.3||25.2|
|Of Which Monounsaturated Fat||0.7||2.8|
|Of Which Polyunsaturated Fat||0.2||0.8|
|Of Which Saturated Fat||1.5||6|
I hope you enjoy these sweet treats and find some that you can use for Halloween this year. If you give them a try, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how they taste. Also, if you’ve got any healthy Halloween sweet treats that you’d like to share, please leave them below. Finally, if you enjoyed this post, please Like It, +1 It, Pin It or Tweet It by using the buttons above or below this post :).