Bring Back Trick-or-Treating with Healthy Halloween Treats

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 healthy halloween 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.

Healthy Halloween Treats #1: Candy!

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.

  • About this Product

    • Pack of 12 (2.75 oz packages)
    • Non GMO Verified
    • Natural colors and flavors
    • Free of the top 10 allergens; vegan
    • Made in a nut free facility

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

  • About this Product

    • Go Organic Fruit Chews - 3.5 oz - Case of 6
    • Dairy Free
    • Gluten Free
    • GMO Free
    • Kosher
    • Organic
    • Vegan
    • Yeast Free

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

  • About this Product

    • Made with real Apples
    • No Artificial Ingredients
    • Natural colors and flavors
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten Fee and Vegan

Healthy Halloween Treats #2: 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

  • About this Product

    • Endangered Species Natural Chocolate Bug Bites -
    • Gluten Free
    • Vegan

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.

  • About this Product

    • Delicious, decadent dark chocolate
    • Organic
    • Gluten free
    • No refined sugar
    • Non-GMO

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.

  • About this Product

    • Milk Free
    • Gluten Free
    • Nut Free, Soy Free
    • Vegan
    • Kosher and All Natural
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Healthy Halloween Treats #3: Chocolate Covered Candy!

NoNo's are candy covered chocolates that are gluten free. Try all the different varieties of NoNo's that are Milk, Gluten, Nut, and Soy Free. They are all natural and kosher.

  • About this Product

    • All Natural
    • Milk Free
    • Nut Free
    • Gluten Free
    • Vegan

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!

  • About this Product

    • Premium dark chocolate filled with creamy SunButter
    • Made with single origin, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa
    • No artificial flavors, color, sweeteners, trans fat, preservatives and hydrogenated oils

Healthy Halloween Treats #4: Maple and Caramel 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.

  • About this Product

    • Organic, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo-diet compliant.
    • Your purchase supports small organic certified family farms. Free shipping.

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.

  • About this Product

    •  Award-winning, smooth and creamy caramels made with coconut milk instead of dairy.
    • Mindfully crafted, simple ingredients, corn syrup-free.
    • Better value, non-stick wax paper twist wrappers, bite sized pieces.
    •  A touch more salt delivers salty-sweet satisfaction. Sweet. Salty. Sublime
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Healthy Halloween Treats #5: 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.

  • About this Product

    • Homefree Treats You Can Trust Crunchy Whole Grain Mini Cookies
    • 4 Different Flavors, 2 of each flavor, A total of 8 single serve bags
    • 1 - 0.40 ounce pack of By The Cup sugar-free mints
    • Cookie flavors include - Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, Lemon Burst and Vanilla

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

  • About this Product

    • Made with organic cheese, organic wheat flour and 8g of whole grain
    • Made with goodness; No artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives
    • Crispy, crunchy baked snack crackers and grahams crackers that kids love
    •  4 organic flavors for a delicious treat (Cheddar, Honey, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Bunnies)

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
  • About this Product

    • 18 flavors in a single variety pack!

Conclusion

So there you have it, 13 tasty but healthy halloween treats! We hope you like our healthy selection of Halloween Candy and other goodies to make your Trick-or-Treating memorable! Once again, thanks for stopping by The Mindful Merchants! Happy Halloween!

About the Author

Natasha Lee Evans

Natasha Lee Evans

Natasha received her Bachelors of Art and Design Art Education from Salem State University along with her Massachusetts State Licensure in Art Education. She earned a certificate of Residential Planning from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Her life-long love of the arts has lead her to collaborate with others on various projects including graphic design, performance art, photography, art directing, makeup artistry, sculpting, and painting. This passion for the arts, and expertise in cognitive development, allow her to plan for a multitude of appropriate developmental needs. Her understanding of design and her deep appreciation for color help to create lively and fun compositions.

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