Ghosts, ghouls, and goons the Halloween season is upon us! Of course an integral part is the candy, this season you won’t have to sacrifice gains in the name of a sweet treat. Below find our best alternative sweets that you can make at home or purchase on a moment’s notice.
Not everyone has the time to set aside for the homemade goods, but there is a plentiful selection available at your local grocery store or to order online.
From chocolates to sour gummies, Lily’s has all the offerings. From their conception they’ve committed themselves to providing healthy offerings without any added sugars. Their diverse range can be a one-stop shop for all the Halloween goodies. You can shop these sweet treats at Whole Foods, Walmart, CVS, and Amazon.
- Smart Sweets
This sweet treat brand is not only low sugar, but some of their options are even plant-based!
Touting a plethora of options ranging from caramels to their own take on Swedish Fish, Smart Sweets can kick that sweet tooth in the most delectable way possible. These sweets are available at Tops, Wegmans, Walgreens, Walmart, Vitamin Shoppe, Target, Feel-Rite, and 7 Eleven.
- Unreal Chocolates
Focusing on chocolate, UNREAL all the chocolate goodies. Keeping their sugar to a minimum,
without using sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, soy, artificial flavors, preservatives, or
fillers. UNREAL is available at Wegmans, Tops, BJ’s, Dash’s, and Target.
- Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Prep your pain - use a mini muffin pan or normal (depending on size)
- Place half the chocolate bar of your choice (dark, no sugar, etc.) into the microwave and microwave for 30 second intervals until its melted
- Spread a teaspoon to the bottom of each liner and use a spoon to spread carefully along each side and once filled put in the freezer for a few minutes to harden the chocolate
- Mix ½ cup of natural peanut butter, ½ tablespoon of maple syrup, and ½ tablespoon of coconut flour
- Take out the chocolates and place ½ tablespoon of the mixture onto the chocolate
- Place back in the freezer and then melt the remaining chocolate like you did in the first
- Spoon one teaspoon on top of the peanut butter and make sure it covers the filling, freeze for 5-7 minutes or until hardened
- Homemade Butterfingers
- Add 2 cups of corn flakes to a ziplock bag or bowl and crush until you get fine and little pieces
- In a small pot over medium-low heat, add ¾ cup of peanut butter, ¼ cup of maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon molasses. Stir until everything is combined into a thick but smooth texture. Add a pinch of salt and stir again. (OPTIONAL: You can do this in the microwave too, just do it in 20-30 second increments).
- In a large bowl, add the crushed corn flakes and pour wet mixture over it and stir until evenly combined
- Add batter to a parchment lined loaf pan and press down firmly and evenly to pack it in. Place in the freezer for 45-60 minutes, or overnight.
- Once the bars are almost done chilling, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after each increment.
- Remove batter from the pan and slice into bars. Dip into the chocolate and place on a parchment lined pan or plate. Refrigerate or freeze until chocolate is set, about 30-60 minutes. (Store in freezer to keep good)
- Homemade Sour Fruit Candy
- Grab a small pot and combine ⅓ cup of fruit-only juice, ½ teaspoon of critic acid, ¼ cup of water.
- Mix well and sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the top of the fruit mixture and set aside
- Grab another small pot, combine ¼ cup of water and ¼ cup of coconut nectar
- Bring to a boil for 5 minutes and pour hot nectar mixture over the gelatin mixture
- Immediately place over medium heat and stir well until liquid and smooth (about 4 or so minutes)
- Pour into an 8x8 pan and leave at room temperature for 2 hours and cut into pieces
- Combine 1 tablespoon of arrowroot starch with a ½ teaspoon of critic acid and coat the candies
- Place the candies on a wire rack and dry for 8 hours or overnight