Healthy Halloween Recipes

This Halloween, skip the packaged candy — serve homemade treats instead.

September 13, 2021

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Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Mexican Pumpkin Punch

Celebrate pumpkin in drink form! Mix pumpkin puree into the punch, then garnish with pineapple chunks, pecans and a splash of rum, if desired.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Pumpkin Punch

Sweet-and-Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls

Mix fresh-popped popcorn with caramel and toasted pumpkin seeds for an updated take on this Halloween classic.

Get the Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls

Spider Bites

Three ingredients are all you need to make Sandra Lee's easy spider bites. The chocolate-covered pretzels are just creepy enough for young kids to enjoy.

Get the Recipe: Spider Bites

Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding

These adorable individually-sized puddings are perfect for Halloween. Top pumpkin pudding with a meringue topper and candy "eyes."

Get the Recipe: Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding

Ghostinis with Bloody Murder Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

The ghost-shaped crostini — ghostinis — make an eerie accompaniment to this tomatoey tapenade. But even without the ghostly companions, it's still a hit.

Get the Recipe: Ghostinis with Bloody Murder Sundried Tomato Tapenade

5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Bark

Skip the sugary candy corn and make your own candy with some healthy ingredients thrown in.

Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls

Wow dinner party guests with this festive fall soup. Fill a small baked pumpkin with squash soup, and provide an array of toppings, like croutons, pumpkin seeds and crispy prosciutto.

Get the Recipe: Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls

Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

Peeled and dipped in chocolate, this citrus fruit turns into a Halloween treat.

Orange Sherbet Cups With Blackberries

This simple black-and-orange sweet is all about the presentation. Hollow out an orange and fill with orange sherbet and top with blackberries.

Get the Recipe: Orange Sherbet Cups With Blackberries

Pumpkin Caramels

Flavor these individually-sized caramels with maple syrup and pumpkin puree, then mix in toasted pumpkin seeds for flavor and crunch.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Caramels

Deviled Ham Eyeball Sandwich

Jeff Mauro turns traditional ham salad on white bread into a bloodshot eyeball sandwich with the help of pimento-stuffed green olives and a little bit of ketchup.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Ham Eyeball Sandwich

Spiced Pumpkin-Raisin Cookies

Giada De Laurentiis puts a fall spin on classic oatmeal raisin cookies by adding pumpkin puree and allspice.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin-Raisin Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

Get your chocolate fix alongside good-for-you dried fruit. Just melt down your favorite dark chocolate and dip in dried mango, papaya and apricot for a bite-sized black-and-orange treat.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

Sweet Potatoes with Olive Tapenade

Top baked sweet potato chips with a salty black olive tapenade.

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