Make healthier treats for your little goblins on a holiday typically overloaded with refined sugar.
Credit: Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Mummy Buckeyes

Our two-bite treats are scary-simple to make and a ghoulishly good addition to your spread of haunted sweets. When it comes time to wrap the mummies in chocolate, let the kids help out for a fun holiday craft.

SNEAKY SUBSTITUTION: Traditional buckeye recipes call for up to 6 tablespoons butter, but we found that protein-packed chickpeas lend the same creamy texture and shave 42g sat fat. Better yet: Your family will never know these tasty treats are bean-based and a great way to slip in extra fiber.

Credit: Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Black Sesame Cupcakes

There's nothing artificial about these dramatically hued treats. Supermoist (and whole-grain) chocolate cupcakes get their blackout color from black sesame seeds and antioxidant-rich dark cocoa powder. These desserts are delicious and better for you, with every bit of fun, festive flair you crave.

SNEAKY SUBSTITUTION: We skipped the artificial food dyes and instead used red-orange goji berries to achieve naturally colored frosting. Goji berries are packed with eye-healthy vitamin A and can be found at most well-stocked supermarkets in the dried fruit or bulk bin section.