Halloween is almost here! It’s time for raking leaves, pumpkin carving, and finding the perfect costume. Most importantly of all, it is the season for delicious treats. Pumpkin and chocolate might be Halloween’s star flavors, but you can use coconut for both decadent dishes and diet-friendly delicacies.
1. Coconut-Banana Ghost Pops
If you’re a busy mom or dad, these coconut-banana ghost pops from the Today Show could not be easier or cuter. They only have five ingredients and take less than ten minutes to make. If you know that your kids will be binging on candy bars, lollipops, and chewing gum for the next week, these Coconut-Banana Ghost pops are a special treat that won’t cause any dental bills later.
2.Homemade Mounds Bars
Why not celebrate with a homemade version of one of Halloween’s best candies? These chocolate-covered coconut goodies from Handle the Heat will delight children of all ages. These treats are perfect if you’re not a cook because you need just four ingredients and an 8×8-inch baking pan to make this impressive creation. You don’t even need to turn on your oven. The flaked sea salt makes these candies sophisticated enough for adults but the yummy coconut and chocolate will appeal to kids.
3.Pumpkin Spice Truffles
It wouldn’t be Halloween without pumpkin and these unique truffles from Seasonal & Savory take all the flavors you love from pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pies and turn them into a treat that is good for you. Just stir together coconut butter, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, let it chill, roll them into balls, and then dip them in dark chocolate. This recipe is low in sugar, Paleo-friendly, and can even be made dairy-free if you use a specialty brand of chocolate. They’re so healthy that you could give them away at the gym.
4. Snickers Coconut Caramel Cupcakes
Do you need a dessert that pulls out all the stops for your Halloween party? Are you ready to kick off the holiday season with a truly decadent treat? Are you an experienced baker who isn’t afraid to roll your sleeves up in the kitchen? If you answered yes, these Snickers Coconut Caramel Cupcakes from Half Baked Harvest are a fantastic choice. Chocolate cupcakes are filled with a coconut nougat filling, frosted with coconut caramel buttercream, and then topped with toasted coconut, peanuts, chocolate ganache, and coconut caramel sauce. They’re gooey, over-the-top, and utterly delicious. If you want your friends and family to be wowed, this is the recipe for you.