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Looking for healthier, more natural Halloween candy options. Um, yeah. Me, too.

Here’s the thing – I am a crazy planner. I am always weeks, months, even years ahead of myself. I love to be organized, on top of things, timely, and prepared. But for some reason, I always seem to fail at holidays. FAIL.

Halloween is no exception. Each year I WANT to get better candy options for my kids, the neighborhood, etc. But somehow I always forget and then I’m running to Walmart last minute to try and anything to pass out. But not this year!

This year I’m taking back Halloween.

Just because I believe in healthy living does not mean I can’t enjoy holidays. It does not mean my kids have to eat kale for Halloween (puhlease). I believe in balance. And I think healthy living means enjoying celebrations that leave lasting memories.

So yeah, Halloween is coming – and I’m getting ready weeks before the day. I don’t want my kids to miss out on all the fun their friends are having, but I also don’t want to completely say goodbye to their health in the name of a holiday. When you look at most traditional candies you’ll see an insane amount of sugars, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch, soy lecithin, soybean oil, fructose, canola oil and more.

Talk about scary.

Luckily there are some options out there that can put our hearts at ease while still giving a sweet treat to your littles. Plus, a lot of these are allergy-friendly which means all kids can enjoy the holiday a little more.

Of course, candy is still candy. Just because it’s “better” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. You know that, right? But still, it’s easier to indulge and have fun when you’re eating something better for you.

11 Healthier, More Natural Halloween Candy Options

1. YumEarth Organic Halloween Lollipops – Allergy Friendly

YumEarth is great about giving some more natural candy options. These lollipops have a spooky theme to them which is perfect for Halloween candy. Plus they are gluten free, peanut free, nut free, dairy free, egg free, shellfish free, soy free… basically with no artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup, they are a great option for many people looking for a more natural treat. Check them out here. 

2. YummyEarth Organic Lollipops – Allergy Friendly

This 5-pound bag will ensure you can keep giving candy to all the neighborhood without feeling like you are passing around harmful ingredients. So many flavors and all with no synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, or high-fructose corn syrup. Add in that it’s gluten free, dairy free and peanut free – this is a pretty perfect natural Halloween candy option. Check them out here.

3. OCHO Mini Coconut Pouch

Maybe you’re more of a chocolate person. Don’t worry OCHO has you covered with these delicious mini coconut chocolate treats. With certified organic ingredients you can bite into this deliciousness without all the guilt. Check them out here.

4. OCHO Mini Peanut Butter Pouch

Are you a peanut butter lover? The delicious gooey peanut butter filling in these chocolate bars will hit all those sweet tooth cravings. And, of course, you don’t have to worry about as many artificial ingredients! Check them out here.

5. OCHO Mini Caramel Pouch

For me, it’s all about the chocolate and caramel duo. Luckily, going a more natural route with your candy doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your favorites. This organic candy bar is so delicious. Check them out here.

6. Justin’s Nut Butter Mini Peanut Butter Cups

For those that are peanut butter cup fans (you know who you are) never fear – we have you covered as well! These little peanut butter cups contain none of the scary ingredients but still give you that yummy peanut butter chocolatey goodness. Check them out here. 

7. Surf Sweet Gummy Products – Allergy safe!

Another favorite for me as a child was all things gummy. Gummy bears, gummy worms, jelly beans… you name it. Luckily Surf Sweets has all three in delicious flavors but with organic ingredients! And these are safe for the 10 most common food allergies (nut, gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, and more!). Check them out here. 

8. TruJoy Sweets Organic Choco Chews – Gluten & Dairy Free

Who loves tootsie rolls? Well, then you’ll love these choco chews. These are just like the dearly loved tootsie rolls but with all organic ingredients. Packed with the same delicious flavor with no artificial colors or additives. Check them out here. 

9. Endangered Species Bug Bites, Smooth Dark Chocolate –

Gluten & Dairy Free

For the simple chocolate lovers look no further than these chocolate bars. They come with insect trading cards, are certified non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, and made with ethically traded and sustainably grown cocoa. Plus some of the profits go to help support wildlife preservation Some awesome healthier, natural Halloween candy options with lots of allergy-friendly options!efforts. What is there not to love? Check them out here. 

10. YumEarth Organic Root Beer Drops – Allergy Friendly

For whatever reason, rootbeer candy was something my brother and I used to fight over on Halloween. It was like striking gold. If you are a lover of Root Beer candy then you’ll love these organic root beer drops. Check them out here.

11. Surf Sweets Spooky Spiders – Allergy Friendly

 If you are one that loves to have a Halloween theme with the candy they give away then these spooky spiders are perfect. They are a delicious gummy treat with organic fruit juice and all natural colors and flavors. The neighborhood will love them. Check them out here.

 

Yes, candy is still candy. Remember my friends: moderation. But with these awesome products, you won’t have to feel the guilt when you reach for a sweet treat or worry about what you are giving away to all the other children in your neighborhood. Or hey, enjoy some for yourself.

Happy Halloween!

 

Do you have a favorite natural Halloween candy?

 

Sources:

http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2012/10/10/natural-halloween-candy-chocolate-gummies/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-ziff/healthy-halloween-candy_b_2012084.html

http://onehungrymama.com/2014/10/natural-halloween-candy-buying-guide/

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/organic-halloween-candy/slide/11

 

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