Halloween is a festive time of year known for sweets and spooks, and we are here to tell you that you can be 100 percent Paleo and all-in for a delicious, allergy-friendly Halloween. The recipes in this roundup will help you throw the tastiest Paleo Halloween party on the block, or just spice up your kiddo’s lunchbox with meals that his or her friends will wish their moms had packed.
Not convinced why a Paleo Halloween is necessary? After all, how bad can a little sugar be, right? Sadly, between food allergies and childhood obesity, Halloween is becoming a legitimate problem for many families. Paleo can help to address these issues while still providing for a happy, festive environment for children to not only enjoy, but also to thrive in.
Without further ado, here are the best Paleo Halloween recipes:
1. Paleo Spider Eggs
Put a twist of Halloween into your deviled eggs (because really—who doesn’t love these tasty little snacks?)! In the spirit of the season, this recipe uses avocado to make the fillings green, and the spiders are made from black olives. You can make these spicy if you like, and did I mention they also contain bacon? Yep, these are spooky, delicious, and certain to be a big hit at any Halloween party! Not a fan of olives? No worries—leave them off and replace them with spooky little Halloween toys, or use mushrooms instead!
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Paleo Spider Eggs
2. Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling
Miss the delightful feeling of unwrapping those overly processed little packages of whoopie pies? Now you can experience the same satisfaction with a supreme flavor and Paleo-friendly ingredients. I’m here to tell you that these treats work at any time of the year.
Recipe: Living Healthy with Chocolate | Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling
3. Green Slime Paleo Pumpkin Pudding
Want an easy side dish that you can whip together, and easily style with whatever Halloween critters you have laying around? This dish is sure to be a delight and best of all, it’s not artificially colored. Thanks to the mashed avocado, this pudding is a superfood and spooky, but not a Frankenfood that parents should be scared for their kids to consume.
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Green Slime Paleo Pumpkin Pudding
4. Tangerine Pumpkins, Banana Ghosts
If your child has numerous food allergies, you can still celebrate the festive nature of Halloween by making this adorable fruit food art dish. Halloween doesn’t need to have refined or Paleo sugars in it to be sweet.
Recipe: Weelicious | Tangerine Pumpkins, Banana Ghosts
These little mummies are sure to be a hit with the little kids and the big kids as well! They are made from all natural lil’ smokie cocktail wieners wrapped in almond-flour ‘bandages.’ The perfect bite-sized spooky snack for your Halloween gathering—your friends won’t even realize that they’re grain- and dairy-free, and low carb to boot!
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Halloweiners
6. Halloween Hasselback Sweet Potato Bugs
I just know there’s going to come a day when my son (currently almost 2!) is going to realize that bugs are cool. Perhaps I will be able to convince him that although mama is scared of the live ones, we can compromise and make these cool treats, instead?
Recipe: Following My Nose | Halloween Hasselback Sweet Potato Bugs
7. Paleo Ghost Truffles
Need that sweet, satisfying taste of chocolate? Spook it up by turning it into a ghost truffle! Your kiddos will love it, but really, will there be any left for them?
Recipe: Living Healthy with Chocolate | Paleo Ghost Truffles
8. Sour Watermelon Homemade Gummies
Gummies are a kid’s best friend! While most store-bought kinds may be full of refined sugar, these are actually tasty and healthy. The gelatin that they contain is a superfood for gut health, which will strengthen the immune system of your little ones.
Recipe: Meatified | Sour Watermelon Homemade Gummies
9. Chocolate Pumpkin Candies
Pumpkiny chocolates? I dare say it doesn’t get more Halloween than that! And because they use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips, they’re free from the common allergens that children suffer from—making them a super safe bet for your sensitive kiddo.
Recipe: Veggie Staples | Chocolate Pumpkin Candies
10. Skull Gummies
These gut-friendly gummies are the perfect way to get in some creepy skulls for Halloween, while at the same time, fighting the harmful effects that too much sugar can have on the gut.
Recipe: Predominantly Paleo | Skull Gummies
11. Paleo Candy Corn Gummies
These citrusy, tropical gummies are the perfect eye candy for Halloween—they give the classic flair of candy corn while being the perfect Paleo treat: filled with superfoods and free from dyes and preservatives.
Recipe: Plaid and Paleo | Paleo Candy Corn Gummies
12. Paleo Halloween Cupcakes
Maybe you just want to go a traditional route and let them eat cake. In that case, make these festive Halloween cupcakes which are sure to have your guests saying all treat and no trick.
Recipe: Elana’s Pantry | Paleo Halloween Cupcakes
13. Candy Corn Popsicles
Do you live somewhere with a warmer climate for Halloween? Try these refreshing Paleo popsicles that still bring that Halloween charm, without excessive amounts of sugar. You can even customize the kinds of fruit used to jive with your kids’ palates, especially if you happen to have picky eaters on your hands.
Recipe: Paleo Girl’s Kitchen | Candy Corn Popsicles