Halloween can get downright scary. Not because of tacky costumes or haunted houses, but the sugar, corn syrup, and food allergens can be hair-raising.
Halloween can be a sticky situation (pun intended 😉 ) if you are trying to eat healthy and avoid certain foods. If you are looking for healthy Halloween treats than check this out:
Halloween in our house usually doesn’t happen. We have rarely celebrate Halloween, but I still magically end up overindulging in candy (!!!) that sends me into a 3 month sugar-fest…not good.
I am committed to keeping the candy to a minimum this entire holiday season, and I want to create some allergy-friendly candy alternatives for my kids so they can still enjoy some sweet things when everyone else at school is eating peanut-y candy treats.
These cute Chocolate Fruit Bugs are super easy to make and fool-proof! I was going to make these into spiders, but didn’t have enough room for 8 legs, so they are just 6-legged bugs. If you want spiders, you can add another set of legs.
Have fun with these and share your photos on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter! I would love to see what everyone makes for Halloween.
What is your favorite Halloween candy? How do you make your holidays healthier?
Chocolate Fruit "Bugs" Healthy Halloween Candy
- 4-6 100% fruit leather strips
- 10-15 dried apricots
- 1/2 cup allergy-friendly chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Mini chocolate chips for the eyes
- Cut the fruit leather lengthwise into strips and then cut these in half if they are long. These will be the legs
- Arrange 3 fruit strip pieces and overlap the pieces, pressing them together in the middle to smoosh the fruit leather to make them stick together.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate by heating for 30 seconds at a time and stirring after each 30-seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Stir the coconut oil into the chocolate to help thin the chocolate a bit for easier dipping
- Dip apricots in chocolate and place on top of the fruit leather
- Add the mini chocolate chips for the eyes
- Chill in the fridge until set up
Food allergy mom and healthy living blogger! Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist