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Hand Out This, Not That: 15 Healthier Halloween Treats to Give Out

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I love Halloween, though there is a limit to how much candy I really want in the house. My daughter is at the age where she is really understanding the holiday and has the single goal of collecting as many sweet treats as she possibly can. I don’t mind her having a few, of course, but I’d rather her not have a ton. Going over this in my head makes me think it might be smart to hand out something on the healthier side this year. I went through Family Kitchen searching for some healthier Halloween treats and found some of these great ideas!

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  • Granola Peanut Butter Bites 1 of 16
    Granola Peanut Butter Bites
    These delicious peanut buttery bites are packed with flavor and protein. Kids and adults will love their great taste!
    Make granola peanut butter bites
  • Chocolate Covered Animal Crackers 2 of 16
    Chocolate Covered Animal Crackers
    What a great twist on the classic kids snack cracker. Add a light chocolate coating and some Halloween sprinkles for a healthier Halloween cookie!
    Make chocolate covered animal crackers
  • Healthy Baked Apple Chips 3 of 16
    Healthy Baked Apple Chips
    These healthy, crispy apple snacks are a cinch to make and a great for bagging up and handing to trick-or-treaters!
    Make baked apple chips
  • Black Bean Brownies 4 of 16
    Black Bean Brownies
    These gluten-free brownies are a must for anyone craving the classic chocolatey brownie taste without wanting to suffer through a gluten-induced tummy ache. These would be perfect for any Halloween party, especially if your guests have food sensitivities.
    Make black bean brownies
  • Sunbutter Honey Oat & Dried Cherry Treats 5 of 16
    Sunbutter Honey Oat & Dried Cherry Treats
    These amazing treats are packed with protein, but have a sweet taste so kids will never realize these treats are actually good for them.
    Make sunbutter honey oat & dried cherry rice treats
  • Homemade Mango-Lime Fruit Leather 6 of 16
    Homemade Mango-Lime Fruit Leather
    Homemade fruit leather is so much healthier and tastier than the store-bought kind. Make some some of these cool orange rolls to hand out on Halloween night and kids will devour your offerings as quickly as the unhealthy stuff.
    Make Mango Lime Fruit Leather
  • brownies-top 7 of 16
    brownies-top
    These sweet nibbles combine the best of both worlds: chocolate and pumpkin! They would be a great after school snack or post-dinner sweet treat.
    Make Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies
  • Classic GORP 8 of 16
    Classic GORP
    This classic snack works year round. Make up individual baggies of GORP and tie them with black and orange ribbons for all the little ghosts and goblins celebrating All Hallows Eve.
    Make GORP
  • Homemade Granola 9 of 16
    Homemade Granola
    Granola is a tasty, healthful snack that everyone loves. Scoop it into treat bags and add a handful of pumpkin seeds for a great Halloween touch.
    Make homemade granola
  • Homemade Fruit Snacks 10 of 16
    Homemade Fruit Snacks
    These fruit snacks are another great item to bag up for trick-or-treaters. Kids will love the sweet taste and parents will love the low sugar content!
    Make homemade fruit snacks
  • Healthier Popcorn 11 of 16
    Healthier Popcorn
    Popcorn is such a classic Halloween snack, whether you bag it up or put it in a big bowl for your kid's friends. If you do bag it up, I recommend drawing little ghost faces on the bags to make them extra festive.
    Make healthier popcorn
  • Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Cakes 12 of 16
    Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Cakes
    What's better than a sandwich cookie? These chocolate-dipped peanut butter rice cakes. Sure, there's nothing sexy about the words "rice cake," but trust me, these taste divine and are much healthier treat to serve little goblins.
    Make Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Cakes
  • Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Krispie Snacks 13 of 16
    Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Krispie Snacks
    Healthier and tastier than regular Rice Krispie treats, these sweet balls are easy to pack up and are guaranteed to satisfy!
    Make peanut butter & honey Rice Krispie snacks
  • Ginger Granola Bars 14 of 16
    Ginger Granola Bars
    These amazingly tasty granola bars outdo candy bars in both taste and health any day — especially on Halloween!
    Make ginger granola bars
  • Monster Mash Popcorn 15 of 16
    Monster Mash Popcorn
    A fun twist on popcorn, this recipe is a slightly healthier Halloween treat than most.
    Make Monster Mash Popcorns
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 16 of 16
    Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
    Roasted pumpkin seeds are easily one of the most classic Halloween snacks. After carving those pumpkins, use up those seeds to hand out to kids. They're the perfect salty treat to balance out all the sweets!
    Make roasted pumpkin seeds

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