Halloween is a holiday known for its sweets. In just one night, kids are given overwhelming amounts of candy, which tends to lead to angry cavities and excess energy. There are other downsides to having unhealthy treats around the house, but just because candy isn’t a healthy option doesn’t mean that we still can’t enjoy this “sweet” holiday! So, we asked some of our favorite RD bloggers what they like to serve for Halloween parties, and they didn’t disappoint! These recipes are filled with healthy food choices (such as almonds, pumpkin, and whole grains), while still being decadent and festive. Enjoy!
Hocus Pocus Halloween Punch, Jennifer Lynn-Pullman, RDN, Nourished Simply
There are no artificial colors in these ingredients, and there are only three ingredients. The orange is a perfect Halloween orange!
Baked Mini Pumpkins, Christy Brissette, RDN, 80 Twenty Nutrition
The perfect portion for an easy, guilt-free dessert!
Pumpkin Dip, Meri Raffetto, RDN, Real Living Nutrition
This recipe is perfect for your next fall party and it’s also easy enough to make for a quick afternoon snack for your kids.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, Amy Gorin Nutrition
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass. That is, without the calories from lots of added sugar and whipped cream!
Juicy Mango Wigglers, Liz Weiss, RDN, Meal Makeover Moms
These easy fruit-filled treats are perfect for Halloween.
Boo-Berry and Vanilla Banana Ghosts, Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN, Nutrition Starring YOU!
These cute (and healthy) ghosts are sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party!
Skyr Filled Jack O’Lanterns, Kathy Siegel, MS, RDN, CDN and Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN, CHHC, Triad to Wellness
These eye catching treats are filled with fresh fruit and Skyr Iceland yogurt, which makes it the perfect snack to serve at a Halloween party. Light on sugar, high in nutrients, and rich in flavor, these spooky Jack O’Lanterns will have your guests falling head over heels in love with each bite they take.
Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits, Kristy Hegner, RDN, Chocolate Slopes
These Candy Corn Parfaits are an excellent want to get in the Halloween spirit without overdosing on sugar before Halloween actually arrives.
Pumpkin Spiced Popcorn, Alexandra Dussenberry, RDN. Bouquets and Baguettes
Pumpkin Spiced Party Popcorn is the perfect snack to whip up for parties, entertaining, movie nights, holiday gatherings, girl’s night in, or whenever the craving hits! It’s got all the flavors of pumpkin spice that you know and love, with a little sweetness from chocolate chips, and a hint of saltiness from a sprinkle of black sea salt.
Oat and Pumpkin Thumprint Cookies, Dixya Bhattarai, RDN, Food, Pleasure and Health
These cookies are fabulous for a healthy Halloween treat.
Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups, Kara Lydon, RDN, The Foodie Dietitian
This easy treat is good for your heart and easy on the taste buds!
Frozen Chocolate Cake Pops, Jamila Rene, RDN, No Nonsense Nutritionist
Indulge your sweet tooth with this healthy version of the classic cake pop!
Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownies, Natalie Rizzo, RDN, Nutrition a la Natalie
Get your fall flavor and chocolate fix all at once in these lovely Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownies.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites, Karmen Meyer, RDN, The Nutrition Adventure
These naturally-sweetened treats are great for a quick snack or dessert!
Easy Pumpkin Spice Truffles with Almonds and Dark Chocolate, E.A. Stewart, MS, RDN, The Spicy RD
These easy Pumpkin Spice Truffles with Almonds and Dark Chocolate are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and perfect for a healthy fall treat! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo, they are easy to adapt for vegan and low FODMAP diets, too.
Pumpkin Pie S’mores, Emily Cooper, RDN, Sinful Nutrition
These pumpkin pie s’mores bring two of my favorite desserts all in one bite. The perfect treat for an autumn bonfire!
Bootiful Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes, Kelly Sloan, Kelly’s Knack for Cooking
Try out these cute (yet decadent) treats for your Halloween party this year!