The 50 Best Healthy Halloween Recipes

50 healthy or healthier Halloween recipes without any processed ingredients or food coloring! Many have gluten-free, dairy-free, whole wheat or vegan options.

I was looking for healthy Halloween recipes last month and while I found quite a few, I had a hard time finding anything that didn’t have any processed ingredients. I also found healthier processed-food-free recipes that’d be great for a Halloween party, but they weren’t Halloween-specific. So if anyone out there is looking for some junk-free healthier treats just for Halloween, here you go! There’s also a section at the end for homemade candy and truffles that aren’t just for Halloween but would be great for a Halloween party. Enjoy!

50 of the best healthier Halloween recipes! Free of processed food and food coloring with many allergy-friendly options.

By processed food I mean stuff like pretzel sticks, marshmallows and other candy, crescent roll dough, etc. I’ve included recipes with ingredients like chocolate chips, cheese, yogurt, etc. which are technically processed, but aren’t the “bad” kind of processed. A few of the recipes may include a processed ingredient but also list a healthier and non-processed alternative in the recipe.


Carrot ginger quinoa pepper jacks
Carrot ginger quinoa pepper jacks (GF, V, DF) from spabettie


Healthy Halloween Monster Mouths
Healthy Halloween Monster Mouths (Paleo, GF, V, DF)


Shrunken heads in apple cider
Shrunken heads in cider (GF, V, DF) from girlichef


Whole Wheat Witch Fingers
Whole Wheat Witch Fingers (WW)

Candy and truffles (not Halloween themed but great for a Halloween party!)

I hope this gave you some ideas on how to celebrate Halloween a little bit healthier. If you have any other healthier Halloween recipe ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments! Happy healthy Halloween! :D

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36 comments on “The 50 Best Healthy Halloween Recipes” — Add one!

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    October 30, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    I love those baked potato skins! What a fantastic idea. I love this post- I did a similar one. We should all be able to enjoy a festive holiday without completely ODing on sugar and processed foods.

  • Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
    October 23, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    What a fantastic roundup! I love the apple mummies….so clever!

  • Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic says
    October 22, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    Hooray for no neon colored Halloween food! The sweet potato jack o’ lanterns are too cute.

  • Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen says
    October 22, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    So many cute ideas!

  • Meseidy says
    October 22, 2014 @ 6:58 am

    What a fun line up!

  • Paula - bell'alimento says
    October 22, 2014 @ 2:15 am

    Kid friendly and HEALTHY, um yes!

  • Rose | The Clean Dish
    October 21, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

    Erin, all of these treats look absolutely delicious! I know how much work it is to round up recipes that not only look good but fit your idea of clean, unprocessed ingredient list so kudos!! I will refer back to your post next week when we’ll be making tasty Halloween treats. Can’t wait!!

    • Erin replies to Rose | The Clean Dish
      October 24, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

      Thanks, Rose! And you’re so right. I can’t even imagine what it’d be like to make this same list but totally grain-free! Yikes.

  • Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
    October 21, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    I love these! It’s so refreshing to see some festive ideas that aren’t loaded with sugar and fat.

  • Bea says
    October 21, 2014 @ 1:42 am

    Wow – what a great line-up with so many great dairy free choices.

    • Erin replies to Bea
      October 24, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

      I’m not DF but I think most of my recipes usually are, just because I use a lot of coconut oil. :)

  • Ginny McMeans says
    October 21, 2014 @ 12:14 am

    Oh, boy! I can’t wait to indulge – in a healthier way!

  • Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom says
    October 20, 2014 @ 10:18 pm

    This is a great collection! I recently made Gluten free Green Witches’ Finger cookies too!

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
    October 20, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    It’s always hard to find healthy Halloween recipes! Thanks for the ideas!

  • Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
    October 20, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

    I can’t decide what I like best on this list! Although I’ve always loved the shrunken heads in cider. Too spooky!

  • Stephanie @ Back For Seconds says
    October 20, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    It’s so hard to find healthy halloween ideas. These are all awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cookin Canuck says
    October 20, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

    This is such an amazing list! I’m always looking for Halloween treats and snacks that aren’t going to send my body into a sugar-induced spiral. Thanks for including my devilish eggs!

    • Erin replies to Cookin Canuck
      October 24, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

      And thank you for making something that fit on this list! :) It wasn’t easy to find things for this roundup.

  • christine says
    October 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    Great collection! I am absolutely making those sweet potato jack o lanterns, my kids would love them.

    • Erin replies to christine
      October 24, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

      I hope they do! They sure are cute. :)

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
    October 20, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    Erin this roundup ROCKS!!!!!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says
    October 20, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    I love that this list is not only kid friendly but it’s good for you too! Too many times Halloween is just about candy.


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