Healthy Halloween Recipes: 5 Halloween Protein Treats

These 5 healthy protein treats can replace the usual sugar-filled Halloween tricks. They look great, taste better, and are built with muscle-making protein!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! (As if you couldn't tell by my vampire getup.) I love the fun atmosphere and the weird traditions, but most of all, I love the parties.

Sure, it may seem strange to dress up in your finest sexy astronaut or Wayne Campbell costume to go to a friend's house for adult Halloween, but it's the perfect excuse to develop some spooky treat recipes! Remember that bowl of peeled grapes you thought were eyeballs as a kid?

Even if you don't like going to parties or wearing a costume, it's pretty impossible not to enjoy a delicious Halloween-themed snack, especially if it's full of protein. That's why I came up with these fun recipes. You can bring them to a get-together or just have them at home. Who says you can't savor the Halloween spirit in your own kitchen?

These five recipes are fun, easy to make, and macro-friendly. Kids will like them, adults will like them, and even your neighborhood Halloween hater will like them!

1

MONSTER BALLS

A creepy take on the popular protein energy balls, these protein treats are perfect for a post-workout meal or fun family snack. There aren't many calories in these, so feel free to eat the whole batch! If you do, just make sure you make more for the rest of your family to enjoy.



Ingredients

Fiber one cereal 1/2 cup


Walden Farms sugar-free pancake syrup 2 tbsp


Peanut butter 1 tbsp



Chocolate chips 10 dark


Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Using hands, form mixture into five messy balls.
  3. Top each ball with two dark chocolate chips for eyeballs.
  4. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  5. After balls set, share or enjoy by yourself!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (5 balls) Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 268
Total Fat 13.2 g
Total Carbs 37 g
Protein 17.2 g
2

GHOST BROWNIES

Kick your regular protein brownie recipe up a notch with these ghostly additions! Not only do the brownies and sauce taste amazing, but the presentation is just too cute. I guarantee that if you bring a plate of these to a party, you'll get nothing but compliments. Their awesome nutrition facts just make them even better!



Ingredients

egg 1


Walden Farms sugar-free pancake syrup 2 tbsp


Black beans rinsed 1/2 cup


baking soda 1/4 tsp


Banana 1 sliced


greek yogurt 2 tbsp


Dark Chocolate chips


Directions
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, blend egg, 2 tbsp syrup, black beans, protein, and baking soda with a small blender or hand mixer.
  3. Pour batter into a greased 4x6 baking pan.
  4. Top with 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 18-25 minutes. After cooling, cut into 6 brownies.
  6. In a bowl, combine yogurt and syrup to make a sauce.
  7. Coat banana pieces in sauce, then fix two chocolate chips on each banana piece for eyes. You now have ghosts.
  8. Place a ghost on top of each brownie, and drizzle with any remaining sauce. If desired, secure banana pieces to brownies with toothpicks.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (6 brownies) Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 451
Total Fat 12.6 g
Total Carbs 58.4 g
Protein 28.8 g
3

PUMPKIN SPICE BARK

You can't go anywhere in September or October without being bombarded by pumpkin spice flavors and smells. Why fight it? This pumpkin spice bark is absolutely delicious. If you can share it, you're a stronger person than me!


Ingredients

Canned pumpkin 2 tbsp



Walden Farms sugar-free pancake syrup 2 tbsp


Coconut oil 1 tbsp


Nutmeg or cinnamon pinch


Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place a layer of plastic wrap over a plate.
  3. Pour mixture onto the plastic wrap to form an even layer—it doesn't have to be perfect.
  4. Drizzle with 1 tsp of extra syrup and another pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon.
  5. Place in the freezer for 45-60 minutes, or until hard.
  6. Break into pieces and serve immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1) Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 243
Total Fat 17.3 g
Total Carbs 10 g
Protein 11.5 g
4

JACK O'LANTERN ICE CREAM

OMG, this is seriously cute. The ice cream has a delicate flavor and looks fantastic in a little orange jack-o'-lantern. The recipe is really easy to double, triple, or even quadruple if you want to make more.



Ingredients

Walden Farms sugar-free pancake syrup 2 tbsp


unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup


Orange 1


greek yogurt 2 tbsp


Directions
  1. Slice the top off an orange. Use a knife to slice around the inside of the orange peel, then scoop out the insides with a spoon.
  2. Blend orange flesh, almond milk, Greek yogurt, protein, and syrup together.
  3. Pour into an ice cream maker.
  4. Let freeze and churn for 15-20 minutes.
  5. While waiting, carve a face into the orange peel.
  6. Place finished ice cream inside empty orange peel.
  7. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1) Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 191
Total Fat 4.9 g
Total Carbs 24.5 g
Protein 14.2 g
5

STRAWBERRY GHOSTIES

Strawberries are good, vanilla protein is good, and chocolate chips are good. Combine all three and you have a great recipe. It's the easiest recipe ever, but the product looks much more difficult. Enjoy the smiles these little guys bring out!



Ingredients

Walden Farms sugar-free pancake syrup 2 tbsp


greek yogurt 2 tbsp


Strawberries 6


Chocolate chips 12 dark


Fiber One cereal several pieces


Directions
  1. In a bowl, mix protein, Greek yogurt, and syrup to make a sauce.
  2. Dip strawberries in sauce until coated.
  3. When strawberries are covered, use chocolate chips to make eyes, and pieces of cereal to make a mouth.
  4. Serve immediately.


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