Before you buy that super-sized bag of artificially flavored and colored candies for the kids this Halloween – please consider these healthy Halloween treats for the kids and planet!


Seriously, can these be any cuter?  Clementines, mandarins, tangerines, and oranges can be transformed into delicious, mini pumpkins with the help of a black marker.  Great project to do with your kids too.  Crooked smiley faces are fine!

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We just discovered Torie&Howard  candy company featuring naturally flavored, organic, non-GMO chewie fruities and hard candies.  These include flavors like blood orange & honey, pomegranate & nectarine, pink grapefruit & honey, and pear & cinnamon.  All yummy!  [10oz bag includes 85 wrapped hard candies – $11 on Amazon].


What would Halloween be without chocolate?  Gasp!!  Both kids and parents love this one, right?!  So, try to avoid the milk chocolate and preservatives and go for individually wrapped, antioxidant rich, dark chocolate mini bars sold by Equal Exchange and Endangered Species.

5-HEALTHY-HALLOWEEN-TREATS-THE-KIDS-AND-PLANET-WILL-LOVE|equal-exchange-mini-55-dark-chocolate-bite|kokidzEqual Exchange minis are still kid ‘taste friendly’ at 55 percent with the cocao and sugar sourced from fairly traded farmer co-ops.  Also, vegan and soy/gluten free! ($30 for 150 4.5g bars)

Endangered Species5-HEALTHY-HALLOWEEN-TREATS-THE-KIDS-AND-PLANET-WILL-LOVE|endangered-species-bug-bites|kokidz also makes individually wrapped, dark chocolate squares that are .35 oz each and 72% cocao.  Their Organic Bug Bites [$32 dk. choc. for 64 pieces] are also certified organic, vegan, and Non-GMO verified and every sale supports wildlife conservation and humanitarian efforts.


5-HEALTHY-HALLOWEEN-TREATS-THE-KIDS-AND-PLANET-WILL-LOVE|ghost-bat-pencils|KOKIDZSites like Oriental Trading and For Teachers Only  offer several choices including customized printing.  We love5-HEALTHY-HALLOWEEN-TREATS-THE-KIDS-AND-PLANET-WILL-LOVE|brain-erasers|kokidz the Halloween themed options like the smiling ghost and bat pencils with brain erasers.  oooohhhh!  Gross but so perfect!


5-HEALTHY-HALLOWEEN-TREATS-THE-KIDS-AND-PLANET-WILL-LOVE|coin-ghosts|kokidzWant to clear out your spare change and create the perfect Halloween treat?  Grab some yarn (or string), old t-shirts (paper napkins work too!), spare change and re-purpose into these adorable little ghouls.  Quarters work best for the ‘mom and dad’ ghosts and dimes for the ‘kids’.  Cut fabric or paper into circles, place coin in the center, gather with yarn and add eyes with a permanent marker to create an easy ‘treat’ handout or party favor.

Let’s keep it a ‘Happy’ Halloween with these healthy Halloween treats for all!

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