39 Best Healthy Halloween Foods – Health-Conscious Halloween Recipes – Delish

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Though you better believe we’ve got lots of sweets here too!
If you think the only treats on Halloween are candy, you’re dead wrong. It IS possible to prepare better-for-you Halloween eats that won’t taste like you’ve been tricked. From homemade candy bars to spooky savory snacks, we’ve got tons of super-flavorful options that won’t leave you feeling deprived. Check out our 39 healthier Halloween foods for ideas—you might just end up liking them better than store-bought candy. 😈
We know health looks different to different people, so we’ve included recipes here for a variety of diets, whether you’re avoiding gluten, carbs, animal products, or even processed foods. Craving a candy bar? Try making your own, like our keto copycat Snickers bar, our copycat Take 5 bars, our Caramellows, or our keto (and vegan) peanut butter cups—they’re still decadent, but you can feel better knowing everything that goes into them (no mystery ingredients here). Are you more into the fruity flavors? Try our Sour Patch grapes, our strawberry ghosts, our chocolate cuties, or our caramel apples to satisfy those sweet cravings.
Want a savory snack to munch on during scary movie nights or pumpkin carving parties? Try our roasted pumpkin seeds (get them straight from your jack-o’-lanterns), our stovetop popcorn, our avocado hummus, or our Brussels sprouts chips. We’ve even included a few better-for-you Halloween breakfast foods here, like our vegan pumpkin spice latte, our apple pancake dippers, and our pumpkin muffins—they’ll fuel you up for a long day of costume-wearing and trick or treating.
Want more Halloween inspiration? Check out our top Halloween desserts, dinners, and cocktails too.
We’re going to tell it to you straight: Homemade candy takes time and patience, especially when you’re making chewy caramel and nougat. But it’s worth it 1,000 times over when you take a bite and realize that it’s even better than your favorite store-bought packaged treat.
Get the Keto Copycat Snickers Bar recipe.
Want a crunchy, flavorful snack in a flash this Halloween? Try this easy stovetop popcorn technique! The resulting popcorn is light and crisp—all it needs is your signature popcorn seasoning. (We love nutritional yeast, paprika, and lots of salt, but feel free to add your favorites.)
Get the Stovetop Popcorn recipe.
Pumpkins are pretty amazing. You can carve them, roast them, serve them savory or sweet. One of their best (and often overlooked) attributes is their seeds! They’re super-easy to prepare and make a seriously delicious (and healthy) snack. They’re great prepared super simply, roasted with salt and melted butter, but the variations are completely endless, so get creative.
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Part retro, part cult classic, it’s hard to go wrong with a cheese ball. This festive pumpkin rendition may not contain any actual pumpkin, but it’s full of fresh herbs, minced jalapeño, and of course, plenty of cheese. Make a cheeseboard featuring one for the easiest, low-key healthy weeknight meal that’ll still feel a little festive this Halloween season.
Get the Pumpkin Cheese Ball recipe.
This magical recipe transforms green grapes into a sweet-and-sour snack that tastes suspiciously like Sour Patch Kids.
Get the Sour Patch Grapes recipe.
These pumpkin deviled eggs are way easier to make than a jack-o’-lantern. Paprika gives each its bold color, while a fresh chive makes for the perfect stem. So cute!
Get the Pumpkin Deviled Eggs recipe.
Sorry Reese’s … there’s a new guy in town. If you love chocolate + peanut butter (and who doesn’t?!), then these three-ingredient fat bombs are for you. Tip: Store them in the fridge to help them hold their shape, making them a grab-and-go dessert to satisfy your candy craving any time of day.
Get the Keto Peanut Butter Cups recipe.
Use your favorite nondairy milk to make this ultra-cozy, reduced-sugar pumpkin spice latte—no espresso machine necessary! If you’re feeling extra festive you can even whip up your own homemade pumpkin spice.
Get the Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe.
Honey, Greek yogurt, and whole-wheat flour come together to make these “healthier”, but they sure don’t taste like it! We love them fresh from the oven, or days later toasted in a skillet with butter.
Get the Healthy Pumpkin Muffins recipe.
You already know about chocolate-covered strawberries, but have you tried chocolate-dipped oranges? They’re super-satisfying and too cute.
Get the Chocolate Cuties recipe.
We love a blood-red cake around Halloween, and this keto version perfectly fits the bill. The cream cheese frosting, made with Swerve confectioners, tastes just like the creamy, slightly tart icing you know and love.
Get the Keto Red Velvet Cake recipe.
