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Try These DIY Healthier Halloween Treats!

It’s officially Halloween + the sweet treats are everywhere, but take one look at the labels + you might find some pretty spooky ingredients! Since Halloween falls smack-dab in the middle of the week, you’ve got an excuse to celebrate all week long + you don’t want to miss out. Enjoy these DIY healthier Halloween treats without the scary stuff…because no one should be left out of the spooktacular fun!

Most of these recipes aren’t screaming “healthy” because they are sweets, after all!  But these DIY Halloween candy dupes are still better for you than options filled with preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, and artificial dyes. Hey – no one’s perfect and we’ve all got to indulge sometime, right? We’ll take these over ingredients we can’t pronounce any day.

Protein Mounds Bars

healthier Halloween treats

 

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Serves: Makes 12-14 bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1-2 scoops TLS® Shake – Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup sticky sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Method:

  • Line a plate with wax or parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut, coconut flour, and TLS® Shake, then add oil + sticky sweetener of choice. Mix well.
  • Slowly add almond milk until a thick batter is formed (adding more as needed), then form into 12 bars and place on lined plate in freezer for 20 minutes, or until firm.
  • Melt chocolate +  dip each bar into the chocolate until completely coated then replace on the parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate until firm

Enjoy!

 

Healthified Peppermint Patties

healthier Halloween treats

 

Prep Time: 1 hour

Serves: Makes 12 patties

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter, solid
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 Tbsp agave

Method:

  • Combine first 4 ingredients in small bowl
  • In a separate bowl, combine last 4 ingredients.
  • In candy molds or cupcake liners, spread 1/2 of the chocolate between cups, then portion the mint filling on top.
  • Cover with the rest of the chocolate and freeze until chilled.

Enjoy!

 

Twix 2.0

healthier Halloween treats
Photo by: Chocolate Covered Katie

 

Prep Time: 1 hour

Serves: Makes 10 patties

Ingredients:

Shortbread:

  • 1/2 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp nut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground flax mixed with 2 tbsp water (Allow to sit for 5 minutes before using.)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Caramel:

  • 6 pitted dates
  • 3 Tbsp. nut butter
  • 1 tsp water
  • pinch salt

Chocolate Coating:

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper + set aside
  • For shortbread, combine first three ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, then add nut butter, coconut oil, flax mixture and vanilla + mix with a hand mixer or stand mixer until fully combined.
  • Scoop out about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough at a time into your hand + shape into a long tube by rolling back and forth between the palm of your hands until it’s about 3-inches long.
  • Place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly with fingers
  • Place cookies in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until tops are slightly cracked and sides are golden, then set aside to cool.
  • For the caramel, place caramel ingredients in food processor + process until smooth, adding water as needed, then chill.
  • Once cookies and caramel are cool, roll caramel into 3-inch tubes + use to top cookies.
  • Place in the freezer and allow to set for at least 10 minutes
  • Melt chocolate chips and, one by one, coat the bars in chocolate + place back in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

 

Keto Almond Butter Cups

healthier Halloween treats

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: Makes 18 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 serving sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Method:

  • Line mini muffin tins with papers, set aside
  • Combine your almond butter and coconut oil in small pot + melt on low until thick and creamy.
  • Add your sweetener of choice and mix very well.
  • Evenly distribute the almond butter mixture amongst the muffin liners. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.

Enjoy!

 

Puffed Chocolate Crunch Bars

healthier Halloween treats

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: Makes 12 squares

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup puffed quinoa

Method:

  • Line your pan with parchment
  • Combine all ingredients and stir
  • Pour into pan and freeze for 10 minutes

Enjoy!

 

DIY Snickers Bars

healthier Halloween treats

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves: Makes 15 servings

Ingredients:

Nougat:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup TLS® Shake – Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup smooth nut butter
  • 1/2 cup sticky sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

Caramel:

  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 1/2 cup sticky sweetener of choice

Chocolate Coating:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips of choice (sugar free or dairy free)

Method:

  • Line an 8 x 8 or deep dish pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In large bowl, add your coconut flour, protein powder, and cocoa powder and mix well
  • Mix in nut butter + sticky sweetener until a crumbly texture remains, then add almond milk until you have a thick batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the lined pan and refrigerate.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combining nut butter + sticky sweetener and melt until silky.
  • Pour over the top of the Snickers nougat layer and replace in the fridge to chill
  • Once firm, remove from the loaf pan and cut into bars.
  • Melt your chocolate chips of choice, dip each snickers base in the chocolate until evenly coated, and refrigerate until chocolate has firmed up.

Enjoy!

 

How are you healthifying your Halloween? 

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