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15 Homemade Halloween Snacks That Aren’t Total Junk

Don't let trick or treating burden your belly this year. You can stop the stomach fat before it starts with this collection of Halloween recipes!

Cook This!

15 Homemade Halloween Snacks That Aren’t Total Junk

Don't let trick or treating burden your belly this year. You can stop the stomach fat before it starts with this collection of Halloween recipes!

If you’re someone who knows all too well what it’s like to eat too much candy on Halloween, then just know you’ve found your support group! But instead of offering consolement after the fact of eating two bags worth of Kit-Kats and Reese’s cups, we’re providing you with a plan of action to take before the madness even begins. You can even bring these recipes to the neighborhood block party or apartment shindig and we guarantee the other guests will be thankful for something other than processed candy. Score some wicked good ideas below and then find out How to Shrink Belly Bloat—Fast! so that you can fit into your costume in the first place!

Savory


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Mummy Brie

Imagine how wonderful Brie would taste if it was mummified. Has that thought never crossed your mind? Well, one blogger showed off her creative noggin with this fun idea. What’s not pictured is the layer of golden brown pecans that top the cheese. As for the eyeballs, she uses apple slices and plops a little raisin in the center for the pupil. Genius, clever, and most importantly, delicious. Not to mention, just one ounce of this undeniably creamy cheese provides 6 grams of protein. For comparison, you would have to eat to Snickers Fun Size bars to get 6 grams of protein and it would cost you 320 calories, and—wait for it— 34 grams of sugar. No thanks! Ditch the trick-or-treat offer and opt for a wedge of mummified brie instead!

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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Bloody Falafel Fingers

‘Tis the season for blood, gore and… falafel? This vegan food is full of nutrition with chickpeas leading the charge among the ingredients. The best part about these fingers is that it contains the spice, cumin, which contains another spice that’s renowned in the health world, turmeric. This particular spice is responsible for fighting against Alzheimer’s disease because of its ability to clear plaque from the brain. Who knew a bloody falafel finger had so much power?

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.

3

Devilish Potato Mummies

Idaho potatoes, paprika, mozzarella string cheese, Greek yogurt and sliced black olives are the main components in this adorable dish. Ditch the sugar-laden Butterfinger and pick up this half of a potato for a savory endeavor. Trust us, there are no empty calories in this buttery masterpiece.

Get the recipe from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen.

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Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs

Who doesn’t love a delicious deviled egg? This irresistible appetizer was made even more enticing with its innards forming the perfect, rippled replica of a pumpkin. The picture says it all, and in case you were wondering, the pumpkin stems are just chives. Adorable.

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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Halloween Pizzas

This blogger has done it again with constructing a delicious, vegan-inspired meal. These ghost-, mummy-, and pumpkin-designed pizzas are made with coconut milk mozzarella and cheddar, sundried tomato marinara, and a sesame barley crust. If you were hoping to pair your pizza with a scary movie, we must warn you that these 40 Most Horrifying Things Found in Food are way scarier.

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.

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Almond Meringue Ghost Cookies

Beware! Your sweet tooth may be activated while reading about the following snacks, especially this one. If you need a little fix of the sweet stuff, then this is the recipe you’re going to want to opt for because it yields a whopping 45 drops. Limit yourself to two and you won’t have to reap any guilt, unlike eating two Fun Size Twix Caramel Cookie Bars—which would cost you 250 calories and 6 grams of saturated fat.

Get the recipe from Le Creme de la Crumb.

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Ghoulish Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Shake

This shake comprises all of the flavors of fall in the capacity of one cup with pumpkin puree, cardamom, cinnamon, and allspice. Yum! If you’re a connoisseur of pumpkin, be sure to check out 18 Things You Can Do With Canned Pumpkin for more epic ideas on how you can incorporate this vitamin-A powerhouse into your diet this fall!

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

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Dracula’s Blood Punch

It’s no wonder why Dracula has a fetish for blood; this punch is boss! With only five ingredients, you get a plethora of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and folate. Spoiler alert: the punch actually gets it red pigment from beets. Read up on 13 Ways to Cook With Beet Greens and Beet Root for more inspo on this superfood!

Get the recipe from Naturally Sassy.

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Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Balls

You can’t have a Halloween party without the classic offering of popcorn balls. But another regulation should be to cut down on the amount of sticky syrup that’s usually added into the popcorn ball-making mix. No one should be ingesting that much corn syrup. (In fact, you should not be eating it at all.) This blogger has found the perfect substitutions: coconut oil, coconut butter, and brown rice syrup. Bite into this popcorn ball for a sweet yet airy snack and check out the benefits of coconut oil if you don’t already know how wonderful it is!

Get the recipe from One Ingredient Chef.

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Swamp Potion

Ever wonder what’s lurking in a swamp? We’ll admit that this swamp looks a little bit more colorful than we would expect, but have an imagination, will ya? This potion includes bloat-conquering bananas, sparkling water, and coconut milk.

Get the recipe from Eazy Peazy Mealz.

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Mummy Bark

Mummy meals seem to be a trend for spooky snacks. But with only three ingredients, this bark does not contain any surprises. The only suggestion we have is to substitute the Oreos for Newman-O’s, which is an organic variation of the sandwich cookie. Nosh on this bark—but in moderation because it does contain a bit of sugar!

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cups

Yes, candy is banned from this article, but would you actually compare this delicacy to a Reese’s cup? With only five ingredients, you get a good dose of antioxidant from the raw cacao powder. In a Reese’s cup, you get processed, sugar-infused milk chocolate laden with a hydrogenated nut butter. Ew. Opt for this pumpkin-y, dark chocolate treat instead!

Get the recipe from Blissful Basil.

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Ghosts in the Pumpkin Patch

These lil bananas are haunting the clementine-infested pumpkin patch! There’s no way of making this dish sound scary because it’s just too stinkin’ cute. Plop part of a celery stick in the center of the clementine to give it a stem and some dark chocolate pieces for the eyes of the ghouls—and your fruit dish is ready to serve!

Get the recipe from Chew Chew Mama.

14

Candy Corn Fruit Stick

Ditch the candy corn and opt for this fruit kabob complete with pineapple, bananas or apples and mandarin oranges. This recipe shows the apple variation, but you surely can’t go wrong with the banana one, either! Enjoy these imitation, healthified candy corns with a Greek yogurt, natural peanut butter, and honey dip.

Get the recipe from Super Healthy Kids.

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The Superhero Caramel Apple Sticks

Last, but certainly not least, is the superhero caramel apple slices. What makes this dish so heroic is its inclusion of
superfoods like goji berries, hemp seeds, dark chocolate, coconut and dates and its exclusion of caramel. Forget about that sticky, tooth decaying caramel apple you were introduced to as a child and say hello to this bewitching treat.

Get the recipe from Nutritionist in the Kitch.