Make Halloween a Little Sweeter This Year with These Sinless Treats

Give 'em something (actually) good to eat!

BLACK CAT POPS **HalloweenGiada De LaurentiisGiada at Home/Ghoulish GoodiesFood NetworkMission Figs, Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate Chips, Coconut or GrapeseedOil, White Chocolate, Orange Food Coloring, Strawberry or Raspberry Fruit Leather,BLACK CAT POPS **Halloween Giada De Laurentiis Giada at Home/Ghoulish Goodies Food Network Mission Figs, Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate Chips, Coconut or Grapeseed Oil, White Chocolate, Orange Food Coloring, Strawberry or Raspberry Fruit Leather

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Halloween can get a bad rap for all the sugary treats associated with it. And while I love candy just as much as the next person (proof: stockpile of candy corn, peanut butter cups and gummy worms at my desk in case of “emergencies”), I still shudder thinking about all the tummy aches I had as a kid following overly-successful nights of trick-or-treating.

If you're looking for a fun way to treat all your little ghouls this Halloween without going too overboard on the sugar, consider giving one of these delicious and healthy sweets a try. Not only are they actually good for you, they can easily be packed in a goodie bag or lunchbox for a sweet treat you can feel good about.

Black Cat Pops (pictured above)

We honestly wouldn't mind crossing paths with one of these black cats on Halloween night. Giada De Laurentiis uses dried figs and creamy almond butter to create her gluten-free pops, and melted dark chocolate and tart fruit leather to make the adorable cat faces. Insert a popsicle stick into each one and place in a Halloween-printed seal top bag to give any night-time visitors a purranormal bite.

Something deliciously wicked is sure to come your way when you place a batch of these buttery caramels on the kitchen table. Wrap each piece in some orange cellophane and secure with black and orange bakers twine so you can easily drop a square (or twelve) into trick-or-treat bags, buckets and totes all night long.

Get all your little ghouls and goblins in on the Halloween fun and have them help you conjure up a tray of these delicious cinnamon-and-cayenne popcorn balls. Add a gummy spider to give each one a scary touch.

This yummy snack is a treat and a trick all in one. Blended cashews, raw cocoa butter and maple syrup form the “cookie dough” while decadent dark chocolate chips add the signature sweetness and crunch, we all know and love. Decorate each with two sugary eyes to give them some devilish charm.

Frozen Yogurt Dots

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

These frozen rounds taste just like the Dot candies you grew up loving, without all of the added grams of sugar. Plus, you'll only need two ingredients to make them so you can cut out all that unnecessary toil and trouble.

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