13 Healthier Halloween Dessert and Savory Snack Ideas

13 Healthier Halloween Dessert and Savory Snack Ideas

Halloween is fast approaching and while we couldn’t be more excited for the costumes, spooky movies, and holiday gatherings, we’re not super stoked on all the sugary temptations that feel nearly impossible to resist.

It can get tricky (pun totally intended) to maintain your health goals during this time of year, but even the most health-obsessed treat themselves every once in a while! We don’t want you to miss out on the fun, which is why we’ve compiled a list of healthy halloween desserts and snacks to try that are a little more nutrient-dense but just as fun!

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13 Healthier Halloween Desserts

1. Pumpkin Spice Air Fryer Baked Apples

Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way with these air fried, oil-free pumpkin spice apples. Simply remove the top, cut out the core, fill them in with pumpkin spice seasoning, oats, and nuts, and pop them in the air fryer.

Get the recipe at Glue and Glitter.

 

2. Halloween Ghost Vanilla Donuts

If you’re after some healthy Halloween dessert ideas, these wholesome, and totally on theme vanilla “ghost” donuts add a fun dose of spooky to your dessert game. Sweetened with maple syrup or honey, and baked in the oven, you’ll love decorating these whole wheat flour donuts as much as you love eating them.

Get the recipe at Natalie’s Health.

 

3. Mini Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

These vegan, no bake, mini pumpkin cheesecakes only take a few minutes to make and they taste incredible. Plus, the protein and fiber from the cashews, pumpkin, and oats will keep you feeling full and satiated for much longer than traditional cheesecake.

Get the recipe at Backyard Bohemian.

4. Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Is it a sweet treat after dinner or a healthy breakfast? Why not both! This pumpkin overnight oats recipe has a whopping 11 grams of protein and all the fall flavors you love. Get the recipe.

 

4. Dark Chocolate Halloween Candy Bark with Quinoa

Simple, crunchy, brightly colored, and just the right amount of sweet, this recipe is an easy Halloween dessert that pretty much anyone can make. You’ll just need dark chocolate, quinoa, and your favorite Halloween candy that you can customize depending on your taste or preference.

Get the recipe at Nourish.

 

5. Banana Ghosts

These white chocolate dipped banana ghosts are an adorable way to get in some Halloween-themed potassium. They’re super easy to make; swap in raisins instead of candy for the eyes for an even healthier take!

Get the recipe at Kroll’s Korner.

 

6. Healthy Layered Pumpkin Brownies

This recipe swaps out high fat and sugary ingredients for healthier alternatives, like whole wheat flour instead of white, and avocado or Greek yogurt in place of butter. The result is a healthier pumpkin brownie at just 140 calories per serving — how’s that for healthy Halloween treats?!

Get the recipe at The Picky Eater.

 

7. Spooky Matcha Energy Balls

Not only are these matcha monster energy balls cute and silly, but they’re also vegan, gluten-free, plant-based, and free of any refined sugars. Instead of a sugar spike, you’ll get a sustained and slow-releasing energy boost from the matcha powder. Decorate with edible eyes and an almond sliver and you’ve got a tasty, fun treat!

Get the recipe at from Shivani Loves Food.

 

Healthy Halloween Savory Snacks

9. Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

This easy quick bread is made with pumpkin, zucchini, and whole wheat pastry flour. It’s super simple to make and will make your kitchen smell so festive! Get the recipe.

10. Instant Pot Halloween Deviled Eggs

A great savory snack that looks freaky and tasty, these deviled eggs use black olives to create the decorative spider topping. They also swap out mayo in favor of Greek yogurt and avocado for healthy fats!

Get the recipe at Kroll’s Korner.

 

11. Witch Finger “Cheese” Breadsticks

We love how creative these witch finger breadsticks are! This recipe uses whole grain pizza dough for the base and either pumpkin seeds or almonds for the fingernails. Just pair them into your favorite dips like hummus or marinara sauce for the perfect Halloween party dish.

Get the recipe at VeEatCookBake.

 

12. Instant Pot Pumpkin Hummus

This fall-themed take on traditional hummus is a great dip for Halloween parties and events. Simply add pumpkin puree when preparing your homemade hummus and throw it in the instant pot for super easy cooking. You can even pair this with the witch finger breadsticks!

Get the recipe at Recipes From a Pantry.

 

13. Sweet & Savory Halloween Trail Mix

Have a Halloween treat on the go with this slightly healthier take on muddy buddies. The pumpkin seed adds a dose of healthy fats, magnesium and zinc, while the nuts and dried fruit will give you a nutritional boost to power you through the day.

Get the recipe at The Windy City Dinner Fairy.

Chelsea Frank

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Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.

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