September 25, 2020 5 min read

It's that spooky time of year again, but that doesn't mean we have to enjoy treats with equally spooky ingredients. We rounded up 20 of our favorite Halloween festive recipes that are made with quality ingredients we know and love. There's no reason to restrict this holiday season, so we're getting crafty to make delicious creations that both nourish our bodies and satisfy our cravings! 

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1. Halloween Banana Popsicles

A simple and spooky recipe to whip up with minimal ingredients you likely already have sitting in your kitchen! All you need are bananas, a little yogurt, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and some popsicle sticks. Cut out the extra powdered sugar to make this recipe paleo and vegan!

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2. Frankenstein Smoothie Bowl

The spookiest thing about this recipe is how delicious it is, even though it's disguised as Frankenstein. A spooky flair on a classic smoothie full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber-rich ingredients that will keep you balanced with all the Halloween candy.

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3. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts

Who says chocolate covered strawberries are reserved for Valentine's day? Certainly not us. To take a healthier approach on these little guys, try dipping them in Greek yogurt for an added protein boost and equally creamy texture. Take your spooky fruit to the next level with this recipe.

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4. Orange Fruit Jack-O-Lantern

Don't put your fruit in a boring plastic bowl, get creative with your fruit skins! Instead of throwing away your orange peels, turn them into little Jack-O-Lantern bowls to store your favorite berries and other treats. All you need are an assortment of fruits, some oranges, and you're on your way to a fun arts and crafts activity.

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5. Paleo Chocolate Vampire Donuts

The perfect baked spooky treat, and good for you too! These fun donuts are paleo and so easy to make. All you need are simple ingredients, and plastic vampire teeth you should definitely have on hand given the time of year. We're having trouble deciding if they're more cute than spooky....

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Photo credit: Megan the Vegan Mom

6. Vegan Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats

A surefire hit at any Halloween party...if they even last until the party begins. These spooky rice krispies are much healthier than any other rice krispie recipe and taste even better too! Made with real ingredients and free of processed sugars and fillers - they're a win-win in our book.

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7. Healthy Tropical Candy Corn Ice Pops

Whether you love candy corn or not, you will surely fall in love with the flavors and ingredients of these deliciously festive pops. Free of artificial colors, GMOs, and processed sugars, these pops are made with just 5 ingredients like coconut milk, frozen fruits, and OJ!

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8. Copycat Almond Joy Candy Bars

The classic Almond Joy texture and taste you know and love, but made with clean ingredients that won't upset your stomach (#winning). Plus, candy seems to taste better when it's fun-sized like these little guys. The best part? All you need are 8 super simple ingredients!

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9. Chocolate "Bloody" Cups

We promise, this is the tastiest "blood" you will ever taste, in fact, we can't promise you won't crave more of it. These "bloody" cups feature a chocolate outer shell stuffed with a decadent raspberry sauce that oozes out when you bite into the cup. These cups are GF, vegan, and only require 3 ingredients - perfection!

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10. Jack Skellington Mounds Cups

If you don't watch The Nightmare Before Christmas to set the Halloween mood, what are you doing?! At the very least, celebrate the season with these tasty and easy-to-make Mounds cups made with just 4 simple ingredients. Bonus points, they're paleo, vegan, and full of flavor!

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11. Black Sesame Coconut Milk Ice Cream

What's spookier than chocolate ice cream? Black sesame ice cream. You heard us right, black sesame! This dark and delicious ice cream has a delightful nutty flavor that compliments sweet treats nicely by not being too overpowering. Sweetened with only maple syrup, you will need to hold yourself back from devouring one bowl after another. 

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12. Graveyard Chocolate Mousse Pots

Lemon poppy seed tombstone cookies nestled in a smooth and silky chocolate mousse, this will be the best graveyard experience you'll ever have. These little pots take less than 30 minutes to create, are made with real ingredients, and are the perfect festive treat to enjoy on a spooky evening. 

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13. Silly Apple Bites

If you're in need of a quick and easy spooky snack time recipe, look no further than these fun little silly apple bites. All you need are 15 minutes, apples, nut butter, sunflower seeds, strawberries, and some candy eyes. Turn snack time into a festive delight with these cheerful little guys.

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14. Paleo Witch Finger Cookies

We love a classic witch's finger recipe - luck for you, this healthier take is vegan and free of dairy, gluten, soy, and eggs. Everyone can enjoy these fingers! With just 20 minutes and 10 super simple ingredients, you can have your very own batch of spooky finger cookies. 

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15. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Jack-O-Lanterns

Silky smooth pumpkin cheesecake bites, but with a spooky jack-o-lantern flair. Made with a cashew base, these little cheesecakes are dairy and gluten free and are vegan! Ready to serve in just 40 minutes and by every special diet. Not only are they made with real ingredients, but they are only 200 calories a pop.

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16. Bloody Falafel Witch Fingers

We love witches fingers so much, we jst had to find a savory version too. These fingers are the perfect savory Halloween party appetizer to offer a break from the many sweets. This recipe is soy, sugar, and gluten free! Nourishing and fresh herbs and spices really help to bring this recipe to life with a flavorful punch!

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17. Frankenstein Avocado Toast

Halloween doesn't have to only be about the sweets, and these fun Frankenstein toasts are proof of just that. Avocado toast is already a simple and classic staple recipe, why not get spooky with it? This recipe is so easy to create and the perfect way to sneak in some healthy veggies amidst all the candy! 

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18. Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Frosting

 Fluffy, moist, chocolatey cupcake base with a airy and light pumpkin frosting to take the flavors to he next level. If you're not already feeling the fall festive feels, then these cupcakes will take you all the way. These are the perfect treat to serve at your Halloween party as they're a hit with the paleo and non-paleo crowd!

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Photo credit: Bake It Paleo

19. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

 A staple Halloween candy in every household - the infamous Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. These seasonal pumpkin peanut butter cups are not only better tasting, but are made with real ingredients and are free of dairy, refined sugar gluten, and preservatives. So simple and easy to whip up, go ahead, you know you want to.

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Photo credit: The Banana Diaries

20. Healthy Dirt Pudding Cups

Rich chocolatey pudding cups with a layer of chocolate cookie crumble and fun homemade gummy worms! These cups are the perfect treat that are paleo, vegan, and are sweetened with just a little coconut sugar and maple syrup. If you're looking to get crafty with your festive treats, this is the perfect recipe to try.



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