The leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder and that means Halloween is right around the corner. It’s the time of year for pumpkins and parties, ghosts and goblins and of course, trick or treating!
So if you’re planning to indulge your sweet tooth, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite spooky, scary and festive Halloween treats:
Candy Bar Swap
The Zbar Monster Chocolate Mint from CLIF Kid is a way-better alternative to regular candy bars. This whole grain snack bar is packed with fiber, protein and nutrients – and none of the yucky stuff (artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup).
If you like pumpkin, you’ll LOVE the new Pumpkin Smash smoothie from Jamba Juice. It’s made with real pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg and tastes just like pumpkin pie filling. (Best of all, there’s a Make It Light version with 1/3 the sugar, calories and carbs.)
Speaking of pumpkin, if you want to indulge a little, you can’t go wrong with these Pumpkin Spice Caramels from Marich Confectionary – they’re sure to put you in the festive spirit!
If you’re worried your family’s potential sugar intake, check out these fruit-flavored candies from SparX. They’re made with xylitol, which is an all-natural sweetener that comes from corn cobs, birch trees and other natural sources.
Juicy Jelly Beans
Do you like gourmet jelly beans? Gimbal’s Harvest Mix has tons of delicious fall flavors including Roasted Marshmallow, Peach Cobbler, Red Delicious and Goblin Punch.
Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free
Food allergies and dietary restrictions can be especially challenging during the holiday season, but don’t fret! Lucy’s Pumpkin Patch Cookies are gluten-free and they’re made without any wheat, dairy milk, butter, eggs, casein, peanuts or tree nuts.