Halloween is a time for dress up, make believe, and fun. It’s not about eating a whole bag of Halloween candy, cookies, cakes, and treats then doubling over in pain and gaining 20 pounds. Thats a scary thought, isn’t it?! So instead of indulging, and feeling sick afterwords, try these 5 amazingly delicious and spooky Paleo recipes to keep your kids, and you happy and healthy this Halloween.
1. Chocolate Almond Pumpkins from Multiply Delicious
These delicious cups are a lot like Reeses cups except in a fun Pumpkin mold for Halloween. Not sure where to get pumpkin trays for baking, try Michaels. If your family is anything like mine, then we all know that Reeses cups are a traditional Halloween candy. My Fiance has had these Paleo almond cups and they did not last! So instead of putting a ban on all Halloween food, opt for something healthier, but still does the trick of making you and your kids feel like your enjoying the Holiday. There is no reason you should miss out on the fun!
Chocolate Almond Cups
1 cup (about 4 bars) Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Bars (or 72% dark chocolate)
1/2 cup almond butter
Over very low heat, melt chocolate in a double broiler. Or you can heat the chocolate in the microwave until melted.
With clean, unused paint brush, paint chocolate into candy molds.
Place in freezer for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. After 10 minutes if the chocolate hasn’t set place back into freezer until it is sold.
Fill hardened chocolate molds with almond butter.
Carefully fill in the top of the mold, over almond butter, with additional chocolate.
Place in freezer for 10 to 20 minutes until completely hardened.
Carefully pop candy out of their molds and serve. Enjoy!
2. Frozen Banana Mummies from Lexies Kitchen
Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Tree Nut-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free | Sesame-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Vegan | Low Oxalate Recipe
Your kids will love these frozen treats, with fun eyeballs and spooky mummy wrappings. Not only are they Paleo but as you see they qualify for many other nutritional restrictions. Check out the amazing recipe and notes from Lexis Kitchen blog below:
Makes: 12-15 Mummies/Things
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3-4 hours
3 large BANANAS
3 tablespoons gently melted, food grade COCOA BUTTER
3 tablespoons powdered COCONUT SUGAR (it’s low glycemic and so easy to make it)
CANDY EYES, “safe” chocolate chips, currants or raisins
Have the kids peel and slice (butter knife it) the bananas into 1-1/2″ chunks. Skewer bananas with lollipop sticks (available at most craft stores), or use kabob skewers cut in half using wire cutters as I did. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze.
For the candy coating; in a small bowl, mix the melted cocoa butter with the powdered sugar.
Spoon a little drop of candy coating on a frozen banana and stick on an eye (or two, or three). Using a spoon, have the kids drizzle candy coating over the bananas in all directions, avoiding the eye.
An egg carton turned upside down with little holes poked in the bottom made a good stand as we worked on them. See Cara’s post for her rice idea (toward the end).
For the “Things”; We made the orange shredded coconut by mixing a few drops of yellow and a drop of red India Tree Liquid Natural Decorating Colors with some unsweetened shredded coconut. We opted to toast the coconut for a few minutes. Voila, colored sprinkles. To assemble the “Things”: Attach eyes with a dot of candy coating. Drizzle candy coating on to coat front, avoiding eye(s). Sprinkle with coconut. Drizzle to coat back. Sprinkle again. Drizzle to coat top. Sprinkle again. You gotta work in stages as the candy coat hardens real quick on the frozen bananas.
Cocoa Butter: If your local natural food store doesn’t carry food grade cocoa butter, here are some chips that look fantastic (just pure cocoa butter). Whatever brand you buy, ensure that it’s food grade.
Candy Eyes: These candy eyes were purchased at Michaels. You can find them in the cake decorating aisle. They contain some artificial colors and the usual yucky stuff. You can remove them prior to eating—or choose not to sweat it. Up to you.
3. Paleo Halloween Cupcakes by Elana’s Pantry
While you might not be able to hand out these handmade treats to Trick or Treaters, you can share them with friends and family. Or not share them at all and gobble them up if your feeling a little witchy. I can describe these delectable desserts with one word…CHOCOLATE! Your kids will not be disappointed. See the recipe below from Elana’s Pantry.
- Pulse together dry ingredients in a food processor
- Pulse in wet ingredients
- Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners and scoop ¼ cup into each
- Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes
- Cool and serve
Paleo Chocolate Frosting