Make up your own healthy halloween candy with these fun treats that are also allergy friendly! These Chocolate Fruit “Bugs” are gluten free, peanut free, vegan, and easy to make!
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:
Paleo Parents is hosting their 3rd annual Halloween Recipe Round Up to help people find great treats to start the 3 month holiday season off right. Here’s of of my recipes for Halloween!
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.
Check out our other great Halloween treats!
- Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats
- Healthy Chocolate Fruit “Bugs”
- No Chill Vegan Sugar Cookies
- Gluten Free and Dairy Free Halloween Treats roundup
- 10 Amazing allergy friendly sweets
- Halloween Chocolate Bark (Dairy Free)
- White Chocolate SunButter Pumpkins (Dairy Free)
Chocolate Fruit “Bugs” Healthy Halloween Candy
- 4 to 6 100% fruit leather strips
- 10 to 15 dried apricots
- ½ 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
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
4 thoughts on “Chocolate Fruit “Bugs” Halloween Candy”
Thanks! I will check it out 🙂
AWww how cute are these?! I bet they taste just amazing too. Gotta love Halloween 🙂
Thanks Kammie! They are pretty tasty, not too rich or too chocolatey
I love Halloween and any kind of new treat to add to my food table when having our annual Trick or Treating party. These will be a great addition for kids and adults! Thanks for the great recipe! I’ve already pinned it!