Munch on These Healthier Halloween Candies

Better-for-you candies that are scary good

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By Stephanie Schoenster

Trick your taste buds this Halloween by treating them to these delicious, better-for-you treats that are not filled with high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients. Here are a few that will satisfy any sweet tooth without the guilt:

OCHO: Mini Ocho Bars

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With so many different types of organic chocolate bars available, Ocho stands out for its high-quality organic ingredients. The mini Ocho bars are jam-packed with rich flavors and will satisfy cravings in one bite. Our favorites are the caramel and coconut. (Available in stores or online; $9 for 1 pouch or in stores.)

Hunnybon: Pumpkin Pie Truffles

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With Hunnybon, you can feel good about indulging your sweet tooth. If you adore pumpkin, you will love these special rich, dark chocolate truffles with a hint of pumpkin spice. Made with raw cacao and Lucima, a Peruvian fruit that has a natural caramel flavor and is used as a low-glycemic sweetener, this candy contains vitamins, minerals and magnesium. (Available online.)

YumEarth: Gummy Bears & Worms

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YumEarth gummy bears and worms will not scare you away. They are vegan, with no gelatin, and are free from artificial coloring, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup. Plus, each pack contains only 10 grams of carbohydrates but 80% of your daily serving of Vitamin C.  (Found in stores nationwide.)

Eating Evolved

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You know you can love a company with the slogan, “Chocolate: It’s food, not candy.” This “food” is gluten, dairy, and soy free, with no refined sugar, yet still manages to taste delicious especially the caramel and sea salt coconut butter cups. Eating Evolved also makes a pumpkin pie flavor that you’ll wish was obtainable year round. (Available in stores nationwide or online, prices starting at $2.99.)

Glee Gum

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Chew on this: Glee Gum is preservative-free, all-natural, and sweetened and colored with fruits and vegetables. Made with xylitol, a natural better-tasting sweetener that is made from birch and beech trees. The gum comes in nine flavors from classic to tangerine to sugar-free mint, all non-GMO. (Available at stores nationwide or online, $5 for 75 pieces.)