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5 Healthy Recipes for Halloween

Are you ready for the most spooktacular time of the year? There’s no better way to celebrate the season than with some fun bites to eat over a spooky tale between friends. Halloween is notorious for testing the limits of sugar intake. Opt for one of these healthier recipes full of Halloween spirit instead! Your stomach will thank you.

Spooky Banana Pops

Photo Credit: Plaid and Paleo

For a fancy flavor, dress bananas up in a white chocolate ghost costume for Halloween. Or, if you’re not feeling the sweet tooth, skip the chocolate coating and garnish with raisin or chocolate chip eyes. Wishing you a haunting good time!

2 Bananas, Halved Lengthwise
½ Cup Cocoa Butter
¼ Cup Coconut Butter
½ Tbsp Honey
8 Mini Chocolate Chips or Raisins
Slide a popsicle stick in the cut bananas, and freeze them for an hour. In a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter and coconut butter over medium heat. Whisk until melted. Remove from heat and add honey. Dip frozen bananas in white chocolate, smoothing drips out. Freeze for a few minutes, then redip and app chocolate chip eyes. Eat immediately or return to freezer.

Spooky Paleo Apple Bites

Photo Credit: Likely By Sea

Any way you slice it, spooky apple bites are basically an apple and almond butter sandwich. These apple bites make the perfect Halloween lunch prank surprise. It would be so hilarious to open a lunch and see someone had packed these spooky apple bites with teeth! Does this recipe remind anyone else of Rocky Horror Picture Show?

2 Red Apples
Almond Butter
Almond Slices
Lemon Juice (optional)

Quarter and core the red apples with a paring knife. Brush lemon juice on the apple flesh to keep it from browning. Slice the mouth opening with a few expressive marks, and dollop almond butter filling inside. Halve the almond slices, and line them around the edge of the mouth like teeth. Chill.

Candy Skull Crushers (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Photo Credit: Wallflower Kitchen

Alas, poor Yorick…

These berry candy skulls are crushing it! During this time of year stores are stocked with all kinds of cool Halloween candy and ice trays finds. Experiment with different fillings for a creepy surprise!


White Chocolate
½ Cup Coconut Oil
½ Cup Cashews
1 Tsp Agave
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tsp Almond Milk

Berry Filling
¼ Cup Goji Berries
¼ Cup Blackberries
¼ Cup Cashews
2 Tbsp Almond Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Skull Candy Mold or Ice Tray


For the white chocolate, mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Make the berry filling by separately mixing all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and saucey.

Fill the skull candy mold 1/3 up with white chocolate, and freeze for 10 minutes. Spoon ½ tsp berry filling in the center of the mold, and freeze for 10 more minutes. Fill to top with white chocolate and freeze for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Raw Witches’ Fingers

Photo Credit: Fork & Beans

Double, double, toil and trouble… Are you a fan of protein bites? Witchy protein fingers are a post-workout take on a spooky Halloween favorite. Eat them anytime you’re craving a sweet snack or share with friends.

2 Pitted Dates, Chopped + 1 Tb Water
1/3 Cup Raw Almonds
1/3 Cup Raw Walnuts
1/3 Cup Cashews
1 Tb Raw Cacao Powder
4 Raw Almonds, Sliced in Half

Blend dates and water in a food processor. Add nuts and cacao, scraping sides between blending until dough. Form 1 tablespoon of dough into a finger shape. Garnish with almond slice for a fingernail. Chill for 15 minutes or eat immediately.

Google-Eyed Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Photo Credit: Living Healthy with Chocolate

What’s the best thing about fall? Pumpkin spice flavors! Whip up these healthier pumpkin whoopee pies for a zesty fall cookie sandwich. Add a couple of google eyes, then add a few more.


1 Cup Almond Flour
¼ Cup Raw Cacao Powder
4 Tsp Coconut Flour
3 Tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar
½ Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tbsp + 1 ½ Tsp Melted Coconut Oil
1/3 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
1 Egg
½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Raw Honey
¼ Cup Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Filling
1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/3 Cup Melted Coconut Butter
2 Tbsp Raw Honey
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
½ Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Water

For the cookies, preheat oven to 350. Mix almond flour, cacao, coconut flour, coconut sugar, and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk coconut oil, coconut milk, egg, vanilla, and honey. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips. Cover dough and freeze for 40 minutes. Scoop 2 teaspoons of dough on a baking sheet, and flatten each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes, and cool.

For the filling, whisk all ingredients together until combined. Drop 2 teaspoons of filling on the flat side of a cookie, and top with another cookie. Garnish with candy google eyes (optional and not always as healthy).

If you have a personal favorite healthy fall recipe, adding google eyes to pretty much anything makes a genius Halloween recipe out of it. There’s something about google eyes grouped together in one place that makes them so creepy and fun. Get creative. When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween!

Cynthia Coffield recently received her RYT through Joy Yoga University in May. You can meet her on the mat at Joy Yoga Center , or find her at her lifestyle blog Likely By Sea.

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