Do you know the amount of sugar that is lurking in your favorite Halloween treats? If not, you may want to check out our Halloween Sugar Infographic below – pretty scary, right?! So, why not try something different this year?
Although there are some completely sugar-free healthy Halloween treats out there like Amber Lyn chocolate bars and other candies safe for diabetics, the editors at Smart Lifebites wanted to share a few alternative Halloween snacks that have reduced quantities of sugar, so you can feel better about the goodies you’re handing out to the neighbor kids (and when you’re sneaking a few for yourself)!
Instead of candy bars or traditional treats, consider the following healthy Halloween treats that pack a flavorful punch, without shocking amounts of sugar:
Chia Bars from Health Warrior
This 100-calorie bar packs a lot of punch in a small package. It’s vegan friendly, gluten-free, and has a base of antioxidant-packed Chia seeds. Plus, the flavor comes from real apples and cinnamon. Contains 5 grams of sugar (about 1 teaspoon).
Annie’s Double Chocolate Chip Bars
These little bars are packed with enough chocolate chips to satisfy a major sweets craving—without the sugar crash. Made with whole-grain oats, they’re like a guilt-free chocolate chip cookie. Contains 7 grams of sugar (about 1½ teaspoons).
Crispy Fruit Snacks from Crispy Green
Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks are 100% pure fruit, nothing else! With under 55 calories per bag, these freeze-dried fruit slices are a super fun way to get the nutrients of fresh fruit in a unique, healthy snackable form! Choose from seven flavors—each bag has only 6-8 grams of sugar (about 1½ teaspoons).
Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
For all of you peanut butter cup lovers, we’ve got you covered! If you’re going to indulge, you may as well do so without ingesting nasty chemicals and loads of sugar. We like these peanut butter cups because they fit the bill and won’t cause much damage to your waistline, either. Only 12 grams of sugar in a twin-pack serving (about ½ the amount in a Reese’s twin-pack peanut butter cup).
– By Cherie Boldt