Children will LOVE this collection of healthy Halloween treats and candy alternatives for Halloween. This round-up of cool Halloween handouts include healthy Halloween handout ideas for trick or treaters, as well as non-candy Halloween treats that are safe for children with food allergies.
Don’t get me wrong. I love tasty Halloween treats just as much as anyone else.
What I don’t love is Halloween treat ideas that are filled with high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and other artificial ingredients… Especially in excess on occasions like Halloween.
This year my husband and I have decided to lessen the impact by choosing to provide Halloween treats for kids that are safe for children with food allergies.
These healthy candy alternatives for Halloween, non-candy Halloween treats, and other fun Halloween handouts, are much better for both our children and ourselves.
Come on… you know you dig into the Halloween candy bowl, too!
Provide any of these healthy Halloween treats, or non-candy alternatives, for party guests, and, hand them out to trick or treaters on Halloween night.
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Halloween Treat Ideas: Healthy Halloween Treats and Candy Alternatives for Halloween
In the next section, we have listed healthy Halloween treats that contain a healthier form of sugar than high fructose corn syrup. They are a great alternative to Halloween candy that contains high fructose corn syrup and other artificial ingredients.
If you are wondering what to hand out for Halloween besides candy for children with food allergies, we have also created a separate list of non-candy Halloween treats perfect for the teal pumpkin project.
For our favorite candy alternatives for Halloween have a look at the handout ideas that we have listed in non-candy Halloween treats. It includes non-candy Halloween handout ideas, such as Halloween toys and stickers, that won’t endanger children with life-threatening food allergies.
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Healthy Halloween Treats for Trick or Treaters and Class Parties
The healthy Halloween treats listed below contain much healthier ingredients than your typical Halloween candy.
Some of these healthy alternatives to candy for Halloween contain a healthier form of sugar than corn-syrup, while some of the other healthy Halloween treats listed, may not contain any sugar at all.
Please Note: Not all of the healthy Halloween treats for kids listed in this section are safe for children with food allergies. Some children are allergic to wheat gluten and/or nuts that can be found in a few of the options provided below. A wonderful selection of Candy alternatives for Halloween, for children with food allergies, can be found listed in the next section.
This candy tastes much better than mass-produced chemical candy because they use real fruit extracts and planet friendly organic ingredients. YumEarth candies are made with all-natural ingredients, no artificial colors or artificial dyes, no gluten, no peanuts, and no tree-nuts–just award-winning taste!
Limited-Edition Individually Wrapped Yum Earth Halloween candy packs
If their limited edition Halloween candy packs are sold out, they have a huge inventory of individually wrapped organic candies sold in bulk that also make a great Halloween treat alternative for trick or treaters.
Individually Wrapped Yum Earth Organic Candy
These organic candies also make fun lunch box treats for kids!
- Organic fruit snacks
- Yum Earth organic sour beans
- Organic hard candy
- Yum Earth organic Vitamin C lollipops
Another great candy alternative for Halloween is Annie’s organic snacks. They are made with real fruit juice and do not contain any artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservatives, pesticides, gluten or nuts.
Limited-Edition Individually Wrapped Halloween Bunnies and Bats
Individually Wrapped Organic Bunny Fruit Snack Pouches
These limited-edition Halloween cookies come in 16 individual treat packs. Bitsy’s Brain Food Spooky Snacks for Halloween are a fun, wholesome, healthy choice for trick or treaters everywhere.
If the limited edition Halloween cookies are no longer available, try any of the fun Halloween handout alternatives listed below! Give them out with a Halloween sticker and you’re good to go!
Bitsy’s Brain Food Individually Wrapped Snacks for Kids
Like Annie’s organic snacks, Bitsy’s smart cookies and crackers are also great for children’s lunchboxes.
- Gingerbread Zucchini Carrot Smart Cookies Multi-Pack
- Orange Chocolate Smart Cookies
- Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin Smart Cookies
- Organic Smart Crackers
These individually wrapped Halloween treat bags are filled with healthy veggie chips in fun ghost and bat shapes. Healthy ghosts and Bats like these are perfect for little and big trick or treaters alike.
With 30% less fat than leading potato chips, Ghost and Bat shaped veggie chips are spooky, crunchy and totally eerie-sistable!
