Bring Back Trick-or-Treating with Healthier Halloween Candy

Bring Back Trick-or-Treating with Healthier Halloween Candy

As you walk down the street, orange and purple lights twinkle in the dark and spooky music fills the air. Pumpkins carved craftily into faces line the walkways to houses equipped with rocking chairs filled with your neighbors dressed up as ghouls. You reach into the bowl in front of the door and pull out a sweet treat. “Happy Halloween!” “Don’t you look cute!” “OOOH!! SCARY!” exclaim the cast of characters. Ah, yes, Trick-or-Treating. What a great memory so many of us have. But, in recent years this custom has come under siege. In many communities trick-or-treating isn’t even done at all anymore. So many people have developed food related illnesses, and others just simply wish to teach their children  healthier food habits than what they grew up with. While this is completely understandable, it is still disappointing to have this community-oriented tradition be a thing of the past. So, we at the Mindful Merchants would like to bring back Trick-or-Treating with a twist of the new way. This Halloween help your kids make healthier choices with their Halloween candy. The following is a list of treats that may not be as healthy as vegetables and fruit, but as close as it gets. This list includes candy that is nut-free, dairy-free, organic, gluten-free, non-gmo, and vegan.

Fruity Candy!


   Sour Gummy Worms!

Creepy, slimy, sour gummy worms. But this time they are made without gelatin and with real fruit juice. They are non-gmo certified, free of the top 10 allergens, made in a nut-free facility, and vegan.

Hard Fruit Candy!

Looking for something a little more traditonal and a little less chewy? Try these hard fruit candies from GoOrganic. Made with real fruit juice.


Real Fruit Chips!

Real apples, baked ’til they’re crave-ably crunchy. Just one or two simple ingredients. Gluten and fat free, no added sugar, Non-GMO, good source of dietary fiber. 

Chocolate Candy!

Dark Chocolate

This box contains 64 individually-wrapped, smooth dark chocolate squares. Each Bug Bite chocolate contains 1 of 30 plus collectable, educational insect trading cards. Certified to be Non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher-D. Made with ethically traded and sustainably-grown cocoa. 10% of net profits from the sale of this chocolate supports wildlife preservation efforts

Mint Chocolate!

These vegan bite size mint chocolates are gluten free and certified organic.  Nibmor practices ethically trading. These are made using Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa and are Non-GMO project verified. 

Chocolate Animal Shapes!

These cute but creepy chocolate Scaredy Cats are Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Kosher and All Natural.

Chocolate Pops!

No Whey makes these chocolate pops vegan, kosher, and all natural. They are completely free of the eight common allergens including milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat and soy.


Chocolate Covered Candy!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

Pretzel NoNo’s are Chocolate covered, candy coated gluten free pretzels. Try all the different varieties of NoNo’s that are Milk, Gluten, Nut, and Soy Free. They are all natural and kosher. 

“Peanut” Butter Cups!

As classic as the peanut butter cup is, many people with allergies have never been able to enjoy these delights. Now, Sun Cups has brought us these sun flower seed butter cups to fill the void. Thanks Sun Cups!

Pumpkin Cups!

Kind of like peanut butter cups, but instead these are filled with PUMPKIN! They are Milk, Gluten, Nut, and Soy Free. They are all natural and kosher. Now you can mix two of your fall flavors into one lite, delicious cup!

Maple and Caramel Candy!

Organic Maple Candy!

Maple Valley Organic Maple Candy is Organic, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo-diet compliant. Maple syrup has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index than either sugar or honey. Your purchase supports small organic certified family farms. 

Dairy Free Caramel

 These award-winning Caramels Caramels are crafted simply with coconut milk instead of dairy. They’re corn syrup-free, Organic, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Non-GMO, and Vegan. A touch more salt delivers salty-sweet satisfaction. 

Prefer Cookies over Candy?

Chocolate and Vanilla Animal Crackers

Annie’s cute little bite-size cocoa and vanilla bunnies are gluten-free, nut-free, and delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Homefree brings us these bite-sized all natural chocolate chip cookies. They contain ½ serving of whole grain and are Nut and Gluten Free. 

Fruit and Nut Bars!

This variety pack contains 12 different kinds of bars. It offers an array of flavors from chocolate, fruit, nut, and berry. KIND Bars are gluten and dairy free and non-GMO. They have a low GI and are a good source of fiber.

  •  Fruit & Nut inclusions: Almond & Coconut, Nut Delight, Almonds & Apricots, Fruit & Nut Delight, Apple Cinnamon & Pecan, Peanut Butter & Strawberry
  • KIND PLUS inclusions: Blueberry Pecan, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Almond Walnut Macadamia, Cranberry Almond, Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew, Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio

Once again, thanks for stopping by The Mindful Merchants! We hope you like our Healthy selection of Halloween Candy and other Goodies to make your Trick-or-Treating memorable!

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