Healthy Halloween Recipes

Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you're doomed to skip out on delicious treats and desserts. With a few ingredient swaps, you'll find healthy Halloween snack recipes, desserts, and Halloween candy ideas.

Staff Picks

Black-Tahini and Eggplant Dip

Update baba ghanoush for Halloween by making the smoky eggplant dip as dark as night—with black tahini. Serve with homemade grissini "snakes."

Sweet Potato Cannelloni

Rating: 3 stars 181
A twist on traditional cannelloni, this vegetarian and gluten-free dish is made with blanched sweet potato slices. They're filled with a cottage cheese, sweet potato, and apple filling, then topping with shaved Parmesan and toasted walnuts. The remarkably rich taste and vibrant appearance make it a worthy and healthy addition to any dinner.

Guacamole with Black Beans

Rating: 4 stars 86
Classic guacamole is given a frightful twist for Halloween with black beans, jalapeño, and chipotle in adobo, which add serious heat. Dark blue corn tortilla chips are a must for dipping. 

Maple-Vanilla Carrots

Rating: 3.5 stars 48
Here's a fabulous fall side dish that pairs particularly well with poultry or fish. A touch of vanilla and maple syrup turn an ordinary side into a decidedly elegant, and child-friendly, dish.