Like many festive occasions, Halloween can be an opportunity to indulge in lots of sugary sweets but if you’re trying to watch your sugar consumption, we’re sharing some sugar-free alternatives for guilt-free trick or treating! Here are our favourite healthy Halloween recipes-

Chocolatey Bat Biscuits

Kids and parents will love these chocolatey bat biscuits because rather than regular sugar, they are sweetened with erythritol a low-calorie natural alternative which works well as a sugar substitute in baking. Erythritol is available in major supermarkets including Tesco, Ocado and online at Amazon.

Healthy Halloween Treats- Bat Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 40 g coconut flour
  • 80 g ground almonds
  • 60 g erythritol 
  • 120 g butter softened, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

To decorate 

  • 50g dark chocolate

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C / 350 F

Cookies

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a food processor, then add the butter and combine until you have a smooth dough.
  2. Divide into 2 balls and roll out between two sheets of non-stick baking paper.
  3. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes – this is an essential step and will make the dough much easier to handle.
  4. Cut into shapes with a bat shaped cookie cutter. If the dough has been in the freezer for too long, it might break easily so wait a few minutes to continue. Place the cut-outs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Form the leftover dough into a ball, roll out again and repeat the freezer step.
  6. Bake your first batch for 6-7 minutes until the edges are just beginning to brown.
  7. Let cool completely before glazing. These biscuits are VERY FRAGILE when straight out of the oven. They firm up as they cool down.

Chocolate Drizzle

Slowly melt the dark chocolate in a water bath over a low heat, then simply drizzle, leave to cool then refrigerate.

Recipe adapted from https://sugarfreelondoner.com/halloween-bat-cookies-sugar-free

 

Halloween Ghost Coconut Balls 

These ghoulish ghost balls are super easy to make and like the bat biscuits use erythritol, a powdered sugar alternative- worthy of a Healthy Halloween celebration!

Healthy Halloween Treats

Ingredients

  • 160 g desiccated coconut 
  • 2 tbsp erythritol 
  • 110 g coconut cream, chilled 
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • choc chips for decorating

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir with a spoon until all combined.
  2. Use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture and form into balls. Place on a baking paper lined tray. Press choc chips firmly into the balls for eyes. Chop some choc chips in half for mouths if you wish.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to set.

Recipe adapted from https://natvia.com/halloween-ghost-coconut-balls/

 

Halloween Banana Lollypops – makes 16

Bananas provide health benefits as a source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, B6, potassium and magnesium, these lollies are simply sweetened with vanilla yoghurt.

Healthy Halloween Treats- Ghost Bananas

Ingredients

  •  4 large fresh bananas – not overly ripe, or the bananas may be too soft
  •  1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  •  chocolate chips – for eyes
  •  16 wooden lollypop sticks

Method 

  1. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Peel the bananas and slice in half, then slice each half again longways, so you have 16 long narrow pieces in total.
  2. Carefully insert a wooden stick into the bottom of each bit of banana, then place on the baking sheet and pop into the freezer for 30 mins (or overnight).
  3. Once the bananas are frozen, dip into the yogurt mixture, then return them to the lined baking sheet. Place 2 mini chocolate chips on each of the ghosts for eyes. Return to the freezer for at least 1 hour to allow the yogurt to set.

NB – Banana lollies can be frozen for up to 2 months

Recipe adapted from https://www.wellplated.com/halloween-banana

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