Unreal candy that's totally unjunked
From bite-sized candy-coated chocolates (with and without peanuts) that are similar to M&M's, to unjunked Peanut Butter Cups — and even the Snickers contender, the UNREAL 8 Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat Bar — the new UNREAL line of unjunked candy is a definite must-try this Halloween.
The UNREAL Caramel Nougat Bars come in a pack of 13 individually-wrapped pieces (CVS, $5) and are perfect for trick-or-treaters. They have no artificial colors or flavors, no corn syrup, no GMOs, no filler and no preservatives. Even though they're missing the typical ingredients found in most Halloween candies, these chocolates definitely raise the bar when it comes to taste. Plus, if you're watching your figure, the bars that come in the bulk pack have 2g of fiber, 2g of protein and only 70 calories.
Surf Sweet Spooky Spider treats (Natural Candy Store, $2) have all the sticky-sweet goodness of traditional gummy worms and candies, but with all-natural ingredients. Instead of artificial food dyes, these gummies have black carrot juice and purple berry juice for color. The Surf Sweet Spooky Spider gummies are sweetened with organic fruit juice, have 100 percent of your daily vitamin C per serving and they're also gluten-free.
Lollipops are the perfect on-the-go Halloween treat, especially when they're made with natural colors and flavors. They're also great to have around if you want to swap out the candy your kids picked up while trick-or-treating for something more natural.
These YummyEarth (Natural Candy Store, $4) assorted lollipops come in strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, grape, cherry, apple, blueberry, blood orange and mango. They're gluten-free, vegan, allergen-free and are made with organic carrot, apple and pumpkin... but your kids won't notice!
Cupcakes and cookie sprinkles
It's virtually impossible to get through Halloween without at least one orange cookie or orange- and chocolate-sprinkled cupcake. The good news is, there are so many great alternatives to artificial food coloring now, so you can have your cupcake (or cookie) and eat it, too!
Williams-Sonoma Natural Sprinkles (Williams-Sonoma, $10) come in an array of fall hues. Their color is derived from edible plants, like beets, spinach and red cabbage... but the taste isn't! You can also easily dye your own sugar crystals with raw sugar and a few drops of organic food coloring.