It’s easier to cut back on the processed candy when you have equally delicious, but healthier options. These treats, each under 200 calories, offer a lower-sugar alternative to packaged, processed candy. From brownies to mock candy bars, these recipes are worth the splurge.
1. FUDGY PUMPKIN PALEO BROWNIES | AMBITIOUS KITCHEN
Fudgy, with a hint of pumpkin, these brownies are the ideal treat to bring to a Halloween potluck. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 large brownie each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 135; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Sodium: 123mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 2g
2. DARK CHOCOLATE AVOCADO TRUFFLES | APPLE OF MY EYE
These creamy vegan-friendly truffles call for avocado. With a mere 3 grams of sugar and just 59 calories per truffle, a little goes a long way. Recipe makes 20 servings at 1 truffle each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 59; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 31mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 1g
3. SNICKERS CHEX MIX | IOWA GIRL EATS
With a perfect balance of sweet and salty, this homemade mix combines melted chocolate and caramel, salted peanuts and Snickers for a satisfying snack. Recipe makes 24 servings at 1/3 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 195; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 14mg; Sodium: 144mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 2g
4. CHOCOLATE & ALMOND BUTTER CRUNCH BARS | THE HONOUR SYSTEM
If you like Crunch bars, this recipe’s for you. The secret ingredient is puffed quinoa, but puffed brown rice works, too. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 bar each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 190; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 9g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 4g
5. 2-INGREDIENT SUGAR-FREE CARAMEL SAUCE | SUGAR FREE LONDONER
Serve caramel apples at your Halloween party with this 2-ingredient dip. It’s also great as a pancake topping, fruit dip and ingredient in homemade candy. Recipe makes 7 1/2 servings at 2 tablespoons each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 60; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 5mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 1g