Alternative, sweet Halloween treats, from organic to gluten-free

Alternative, sweet Halloween treats: From organic to gluten-free

October 17th, 2013
Usana Protein Snacks

Usana Protein Snacks

Omaha Steaks desserts

Omaha Steaks’ Chocolate Mousse Torte Squares

By Aimee Heckel

Look. We all know you want to give your neighbor kids cute little bags of carrots when they ring your doorbell on Halloween. Or at least you want to want to.

You don’t have to limit Halloween giveaways to candy. And you don’t have to end up with any of your pumpkins smashed on the sidewalk by tantruming trick-or-treaters who hate carrots, either.

Here are some creative, delicious Halloween treats — some a bit healthy, others extra sweet. Take your pick and treat your kids and their friends to something special this year. After all, even a little sugar is OK in moderation.

Healthy but chocolatey: Hand out USANA Health Sciences Protein Snacks (or offer to swap out your children’s loot for a few at the end of the night). These chewy chocolate bars are gluten-free, GMO-free and contain no trans-fat, either, but they taste incredible. Pick from Choco Chip, Peanutty Bliss and Fudge Delite. Best of all, they’ll fuel your kiddos with 11 grams of protein for less than 180 calories. No trick-or-treaters will ever know it’s good for them.

Ultimate indulgence: Who wants a stale Snickers when you can savor a Chocolate Mousse Torte Square from Omaha Steaks? OK, you’re not going to put this in the average trick-or-treat bag, but it’s a perfect sweet snack for your children’s Halloween party or a classroom treat exchange (without requiring much effort on your end). These buttercream-striped delights come in individual servings and taste better than a truffle.

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Mmm, steaks. Can steaks count as a Halloween treat?

Go organic and fair trade. Chocolove bars are fair trade and organic and oh so good — especially if you are a modern mom who wants to know the story behind the food you put in your children’s mouths. Chocolove comes in 24 different flavors, from dark chocolate to toffee and almonds. Definitely don’t miss the Almonds and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate. You’ll never be able to eat a regular ole’ chocolate bar again.

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Aimee's passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning news articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and she majored in journalism and German at Colorado State University. When she's not writing stories for a Colorado newspaper, she travels and volunteers for Think Humanity, her family's nonprofit that helps refugees and disadvantaged people in Africa. She's also a mom, a wife and a furious bargain-hunter. Reach out to her at, find her travel board on Pinterest, follow her on Twitter, or ping her on Google+.

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