By Kate Horney
Looking for some healthy halloween treats?
Despite the not-so-subtle message sent across the country (have you SEEN the giant bags of candy at the check-out line?!) there IS more to Halloween than candy…
And you CAN still have fun with healthy halloween treats!
I love the idea of setting a healthy example and not falling for the candy consumerism craze (followed by serious Halloween Hangover) but at the same time, I also don’t want to be the house that everyone avoids because your treats seem like a cruel holiday trick.
If you can relate, and want to come to a happy medium with healthy halloween treats, this recipe is for YOU!
Here is a fun, lower sugar (and still delicious) version of a traditional Halloween treat that will capture the fun of the holiday spirit, without landing you (and your kids) in sugar shock!
Perfect for Halloween parties or to be wrapped individually as a healthier alternative for trick-or-treat night!
BeyondFit’s Healthy Halloween Treats: Homemade “Twix”
- ½ cup + 6 tablespoons almond flour
- ¼ cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- pinch of sea salt
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon liquid stevia
Sugar Free Carmel Ingredients:
- Honest mom moment: I found lots of recipes for homemade caramel sauce, but nothing that was 1) simple or 2) low sugar. So when push came to shove, I decided it would be easier to just buy it. I used this sugar & calorie free caramel sauce, but you could use whatever you’d like! And if you’re brave enough to make it at home, let me know how it turns out!
- ½ cup dark or sugar free chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Mix the almond flour, arrowroot powder and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the coconut oil, vanilla and stevia. Gently mix wet ingredients with dry.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and shape the dough into a square of about ¼-inch thickness
- Cut dough into about 14 1×3-inch pieces. Do not separate the pieces.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until the edges and top start to turn brown. Set cookie sheet on a wire rack to cool, then separate each piece using a pizza cutter.
- After bars cool, spread caramel evenly across the top of each cookie and refrigerate until caramel hardens.
- Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil slowly in a double boiler. Be careful not to burn it…burnt chocolate is the WORST!
- Dip each cookie, one at the time in the melted chocolate and place dipped cookies on parchment paper and refrigerate until set. Store in a container in the fridge until trick or treat time!
P.S. Not much of a “twix” fan?
Give these homemade Reese’s Cups a try, instead! 🙂
What’s your game plan for Halloween?
Are you giving out healthy halloween treats this year?
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