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October 16, 2018

by Alyssa

12 Spooktacular & Healthy Halloween Treats

Brought to you in partnership with Simple Mills

Looking for something healthy to make this Halloween? Whip up one of these delicious, fun and spooktacular healthy Halloween treats and snacks!

12 Healthy Halloween Treats

When I was little, trick or treating was one of my favorite things. I wasn't into the costumes, but the candy? Bring it on!

Like every kid, we'd hoard as much as we could, overindulge, get stomach aches. You know the drill. It wasn't super good for us, but boy was it fun!

Nowadays, you won't find me eating a ton of candy, but that doesn't mean I don't still celebrate! I still enjoy Halloween just as much as when I was a kid, but now it gives me an excuse to make fun, creative (and yes, healthy) treats. Today I'm going to share three of my must-try treats, as well as give you a few other recipes for inspiration!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits with Simple Mills

Our Spooky & Healthy Halloween Treats

No matter what you're planning for Halloween this year, there's something for everyone on this list!

First, we'll be whipping up some fun mummy pumpkin bars. They taste like pumpkin pie but are a topped with a delicious (and simple) vegan cream cheese frosting.

Next, we'll make some chocolate dirt cups using a creamy chocolate avocado mousse and some cookie crumbles. I saw this concept years ago and I think they're so fun, and perfect for a crowd and/or party favors.

Our third is a no-bake, vegan pumpkin cheesecake parfait with three amazing layers. First is a creamy pumpkin cheesecake, then a “black” yogurt and finally some more cookie crumbles.

And the rest are a mix of sweet and savory goodies!

Simple Mills Baking Mixes and Cookies

The Perfect Addition to our Healthy Treats

To help us make these healthy little treats, I'm super excited to partner with my friends at Simple Mills. If you're not familiar with Simple Mills, let me just tell you, their products are AH-mazing!

They make clean, healthy versions of classic foods you'd find in the center aisles of the grocery stores. Think crackers, cookies, baking mixes, pizza and more. All made with 100% clean ingredients – ones you'd probably even find in your pantry!

And we're using three of their products in our treats! Their pumpkin muffin & bread mix, their crunchy double chocolate cookies and their crunchy toasted pecan cookies. All three are not only perfect for autumn but also make some pretty darn cute Halloween treats ????

Best of all? You can find their products on Amazon so even if you don't live near a Whole Foods or another natural grocery store, you can get them shipped right to your door!

Healthy Halloween Snacks with Simple Mills (video)

1. Mummy Pumpkin Bars

Mummy Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I'm a sucker for all things pumpkin and these mummy pumpkin bars are so cute! We use the Simple Mills pumpkin muffin & bread to make a batch of “brownies” and topping them with a quick vegan cream cheese frosting. I think these are perfect for a party, as a quick healthy snack and definitely Halloween-friendly!

To make these Mummy Pumpkin Bars you'll need:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line an 8×8 pan with parchment. Stir together the mix, eggs, pumpkin, oil, water and vinegar (if using). Transfer batter to the pan and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing and frosting.

When ready to frost, beat together the cream cheese, syrup and pumpkin pie spice. Add frosting into a piping bag and pipe onto the bars. Add chocolate chips for eyes and enjoy!


2. Healthy Chocolate Dirt Cups

Healthy Chocolate Dirt Cups with Avocado Mousse

If you're not a fan of matcha lattes (yet!), this is a great way to get in some energy-boosting ingredients with your smoothie. This healthy Mango Matcha Smoothie is made with two types of greens, avocado, two superfood powders and blended up almond milk. It's nourishing, filling, super tasty and a great way to get a natural boost of energy!

To make these Healthy Chocolate Dirt Cups you'll need:

Add the cookies into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to form cookie crumbles. Transfer crumbles to a separate bowl and return the bowl to the base. Add the avocados, cacao, syrup, milk and sea salt and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Transfer the mousse into four jars and top with the cookie crumbles.

In a small bowl, toss together the pistachios and matcha together and sprinkle on top the pots.


3. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfait

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

These healthy pumpkin cheesecake parfaits are simple and SO good. We're making a quick no-bake vegan pumpkin cheesecake as our base, then a layer of coconut yogurt (that's colored with charcoal to be black) and then finally some crunchy cookie pieces. They're fun, super flavorful and perfect all season long!

To make these Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits you'll need:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in 3 cups water for at least 1 hour
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons activated charcoal powder (optional for black color)
  • 1/2 a package of Simple Mills Crunchy Toasted Pecan Cookies

Add soaked cashews, pumpkin, syrup, milk, pumpkin pie spice and salt into a blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt and charcoal. Finally, add the cookies into a small plastic bag and crush into chunks.

Assemble the parfaits with a layer of pumpkin cheesecake, the yogurt and cookies. Repeat until you've used all your ingredients!


4. Chocolate Pumpkin Tart by Unconventional Baker

Chocolate Pumpkin Tart



5. Halloween Banana Popsicles from Well Plated

Banana Popsicles for Halloween



6. Witchy Guacamole Dip from Fork & Beans

Witchy Guacamole Dip


7. Easy Apple Mummies from Two Healthy Kitchens

Easy Apple Mummies for Halloween


8. Spooky Black Bean Hummus from Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen

Spooky Black Bean Hummus for Halloween


9. Halloween Roasted Vegetables from Live, Eat, Learn

Halloween Roasted Vegetables


10. Silly Apple Bites from Fork & Beans

Silly Apple Monsters for Halloween


11. Paleo Witch Finger Cookies from Food, Faith, Fitness

Paleo Witch Finger Cookies for Halloween


12. Candy Cork Fruit Kebabs from Bit Square Blog

Candy Corn Fruit Kebabs





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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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