These cheddar goldfish crackers are a healthier choice for trick or treaters than candy. Each box of Halloween goldfish crackers includes 24 snack pack pouches with fun Halloween graphics.
These fun Halloween pretzels come in the shapes of bats and Halloween jack o’ lantern pumpkins. Halloween pretzels are great for both Halloween parties and make a healthy handout alternative for trick or treaters on Halloween night.
UTZ pretzels are sold individually wrapped in a large 70 count barrel of Halloween pretzels, or you can purchase 2 barrels with 140 individually wrapped Halloween pretzel pouches.
Non-Candy Halloween Treats for Kids with Food Allergies
Give children the gift of treats without the sweets for Halloween this year. This list of non-candy Halloween treats is just what the doctor ordered for many children suffering from food allergies.
In other words, this list of candy alternatives for Halloween is a perfect option for homes participating in the teal pumpkin project. Non-candy Halloween treats are a much safer alternative for children with food allergies–and a necessity for children with life-threatening food allergies!
Not to mention the fact that too many sweets can also cause wild children on Halloween night, and cavities for years to come. For a fun and safe Halloween, add any of these candy alternatives for Halloween to your bucket of Halloween handouts this year.
If you decide to provide any of these non-candy Halloween treats for kids, don’t forget to place a teal pumpkin on your porch to let parents and caregivers know that your home is safe for children with food allergies.
We hope you enjoy the alternative ideas for Halloween candy that we have listed in this fun collection of cool Halloween handout ideas for children and adults of all ages!
Temporary Halloween tattoos make a wonderful alternative to candy that kids love to put on at school parties and find in their trick or treat bags on Halloween night.
This colorful collection of circular Halloween stickers features a variety of Halloween themes. Each unit consists of five rolls of 100 stickers for a total of 500 stickers per unit.
Another safe candy alternative for children with food allergies on Halloween is self-inking stamps. Try any of the Halloween self-inking stamp ideas listed below.
- Halloween self-inking stamps
- Self-inking stamp variety pack
- Holiday’s and occasions self-inking stamps
Slime is a super cool Halloween treat for kids, and makes a fun alternative to the typical Halloween sugar-filled treat.
Give trick or treaters Glow in the Dark Slime that comes in four neon colors – yellow, orange, green, and blue!
Or, handout Halloween Slime with fake spiders, eye-balls, cockroaches, worms, and more!
Fill trick or treat bags with cans of Halloween Play-doh modeling compound, instead of sugar-filled treats, with this cool Halloween treat for kids.
These green glow in the dark bouncing balls and multicolored glow in the dark bouncing balls are easy Halloween party treats for kids. They also make a fun Halloween candy handout alternative for trick or treaters of all ages.
7. Glow Sticks
Hand out glow sticks for fun and safety on Halloween. Glow sticks and glow sick party supplies of all kinds make great Halloween party treats for kids, and candy alternative to hand out to trick or treaters on Halloween night.
Small Bottles of Halloween bubbles are fun Halloween treats for kids. They are a perfect non-candy alternative to hand out at class parties and make a great handout alternative on Halloween night.
This Halloween treat for kids is a fun Halloween party favor that also makes a perfect candy alternative to hand out to trick or treaters on Halloween night. Throw these skeleton paratroopers high up in the air, or drop them from a height, and see them deploy their parachute and to fall gracefully to the ground.
Fun Trick or Treat Bags and Trick or Treat Buckets for Halloween
Don’t forget to provide trick or treat bags or trick or treat buckets for your trick or treaters this year!
Easy Halloween Treats for Kids: Healthy Halloween Treats & Candy Alternatives for Halloween
Provide healthy any of these Halloween handout ideas for your trick or treaters, at school, and Halloween parties with this awesome list of healthy treats and fun alternatives for Halloween.
Children are sure to love this collection of healthy Halloween treats just as much, if not more than other not so healthy Halloween handout ideas.
If you are looking for fun ways to keep the kids calm on Halloween night when all the ghost and goblins come out to play, try a glowing jack o’ lantern sensory bottle!
You may also like this collection of Halloween art projects that children LOVE! Art therapy is a great way to reduce anxiety on Halloween.
Don’t forget to have a look at our Fall Bucket List full of fun fall activities for kids.
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