Halloween is right around the corner and the thought of endless piles of sugary candy has us spooked! We love a good candy bar, but this year we’re saying BOO to overly processed treats and making room for some Halloween candy that tastes and makes us feel good. Here are our team’s favorite Halloween candy picks and the recipe hacks that will give you an oh-so-sweet experience with less refined sugar thanks to wholesome and nutrient-rich Medjool dates!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
We agree that this is the easiest candy to replicate, so if you can only try one swap this year, it should be this one. There’s not much that beats nut butter-stuffed Medjool dates dipped in chocolate. What’s even better? It’s scary easy to make and everyone loves them! Try these Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates or our favorite Date Sweetened Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups (bonus: there’s pumpkin…need I say more?).
This fang-tastic treat doesn’t need corn syrup and dextrose to taste delicious, thanks to Medjool dates! These Vegan + Gluten-free Twix Bars are a fan favorite here because they look and taste JUST like the Twix you know and love. And for a fun appetizer or quicker recipe option, try these Twix Stuffed Dates with drizzled spider web chocolate on top!
Peanuts, chocolate, and caramel-y goodness, oh my! Don’t settle for palm oil and artificial flavoring when you can get all the sweet and salty flavor you love in a Snickers with either this Snickers Copycat recipe or Snickers Stuffed Dates!
If you love the pop-able chocolate-y goodness of Raisinets then you’ll die for our new Truffles! These bite-sized chocolate-covered Medjool dates come in three indulgent flavors including Chocolate Blueberry, Chocolate Cherry, and Dark Chocolate with Probiotics. They are the perfect pop-able chocolate treat or addition to any charcuterie board for the holidays. Plus, they have the added benefit of potassium, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
If you can’t resist the chewy, sweet, and nutty combination of Almond Joys, you’ll scream for this Almond Joy Stuffed Date recipe, naturally sweetened with Medjool dates and dipped in dreamy dark chocolate. Because of the Medjool dates’ natural size and shape, these look just like the beloved candy bar!
Have a favorite Halloween candy hack that you want to share with us? Tag us on Instagram and TikTok at @ndmedjooldates so we can see what you’ve got brewing for all your ghouls and goblins this year and we’ll share it on our page!
Meet Bridgette Weber, Trade Marketing Manager at Natural Delights. Bridgette is a newlywed and a recent transplant to the Chicago area where she enjoys getting outdoors for a scenic hike or taking it indoors with hot yoga. She’s a foodie at heart and loves finding a good healthy hack to help her enjoy great-tasting foods without sacrificing nutrition.