Just about every kid loves Halloween, but it can be a real dental nightmare. While we want our kids to have fun during the holiday, it’s important to keep our kids (and trick-or-treaters) safe. Here are some healthy Halloween treats to lessen the blow of this sugar-crazed holiday.

Healthy Halloween Treats

  • UnReal Candy: UnReal Candy was made for the health-conscious with a chronic sweet tooth. UnReal offers healthy alternatives to your Halloween favorites like Reese’s and M&M’s. The best part? Beyond being delicious, these “candies” are made from fair trade, sustainable, and non-GMO ingredients. They’re also artificial free, vegan and gluten-free. UnReal Candy still tastes amazing while accommodating to allergies and other health concerns. 
  • Chocolate covered pretzels: Sweet but salty, chocolate covered pretzels satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard. Make sure you buy these from the store instead of making them yourself at home. Unpackaged/home-made treats like chocolate covered pretzels can be worrisome for parents, even if you have good intentions. If you want to give an even healthier treat, you can hand out mini bags of regular pretzels. 
  • Fruit snacks: Try finding a healthy fruit snack alternative free from harmful ingredients and dyes. Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks and YumEarth’s gummy worms are two great options that avoid intense sugar highs and artificial flavoring. These treats still deliver a sweet taste so your trick-or-treaters won’t even notice the difference.
  • Popcorn: Popcorn is an easy no-brainer for those looking to hand out healthy Halloween treats. If you want something sweet, chocolate covered popcorn and kettle corn are great healthy Halloween treats. Skinny Pop and Smart Food popcorn are perfectly proportioned for trick-or-treaters. 
  • Halloween Themed Treats: Try handing out fun Halloween-themed toys this October like temporary tattoos, stickers, glow sticks, and flashy rings. Kids will be excited that they get to pick something different and unique from your house. While kids love glow sticks, they’re also great for increasing the visibility of trick-or-treaters walking down the street at night. 

Additional Safety Tips:

  • Make sure your candy is wrapped/sealed.
  • Test your child’s costume makeup.
  • If your kid is wearing a mask as part of their costume, make sure they can see and cross the road safely.