Halloween is right around the corner, and that means one thing: kids are dreaming of Halloween candy. Ha! At my house, we’re steering the conversation more toward costumes and spooky decorations, but I know the candy subject will come up soon. If you’re like me and not quite looking forward to an insane sugar high come October 31, never fear — here are some guilt-free ways to keep trick or treating fun this year.
Healthier Halloween Candy Options
Let’s face it — there isn’t a way to get around Halloween candy. If you have to buy some, you might as well make it better for you, right? We love the gluten free, vegan, no high fructose corn syrup snacks and candies from YumEarth Organics. Their gummy bears and lollipops contain no synthetic colors or flavors. Each serving is less than 100 calories and provides 100% of your daily serving of recommended Vitamin C. They taste great too — my kids prefer these to all other fruity candy.
YumEarth Licorice is addicting! It’s organic, free from artificial colors and flavors, vegetarian, and gluten-free and it’s the best licorice I’ve ever eaten! My favorite is the Peach flavor, but Pomegranate is a close second and Strawberry is not far behind. Each piece is about the size of your little finger around and about 2″. Perfectly soft every time.
YumEarth Gluten Free Licorice Variety Pack
One Stop Online Shop for Natural and Organic Candy
Our go-to store for clean candy is the Natural Candy Store. They sell sweets with Absolutely NO artificial colors or dyes, NO artificial flavors, NO artificial sweeteners, NO preservatives, NO hydrogenated oils!
Here are some of my favorites – trust me, these are every bit as good as that junk candy they’re meant to replace, but even more delicious and without added chemicals!
Non-Candy Halloween Options
Whether you’ve got the neighborhood kids trick-or-treating at your door, or you’re stocking up for your family, who says you need to hand out treats? Here are some of our favorite non-candy options to hand out this year.
- Halloween themed pencils
- Halloween Stickers or temporary tattoos
- Raisin boxes
- Granola bars
- 100 calorie packs of snacks like Ritz crackers or Chex Mix
- Bouncy balls, sticky spider toys or other fun Halloween-themed party favors
What are your favorite healthier options to hand out at Halloween?