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It's that time of year again. The time when the sugar starts to flow like a fountain every where you look until Jan 1 and the onset of the New Year's Resolutions. If you are like me and raising your children using a Paleo diet template, or your kids have food allergies/sensitivities, or you are just generally trying to keep your kids healthier, you know this season is fraught with danger.
Last year I started this blog with my first post titled 3 Ways to Make Halloween Exciting For Your Paleo Kid. Everything in there is still valid so go check it out if you want some fun ways to package goodies for them to make it fun, including a video tutorial on how to make a pumpkin treat bag. But this year I wanted to address candy.
Candy is inherently not healthy, but if you make it without the high fructose corn syrups, artificial dyes, allergenic foods, etc it can become a lot better. And I'm not stupid, I have a 6 year old and I know he's going to parties and school events and seeing his friends get things he can't (the 3 year old is luckily still kinda clueless). I can't pretend it isn't happening and turn the other way. But if I can give him an alternative that he likes and that I think is ok, then it's a win win. So check out this list below from some of my Paleo blogger friends for ideas of portable Paleo Halloween candy to make for your kids (or you) – whether it's for when they go Trick or Treating and you need to trade out for the bad stuff, or to bring with if they go to a party or whatever.
Chocolate with Nuts
Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups by The Movement Menu
German Chocolate No-Bakes by Plaid and Paleo
Chocolate Almond Butter Freezer Fudge Cups by A Girl Worth Saving
Paleo Macadamia Roca by A Girl Worth Saving
Low Carb Chocolate Nut Butter Candy by Whole New Mom
Mint Chocolate Coconut Butter Truffles by Healthnutnation
Paleo Chocolate Mint Tart by A Girl Worth Saving
Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Fudge Macaroons by Pure and Simple Nourishment
Paleo Chocolate Fudge Haystacks by Pure and Simple Nourishment
Paleo Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge by Pure and Simple Nourishment
Delicious Dark Chocolate Dessert Recipe by Raindrops Wellness
Sea Salted Cookie Dough Bark by Delicious Obsessions
Chocolate – Nut-free
Pumpkin Butter Cups by The Paleo Cavewoman
Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cups by Gutsy By Nature
Chocolate Avocado Truffles with a “Kick” by Whole New Mom
Paleo Chocolate Truffles by Paleo Flourish Magazine
Homemade Chocolate by How We Flourish
Paleo Chocolate Covered Apples by Thriving On Paleo
Other – with Nuts
Paleo Almond Joy Bites by Plaid and Paleo
Raw Nut Butter Truffles by Whole New Mom
Crispy Coconut Caramel Bites by My Sweet Kitchen
3 Ridiculously Easy & Delicious Truffle Recipes (Peppermint Chip, Chocolate Orange, and Cherry Vanilla Coconut) by Whole New Mom
5 Amazing Apple Fruit Leather Recipes by Savory Lotus
Pomegranate Gelatin Gummies by Raindrops Wellness
Chewy Pumpkin Spice Candy Recipe by Delicious Obsessions
Lemon Lime Coconut Candy by Delicious Obsessions
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