After a hard night of trick-or-treating as a kid, I used to organize my “haul” into piles of favorites. One year my favorite Halloween candy was super-sour gummy candy, another year it was a certain chocolate bar loaded with nuts and caramel, and another year it was taffy. Now that I’m past the acceptable age limit for trick-or-treating (so sad!) I’ve been finding other ways to celebrate those favorite Halloween candies. Seems I’m not alone either! Bloggers and dietitians are taking inspiration from Halloween candy to create some pretty fabulous healthy-ish desserts. Here are few favorites, and some tips!

Healthy-ish Dessert Ideas Inspired by Your Favorite Halloween Candy

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The Recipes:

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Lauren Sharifi, MPH, RD, LDN from Bite of Health Nutrition

Easy Dark Chocolate Halloween Candy Bark with Quinoa from Rebecca Clyde, MS, RDN of Nourish

Candy Bar Cupcakes from Sara Haas, RDN

Almond Joy Macaroons from Marisa Westbrook of Uproot Kitchen

Spiderweb Maple Brownie Cookies from Anne Mauney, MS, RD of fAnnetastic Food

Cinnamon Oatmeal Monster Cookies from Serena Ball, RD of Teaspoon of Spice

Chocolate Pumpkin Sunflower Seed Butter Cups from Chelsey Amer, RD of C it Nutritionally

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Brownies from Kaleigh McMordie of Lively Table

The Tips:

“Roast Peeps or Halloween-inspired marshmallows over a fire like you would traditional marshmallows! – Katie Morford, RD of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

“Chopped up PB cups, Mounds & Almond Joy Bars are great to add to whole grain oatmeal or pancakes to bring some balance to the candy intake after Halloween.” – Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN or

“Melt leftover mini chocolate bars to use as the base for antioxidant-packed “bark” with pistachios and unsweetened dried blueberries.” – Elizabeth Shaw, RD of Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Do you have too much candy at your home? Consider donating your excess to our soldiers!

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