Looking for healthier Halloween treats and snacks this year?
We’ve put together a list of some of our top-rated store-bought treats. From decadent chocolates to caramel apple chips, there are plenty of nutritious alternatives to traditional Halloween candy with fewer added sugars and no artificial colors or flavors.
Here’s a breakdown of how to shop for healthy Halloween treats, plus 18 options bound to satisfy the tastebuds of both kids and adults alike.
Each Halloween, Americans have historically spent up to $2.7 billion on candy alone (1).
Not only is traditional Halloween candy loaded with added sugar, but it’s packed with artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.
In contrast to the traditional ultra-processed Halloween goodies, there are several healthier Halloween treats that are free of artificial ingredients. Many — but not all — are relatively low in added sugar.
When choosing healthy Halloween treats, here are some ingredients to consider:
Keep in mind, most of the treats in this list will supply some added sugar to help satisfy your sweet tooth.
However, the products we’ve selected are relatively low in added sugar compared to traditional Halloween candy, which often contains as much as 45% of the recommended daily intake of added sugar in a single serving (8).
If you’re looking for healthy Halloween treats and snacks, it’s best to avoid the typical candies that are chock-full of artificial colors and flavors.
Additionally, healthy Halloween treats are relatively low in added sugar. Consider the added sugar content per serving and pay attention to your portion sizes to avoid going overboard. For general health, stick to 6-9 teaspoons of added sugar per day.
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