Halloween is almost here, and we are bringing you healthy treats that you and your family can enjoy, without sacrificing all of your hard work! Who says healthy eating has to be bland, right? Plus, if you have children, this is a great way to let them indulge in more treats without the crazy sugar high! We recommend that you let your children help out in the kitchen too, because if they help make it, then they will eat it!
Watch below to groove, laugh, and see how to make the treats, and then get your recipes underneath. Be sure to tag us @fairburnitoff and use hashtags #fairburnitoff and #FIOhalloween to show us your creations!
Date Salted Caramel (for Candy Apples in video)
-20 dates, pitted and soaked in water for at least 3 hours (reserve water afterward)
-1/4 cup tahini (this is sesame seed paste, but you can sub in almond butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter. Just note that the taste will be different)
-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar (can sub lemon juice)
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp. sea salt
Optional Toppings for Candy Apples:
-Crushed nuts (we used almonds)
-Unsweetened, shredded coconut
Once your dates have done soaking, place the dates in a food processor (save the soaking water and set aside). Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend. As the dates blend, add some of the reserved soaking water to the food processor a couple of tablespoons at a time and blend. Continue blending and adding water as needed until you have a smooth caramel.
Please note: If you are using this caramel for candy apples, you do not want to make it too thin. You want it to be spreadable like peanut butter. You can optionally add more liquid and heat the caramel to drizzle over the chocolate cupcake recipe or donut recipes from your Fairburn it Off nutrition plan!
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
-Chocolate chunks (we prefer using vegan dark chocolate chunks, but you can use regular dark chocolate – at least 70% cacao)
-Unsalted, natural, peanut butter
Use as much chocolate as needed – will vary depending on how many cups you want to make. You can always start with less and melt more. When we are making a large batch of around 24 cups, we usually use an entire bag of chocolate chunks.
Melt the chocolate and set aside. Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners, and then spoon a small amount of chocolate into each cup, just enough to line the bottom of the paper liners. Then, using a spoon and even your fingers, spoon a glob of peanut butter on top of the chocolate layer. Then, top each cup off with the remaining melted chocolate.
Let chill in your refrigerator for at least 5-10 minutes (or your freezer), and enjoy!
-Your favorite kind of apples (1 apple makes 1 mummy, so make as many as you need)
-Mini dark chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life mini vegan chips)
-Lemon wedge to prevent browning
Peel your apples, making sure to leave a row of skin in between every row of peeled skin to give the mummy wrap effect. Rub the peeled parts of the apples with a lemon wedge to help prevent browning. Then, take two mini chocolate chips per apple, and push them into a row of peeled apple (pointy side of the chocolate chip pushed in) to create eyes.
You can enjoy these mummy apples right away, or place them in the refrigerator until ready to eat! This is a great, healthy, alternative to have at a Halloween party or to get your kids to eat their fruits!
Remember, there are tons of Halloween treats and clean desserts from your full-length nutrition plan that you can make too! Think apple cider donuts, chocolate coconut bites, chocolate cupcakes, mock snickers and twix bars, and more – they are all great for a Halloween party or treat! If you want a free sample of what the nutrition plan is like, then join our newsletter here and you will receive a free starter pack!