Refashioning a string cheese as a witch broom is so much easier than it sounds: Simply halve it, add a pretzel stick, and tie with a fresh chive or scallion. 😍
Get the Cheesy Witch Brooms recipe.
Not only are caramel apples easy to make (we use store-bought caramels, though you could make your own!), they’re also super-fun to personalize with nuts, chocolate, or whatever you’d like. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions here, and you’ll be biting into a gooey tart treat in no time.
Get the Caramel Apples recipe.
This ghoulish green dip is the best of hummus and guacamole combined.
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Dairy-free donuts that are delicious and vegan?! You better believe it. We opted to toss ours in a classic cinnamon sugar mixture, but feel free to coat these in a non-dairy glaze if you prefer.
Get the Cinnamon Sugar Vegan Donuts recipe.
These “energy balls” are exactly what they sound like: Perfect little bites that will help you curb cravings for something sweet (like Halloween candy). Made with oats, coconut, almond butter, and pumpkin puree, they’re totally healthy, satisfying, and pleasantly seasonal.
Get the Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls recipe.
Not only are are Brussels our favorite veggie side, they’re now our favorite salty, crunchy snack! We love this garlic-Parm variety dipped in Caesar dressing, but ranch wouldn’t be a bad idea either.
Get the Brussels Sprout Chips recipe.
Skip the store bought and make your own Caramellows featuring homemade marshmallows, caramel, and dark or milk chocolate.
Get the Caramellows recipe.
Sweet potato casserole is always a favorite at our holiday celebrations, but we don’t want to have to wait ’til Thanksgiving to enjoy it. In lieu of a whole casserole, we made these little bites that are the perfect healthy sweet treat all fall long, including around Halloween.
Get the Sweet Potato Bites recipe.
Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of our favorite crunchy fall snacks. We usually go savory and simple, with just a little salt and butter, but they’re equally as good with a light dusting of cinnamon sugar. They’ve also got a good amount of fiber, great to keep you feeling satisfied even if you’re avoiding Halloween candy.
Get the Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Seeds recipe.
Lasagnas can do no wrong. They’re the most soul-satisfying food around, and this one is no exception. It also proves that pasta isn’t necessary. With no noodles to boil, it’s easier and healthier to make than a classic lasagna.
Get the Sweet Potato Sausage Lasagna recipe.
The scariest thing about these pizza bagels is how fast we’re going to eat them. 😉 We definitely recommend using a cookie cutter for the ghosts—try other seasonal shapes too if you got ’em!
Get the Ghost Pizza Bagels recipe.
Healthy doesn’t have to be synonymous with boring, and this pumpkin bread is proof! Made with whole wheat flour, maple syrup, and some Greek yogurt for tenderness, this fall-flavored loaf is as good for Halloween breakfast as it is for dessert.
Get the Healthy Pumpkin Bread recipe.
Apple nachos are one of our favorite snacks for fall. You simply layer slices of apples on a platter, top with whatever candy you love—we dedicated an entire recipe just to Reese’s apple nachos for all you PB lovers—and then drizzle with caramel sauce and melted white chocolate. Make a batch for sharing this Halloween.
Get the Caramel Apple Nachos recipe.
Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic, but dinner on Halloween can’t be regular—it’s gotta be spooky! We’re obsessed with turning ordinary meatballs into scary works of art by making them look like monster eyeballs. Swap in your favorite healthier meatball recipe or low-carb pasta if you like too.
Get the Eyeball Pasta recipe.
Craving chips, but looking for something a little healthier? Switch things up by making these delicious and absolutely gorgeous sweet potato chips. The natural, earthy sweetness of the potatoes add an another dimension of flavor that is lacking from a regular potato chip.
Get the Sweet Potato Chips recipe.
Any chance you get to dunk your favorite things in pancake batter, you absolutely should. These are great for Halloween morning because the fruit makes them slightly healthier than your average pancake—perfect to offset with lots of candy later in the day!
Get the Apple Pancake Dippers recipe.
A PSL is the iconic fall coffee drink, but we think this reduced-sugar apple cider latte may just give it a run for its money. Though to some it may seem a bit strange to mix cider and coffee, the tart sweetness of the apple really helps to bring out the subtle fruity notes of the espresso.
Get the Apple Cider Latte recipe.
Making your own apple chips is extremely easy—even without a fancy dehydrator. All you need is your trusty air fryer and some crispy apples, like Honeycrisps, Granny Smiths, or Pink Ladies.
Get the Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Chips recipe.
These scones aren’t super sweet on their own, making them perfect to fuel you up for a long night of trick or treating. Feel free to skip the powdered sugar glaze to keep these even healthier.
Get the Pumpkin Scones recipe.


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