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10 Healthy Halloween Candy Alternatives For Everyone With A Sweet Tooth

Thanks to Halloween parties and tiny tasty treasures set aside for (and collected by) trick-or-treaters, you might find yourself tempted throughout October by mini morsels that aren’t exactly great for your body. But if you forbid yourself from completely indulging in sweet nibbles, then you might find it even harder to keep your hand out of the candy bowl. And you certainly don’t want (or deserve) to feel guilty just because you like to enjoy a scrumptious nosh or two.

However, if you’re definitely determined to resist unhealthy choices while also not wanting to deprive yourself of delicious bite-sized goodies, then you’ll be eager to find other irresistible options. And we can certainly help you out in that mouthwatering endeavor. Whether you prefer something nutty, are all about chocolate, love simple fruity goodness, or appreciate a coconut twist, here are 10 healthy Halloween candy alternatives for everyone with a sweet tooth.

1. Nuts in Dark Chocolate

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Just because you like to eat healthy treats doesn’t mean that you have to deny yourself chocolate-flavored pleasures. In fact, nuts in dark chocolate are an ideal alternative to Halloween candy for anyone who likes crunchy peanuts, almonds, cashews, or walnuts.

2. Dark Chocolate-Covered Dates

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If you’re not in a nutty mood, then perhaps you’re a fan of dates, which are nutritious and high in fiber, have plenty of disease-fighting antioxidants, and may give your brain a boost, among other benefits. Nibble on a handful of these chocolate-covered fruity delights and you won’t regret the sweet decision.

3. Blueberry Almond Yogurt Treats

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If you love blueberries, almonds, and yogurt, then you definitely won’t be able to resist these treats that combine all three. Simply pop the trio together and freeze them in bite-sized pieces, and you’ll have something healthy to nibble on whenever you need a sweet treat.

4. Dark Chocolate-Dripped Strawberries

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Strawberries and chocolate aren’t only an option that you should consider for Valentine’s Day or anniversaries. Stick to dark chocolate and grab some bright red strawberries before this sweet fruit goes out of season.

5. Pineapple Dipped in Dark Chocolate

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For those who aren’t exactly a fan of (or perhaps are allergic to) strawberries, pineapple is another fruity option that pairs perfectly with dark chocolate. Stick on some almond slices or even whole nuts to add a little texture to this treat.

6. Dark Chocolate Almond-Sliver Balls

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Instead of putting almonds in chocolate, consider putting your almonds on chocolate. Make your own healthy version of brigadeiro by simply forming dark chocolate into small balls and covering each one with light-yet-luscious almond slivers.

7. Coconut Flakes

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If you’re not in the mood to whip up a candy-like treat and want something ready and waiting for you whenever you have a craving for something sweet, then you might want to keep some coconut flakes in your cupboard. Along with being a nutritious nibble, coconut may also be good for your heart, contains antioxidants, and can possibly help you keep your blood sugar levels under control.

8. Dried Apricots

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Known as the “nectar of the gods,” according to Verywell Fit, apricots owe their sweetness to their fair share of natural sugar. They also offer fiber and protein as well as carbs and are incredibly tasty, which makes them a fabulous treat for those who are snacky.

9. Banana Chips

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For those who are in the mood for something with a little crispness, try banana chips. Available to pick up in bulk at plenty of stores, you can also opt to make your own baked banana chips with this super-simple method from Allrecipes.

10. Chocolate Energy Balls

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Skip the sugary candy and instead give yourself a boost with dark chocolate energy balls. Minimalist Baker has a recipe that includes hemp and just five other ingredients, and you can make them in less than 30 minutes. They are described as “so chocolaty and rich and moist. And when you roll them in cacao powder, they even get a little fudgy and sticky. I mean, this is a dreamy scenario.” Yum!