Ditch the Candy. Make Your Own Halloween Party Food!


Halloween scares me. And it’s not because of the costumes; it’s because of the food! The entire day is centered around candy, snacks, and desserts that are loaded with sugar, chemicals, and allergens. If you’re on a restricted diet, Halloween party food can be a real nightmare.

But you don’t have to choose between a stomach ache and hunger at your next big bash. Instead, bring your own desserts and dishes to share. This way, you’ll have something at the party you can actually eat. Plus, you’ll be a hero for helping the host fill out the spread.

Not sure what to make? Keep your Halloween party food clean and festive with apples, pumpkins, dark chocolate, and fall vegetables. With my round-up of recipes, you won’t feel like you’re missing out—at all. No gluten? No dairy? No problem!

5 Halloween Party Food Recipes

Paleo Pumpkin Bars: Need a sweet snack to keep you away from the giant bowl of Snickers? Pack up these Paleo bars made with fresh roasted pumpkin, chocolate chips, and honey.

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus: For a savory pumpkin recipe, prepare this simple party dip. Pair it with veggie sticks, chips, or gluten-free crackers.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups: Skip the Reese’s and make your own peanut butter cups. All you need are 3 ingredients (dark chocolate, peanut butter, and coconut oil). Doesn’t get easier!

Healthy Caramel Apple Nachos: Who doesn’t love caramel apples on Halloween? This is a deconstructed version, featuring a homemade caramel sauce that’s drizzled over fresh apple slices. Make right before serving.

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad: If you’re headed to a dinner party, bring a hearty quinoa salad with roasted fall veggies. It’s a festive dish that will keep you full if you don’t have a lot of other food options to choose from.

Have another Halloween recipe to add to the list? Comment below and let us know. Plus, follow @OfficialChefT on Instagram and discover how to Eat with a Purpose this holiday season.


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