A “Healthier” Halloween Treat: Snickers Dates
By Sarah Harper
Halloween stands out as one of the only holidays when we don't convene around the dinner table for a grand family feast. Nevertheless, food remains an important aspect of celebrating Halloween. Whether it's carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, or trick-or-treating, food is still very much a part of the Halloween spirit.
While it can be tempting to pick up a bag of Snickers when you stroll past the Halloween candy aisle, consider swapping processed sugar with natural alternatives. Dates are naturally sweet, and drying them only intensifies their caramel-like flavor. Snickers Dates are perfect if you are craving sweet, salty, and crunchy.
You can serve Snickers Dates as a simple homemade sweet treat at Halloween gatherings or prepare them as a wholesome snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Sarah Harper is a Registered Dietitian, creator, and one of many eaters behind The Addy Bean. She is also an avid hiker, a registered yoga instructor, and a former nursing home dietitian.
Based in Hood River, Oregon, Sarah lives with her husband Jacob, her dog Huey and her blog’s namesake – her cat Adeline.