These 18 delicious, easy, and healthy gluten free Halloween treats are the perfect alternative to regular candy or chocolate on Halloween. They are also dairy free, plant-based, and naturally sweetened!
photo by Half Baked Harvest
Give Me All The Healthy Halloween Treats!
Halloween is just over one week away and it’s time to start thinking about healthy halloween candy and chocolate alternatives if you haven’t already. Now I’m definitely not saying you can’t enjoy some of the awesome candy classics that crop up around halloween like rockets and mini chocolate bars – you can do whatever you want, you’re a grown adult, right?! – all I’m suggesting is to have some yummy, fun, and easy halloween goodies to make at home on your list so that you can balance out some of the not-as-healthy options with some really great healthy and gluten free halloween treats!
If you caught my latest post for Healthy Dark Chocolate Fudge, I shared a bit about a little trick my hubby and I will be using with Hemsley this year to keep her candy intake at a minimum (our girl bounces off the walls naturally as it is!) but still enjoy the occasion. I hunted through the blogosphere and gathered the best gluten free halloween treat recipes I could find that also happen to be all dairy free, plant-based, and free of refined sugars for your inspiration and enjoyment. I can tell you that I already have a few of these on my must-make list this coming week and if I had the extra time to make all 18 recipes I totally would.
Vegan Caramel Apples from The Green Life
A healthy vegan twist on caramel apples, a Halloween classic! The caramel is made with unrefined sugar and coconut cream and perfect for delicious crispy apples.
Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups from NITK
These simple and delicious homemade peanut butter cups make perfect healthy gluten free halloween treats for the usual mini chocolate peanut butter cups you’ll find in most candy baskets and pillow cases!
Pumpkin Cookie Dough from Feasting on Fruit
Combining two fall favourites, pumpkin and chocolate, this delicious cookie dough recipe is perfect for healthy halloween snacking with a spoon!
Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters from Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate
These mouthwatering clusters are made with whole, raw almonds, sugar-free chocolate naturally sweetened with stevia and sea salt. Delish!
Vegan Chocolate Tahini Caramel Candy Bars from Well-Fed Soul
The drool-factor is turned up big time with these super tasty and healthy gluten free and dairy free candy bars made with tahini, dark chocolate, almond flour, maple syrup, and coconut.
Sweet & Salty Popcorn Balls from NITK
Popcorn tends to be a popular halloween goodie to enjoy and these sweet and salty popcorn balls are perfect for sweet and salty snacking.
Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Cups from Choosing Chia
This delicious take on homemade chocolate cups comes from Jess of Choosing Chia, but these cups are packed with a mouthwatering pumpkin butter perfect for halloween!
Healthy Date Sweetened Caramels from From My Bowl
Caramel candies have always been a halloween favourite and now you can enjoy the much healthier version by Caitlin of From My Bowl with these delicious date-sweetened caramels topped with a touch of sea salt. Yum!
Homemade Gummies from Whole New Mom
These fun and colourful homemade gummy bears are a great halloween candy substitute and are made sugar-free with stevia!
Paleo Halloween Cookies from 40 Aprons
These beautifully decorated cookies from 40 aprons are perfect for halloween parties or to make together with little ones, made with a delicious dairy-free buttercream frosting they a definite must!
Salted Caramel Cashew Butter Fudge from Paleo Gluten Free
Helloooo! This caramel close-up is irresistible. I’m definitely going to be making a batch of this healthy, dairy free caramel fudge made with cashew butter, maple syrup, and sea salt.
Chewy Chocolate Halloween Cookies from NITK
This oldie recipe from the blog is still one of my favourites for Halloween. Decadent chocolate cookies made flourless with black beans (but you’d never know it!) and decorated with naturally coloured dairy-free chocolate candy drops.
Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars from Half Baked Harvest
These stunning healthy chocolate bars are crispy on the inside made with toasted coconut and peanut butter then coated with a delicious dark chocolate coating and all the best toppings!
Gummy Bears from Garden in the Kitchen
Another great gummy candy recipe, these are actually made with veggies and a liquid multivitamin. While they should only be enjoyed in small doses (about 10 per day because of the multi-vitamin content) they are definitely a fun idea for the halloween season and will help boost immunity when refined sugar intake might be higher!
Raw Snickers Bars from The Mindful Hapa
Another delicious option, this raw snickers recipe is a delicious take on a candy bar classic that’s totally free of refined sugars, dairy free, gluten free, and packed with nutrition!
5-Minute Magic Vegan Caramel Sauce from Pinch of Yum
This delicious vegan caramel sauce is perfect for dipping. Try apples, melons, berries, bananas, and more for a fun halloween twist on classic caramel apples.
Easy Dark Chocolate Fudge from NITK
These tasty bars combine a dark chocolate fudge layer with a delicious almond flour cookie crust, a fun and healthy option for a halloween party or to take to work.
3 Ingredient Chocolate Crunch Donuts from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen
These mouthwatering raw donuts are super easy to make with just three simple ingredients. The perfect amount of crunch, sweet, and decadence.
There you have it, 18 healthy gluten free halloween treats you have to try. Are you thinking “where do I even start in this list, they all look so good!”?… me too! But luckily I don’t think that’s a bad problem to have. So, which halloween treat recipe will you try first? Tell me about it in the comments section and be sure to pin the photo below to save this delicious round-up for later and of course, share the love.
Have a great rest of the week and here’s to a healthier halloween!
Christal // NITK