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Healthier Halloween snacks can still be fun! Try these ideas from Joy Bauer

Help kids cut down on sugar this Halloween with these healthy treats from nutritionist Joy Bauer.
/ Source: TODAY

With the amount of candy that gets consumed, Halloween can be downright spooky. Imagine this: If you eat 10 pieces of “fun-size” candy (and let’s face it, some of us eat way more than that), you’ll be taking in an average of 725 calories and 88 grams of sugar (that’s 22 teaspoons worth!). Here are a few ideas for treating yourself without going overboard on the sweets. Give them a shot!

Related: Make these healthy flourless chocolate chip cookie bars

Banana ghosts

Boo! There’s nothing frightening about these “ghosts,” which are incredibly simple to make and require only two ingredients: bananas and chocolate chips. Whether you’re serving adults or kids, this one is sure to be a hit. And at just 64 calories, you can feel free to enjoy two. Get the recipe here.

Witch’s Hands

The combo of fiber-rich popcorn (for the fingers and palm) and sugary-sweet candy corn (for the fingernails) is unbeatable. Make them for your next kid’s party for a festive, yet wholesome treat. Plus, your little ones can help with the prep— they’re just as fun to make as they are to eat. Get the recipe here.

Monster Mouths

Let’s all do the monster mash! Make chompers with almonds for scary jagged teeth or mini marshmallows for the perfect smile, and use your favorite nut butter (peanut, sunflower seed, almond…it’s all good!) as the “glue.” You’ll get the perfect sweet fix for about 100 calories—and a dose of nutrition, too. Get the recipe here.

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