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Halloween “Treats” - To Give or Not to Give . . .

Posted Oct 28 2008 12:54pm


Did you already stock up on Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters?

If not, here are some alternatives and ideas for HEALTHIER SPOOKY TREAT!

If you have the time to make your own treats, here’s a list (the recipes - click here.)

  • Caramel Honey Apples
  • Take-Along Snack Mix
      Divide this up into individual resealable snack bags for distribution.
  • Spice Pretzels
      Divide this up into individual resealable snack bags for distribution.
  • Dough Pretzels
      Make these with your kids as a fun afternoon activity. Twist into Halloween shapes such as pumpkins and cats.
  • Spicy Roasted Soybeans
      Their salty-spiciness is a welcome contrast to the sweetness of the candy.
  • Spooky Honey Popcorn Balls
    A great project for the kids. Wrap in individual wax paper bags.


Go to the local party-favor shop and get non-food items too. And, without adding more clutter! to the house, some of these are really fun for kids, and they will “use them up” with a little reminding. Some ideas include:

  • vampire teeth
  • party-favor sunglasses or other cool toys
  • small cans of play-doh
  • noicemakers (some that blow out the roll of paper ‘without’ the whistle!)
  • temporary tattoos
  • bubbles

Once your kids are back from their adventure remember to manage the candy and its consumption.

NOTE: Diet gum, candy and other man-made-chemical- aspartame -laced-”treats” are not on this list.

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