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No Tricks! Enjoy Halloween with these 4 Guilt-Free Treats

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Halloween allows you to take a break from your everyday life and become a new character. Whether you dress up as “Bodak Yellow” rapper Cardi B or the pale gothic girl Wednesday Addams, the holiday celebrated by over 179 million people is a fun way to escape from reality. On the flip side, you may find it hard to break free from sugary treats like candy corn, Twizzlers, and Laffy Taffy even when your nutrition goals are at stake. Don’t sweat it! Ditch the milky ways and snickers, and wow your taste buds with these four healthy Halloween recipes.

1. Dark Chocolate Dipped Clementines

Purchase a few dark chocolate bars from your local grocery store, break them up and place them into a heatproof bowl, and then let it sit over a pan of simmering water. Once the chocolate has melted, dip your peeled clementines into the bowl, and quickly sprinkle some salt over it before the chocolate melts. Place the chocolate dipped clementines on a baking sheet and put them in the fridge to cool.

2. Jack O Lantern Fruit Cup

Many of us can remember sitting at the kitchen table with mom and carving pumpkins into Jack O Lanterns. Well, instead of pumpkins, we are going to use oranges. First, slice off the tops of the oranges and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. Next, cut out the faces on the orange to resemble a Jack O Lantern. Then, fill it with the fruit of your choice.

3. Candy Corn Popsicles

Candy Corn is a staple Halloween snack, but they are terrible for your teeth. Instead of eating candy corn, make candy corn popsicles! Purchase popsicle holders from IKEA for $2, and then all you need is vanilla yogurt, milk, and pineapple juice. First, mix the vanilla yogurt and milk until it has more of a liquid consistency, and then pour it into the popsicle mold filling it about 1/3 of the way. Let that freeze for one hour, and then pour in the orange juice. Put the popsicle back in the freezer for 1 hour and 20 minutes, and then add the pineapple juice. Lastly, push the stick into the popsicle mold, freeze them overnight, and then they will be ready to enjoy the next day.

4. Ghost Fruit Kabobs

These spooky kabobs are fun and easy to make. Use a food coloring marker to make the eyes and mouth on the marshmallows. Then alternate putting the marshmallows and the fruit on the kabob stick. You will save time and energy with this quick and tasty treat!

Step outside of your comfort zone this Halloween and incorporate these treats into your Halloween festivities. Invite some friends over for a Halloween party and make these treats together. It will help alleviate some stress from the hectic week, and get you into the holiday spirit!

Alisa Vasquez is a sophomore at The Pennsylvania State University. Her passion for journalism began as a senior in high school when she was one of the anchors for Blue and Gold Television. In addition to being on air, she also enjoys using her love for writing as a platform to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Her dream is to land a spot on Good Morning America, in addition to inspiring young women through her love for fitness. She understands the significance and power of living a healthy lifestyle, and wants to share that desire with young women across the country.